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NBA Picks and Predictions: Heat vs Hornets

Two evenly matched opponents face off on Friday night in another exciting NBA basketball game in Time Warner Cable Arena. Keep reading for the full game preview and remember to grab your expert sports pick below.

Miami Heat vs Charlotte Hornets

  • Time: Friday, February 05, 2016 7:00 PM ET
  • Place: Time Warner Cable Arena

Bet on the Heat

The Heat are on a scorcher of a winning streak after topping five of their last six games. With an average of 96 points per game on 46% shooting and allowing 95.6 points on 43.7% shooting, the Heat are led by Chris Bosh and Dwayne Wade, who average 19.1 points with 7.5 rebounds and 18.7 points with 4.7 assists respectively.

The Heat recently beat the Dallas Mavericks on Wednesday night by a score of 93-90. Despite shooting 42% from the field, the Heat held the Mavericks to only 39% and outclassed Dallas on the boards 54-46. Bosh and Wade led the way in scoring, along with Hassan Whiteside who was great in putting up an additional 10 points, 9 rebounds and 5 blocks in a little less than 20 minutes.

Bet on the Hornets

The Hornets are also in the hunt for another win to add to their last six of nine games they’ve played. Averaging 101.7 points per game with a 42.7% shooting and allowing 101.2 points per game with 44.6 percent shooting, the Hornets are led by Nicolas Batum (avg. 14.5 points and 6.3 rebounds) and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (avg. 14.3 points and 10.7 rebounds).

The Hornets beat the Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday night by a score of 106-97. Despite not counting with Kemba Walker, Charlotte managed to hold on at the half, only trailing by nine, and outscored the Cavs by 33-17 in the third quarter. Point guard Jeremy Lin led the team, filling in Walker’s shoes and answering with 24 points and eight assists. Batum added 10 additional points and 5 assists. Kemba Walker is still questionable with a knee injury.

  • Miami is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Miami is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
  • Miami is 2-3-1 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Charlotte
  • Charlotte is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Charlotte is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
  • Charlotte is 3-9 SU in its last 12 games when playing at home against Miami

Pick & Prediction: The Hornets are playing extremely well at home and have already won over Miami earlier this season. Though the line is not up yet, you should expect Charlotte to win on their home court.