Heat vs Hornets Prediction: Odds, Picks, Best Bets – Sunday, January 29, 2023

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The Miami Heat (28-22) visit the Charlotte Hornets (14-36) at Spectrum Center on Sunday, January 29, 2023. The contest tips at 1:00 PM ET and airs on BSSE. The Heat are 6-point favorites in the game, the third matchup between the squads this season. The over/under is 223.5 points for this matchup.

How to bet Heat vs. Hornets

Miami Heat vs. Charlotte Hornets Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 6 points, with sportsbooks listing the Heat as the favorites.


As for the moneyline, the Heat have -229 odds to pick up the win, while the Hornets are listed at +187 to claim victory.


Finally, the total for the game is set at 223.5 points.

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Heat vs. Hornets Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Sunday, January 29, 2023
  • Game Time: 1:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: BSSE
  • Location: Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Arena: Spectrum Center

Heat vs. Hornets Betting Trends

Against the spread, the Heat are 19-28-3 this season. Miami has been the favorite in 36 games this season and has come away with the win 24 times (66.7%) in those contests. Heat games this year have gone over the total in 21 out of 50 opportunities (42%).

Against the spread, the Hornets are 20-28-2 this season. Charlotte has a 9-30 record in games it was listed as the moneyline underdog (winning 23.1% of those games). Hornets games this season have eclipsed the over/under 26 times in 50 opportunities (52%).

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Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players


Heat Leaders
Jimmy Butler 35 21.8 6.1 5 2.1 0.3 0.6
Bam Adebayo 45 21.5 10.1 3.1 1.1 0.8 0
Tyler Herro 38 20.2 5.8 4.4 0.9 0.3 3
Max Strus 48 12.7 3.7 2.2 0.7 0.2 2.6
Kyle Lowry 41 12.4 4.4 5.4 1.1 0.4 2.1


Hornets Leaders
LaMelo Ball 23 23.1 5.4 8.2 1 0.3 3.9
Terry Rozier 40 21.5 4.2 5.1 1 0.2 2.7
P.J. Washington 49 14.9 4.5 2.4 0.9 1.1 2
Gordon Hayward 24 13.5 4.5 3.8 0.9 0.3 1
Mason Plumlee 50 12.2 9.7 3.6 0.6 0.7 0
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Heat vs. Hornets Injury Report

Hornets: Cody Martin: Out (Knee), Dennis Smith: Probable (Illness), Kelly Oubre: Out (Hand), Miles Bridges: Out (Personal)

What you need to know about the Miami Heat

Because of Miami’s offensive struggles this year, ranking worst in the NBA with 108.5 points per game, it has had to count on its defense, which ranks second-best in the league by ceding 108.1 points per game. The Heat are putting up 108.8 points per game this season in home games, which is 0.8 more points than they’re averaging on the road (108). The Heat have seen a decrease in scoring recently, putting up 106.7 points per game in their last 10 contests, 1.8 points fewer than the 108.5 they’ve scored this season.

Miami ranks fourth-worst in the NBA with a 33.5% shooting percentage from three-point land. Meanwhile, it is sinking 11.8 treys per game (16th-ranked in league). When it comes to shot breakdown, the Heat have taken 59.2% two-pointers (accounting for 69.8% of the team’s buckets) and 40.8% three-pointers (30.2%).

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What you need to know about the Charlotte Hornets

In 2022-23, Charlotte is 25th in the NBA on offense (112 points scored per game) and third-worst on defense (118.6 points allowed). The Hornets average 109.8 points per game at home, and 113.8 on the road. While the Hornets are scoring 112 points per game in 2022-23, they have improved that mark in their last 10 games, tallying 112.3 a contest.

In 2022-23 Charlotte is fifth-worst in the league in 3-point makes (10.7 per game) and worst in 3-point percentage (32.4%). In 2022-23, the Hornets have attempted 35.7% percent of their shots from beyond the arc, and 64.3% percent from inside it. In terms of made shots, 25.6% of the Hornets’ baskets have been 3-pointers, and 74.4% have been 2-pointers.

Heat vs. Hornets Predictions and Pick

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Luis Escalante

Luis has been a regular contributor to 4for4 since 2014 and is currently the Director of Strategy at Betsperts Group. Luis comes from an analytics background, leveraging his data skills with multiple years of experience in NFL, fantasy football, daily fantasy sports, and betting.

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