The Miami Heat (32-28) take the court against the Charlotte Hornets (18-43) as 5.5-point favorites on Saturday, February 25, 2023 at 7:00 PM ET on BSSE. The point total for the game is 228.5.
How to bet Heat vs. Hornets
Miami Heat vs. Charlotte Hornets Odds
The spread for this matchup is set at 5.5 points, with oddsmakers listing the Heat as the favorites.
As for the moneyline, the Heat have -219 odds to pick up the win, while the Hornets are listed at +183 to claim victory.
Finally, the total for the game is set at 228.5 points.
Heat vs. Hornets Game Time and How to Watch
- Game Day: Saturday, February 25, 2023
- Game Time: 7:00 PM ET
- TV Channel: BSSE
- Location: Charlotte, North Carolina
- Arena: Spectrum Center
Heat vs. Hornets Betting Trends
The Heat are 21-36-3 against the spread this year. Miami has been the favorite in 42 games this season and has come away with the win 27 times (64.3%) in those contests. Heat games this year have gone over the total in 27 out of 61 opportunities (44.3%).
Against the spread, the Hornets are 25-33-3 this year. Charlotte has a 12-35 record in games it was the underdog on the moneyline (winning 25.5% of those games). Hornets games this year have hit the over on 29 of 61 set point totals (47.5%).
Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players
|Kelly Oubre Jr.||36||19.8||5.1||1.2||1.5||0.4||2.2|
Heat: Kyle Lowry: Out (Knee), Nikola Jovic: Out (Back)
Hornets: Kelly Oubre: Probable (Hand), Cody Martin: Out (Knee)
What you need to know about the Miami Heat
Miami has had to rely on its defense, which ranks second-best in the NBA (108.6 points allowed per game), as it ranks worst in the league offensively with just 108.2 points per contest. Offensively the Heat have played better when playing at home this year, averaging 108.7 points per game, compared to 107.7 per game on the road. On the offensive side of the ball, the Heat have struggled over their last 10 games, scoring 106.8 points per contest over that span as opposed to the 108.2 they’ve racked up over the course of this season.
Miami, who ranks 18th in the league with 11.6 made threes per game, is shooting just 33.2% from beyond the arc, which is third-worst in the NBA. This season, the Heat have taken 59.7% two-pointers, accounting for 70.3% of the team’s buckets. They have shot 40.3% from three-point land (29.7% of the team’s baskets).
What you need to know about the Charlotte Hornets
Charlotte is 23rd in the league in points scored (112.6 per game) and third-worst in points conceded (118.8). In 2022-23 the Hornets are scoring 1.5 fewer points per game at home (111.8) than away (113.3). While the Hornets are putting up 112.6 points per game in 2022-23, they have improved that mark in their past 10 games, producing 114.8 a contest.
In 2022-23 Charlotte is 22nd in the league in 3-point makes (10.8 per game) and second-worst in 3-point percentage (32.6%). In 2022-23, the Hornets have attempted 35.9% percent of their shots from behind the 3-point line, and 64.1% percent from inside it. In terms of makes, 25.7% of the Hornets’ buckets have been 3-pointers, and 74.3% have been 2-pointers.
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