The Miami Heat and the Charlotte Hornets will play their final game before the All-Star break tonight. These teams are going in two completely different directions. The Heat have been trending upwards while the Hornets have been losing control of their season.
With a reset coming for both teams, who will be able to end the first half of the year on the right foot?
Here are the odds for the matchup via WynnBET.
Heat vs. Hornets Odds, Spread and Total
- Heat -4 (-110)
- Hornets +4 (-110)
- Heat -180
- Hornets +150
- 227 (Over: -110/Under: -110)
Heat vs. Hornets Prediction and Pick
I've tried to back the Hornets many times during their skid, hoping they can get their act together, and they've failed me each time. Enough is enough. I'm fading them tonight against the Heat.
The Hornets, in the last 10 games, have been the fourth-worst offensive team in the league. That's a complete pivot from who've they've been all year long. Charlotte is 2-8 in that stretch and are 1-6 ATS in its last seven games. The Hornets have clearly lost their mojo and will have to go into the All Star Break without it.
The Heat, on the other hand, have continued to be one of the league's best teams on defense. They are third in defensive rating over the last 10 games. Miami hasn't slowed down, as they are still chasing the No. 1 seed.
Even though Miami may not be at full strength tonight, the Heat are still the smart bet to make against a struggling Hornets team.
Pick: Heat -4
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