Miami Heat vs Charlotte Hornets 2-17-22

Miami Heat vs Charlotte Hornets 2/17/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

Miami Heat vs Charlotte Hornets 2/17/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

 

The Charlotte Hornets are hosting the Miami Heat at the Spectrum Center in Charlotte on Thursday, February 17, 2022, at 19:00 ET in this all-Eastern battle between two teams coming off defeats in their previous matches.

 

The Hornets are on a free fall having won only once in their last 9 games, while the Heat are coming off a loss that snapped their previous five-game winning streak.

 

The Hornets have a 29-30 record so far this season and are sitting on the 9th place of the East. They are 32-26-1 against the spread and 29-29-1 in over/under.

 

They are coming off a road defeat against the Minnesota Timberwolves with a 120-126 score in overtime, even though they held their opponents into just 39% shooting from the field. They had three players with 22+ points, led by Miles Bridges with 28, adding 7 assists and 13 rebounds. 

 

LaMello Ball leads the team both in scoring with 20.2 ppg and in assists made with 7.4, adding 7 rebounds per game. Miles Bridges adds 19.9 ppg, 7.1 boards and 3.6 dimes per game. 

 

The Hornets are second-best in the league offensively with 113.9 ppg but have the second-worse defense, allowing 114.8 ppg. They have a 45.7% field goal percentage and a 35.8% 3-point percentage. 

 

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Miami Heat vs Charlotte Hornets Predictions 2/17/2022

 

The Heat have a 37-21 record so far this season and are sitting in the first place of the East. They are 33-25 against the spread and 35-23 in over/under. They are coming off a home defeat against the Dallas Mavericks with a 99-107 score, not beating the odds.

 

They shot with just 42% from the field and were led by Jimmy Butler and Bam Adebayo with 29 and 21 points respectively. They both double doubled as they grabbed 10 and 12 boards each. 

 

Butler leads the team in scoring with 21.9 ppg, adding 6.3 boards and 5.9 dimes per game. Tyler Herro adds 20 ppg, 4.8 boards and 3.9 dimes per game. 

 

The Heat average 108.9 ppg offensively and have the fifth-best defense in the league, allowing 104.4 ppg. They have a 46.1% field goal percentage and the second-best 3-point percentage with 37.5%.

 

The Heat have won both previous meetings against the Hornets this season. At home with a 114-99 score and on the road with 86-104. They are 3-0 against the spread in their last three meetings.

 

Over is 5-2 in their last 7 meetings. The Hornets have a 14-13 home record this season, while the Heat are 18-14 on the road. The Hornets have been on a free fall lately and the Heat have won them twice already this season, so pick the Heat to cover the spread today. 

 

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Miami Heat vs Charlotte Hornets 2/17/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

Time: 19:00 ET 

 

Location: Spectrum Center in Charlotte, NC

 

Date: Thursday, February 17, 2022

 

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NBA Odds/Point Spread: Charlotte Hornets +4.5

 

NBA Totals: +227

 

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