The Heat beat the Hornets their last time out.

Bet the Charlotte Hornets vs Miami Heat NBA Lines

Written by on March 16, 2016

When it gets to this stage of the NBA season, it’s natural to start really paying attention to the playoff standings, whilst almost forgetting that there are divisional battles going on that could change everything in the blink of an eye. One of the best tussles can be found in the Southeast Division, where the Miami Heat, Atlanta Hawks, and Charlotte Hornets are all just separated by a game and a half. It is the Heat that hold the lead there right now, but things could really start to get even tighter if they cannot come up with the win at home against the Hornets on Thursday night. A loss there could allow the Hawks to sneak in the back door and get back on top. It’s going to be a thrilling run to the finish, and this is one division that you should all be keeping an eye on in the final few weeks. The full odds for this game can be found at the Pro Hoops betting page.

How To Bet The Charlotte Vs Miami NBA Odds, TV & Game Info

When: Thursday, March 17 at 7:30 PM EST Where: American Airlines Arena, Miami TV: FoxSportsSun NBA Odds: TBA

Why bet on the Charlotte Hornets

If truth be told, the Charlotte Hornets (37-29) have come out of nowhere to get right back into this division race. They looked dead in the water a few weeks back, but an 8-2 record in their last 10 games has helped haul them right back into contention. This was a team that couldn’t buy a road win at the start of the season, but which has now turned that around by winning 5 of their last 7 games away from home. They have not had a lot of success in Miami in recent years, but this is a team that is on a positive run of form at the moment, and they are going to head in there a very confident bunch. Charlotte are averaging 103.2 PPG, and are giving up 101.0 PPG.

Why bet on the Miami Heat

If you take a look at the overall standings in the Eastern Conference, you will see that it is the teams from the Southeast Division that have been the most consistent over the last 10 games. The Miami Heat (39-28) have gone 7-3 during that stretch, which is a game behind the pace being set by the Hornets. These re two teams that appear to be pretty evenly matched, but you cannot deny the dominance that the Heat have had on home court over the Hornets, as they have not lost any of the last 12 meetings against Charlotte at home. That home dominance may be enough to swing things in the favor of the Heat. Miami are averaging 98.9 PPG, and are giving up 97.7 PPG.

Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction

I have to say that the inability of the Hornets to beat the Heat in Miami almost made me automatically select the home side here, but a little niggling voice inside my head keeps telling me that Charlotte might just pull this one out. Charlotte Hornets 102 Miami Heat 101