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2021 NBA Handicapping
(34-30) Miami Heat vs. Charlotte Hornets (31-32)
Date: Sunday, May 2nd
Time: 8:00 EST
Venue: Spectrum Center,
NBA Moneyline Odds: Heat -190 | Hornets +175
NBA Betting Odds: Heat -5
5NBA Betting Total: 211
On Sunday, May 2nd, Southeast Division rivals the Miami Heat meets the Charlotte Hornets for the third and final time this season. Charlotte will be attempting to register a sweep of the regular season series having won both prior games.
In the initial game on February 1st, the Hornets outlasted the Heat to win in overtime 129-121 and followed it up with another victory on March 26th (110-105)
Last season, the squads played only twice due to the pandemic with each team winning one of the contests. The Heat holds the all-time record having won 65 matches of the 112 played.
While the Heat navigates injuries to core players like Tyler Herro and Victor Oladipo they’ve managed to find ways to win having collected six wins in their last eight matches. The most recent being a 124-107 beat down of the Cavaliers on Saturday night.
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You can bet Jimmy Butler will have his troops fired up knowing the Hornets will sweep them if they lose again tonight.
In the victory versus the Cavaliers, it was the youngsters who stepped up. Kendrick Nunn was the top scorer with 22 points. Duncan Robinson added 20 points including six 3-pointers. Max Strus chipped in 17 in his reserve effort.
The vets also were on point with Bam Adebayo producing a double-double of 13 points and 10 rebounds plus six assists, Jimmy Butler added 15 points with four rebounds, four assists, and two steals plus Trevor Ariza scored 18 points.
Tyler Herro (foot), Victor Oladipo (knee), Nemanja Bjelica (illness), and Udonis Haslem (Illness) are all expected to miss the match Sunday.
The Hornets enter this match in eighth two and a half games back of the Heat and only one game up on the Pacers who came close to setting an NBA record for margin of victory on Saturday.
Charlotte is 4-8 in their last 12 games but arrives at this match following a victory versus the lottery-bound Pistons. However, the best news for the Hornets was the return of rookie standout who missed 21 games after he fractured his wrist.
Ball sure didn’t look like a player who had missed that much time as he flirted with a triple-double registering 11 points, seven rebounds, eight assists, a steal, and two blocks. The only obvious rust was his five turnovers.
Terry Rozier led the way with 29 points while Miles Bridges continued his hot streak 27 points.
Gordon Hayward (foot), and Devonte Graham (knee) are expected to be out on Sunday.
NBA Betting Trends
- The teams are 5-5 in the teams last 10 head to head meetings
- The Hornets are 5-4-1 ATS in the last 10 head to head meetings
- Over/Under is 7-3 in the teams last 10 head to head meetings
- The total has gone over in 5 of Miami’s last 5 games.
- The Heat are 12-6 SU in their last 18 games this season.
- The Hornets are 4-8 ATS in their last 12 games.
Free Miami Heat vs. Charlotte Hornets NBA Prediction:
This match should take on a playoff-type atmosphere. Miami will be looking to play aggressive defense and be tested by the free-flowing ball movement of the Hornets who are buoyed by the return of their rookie Ball.
Both teams played Saturday so neither one has an advantage of rest.
I’m not sure Miami covers the spread – – but I’d bet on Butler doing what’s necessary to get the win.
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