Charlotte Hornets vs. Miami Heat, Friday, Las Vegas Odds, NBA Basketball Sports Betting, Free Picks and Predictions

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Charlotte at Miami, NBA Sports betting
When: 8:00 PM ET, Friday, December 1, 2017
Where: American Airlines Arena, Miami, Florida
TV: 8 p.m. ET, FS Southeast (Charlotte), FS Sun (Miami)
Team Live in game Betting at bovada-logo-top-book Spread Money Line Total
713 Charlotte Hornets +2½ -110  +115 Ov 202 -115
714 Miami Heat -2½ -110  -135 Un 202 -105
 

The division rival Charlotte Hornets and Miami Heat are set to renew hostilities on Friday when they meet at American Airlines Arena.

ABOUT THE HORNETS (8-12): Coach Steve Clifford told reporters that Walker’s shoulder is still very sore, leaving the All-Star guard questionable going into Friday. His replacement against Toronto, Michael Carter-Williams, was 1-for-10 from the floor and is 1-for-15 with 10 turnovers in 49 minutes over his last two games. Backup guard Jeremy Lamb had 18 points in Wednesday’s loss and scored in double figures in all but one game this season.

ABOUT THE HEAT (10-11): With Whiteside hobbled, guard Goran Dragic’s sudden slump comes at a bad time. Dragic, who averaged 23.7 points during a recent three-game winning streak, produced a total of 13 points on 4-of-17 shooting during the team’s two-game slide, missing all five of his 3-point attempts. “We have to figure out this thing quick and, you know, just bring that energy every night,” Dragic told reporters in New York. “If you play hard and you lose, you can check yourself in the mirror and say they were just better. But if you don’t give everything you’ve got, you can’t say that.”

Oddsmakers opened the Heat as -2.5-point favorites versus the Hornets, while the game’s total opened at 202.

The Miami Heat looked listless without star center Hassan Whiteside in a loss at Madison Square Garden on Wednesday and they may need to find a way to get by without their big man going forward. Whiteside will be questionable with an ongoing knee issue when the Heat begin a two-game homestand against the Charlotte Hornets on Friday.

Whiteside was absent for the 115-86 loss to the New York Knicks and expressed concern for the injury that has caused him to miss six games on the season. “It has really been bothering me throughout the season,” said Whiteside, who is averaging 14.9 points and 12.7 rebounds. “You know, I sat out, I missed them games, I came back, and it’s still bothering me.” If shorthanded, the Heat could be getting the Hornets at a good time, as Charlotte lost three in a row after a 126-113 setback at Toronto on Wednesday and could be without point guard and leading scorer Kemba Walker (shoulder). Walker missed the loss to the Raptors as his team fell to 1-9 on the road.

Miami was a 115-86 loser in its last match on the road against the Knicks. They failed to cover the +1.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 201 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

In their last action, Charlotte was a 126-113 loser on the road against the Raptors. They failed to cover the +7.5-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (239) was profitable news for OVER bettors.

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Charlotte:
Team record: 8-12 SU,9-10-1 ATS
Current Streak: lost 3 straight games.
Charlotte is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
Charlotte is 4-7-1 ATS in its last 12 games
Charlotte is 3-9 SU in its last 12 games

Miami:
Team record: 10-11 SU,7-12-2 ATS
Miami is 7-14-2 ATS in its last 23 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Miami’s last 5 games
Miami is 1-11-2 ATS in its last 14 games at home

Next up:
Charlotte home to Orlando Monday, December 4
Miami home to Golden State Sunday, December 3

NBA Sports Betting Tips

1. Heat C Kelly Olynyk scored a team-high 18 points in Wednesday’s loss and is averaging 11.3 while making 7-of-11 3-pointers over his last four games.2. Lamb is 28-for-29 from the line over a span of eight games.

3. The teams split four meetings last season, each team going 1-1 on its home floor.

Vegas Coverage pick and prediction:

Picks:  Miami Heat will cover the spread at -2½ and the game will stay under 202 points, according to scamdicappers scamdicappers.com

PREDICTION: Heat 99, Hornets 95 at bovada-logo-top-book betnow-vegas-coverage.

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