Charlotte Hornets vs Miami Heat Prediction, 2/1/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Charlotte Hornets vs Miami Heat
Date: Monday, February 1, 2021
Location: AmericanAirlines Arena in Miami, FL
TV: Fox Sports Sun
Odds/Point Spread: Charlotte (+5)
The Miami Heat (7-12) host the Charlotte Hornets (9-11) at AmericanAirlines Arena on Monday. Charlotte opens this game as 5-point underdogs. The total is set at 221.5.
The Charlotte Hornets faced off with the Milwaukee Bucks and walked away with a win by a score of 126-114 in their last game. Charlotte walked away from the game having earned a 47.8% field goal percentage (44 of 92) and converted 21 of their 44 3-pointers. At the charity stripe, the Hornets knocked down 17 of 20 attempts for a rate of 85.0%. In terms of rebounding, they compiled 41 with 7 of them being offensive. They also distributed 32 assists in this matchup in addition to having 8 steals and 5 rejections. In the matter of defense, Charlotte allowed 48.8% from the field on 40 of 82 shooting. Milwaukee earned 22 dimes and had 6 steals in the game. Additionally, the Bucks snagged 46 rebounds (8 offensive, 38 defensive) and earned 6 blocks. Milwaukee finished the game at 66.7% at the free throw line by knocking down 16 of their 24 tries. They converted 18 of their 45 tries from distance.
Gordon Hayward is someone who had an impact for this contest. He ended up with 27 points on 10 of 22 shooting. He played 36:29 minutes played and grabbed 3 rebounds. Hayward finished 45.5% from the field and dished out 2 assists. One more player that was a contributor in this game for the Hornets was Devonte' Graham. He collected 2 boards and also accounted for 3 assists. He ended up shooting 30.0% from the field in this contest by shooting 3-of-10 (12 points). When the game finished, Graham saw the court for 35:07 min.
Charlotte will take the court with a record of 9-11 for the season. The Hornets are shooting 36.6% on three-point attempts (266 of 726) and 74.1% from the charity stripe. They average 108.6 pts per game (22nd in the NBA) while going 45.1% from the floor. They turn it over 14.9 times per contest and as a squad are committing 18.2 fouls per contest. As a unit, Charlotte is snagging 44.0 rebounds per contest and has earned 569 dimes on the season, which is 1st in basketball in terms of passing. When they are on defense, the Hornets are forcing their opponents into 15.9 turnovers per game and they draw 19.1 personal fouls. They currently rank 30th in the NBA in allowing assists to the opposition with 568 surrendered for the year. The Hornets defense is allowing a FG percentage of 45.9% (318 of 381) and they concede 46.5 boards per contest as a group. They give up 36.2% on 3-pointers and they are 10th in the league in PPG allowed (109.7).
When they last stepped on the court, the Miami Heat walked away with a victory by a final of 105-104 when they faced the Sacramento Kings. The Heat were able to pull down 30 defensive boards and 9 offensive rebounds for a total of 39 for this contest. They also stuffed 4 tries while earning 5 steals in the matchup. The Kings had 21 personal fouls for the contest which took the Heat to the free throw line for 26 shots. They were able to convert 22 of the free throw tries for a percentage of 84.6%. In relation to shots from beyond the perimeter, Miami made 11 out of their 32 attempts (34.4%). At the conclusion of this game, the Heat ended up going 36 for 77 from the floor which had them shooting 46.8%. The Heat permitted the Kings to knock down 41 of their 85 attempts from the field which had them at 48.2% for the contest. They shot 37.8% from beyond the perimeter by going 17 of 45 and ended up shooting 5 of 11 at the free throw line (45.5%). When talking about rebounding, Miami permitted Sacramento to snag 41 in all (12 offensive).
Jimmy Butler was important for the Heat in this matchup. He buried 8 of 19 for this contest for a field goal percentage of 42.1%, which had him finishing with 30 points. Butler had 7 boards in his 33:36 minutes of playing time and had 8 dimes in this contest. Another guy who was a determining factor for Miami was Bam Adebayo. He totaled 18 points in 35:47 mins played by going 7 of 11 from the floor for the contest. Adebayo walked away from this one going 63.6% from the field in addition to earning 4 assists and 13 boards.
Miami has a mark of 7-12 so far this season. Miami has tallied 2,016 points on the year (106.1 per contest) and they collect 41.1 boards per game. The Heat commit 19.7 personal fouls per game and they hit 78.4% from the free throw line. As an offense, the Heat are shooting 46.7% from the field, which is ranked 12th in the NBA. They are assisting teammates 25.6 times per contest (10th in the NBA) and they lose possession via turnover 17.2 times per game. The Heat on the defensive end are ranked 19th in the NBA in PPG given up with 111.4. The Miami defense gives up 37.6% on 3-point shots (295 of 784) and opponents are converting on 77.8% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have given up 25.3 dimes and 44.1 rebounds every game, which is ranked 22nd and 11th in the NBA. They are forcing their opponents into 15.2 turnovers on a nightly basis and have let teams shoot 45.3% from the field (8th in the league).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Charlotte (+5)
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