Miami Heat vs Charlotte Hornets Prediction, 2/17/2022 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Miami Heat vs Charlotte Hornets
Date: Thursday, February 17, 2022
Location: Spectrum Center in Charlotte, NC
TV: Bally Sports SE-CHA
Spectrum Center is where the Charlotte Hornets (29-30) will take on the Miami Heat (37-21) on Thursday.
The Heat played the Mavericks and went home with a loss by a final score of 107-99 in their last game. Miami ended with a 41.7% FG percentage (35 out of 84) and made 7 out of their 27 shots from 3-point land. At the charity stripe, the Heat made 22 of their 27 attempts for a rate of 81.5%. With regard to getting rebounds, they compiled 48 with 15 of them being offensive. They also doled out 19 dimes for this game in addition to forcing the other team into 7 turnovers and earning 1 steal. In relation to defending, Miami allowed the other team to shoot 44.7% from the field on 34 out of 76 shooting. Dallas dished out 38 assists and had 27 steals for the game. Additionally, Dallas pulled down 26 boards (12 offensive, 14 defensive) and had 2 blocks. Dallas ended up going 63.6% at the free throw line by knocking down 21 of 33 tries. They also knocked down 18 of their 41 tries from beyond the arc. In reference to personal fouls, the Heat ended up finishing with 23 while the Mavericks totaled 8 personal fouls.
Jimmy Butler is one player who was a major contributor for the matchup. Butler finished the game at 44.4% from the field and also dished out 3 assists. He played for 38 minutes played and snagged 10 rebounds. He ended up finishing with 29 points on 8 out of 18 shooting.
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Miami heads into this game with a win-loss mark of 37-21 for the season. They have an average of 108.9 points per contest (16th in the league) while hitting 46.1% from the floor. The Heat are connecting on 37.5% on shots from downtown (775 of 2,067) and 81.5% from the free throw line. As a team, Miami is collecting 44.6 boards per game and has 1,489 assists so far this year, which is 7th in the NBA in terms of passing. They are losing possession via turnover 14.9 times per contest and as a group they are committing 20.6 personal fouls per game.
On defense, the Heat are forcing 15.3 turnovers per game and they draw 20.2 fouls. They currently rank 8th in basketball in giving up assists to their opponents with 1,341 conceded on the year. The Heat are allowing a FG percentage of 44.3% (2,146 of 4,846) and they surrender 41.4 rebounds per contest as a group. They are surrendering 34.5% from beyond the arc while they are 5th in the league in PPG allowed (104.4).
When they last stepped on the court, the Hornets walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 126-120 when they played the Timberwolves. Regarding rebounding, Charlotte permitted Minnesota to collect 41 in total (17 on the offensive glass). They shot 23.6% from behind the 3-point line by shooting 13 of 55 and finished the contest at 27 out of 43 at the free throw line (62.8%). The Hornets permitted the Timberwolves to knock down 43 out of their 109 attempts from the floor which left them with a rate of 39.4% for this game. When all was said and done, the Hornets shot 42 for 102 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 41.2%. When it comes to shots from downtown, Charlotte converted 8 out of 33 tries (24.2%). They were able to convert 28 of the free throws for a rate of 75.7%. The Timberwolves were called for 13 personal fouls in this game which got the Hornets to the free throw line for a total of 37 shots. They also gave up possession of the ball 14 times, while getting 9 steals in this matchup. The Hornets were able to pull down 46 defensive rebounds and 16 offensive rebounds for a total of 62 in the matchup.
Miles Bridges ended up being a factor for the Hornets for the contest. Bridges racked up 28 points in his 44 minutes on the court and accumulated 7 assists in this game. He knocked down 9 out of 21 for this contest giving him a rate of 42.9%, and tallied 13 rebounds.
Charlotte has a mark of 29-30 on the season. As an offensive unit, the Hornets are shooting 45.7% from the floor, which has them ranked 16th in basketball. Charlotte has totaled 6,722 pts for the campaign (113.9 per contest) and they pull in 44.9 boards per contest. Their rate of earning assists is at 27.2 times per game (3rd in the league) and they are giving up possession 13.3 times per contest. The Hornets are committing 19.8 fouls per contest and they connect on 73.8% from the free throw line.
The Charlotte defense gives up 35.8% on shots from beyond the perimeter (826 of 2,309) and their opponents are knocking down 76.4% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have conceded 26.1 assists and 47.8 total rebounds per game, which is 30th and 29th in basketball. The Hornets defensively are ranked 29th in basketball in points given up per game with 114.8. They are forcing 15.3 TO's per game and have let teams shoot 46.4% from the floor (20th in the league).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Miami
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