Miami Heat vs Charlotte Hornets Prediction, 2/5/2022 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Miami Heat vs Charlotte Hornets
Date: Saturday, February 5, 2022
Location: Spectrum Center in Charlotte, NC
TV: Bally Sports SE-CHA
Spectrum Center is where the Charlotte Hornets (28-24) will compete against the Miami Heat (33-20) on Saturday.
The Heat stepped onto the hardwood against the Spurs and earned the victory with a final of 112-95 in their last contest. Miami ended having earned a 50.6% field goal percentage (42 of 83) and made 12 of their 30 3-point shots. From the charity stripe, the Heat made 16 of 18 attempts for a rate of 88.9%. In terms of grabbing rebounds, they earned 42 with 7 of them being of the offensive variety. They also doled out 27 assists in the game while forcing the opposition into 5 turnovers and earning 13 steals. Regarding defense, Miami allowed their opponent to shoot 37.5% from the field on 30 of 80 shooting. San Antonio dished out 43 dimes and had 21 steals for the matchup. Moreover, San Antonio pulled down 31 boards (12 offensive, 19 defensive) and added 3 blocked shots. San Antonio finished the contest at 71.1% at the charity stripe by making 27 of their 38 shots. They also converted 8 out of their 33 attempts from distance. Concerning personal fouls, the Heat ended up finishing with 27 and the Spurs totaled 17 personal fouls.
Tyler Herro is one player who played a role in this matchup. He recorded 24 points on 11 of 20 shooting. He played for 32 minutes played and collected 5 boards. Herro went 55.0% from the field and totaled 5 assists.
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Miami comes into this one with a mark of 33-20 so far this year. They lose possession via turnover 14.9 times per game and as a unit are committing 20.6 fouls on a nightly basis. As a team, Miami is snagging 44.5 boards per game and is sitting with 1,369 dimes so far this year, which ranks 5th in basketball in terms of passing the ball. The Heat are connecting on 37.5% on 3-pointers (719 of 1,915) and 81.3% from the free throw line. They are averaging 108.8 pts per game (16th in the NBA) on 46.0% from the field.
On the defensive end, the Heat are forcing 15.4 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 20.0 personal fouls. They relinquish 34.9% on 3-point shots while they are 5th in the NBA in points per game allowed (104.8). The Heat defensively are allowing and opponent field goal percentage of 44.4% (1,965 of 4,426) and they relinquish 41.5 rebounds per game as a basketball team. They currently rank 12th in the league in allowing assists to their opponents with 1,231 relinquished this year.
The last time they took the court, the Hornets went home defeated by a final of 113-107 against the Celtics. Concerning attacking the glass, Charlotte permitted Boston to pull down 36 overall (6 on the offensive side). They finished 38.9% from distance by going 14 of 36 and walked away from this one shooting 15 of 17 from the charity stripe (88.2%). The Hornets permitted the Celtics to knock down 42 out of their 82 tries from the field which had them at 51.2% for this game. At the conclusion of this game, the Hornets shot 37 for 87 from the field which gave them a percentage of 42.5%. Pertaining to shots from beyond the arc, Charlotte made 12 of 40 attempts (30.0%). They were able to knock down 21 of those for a rate of 77.8%. The Celtics were called for 18 personal fouls in this matchup which took the Hornets to the free throw line for 27 tries. They turned the ball over 16 times, while recording 12 steals for this game. The Hornets were able to pull down 32 defensive rebounds and 14 offensive rebounds totaling 46 in this game.
LaMelo Ball was important for the Hornets in this matchup. Ball had 38 points in his 39 minutes of playing time and earned 9 dimes in this matchup. He knocked down 12 out of 24 for the contest giving him a rate of 50.0%, and added 6 rebounds.
Charlotte has a win-loss mark of 28-24 on the campaign. The Hornets commit 19.5 fouls per contest and they hit 73.6% from the free throw line. They are dishing out assists 27.0 times per contest (4th in the NBA) and they are giving up possession 13.0 times per contest. Charlotte has totaled 5,946 pts on the season (114.3 per game) and they average 44.3 boards per game. When it comes to offensive execution, the Hornets are hitting on 46.1% from the floor, which ranks them 13th in the league.
The Charlotte defense gives up 35.8% on 3-pointers (734 of 2,051) and opponents are converting on 77.7% of their foul shots. They allow 25.9 assists and 47.5 boards per contest, which ranks them 30th and 28th in the NBA. The Hornets are ranked 28th in the league in points given up per game with 114.6. They are forcing 15.4 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 46.5% from the floor (22nd in the NBA).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Miami
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