Miami Heat vs Charlotte Hornets Prediction, 1/29/2023 Preview and Pick
Game: Miami Heat vs Charlotte Hornets
Date: Sunday, January 29, 2023
Location: Spectrum Center in Charlotte, NC
TV: Bally Sports Southeast-Charlotte
Odds/Point Spread: Miami (-7)
Spectrum Center is where the Charlotte Hornets will attempt to defeat the Miami Heat on Sunday. Charlotte opens this game as 7-point underdogs from Vegas oddsmakers. The betting total comes in at 230.
The Heat stepped onto the hardwood against the Magic and walked away with a win by a score of 110-105 in their last game. Regarding personal fouls, the Heat ended up finishing with 19 and the Magic recorded 23 personal fouls. They buried 12 of 34 tries from beyond the perimeter. Orlando ended up shooting 84.4% from the free throw line by burying 27 of 32 shots. Furthermore, Orlando snagged 40 rebounds (2 offensive, 38 defensive) and added 3 rejections. Orlando distributed 21 assists and had 5 steals for the matchup. With regard to defense, Miami allowed the other team to go 47.8% from the field on 33 of 69 shooting. They also doled out 28 assists for the game as well as forcing 20 turnovers and earning 9 steals. With respect to grabbing rebounds, they compiled a total of 37 with 5 of them being offensive. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Heat knocked down 22 of their 26 shots for a percentage of 84.6%. Miami ended with a 45.9% FG percentage (39 out of 85) and knocked down 10 of 33 three-point shots.
Jimmy Butler is someone who was a major factor in the game. Butler finished 58.8% from the floor and also recorded 6 assists. He played 33 minutes and also collected 6 rebounds. He racked up 29 points on 10 of 17 shooting.
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Miami comes into this contest with a mark of 28-22 so far this year. They currently have an average of 108.5 pts per contest (30th in the league) while hitting 45.3% from the field. The Heat are shooting 33.5% on 3-pointers (591 of 1,766) and 82.6% from the free throw line. As a team, Miami is grabbing 41.5 rebounds per game and has accumulated 1,178 assists on the year, which is 21st in basketball in terms of passing the ball. They are losing possession via turnover 13.5 times per contest and as a basketball team they are committing 18.8 fouls every game.
When they are on defense, the Heat are forcing 16.5 turnovers every game while drawing 19.8 fouls. They are surrendering 36.8% on 3-pointers while they are 2nd in the league in points per game from their opponents (108.1). The Heat defensively are giving up a field goal percentage of 47.4% (1,962 of 4,141) and they concede 42.2 rebounds per game as a basketball team. They currently rank 17th in the league in giving up assists to the opposition with 1,252 surrendered for the year.
In their last game, the Hornets took home the win by a final score of 111-96 when they played the Bulls. Concerning rebounds, Charlotte allowed Chicago to collect 43 overall (7 on the offensive glass). They finished the game shooting 16.0% from three-point range by hitting 4 out of 25 and ended up shooting 18 of 22 from the free throw line (81.8%). The Hornets permitted the Bulls to convert 37 of their 91 tries from the field which gave them a percentage of 40.7% for this game. When this game wrapped up, the Hornets ended up shooting 39 for 84 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 46.4%. When discussing three-point shots, Charlotte knocked down 7 of 32 attempts (21.9%). They were able to make 26 of the free throw tries for a rate of 83.9%. The Bulls were called for 20 fouls in this contest which got the Hornets to the free throw line for 31 attempts. They also coughed it up 14 times, while getting 8 steals in the game. The Hornets recorded 46 defensive rebounds and 6 offensive boards for a total of 52 for the matchup.
Terry Rozier ended up having an impact for the Hornets in this game. Rozier scored 28 points in his 35 minutes on the hardwood and had 2 dimes for the contest. He made 9 of 19 in this matchup for a rate of 47.4%, and earned 5 rebounds.
Charlotte has a record of 14-36 for the campaign. The Hornets have committed 21.1 fouls every game and they connect on 75.1% from the charity stripe. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 25.2 times per game (14th in basketball) and they turn the ball over 13.7 times per contest. Charlotte has accumulated 5,601 points for the year (112.0 per game) and they pull down 45.0 boards per game. As an offensive unit, the Hornets are shooting 45.2% from the field, which has them ranked 29th in basketball.
The Hornets are ranked 28th in the league in points per game surrendered with 118.6. They are forcing 15.1 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 48.2% from the floor (25th in the league). The Charlotte defense surrenders 36.6% from downtown (651 of 1,777) and their opponents are connecting on 78.8% of their shots from the free throw line. They have relinquished 26.6 assists and 46.2 rebounds on a nightly basis, which is 29th and 29th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Charlotte (+7)
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