The Miami Heat (28-22) and the Charlotte Hornets (14-36) link up in a contest between Southeast Division foes on Sunday afternoon. Miami has won three straight games and looks to keep it rolling on Sunday. On Friday, the Heat knocked off the Orlando Magic 110-105. Meanwhile, the Hornets secured a 111-96 victory over the Chicago Bulls on Thursday to halt a two-game skid.
Tip-off is scheduled for 1 p.m. ET at the Spectrum Center in Charlotte. Caesars Sportsbook lists the Heat as a 6.5-point favorite in the latest Heat vs. Hornets odds, while the over/under for total points scored is set at 223.5. Before making any Heat vs. Hornets picks, you'll want to see the NBA predictions and betting advice from the proven computer model at SportsLine.
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Now, the model has set its sights on Heat vs. Hornets and just locked in its picks and NBA predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see the model's picks. Here are several NBA odds and betting lines for Hornets vs. Heat:
- Heat vs. Hornets spread: Miami -6.5
- Heat vs. Hornets over/under: 223.5 points
- Heat vs. Hornets money line: Miami -225, Charlotte +185
- MIA: The Heat are 6-1 ATS in their last seven games following an ATS loss
- CHA: The Hornets are 6-1 ATS in their last seven Sunday games
- Heat vs. Hornets picks: See picks at SportsLine
Why the Heat can cover
Forward Jimmy Butler impacts the game in many different areas. Butler is relentless and fearless attacking the lane, absorbing contact to finish at the rim. The Marquette product has a reliable mid-range jumper and constantly finds his way to the foul line. Butler averages 21.8 points, 6.1 rebounds, and 5.0 assists per game. Butler racked up 29 points, six rebounds, and six assists in his last game.
Guard Kyle Lowry is a veteran presence in the backcourt who showcases good perimeter shooting with a solid court vision. Lowry finds his way into the passing lane to swipe away steals and push the tempo. The six-time All-Star averages 12.4 points, 5.4 assists, and 1.1 steals per contest. On Jan. 22, he totaled 17 points, four steals, and went 3-of-6 from 3-point range.
Why the Hornets can cover
Guard LaMelo Ball is a long, lengthy, and athletic facilitator. Ball owns outstanding ball handles and passing accuracy to thread the needle. The 2020 third-overall pick plays with supreme confidence and lets it fly from beyond the arc. Ball is averaging 23.1 points, 5.4 rebounds, and 8.2 assists per game. He finished with 32 points, seven assists, and two steals in the Jan. 14 loss to the Boston Celtics.
Guard Terry Rozier has been an explosive and assertive scorer in the backcourt. Rozier has good bounce and is able to finish above the rim with no problem. The Louisville product is an excellent finisher and owns a reliable jump shot. Rozier logs 21.5 points, 4.2 rebounds, 5.1 assists per contest. In his last outing, he had 28 points, five rebounds, and four steals.
How to make Hornets vs. Heat picks
SportsLine's model is leaning Under on the total, projecting the teams to combine for 221 points. The model also says one side hits well over 50% of the time. You can only get the pick at SportsLine.
So who wins Heat vs. Hornets? And which side hits well over 50% of the time? Visit SportsLine now to find out which side of the spread you need to jump on, all from the model that has crushed its NBA picks, and find out.