Charlotte Hornets vs. Miami Heat - 10/9/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Charlotte Hornets vs. Miami Heat - 10/9/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Miami Heat (1-0) vs. Charlotte Hornets (0-1)

Wednesday, October 9, 2019 at 7:30 PM (Spectrum Center)

The Line: Charlotte Hornets +1 -- Over/Under: 217.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Miami Heat and Charlotte Hornets meet Wednesday in NBA preseason action at the Spectrum Center.

The Miami Heat look for another victory after beating the San Antonio Spurs on Tuesday. The Miami Heat are averaging 107 points on 46.1 percent shooting and allowing 89 points on 40 percent shooting. Tyler Herro is averaging 18 points and three rebounds while Chris Silva is averaging 16 points and nine rebounds. Bam Adebayo is the third double-digit scorer and Derrick Jones Jr. is grabbing four rebounds. The Miami Heat are shooting 25 percent from beyond the arc and 81 percent from the free throw line. The Miami Heat are allowing 30.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 49 rebounds per game.The Miami Heat have won each of their last four preseason games.

The Charlotte Hornets look for a victory after losing their opener to the Boston Celtics by one point. The Charlotte Hornets are averaging 106 points on 44.4 percent shooting and allowing 107 points on 46 percent shooting. P.J. Washington is averaging 16 points and seven rebounds while Caleb Martin is averaging 13 points and two assists. Miles Bridges is the third double-digit scorer and Dwayne Bacon is grabbing three rebounds. The Charlotte Hornets are shooting 36.8 percent from beyond the arc and 80 percent from the free throw line. The Charlotte Hornets are allowing 28.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 48 rebounds per game. The Charlotte Hornets have won five of their last seven preseason games.

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The Heat are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The over is 16-5 in Heat last 21 games playing on 0 days rest. The under is 4-1 in Heat last 5 Wednesday games. The Hornets are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games playing on 2 days rest and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The over is 3-0-1 in Hornets last 4 home games. The Heat are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Charlotte and 7-2-1 ATS in the last 10 meetings. The under is 22-7 in the last 29 meetings in Charlotte.

I know the Miami Heat are on the end of a back to back, but they're a deep, competitive team, so don't expect the effort to tail off. The Charlotte Hornets are one of those teams I look to back in preseason action, as they have a ton of playing time on the table, so the competition level is there and it usually produces results. Still, the Heat are the better, deeper and better coached team. I'll take Miami for another victory. 

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Randy’s Pick Miami Heat -1

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