After a big win over Charlotte recently, the Miami Heat are hoping to get one more when they host the Hornets at the Kaseya Center this Thursday. Our basketball betting expert, Agbeniga Ayobami, presents her top four Heat vs Hornets predictions.

Predictions and tips for Heat vs Hornets

  • Miami Heat -5.5 @ 1,669 in 1xbet
  • Over 223.5 points @ 2.9 at 1xbet
  • Miami Heat over 115.5 @ 1.99 at 1xbet
  • Hornets under 100.5 @ 1.04 at 1xbet
  • 1st quarter: Miami Heat victory @ 1.7 at 1xbet

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The heat to win again

The Charlotte Hornets continue to struggle, having lost several games and being without LaMelo Ball. Their current ATS (Against the Spread) record is 8-13, despite often being the underdog.

The Miami Heat have won 11 of their last 13 games against the Hornets and are expected to benefit from their strong defense. The Hornets have been inconsistent offensively, especially in LaMelo Ball's absence, providing an opportunity for the Heat to cover the spread.

Bet 1: Miami heat -5.5

The game to overcome

The over has been successful in 4 of Charlotte's last 5 games and has a 13-7 season record for the Hornets. Based on the statistics, over 223.5 is one of my favorite predictions to help you secure a win.

Furthermore, the balance has reached a 4-2 record in Miami's last 6 games. Additionally, they hold a 5-2 record in the last 7 head-to-head meetings between Miami and Charlotte.

Bet 2: More than 223.5 points

Miami Heat to control the game

The Hornets will be without important players like LaMelo Ball, Cody Martin and Frank Ntilikina due to injuries. Nick Smith Jr. and Mark Williams remain uncertain.

Miami has a slight advantage over the Hornets due to its consistent offensive and defensive system. The Hornets have conceded an average of 121.3 points per game, while the Heat have scored an average of 112.4 points per game.

Bet 3: Miami Heat over 115.5

Jimmy Butler to shine

Jimmy Butler has stepped up for the Heat, especially with key players like Bam Adebayo, Tyler Herro, Haywood Highsmith and Dru Smith all missing due to injuries.

Butler has been putting up impressive numbers, averaging 21.9 points and 4.3 assists this season. His standout performances include notable games against the Hornets this season, where he recorded 55 points and 16 assists in two games.

Bet 4: Jimmy Butler 30+ points + assists

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