The Charlotte Hornets and Miami Heat both currently have losing records this season, but they’ve been putting some wins together as of late. The Charlotte Hornets have now won two-straight (Pacers and Bucks), while the Heat are coming off their first win since January 20th.
The Heat have had their season derailed due to COVID-19 health and safety protocols as they fight to return to the NBA Finals. They’ll be without Chris Silva, Meyers Leonard, and Maurice Harkless on Monday. Tyler Herro, Goran Dragic, and Avery Bradley are all questionable, while Gave Vincent remains probable.
Meanwhile, the Charlotte Hornets are rather healthy. They only have Terry Rozier listed as day-to-day and he’ll hold a questionable tag heading into Monday’s game. They’ll certainly need his offense, especially since he has combined for 31 points during their current win-streak.
Charlotte Hornets Betting Preview: Can the Hornets win their third in a row?
The Charlotte Hornets opened their season with two straight wins and two straight losses. They then went on to lose three-straight, win four-straight, and lose four-straight. They’ve now won three of their past five games, including two-straight. They take their 9-11 record into Miami for a chance at win No. 10.
They’ll need a big game from LaMelo Ball, who’s coming off a career-high 27 points against the Milwaukee Bucks. Gordon Hayward is also having a fine season in his first year with the Hornets, averaging 23.2 points, 5.2 rebounds, 3.6 assists, 1.2 steals, and 0.6 blocks per game. They’ll need all of that on Monday.
Miami Heat Betting Preview: Will the Heat begin a win-streak of their own?
The Miami Heat started the year swip-swapping wins and losses every other night. They’ve only been on one winning streak thus far, but it ended at two games — opposed to going on a three-game losing streak and five-game losing streak. They recently snapped that 5-gamer and have a chance at two-straight.
They’ll need Jimmy Butler to turn in another fine performance. They’ll be lucky to have him back after missing 12 games already this season. Of course, the statuses of Goran Dragic and Tyler Herro are critical to their chances at a win. Bam Adebayo and Butler can only do so much out there.
Hornets vs. Heat Betting Odds & Lines
Which team will earn the opportunity to extend their win-streak to start their week on Monday? BetOnline has the Miami Heat (-115) with the 5.5-point advantage over the Charlotte Hornets (-105). They also have the over/under listed at 217.5 total points.
Free Betting Pick
The Miami Heat don’t look like themselves and it’s largely because they can’t get everyone on the court at the same time. Even now that they’re getting some guys back, other guys are starting to miss valuable time. It’s been a stressful season, but I think they’re bound for a second-straight victory on Monday night.
Jimmy Butler is going to be key in making that happen. He’s averaging 17.9 points, 5.7 rebounds, 5.7 assists, and 1.9 steals per game when on the floor, but he’s only been featured in 7 games. Expect a big night from him, as well as Bam Adebayo — who’s flirting with 20 points and 10 rebounds per game this year.
Final Score Prediction 111-104, Miami Heat.
Spooky Express Free Pick: Miami Heat (-5.5)