Power Sports' *10* DIVISION GAME OF THE MONTH ~ *RED HOT* 34-18-1 NBA RUN!
Miami vs. Charlotte,
03/06/2019 19:00 EDT,
Score: 91 - 84
Point Spread: -3/-105 Charlotte
10* Charlotte (7:05 ET): These two Southeast Division teams met twice in October and haven't played since. The Hornets took both games, a stark contrast to the way the rivalry had gone in recent seasons. Coming into 2018-19, the Heat had gone on a six-game SU win streak (5-0-1 ATS) at Charlotte's expense. Tonight's game might be as important as any of those prior contests. That's because the Hornets and Heat come into Wednesday tied for eighth place in the Eastern Conference. Despite sporting 29-34 records, they are actually tied for the division lead, one-half game up on Orlando.
The Hornets can be incredibly maddening, particularly when it comes to their shortcomings in "close games." Over the L3 seasons, the team's record in games decided by three points or less is an unfathomable 4-24 SU. They come into tonight having dropped 8 of 11 overall, including 118-108 here at home to Portland on Monday. But even w/ that loss, Charlotte is still 20-13 SU on its homecourt, a vast improvement from their 9-21 SU road record. Another positive is that the Hornets are 7-3 ATS their L10 games vs. teams w/ a losing record.
Miami has dropped 9 of 11 (w/ three 3-game losing skids), but has since rebounded to win three of its last four games. The latest win came by just a point over Atlanta, 114-113, even though they outshot the Hawks 55.7% to 41.8%. (The key was Atlanta taking and making far more threes). The Heat's last two losses were both by only three points. So them taking the court as underdogs might seem tempting. But the Heat are only 1-9 ATS their previous 10 division games. They've also only had to play two road games since the All-Star Break. 10* Charlotte