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Friday NBA Odds & Picks for Heat vs. Hornets: Sharps Backing Home Underdogs (March 26)

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Pictured: Hornets PG Terry Rozier (3), Photo Credit: Joe Murphy-NBAE via Getty Images

  • After a busy trade deadline, the public is backing the Miami Heat to take down the LaMelo Ball-less Charlotte Hornets on Friday night.
  • Michael Walton details below how sharp bettors are backing the home team in this Eastern Conference matchup.

NBA Odds: Heat vs. Hornets

Heat Odds -1
Hornets Odds +1
Over/Under 214
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The Heat take on the Hornets in Charlotte as they look to rebound from their current five-game losing streak.

Things have been going better for the Hornets, who have gone 6-4 over their last 10 games and have won two straight since Rookie of the Year frontrunner LaMelo Ball went down for the season with a fractured right wrist.

Charlotte will greatly miss Ball’s production but should be able to stray afloat between the backcourt production of Terry Rozier and Devonte’ Graham, who combined for 46 points in their win over the Rockets on Wednesday.

This game will be interesting for Miami, with the Heat having just acquired guard Victor Oladipo from Houston without having to give up any key rotation players.

The Heat have ruled out Oladipo tonight, along with fellow deadline acquisition Nemanja Bjelica. Goran Dragic is out due to health and safety protocols, while Jimmy Butler is also questionable due to a stomach illness.

Our PRO Report suggests that sharp bettors are indeed expecting the Hornets to continue their winning ways at home. Let’s take a look.

NBA Picks: Heat vs. Hornets 

Sharp Action

The line for Friday’s Heat-Hornets game opened up at Hornets +4.5 before it was pushed down to +1.

Since this morning, there have been two Action  Action Labs Bet Signals triggered on Charlotte, signaling the sharp action moving Monday’s spread.

Big Money

At the time of this writing, the 37% of bettors backing the Hornets at home have generated 88% of the money wagered on Friday’s Southeastern Division showdown.

PRO Report Pick: Hornets +1

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