Heat vs Hornets prediction for their NBA game on Tuesday, November 14th, 2023. Terry Rozier still out. -3.5 on Miami looks small.
The Miami Heat and the Charlotte Hornets will meet on Tuesday, November 14th, 2023 (7:00 PM ET). The Heat bring a 6-4 record into the game while Charlotte is 3-6 on the season. The hosting Hornets are +3.5 in the game (bet365), one where they will continue to miss one of their top players. My Heat vs Hornets prediction is that the former will cover a -3.5 spread for this game.
Miami vs Charlotte Prediction: Latest NBA News
Charlotte’s Terry Rozier continues to suffer from a groin injury. Earlier, the team thought he would miss just two games. However, he will miss his third on Tuesday, as per his ESPN player profile early Tuesday morning.
The Hornets actually have a depth chart that is dotted with all kinds of roster concerns. Gordon Hayward has a hamstring injury but he is probable for the game. Cody Martin remains out, which makes Charlotte short on players who could play shooting guard. Brandon Miller is also probable as he nurses an ankle injury. Meanwhile, Miles Bridges remains suspended and will not return until Friday.
Miami will be short-manned in the SG position. Tyler Herro is out for at least a few weeks, their starting shooting guard. Meanwhile, Caleb Martin has been ruled out for the game. However, this still looks like a game where they could dominate the Hornets (double-check Miami’s depth chart).
Heat vs Hornets Prediction: Betting Tips
A spread of just -3.5 on Miami doesn’t look all that large to cover (bet365). With Terry Rozier out, you know that the Heat will be zeroed in on LaMelo Ball. I still expect him to have a good game but Charlotte’s big men might not be as effective as normal. PJ Washington, Mark Williams, and Nick Richards will be held in a check a bit more than average because of Bam Adebayo.
Take the Heat to cover -3.5 in this game. The Hornets look like they could be out of sorts with players playing out of position in a game where their lack of depth should be on display.
Future Betting Tips: Mark Williams of the Charlotte Hornets
There is a player in this game who has shown marked improvement from season to this one. Mark Williams scores very high for Player Efficiency Rating, which is a fancy stat at Basketball-Reference.com. On per-minute averages, Williams could be viewed as the 8th best player in the NBA. He is 125 to 1 to win Most Improved Player with bet365, in a market where Tyrese Maxey is the favorite. Betting odds of 125 to 1 remain bonkers on Williams. This is a market where bettors can play a bet-to-cashout strategy because Williams’ odds will probably shorten.
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