The 56-15 Miami Heat will travel to play the 25-47 New Orleans Hornets in an NBA pro basketball game on Friday night.
Tip off time from New Orleans is scheduled for 8PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by the NBA League Pass Channel.
The odds from this NBA pro basketball game will come out on Friday afternoon as Dwyane Wade has been listed as probable with an ankle injury for Miami.
The Heat and Hornets met back on December 8th with Miami posting the 106-90 home victory as a -14 point betting favorite. The game finished over 191 ½ points.
Miami has a road record of 24-12 on the season. Their 27 game win streak was snapped on Wednesday in a 101-97 road defeat to the Chicago Bulls as a -6 ½ point betting favorite. The game finished over 186 points.
The Heat shot 48.1% from the floor and connected on 7 of 20 from the three point line. Miami gives up 47.1% shooting to the Bulls plus forced 20 turnovers and lose because Chicago pulled down 12 more rebounds. LeBron James led Miami with 32 points and seven rebounds as he made 11 of his 17 shots. Miami has given up 100 or more points in just 2 of their past 28 games. The Heat are the top shooting team in the NBA as they hit on 49.6% of their shots.
The Hornets are 15-22 straight up on their home court. Their three game win streak was snapped in a 105-91 home defeat on Wednesday to the LA Clippers as a +5 ½ point underdog. The game finished over 188 points. The Hornets get outscored 26-14 in the final period in defeat. New Orleans shot 49.3% from the floor and 4 of 14 from three. They give up 46.6% shooting and 13 of 29 from three point distance to the Clippers. The Hornets couldn’t match the Clippers 24 of 28 free throw performance. Eric Gordon the former Clipper led New Orleans with 24 points and three assists as he made 9 of his 18 shots. The Hornets have struggled with offense all season as the team puts up just 94.1 points a game ranking 24th in the NBA. On defense teams hit on 46.7% from the floor against them which is sixth worst in the league.