The 58-16 Miami Heat will travel to play the 18-57 Charlotte Bobcats in an NBA pro basketball game on Friday night. Tip off time from Charlotte is scheduled for 8PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by ESPN.
The NBA odds from this pro basketball game will be out on Friday afternoon as Lebron James, Dwyane Wade, Ray Allen and Mario Chalmers are doubtful with Miami with injuries.
The teams have met three times this season with Miami winning all three games. The Heat has covered the spread in two of the three games.
Miami has a road record of 26-12 on the season. Their two game win streak was snapped on Tuesday in a 102-90 home defeat to the New York Knicks as a +3 point underdog. The total came in at over 191 points. Miami sat LeBron James and Dwayne Wade. They still shot 50% from the floor and connected on 8 of 20 from three. The Heat gave up 52.1% shooting to the Knicks along with 14 of 27 three pointers. Miami gave away the game with 20 turnovers. Chris Bosh led the team with 23 points and six rebounds as he made 6 of his 13 shots. Miami is the top field goal shooting and ranked number two from the three point line this season. They connect on 49.7% from the floor and hit on 39.4% of their three pointers. Miami has clinched the best record in the Eastern conference and holds a three game lead in the loss column over the San Antonio Spurs for best record in the NBA with just eight games remaining.
The Bobcats are 12-25 playing at home. They break a three game losing streak on Wednesday after an 88-83 home victory against the Philadelphia 76ers as a +5 point underdog. The game landed under 196 points. They held the 76ers to just 38 second half points in victory. The Bobcats shot 43.2% from the floor and made 4 of their 14 three pointers. They survived 18 turnovers by holding the offensively anemic 76ers to just 35.1% shooting. Kemba Walker led Charlotte with 17 points and ten assists as he made 6 of his 14 shots. The Bobcat is bad on both sides of the court. The team is 30th and last in the NBA in field goal percentage hitting on 42.3% from the floor. They give up 47.2% shooting and allow 103.2 points a game ranking 29th and second last in the league in those two key areas.