Free NBA Picks Today: Charlotte Hornets vs Miami Heat 1/29/23

Free NBA Picks Today: Charlotte Hornets vs Miami Heat 1/29/23
Sun 29th January 2023

The Miami Heat (28-22, 11-13 Away), one of the league’s top scoring defenses, are on the road to face the Charlotte Hornets (14-36, 6-16 Home) on Sunday. Miami topped the Orlando Magic 110-105 at FTX Arena on Friday, their third straight win.

Jimmy Butler had a standout performance with 29 points and six assists. The Heat are the sixth seed in the Eastern Conference.

Charlotte found victory on Thursday at Spectrum Center, beating the Chicago Bulls 111-96. Terry Rozier had 28 points to lead the team. The Hornets are 14th in the Eastern Conference.

This is the last meeting of the season between the teams. Miami will be seeking a season sweep against Charlotte after coming out on top in both of their earlier meetings, the last of which was a 132-115 victory at FTX Arena in November 2022, their seventh straight head-to-head victory.

Max Strus led the Heat with 31 points. Rozier had 22 points and six assists in the loss.Butler (21.8 ppg), Bam Adebayo (21.5), and Tyler Herro (20.2) are leading the Heat in scoring this season. Adebayo also has grabbed 10.1 rebounds per game, ninth-most in the NBA.

Meanwhile, Kyle Lowry is dishing 5.4 assists per game. Rozier and Kelly Oubre Jr. have supplied much of the Hornets’ offense, averaging 21.5 and 20.2 points per game, respectively.

Rozier also has recorded 5.1 assists per game. Mason Plumlee has collected 9.8 rebounds per game. Holding opponents to 108.1 points per game, the Heat are one of the toughest scoring defenses in the league (2nd).

The Heat have had the advantage in the last 10 trips to Spectrum Center, winning seven.

Miami is 7-3 in the last 10 games with an average margin of +2.7 (106.7-104.0). Charlotte has gone 3-7 over the last 10, allowing 120.3 points per game on average while scoring only 112.3 (-8.0 margin).


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points per game:
Tyler Herro: 15.0 | 20.2 | -5.2
Rebounds per game:
Jimmy Butler: 4.3 | 6.1 | -1.9


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Nick Richards: 5.5 | 14.2 | -8.7
Points per game:
Mason Plumlee: 19.6 | 12.2 | +7.4
LaMelo Ball: 14.0 | 22.2 | -8.2
Rebounds per game:
Nick Richards: 1.5 | 5.6 | -4.1

SportsTips’ NBA Pick:

Miami Heat -6.5 (-105)

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