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March 18, 7:00 PM | AmericanAirlines Arena

Orlando Magic vs Miami Heat Odds

29-16TEAM RECORD32-11

Orlando travels to Miami on Sunday, hoping to boost its 29-16 mark with a victory over the Heat.

Miami will face the 29-16 Magic, who own a 25-20 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Heat are 19-22-2 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Magic are 23-21-1 favoring the OVER.

View Orlando vs Miami Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had the Heat installed as 8.5-point favorites in this particular matchup. The over-under number was listed by most sportsbooks at 188.5.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Heat - Magic odds would favor the Heat if the lines were set according to power ranks. Miami is rated No. 4 in our latest Odds Shark poll, while the Magic sit at No. 8. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 104-98 win for the Heat.

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How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Miami's No. 14-rated squad against Orlando's No. 9-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Miami rates No. 19 in the league with 5.9 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 1 with 10.3 per outing.

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Magic own the league's No. 4-rated mark, allowing 92.4 points per game when on the road. Miami, on the other hand, rates No. 3 in home scoring.

In their last action, Orlando was an 86-70 winner at home against the Nets. They covered the 12-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (156) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Dwight Howard scored 18 points leading the Magic to an 86-70 victory over New Jersey at Amway Center on Friday.

Last time out for Miami, they were an 84-78 winner as they battled the 76ers on the road. The Heat covered in the match as a 4-point favorite, while 162 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Miami got 29 points from LeBron James en route to an 84-78 victory over Philadelphia on Friday at Wells Fargo Center.

Orlando Magic Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing Chicago are 8-2
After playing New Jersey are 7-3
After a win are 5-5

Miami Heat Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing Phoenix are 4-6
After playing Philadelphia are 7-3
After a win are 8-2

A few Magic at Heat trends to consider:
Orlando is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Orlando's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Orlando's last 5 games when playing on the road against Miami
Orlando is 18-6 SU in its last 24 games when playing Miami
Miami is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Miami's last 8 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Miami's last 5 games when playing at home against Orlando
Miami is 13-4 SU in its last 17 games

Next up:
Orlando home to Chicago, Monday, March 19
Miami home to Phoenix, Tuesday, March 20

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