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Magic vs. Heat in NBA Betting

Dwight Howard and the Magic will face a division rival on Sunday afternoon as they meet the Heat in an NBA betting matchup.

The Heat have lost two straight games against the Magic, going just 4-6 straight up and 4-6 against the spread in the last 10 meetings between the two teams. The OVER/UNDER went 5-4-1.

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Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with the Heat in this one will find them as 9.5-point favorites, while the total was sitting at 194.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 8-rated Heat and the No. 9-ranked Magic, according to the NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring formulas run on this game indicate a potential 105-98 result in favor of the Heat.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Miami's No. 1-ranked offense (103.7 PPG) against a Magic defense that ranks No. 6 at 91.1 PPG. The Heat have averaged 48.6% from the field per game, more than the Magic have managed so far this season (43.6% on average).

Defensively, the Magic feature the league's No. 4-rated defense on the road, allowing 90.8 points per game. Miami, meanwhile, comes in at No. 1 in the league in scoring at home.

Last time out for Orlando, they were a 94-85 winner as they battled the Bucks at home. The Magic covered in the match as a 7.5-point favorite, while 179 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Orlando got 26 points and 20 rebounds from Dwight Howard en route to a 94-85 victory over Milwaukee on Friday at Amway Center.

Last time out for Miami, they were a 111-87 winner as they battled the Cavaliers on the road. The Heat covered in the match as a 9.5-point favorite, while 198 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Miami cruised to victory on Friday, running Cleveland out of the gym and running up a 111-87 score at Quicken Loans Arena.

Orlando Magic Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 7-3
Before playing Milwaukee are 5-5
After playing Milwaukee are 8-2
After a win are 5-5

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

A few Magic at Heat trends to consider:
Orlando is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Orlando is 17-5 SU in its last 22 games when playing Miami
Orlando is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games when playing on the road against Miami
Orlando is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games on the road
Miami is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Miami is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Miami's last 7 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Miami's last 9 games

Next up:
Orlando at Milwaukee, Monday, February 20
Miami home to Sacramento, Tuesday, February 21

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