NBA odds preview - Heat vs. Magic
Miami Heat vs Orlando Magic Odds
Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for Miami when they hit take on the Magic on Monday in pro hoops betting action.
Orlando will face the 55-14 Heat, who own a 36-33 ATS mark on the season. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). In totals betting, the Magic are 38-31-1 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Heat are 34-35 favoring the OVER.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game pits the Magic, currently No. 26 in the Odds Shark NBA Power Rankings, against the Heat, who rate No. 6 in the most recent survey. Meanwhile, math and computer handicapping models run on this game predict a 106-92 victory for the Heat.
How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Orlando's No. 15-rated squad against Miami's No. 30-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Orlando rates No. 21 in the league with 6.4 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 7 with 8.2 per outing.
Defensively, the Heat feature the league's No. 5-rated defense on the road, giving up 94.9 points per game. Orlando, meanwhile, comes in at No. 25 in the league in scoring at home.
Last time out for Miami, they were a 109-77 winner as they battled the Bobcats at home. The Heat covered in the match as a 16-point favorite, while 186 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Charlotte was run off the court by the Heat on Sunday as Miami blasted the Bobcats 109-77 at AmericanAirlines Arena.
Orlando lost its last outing, a 97-89 result against the Thunder on March 22. The Magic covered in that game as a 14-point underdog, while the 186 combined points took the game UNDER the total. The Magic wasted a 25-point performance from Maurice Harkless as Oklahoma City ran past them 97-89 on Friday at Amway Center.
Miami Heat Trends:
When playing on Monday are 9-1
Before playing Chicago are 7-3
After playing Charlotte are 7-3
After a win are 10-0
Orlando Magic Trends:
When playing on Monday are 5-5
Before playing Charlotte are 7-3
After playing Oklahoma City are 8-2
After a loss are 2-8
A few Heat at Magic trends to consider:
Miami is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Miami is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Miami is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Orlando
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Miami's last 5 games when playing on the road against Orlando
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Orlando's last 5 games when playing at home against Miami
Orlando is 10-3 SU in its last 13 games when playing at home against Miami
The total has gone OVER in 15 of Orlando's last 23 games at home
Orlando is 4-12 ATS in its last 16 games at home
Miami at Chicago, Wednesday, March 27
Orlando at Charlotte, Wednesday, March 27