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If familiarity breeds contempt, there should be animosity aplenty on Saturday when the Miami Heat and the Orlando Magic meet at Amway Center.

Miami was a 123-114 loser in its last match at home against the Warriors. They failed to cover the 4.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score of 237 sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

The Magic were an 87-81 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Cavaliers. They failed to cover the 3-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (168) made winners of UNDER bettors.

Miami:
Team record: 24-8 SU, 15-17 ATS

is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Orlando
The total has gone OVER in 6 of last 7 games when playing on the road against Orlando
is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games
The total has gone OVER in 8 of last 10 games

When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Toronto are 9-1
After playing Golden State are 8-2
After a loss are 8-2

Orlando:
Team record: 10-22 SU, 15-16-1 ATS
Current streak: lost 2 straight games.

The total has gone OVER in 6 of last 7 games when playing at home against Miami
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of last 13 games
is 10-5 SU in its last 15 games when playing at home against Miami
is 10-4-1 ATS in its last 15 games when playing at home against Miami

When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing LA Clippers are 5-5
After playing Cleveland are 7-3
After a loss are 3-7

Next up:
Miami home to Toronto, Sunday, January 5
Orlando at LA Clippers, Monday, January 6