The battle of Florida has more closely resembled a matchup between the Globetrotters and Generals than matchups between two competitive NBA teams as the Heat have won 14 of their last 15 games over the Magic. They’ve played twice this season with Miami winning by an average of nine points and covering the spread in each contest.
With tonight’s game taking place in Orlando, it’s important to note that the Magic are 5-1 ATS in their last six at home while the Heat are 1-5 ATS in their last six on the road. As of this morning no line has been posted, but the Heat aren’t expected to rest any starts as they’re still trying to improve their playoff position.
Another trend to consider is Orlando’s dreadful record against divisional opponents, as they’re just 3-17 SU in their last 20 games against other Southeast division teams.
Miami is coming off a 106-98 win and cover last night over Chicago, but have struggled in the second games of back-to-backs recently going 0-3 SU and ATS.