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Miami HeatOrlando Magic
24-8January 04, 2014, 07:00 | Amway Center10-22

Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for Miami when they hit take on the Magic on Saturday in pro hoops betting action.

The Magic bring a 10-22 record (15-16-1 ATS) to the battle against the 24-8 Heat, who are 15-17 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Orlando go 14-18 so far and the Heat go 20-12. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

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It's a betting matchup between the No. 24-rated Magic and the No. 11-ranked Heat, according to the NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring formulas run on this game indicate a potential 98-89 result in favor of the Heat.

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 Heat wasted a 26-point performance from LeBron James as Golden State ran past them 123-114 on Thursday at AmericanAirlines Arena.

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. The Magic endured an 87-81 loss at the hands of the Cavaliers on Thursday, despite a 16-point effort from Glen Davis at Quicken Loans Arena.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Orlando's No. 22-ranked offense, averaging 96.41 PPG, against a Heat defense that ranks No. 9 at 98.34 PPG. The Magic field goal percentage has averaged 44.5% so far, less than the Heat shooters have achieved on the year, 51.14% per game.

A few Heat at Magic trends to consider:
Miami is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
Miami is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Miami's last 10 games
Miami is 9-4 ATS in its last 13 games on the road
Orlando is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
Orlando is 4-13 SU in its last 17 games
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Orlando's last 13 games
Orlando is 3-11 ATS in its last 14 games at home

Next up:
Miami home to Toronto, Sunday, January 5th
Orlando at Los Angeles, Monday, January 6th