OddsShark Top Sportsbooks

*Terms and Conditions apply to all bonus offers on this website. Please visit operator for details.

Magic open as NBA underdog vs Heat

Miami HeatOrlando Magic
8-3November 20, 2013, 07:00 | Amway Center4-6

A key NBA battle sees the visiting Heat travelling to Orlando Wednesday to face the Magic on Wednesday.

The Heat will try to spoil to the party on Wednesday; they are 5-6 ATS against the number this season, while the Magic are 5-5 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). Miami is 7-4 on the totals; Orlando is 4-6.

View Miami Heat vs Orlando Magic Odds and Stats.

Orlando opened as 8.5-point underdogs at online sportsbook BetOnline, while the NBA total was sitting around 198.5 at Sportsbook.ag for those who prefer OVER/UNDER betting.

The Magic - Heat odds would favor the Heat if the lines were set according to power ranks. Orlando is rated No. 25 in our latest Odds Shark poll, while the Heat sit at No. 5. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 101-93 win for the Heat.

In their last action, Miami was a 104-88 winner at home against the Hawks. They covered the 8.5-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (192) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Chris Bosh scored 19 points leading the Heat to a 104-88 victory over Atlanta at AmericanAirlines Arena on Tuesday.

Last time out for Orlando, they were a 108-100 loser as they battled the Mavericks at home. The Magic failed to cover in the match as a 2.5-point underdog, while 208 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Orlando got 25 points from Arron Afflalo en route to a 108-100 loss against Dallas on Saturday at Amway Center.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Orlando's No. 14-ranked offense, averaging 99.9 PPG, against a Heat defense that ranks No. 9 at 97.64 PPG. The Magic field goal percentage has averaged 46.17% so far, less than the Heat shooters have achieved on the year, 52.31% per game.

A few Heat at Magic trends to consider:
Miami is 6-1-1 SU in its last 8 games
Miami is 13-6 ATS in its last 19 games on the road
Miami is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
Miami is 18-7 SU in its last 25 games on the road
Orlando is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games
Orlando is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Orlando's last 7 games
Orlando is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home

Next up:
Miami home to Orlando, Saturday, November 23rd