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Magic vs. Heat on NBA odds

The Heat will be trying to slam the Magic and turn the tide on a 3-7 SU run at home against the Magic Thursday when the teams tip off at AmericanAirlines Arena in NBA betting action.

Supporters of the Magic have seen them go 39-22 but just 27-32-2 ATS so far this season, while the Heat are at 43-17 and 28-31-1 ATS. Of significance, the Magic is 7-3 SU in its past 10 visits to their Florida neighbors, but most of that was pre-LeBron.

View Orlando vs Miami Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to back the visiting Magic before tip-off in this one will find them as 5-point underdogs, while the total sits at 198.5. The best Magic point spread this morning was +5, 105 at Bovada.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 2 (Heat) and the No. 4 (Magic) teams in the league, according to our current NBA Power Rankings at Odds Shark. A 105-104 result in favor of the Heat is predicted by handicapping models, which would indeed by an Orlando cover if it happens this way.

How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Miami's No. 7-rated squad against Orlando's No. 5-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Miami rates No. 11 in the league with 6.7 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 1 with 9.2 per outing.

Defensively, the Magic feature the league's No. 9-rated defense on the road, allowing 97.2 points per game. Miami, meanwhile, comes in at No. 9 in the league in scoring at home.

Orlando won its last outing, a 116-110 result against the Knicks on March 1. The Magic failed to cover in that game as a 7-point favorite, while the 226 combined points took the game OVER the total. The Magic got a 30-point performance from Dwight Howard as Orlando handed New York a 116-110 defeat on Tuesday at Amway Center.

In their last action, Miami was a 91-86 loser at home against the Knicks. They failed to cover the 10–point spread as favorites, while the combined score (177) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. The Heat wasted a 27-point performance from LeBron James as New York ran past them 91-86 on Sunday at AmericanAirlines Arena.

Orlando Magic Betting Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 8-2
Before playing Chicago are 7-3
After playing New York are 8-2
After a win are 4-6

Miami Heat Betting Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing San Antonio are 3-7
After playing New York are 7-3
After a loss are 7-3

A few Magic at Heat trends to consider:
Orlando is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Orlando is 15-5 SU in its last 20 games when playing Miami
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Orlando's last 10 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Orlando's last 10 games when playing Miami
Miami is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games at home
Miami is 12-3 SU in its last 15 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Miami's last 10 games when playing Orlando
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Miami's last 6 games at home