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Orlando MagicMiami Heat
March 6, 7:30 PM | AmericanAirlines Arena

Orlando Magic vs Miami Heat Odds

17-44TEAM RECORD44-14

The NBA betting slate features a clash between Miami and Orlando on Wednesday, with the host Heat trying to win for fans supporting them with their cheers and their money.

Miami will face the 17-44 Magic, who own a 27-34 ATS mark on the season. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). In totals betting, the Heat are 30-28 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Magic are 34-26-1 favoring the OVER.

View Orlando vs Miami Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening line for this matchup at BetOnline, the Heat sat as 16-point favorites. The total had been pegged earlier by the oddsmakers at TopBet at 199.5.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Heat - Magic odds would favor the Heat if the lines were set according to power ranks. Miami is rated No. 9 in our latest Odds Shark poll, while the Magic sit at No. 26. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 106-92 win for the Heat.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Miami's No. 5-ranked offense, averaging 103.6 PPG, against a Magic defense that ranks No. 22 at 100.4 PPG. The Heat field goal percentage has averaged 49.6% so far, more than the Magic shooters have achieved on the year, 45.3% per game.

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Magic own the league's No. 13-rated mark, allowing 99 points per game when playing on the road. Miami, on the other hand, rates No. 4 in scoring on their home court.

Last time out for Orlando, they were a 105-102 winner as they battled the Hornets on the road. The Magic covered in the match as a 9-point underdog, while 207 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Orlando got 26 points from Arron Afflalo en route to a 105-102 victory over New Orleans on Monday at New Orleans Arena.

Miami was a 97-81 winner in its last match on the road against the Timberwolves. They covered the 9.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score of 178 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Minnesota was victimized by Dwyane Wade for 32 points as the Heat defeated the Timberwolves 97-81 in NBA action on Monday.

Orlando Magic Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 3-7
Before playing Indiana are 3-7
After playing New Orleans are 6-4
After a win are 3-7

Miami Heat Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Philadelphia are 6-4
After playing Minnesota are 6-4
After a win are 10-0

A few Magic at Heat trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Orlando's last 6 games when playing on the road against Miami
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Orlando's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 11 of Orlando's last 16 games on the road
Orlando is 17-8 SU in its last 25 games when playing Miami
Miami is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Miami is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Miami's last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Miami's last 6 games when playing at home against Orlando

Next up:
Orlando home to Indiana, Friday, March 8
Miami home to Philadelphia, Friday, March 8