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Betting Line Favors the Orlando Magic in NBA Battle with Miami Heat

The Orlando Magic will try to pay off for their betting supporters on Saturday when they play host to the Miami Heat at Amway Center in NBA basketball wagering action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sports bettors looking to pick the Orlando Magic as their prediction for this matchup, they were listed earlier as -1.5-point favorites on the betting odds board at Bovada. Those betting on the total over/under for points scored have seen that line set at 196 for Saturday at shops such as MyBookie.

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 99-97 victory for the Magic. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NBA matchups here.

Miami Heat vs Orlando Magic Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Orlando Magic sit at 17-12 (21-8 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Miami Heat are currently 16-11 (12-14-1 ATS). Looking to bet on the points scored total? Orlando is 14-15 OU and Miami is 8-19 OU. This season the Orlando Magic are 17-12 overall and 21-8 ATS against the number, while the Miami Heat are 16-11 and 12-14-1 ATS. As for the totals, Orlando is 14-15 on the OU, and Miami is 8-19. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Orlando vs Miami injuries news.

The Orlando Magic sit at No. 9 in the current NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Miami Heat are at No. 23 on that betting chart.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively the game matches up Orlando's No. 18-ranked offense (100.97 PPG) against a Miami Heat defense that ranks No. 2 at 94.61 PPG. The Orlando Magic have averaged 45% from the field per game, less than the Miami Heat have managed so far this NBA season (46.22% on average).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

New Orleans was victimized for 30 points and 30 rebounds by Chris Bosh as the Heat defeated the Pelicans 94-88 in NBA action on Friday.

Orlando earned a 104-101 victory over Houston on Wednesday, getting 21 points from Nikola Vucevic at Amway Center.

Betting Trends
  • Miami is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Miami is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 18 of Miami's last 25 games
  • Miami is 6-12 ATS in its last 18 games on the road
  • Orlando is 13-2 ATS in its last 15 games
  • Orlando is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
  • Orlando is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games at home
  • Orlando is 10-3 SU in its last 13 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Miami home to Brooklyn, Monday, December 28th
Orlando home to New Orleans, Monday, December 28th