The Miami Heat and Orlando Magic are scheduled to face off in a Southeast Division game at 8 p.m. ET on Friday at Miami-Dade Arena. The Heat are 27-22 overall and 16-9 at home, while Orlando is 19-29 overall and 6-17 on the road. This is the first of four meetings between the teams this season, and Miami won three of the four contests last year.
Miami is favored by 8 points in Caesars Sportsbook’s latest Heat vs. Magic odds, and the over/under is pegged at 219. Before we get into the Magic vs. Heat picks, you’ll want to see the model’s NBA predictions at SportsLine.
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Now the model has set her sights on Heat vs Magic. You can head over to SportsLine to see its picks. Here are several NBA betting lines for Magic vs Heat:
- Spread Heat vs. Magic: Heat -8
- Heat vs. Magic over/under: 219 points
- Money line Heat vs. Magic: Miami -335, Orlando +260
- Heat vs. Magic picks: See picks here
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What you need to know about heat
On Tuesday, Miami narrowly escaped with a win as the team edged the Boston Celtics 98-95. It was another big night for Miami center Bam Adebayo, who dropped a double-double on 30 points and 15 rebounds. The Heat overcame a 14-point second-half deficit to share the season’s four-game series with the Celtics.
Miami’s strength clearly lies on defense as it allows the second fewest points per game (108.2) in the NBA. However, he struggles just as much on the offensive side, scoring the fewest PPG (108.4) in the league. Shooting has been a problem all year for the Heat as they rank 27th in field goal percentage (45.3%) and 3-point percentage (33.5%).
What you need to know about magic
Meanwhile, Orlando didn’t have too much wiggle room in their game against the Indiana Pacers on Wednesday, but still came away with a 126-120 win. Orlando shooting guard Gary Harris was one of the team’s most active players, shooting 6-for-6 from beyond the arc and finishing with 22 points.
The Magic have had their own offensive struggles as they stumble into the game with the fourth-fewest points per game in the league, having averaged just 111.3. Many Magic players have been sidelined through injury this season, but it has also improved roster depth, with nine different players averaging over 9.0 points per game. match. That doesn’t include Jonathan Isaac, who recently returned after a two-and-a-half-year absence but is out for tonight’s game due to injury management.
How to make Heat vs Magic picks
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