Orlando Magic vs Miami Heat NBA Betting Prediction

NBA Orlando Magic vs Miami Heat Prediction 2/6/2024

The Orlando Magic (27-23) travel to face off against the Miami Heat (26-24) on Tuesday, February 6th. This game will be played at Kaseya Center in Miami and televised on BSSU. The Magic are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Heat are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Pistons. Tip-off is set for 7:30 ET.

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The Magic Are Coming Off A Win

The Magic notched a win against the Pistons in their most recent game, concluding with a score of 111-99. Magic’s victory in this game wasn’t just a straight-up win; they also covered the spread as -6.5-point favorites. Regarding the over/under, the combined score of 210 points ended up below the over/under line of 230.

In their last five games, the Magic are 4-1 and have an overall record of 27-23. When playing against Eastern Conference teams, the Magic are 18-13 compared to their 9-10 record in non-conference games.

Against the spread, Orlando are currently above .500, at 33-17 ATS. Orlando has gone 11-4 against the spread this season when they are the favorites, and they are 22-13 when playing as underdogs.

The Heat Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

In their latest game against the Clippers, Jimmy Butler was the top scorer for the Heat’s offense, scoring 21 points and shooting 8/19 from the field. Terry Rozier finished 2nd on the team with 17 points, but Miami ended the game with a 103-95 loss.

Heading into their matchup against the Magic, the Heat are 26-24 overall and have gone 2-1 in their last three games. In the Eastern Conference, they are currently 8th and are 2nd in the Southeast division.

Miami currently has an ATS record below .500, sitting at 20-27 at this point. When playing on the road, the Heat hold an ATS record of 11-11 in contrast to a 9-16 record against the spread when playing at home.

Magic Offense Breakdown

Through 50 games games, Orlando is averaging 111.6 points per game (25th).

When it comes to scoring, the Magic are averaging 111.6 points per game this season, which ranks 25th in the NBA. On the road, they are averaging 109.6 points per game.

So far, the Magic have scored below the NBA scoring average in 66% of their games this season. They are also currently in a three-game streak of scoring less than their own scoring average.

When it comes to their pace of play, the Magic are 21st in the league at 98.1 possessions per game. In terms of field goal percentage, they are shooting 46% from the field, which is 20th in the NBA.

Heat Offense Breakdown

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In 50 games games, Miami has an average of 110.1 points per game (27th).

At home, the Heat are averaging 112.9 points per game, which ranks 23rd in the NBA. Overall, they are 27th in scoring at 110.1 points per game. In terms of pace, Miami is 28th in the league.

When it comes to three-point shooting, the Heat are 16th in made threes at 12.3 per game. They are shooting 37% from beyond the arc, which is 9th in the NBA. Overall, Miami is 27th in field goal percentage.

So far, the Heat have outscored the NBA scoring average in just 32% of their games. In terms of two-point shooting, Miami is 28th in both attempts and makes. They are also 25th in offensive rebounds.

Magic Team Defense

In the current season, the Magic defense has excelled, sitting 5th in the NBA by allowing 110.6 points per game. Orlando’s defense is currently forcing 13.7 turnovers per game, which is 22nd in the league. Additionally, they enter the game ranked 15th in blocked shots, with an average of 5.3 rejections per game.

Heat Team Defense

So far this season, the Heat defense has been performing well, ranking 7th in the NBA at 111.2 points allowed per contest. On two point field goal attempts, the Heat’s defensive unit is allowing a field goal percentage of 55.4% and allowing 37.0% from beyond the arc.

Key Players For The Magic And Heat

The outlook for today’s matchup points to Paolo Banchero as the primary point contributor for the Magic, finishing with 22 points while maintaining a 8/17 shooting accuracy. During this season, he is delivering an average of 23 points per game, along with 6.9 rebounds.

As for Miami, Jimmy Butler is projected to be the primary scorer for the Heat. Our forecast has him finishing the game with 21, and adding 5 rebounds. For the season, he has a field goal percentage of 49.9% and is averaging 21.5 points per contest.

Magic vs Heat Trends

  • When looking at their past three road matchups, Orlando has an ATS record of 3-0 while averaging 109 per game. The team went 3-0 overall in these games.
  • In their last five games at home, the Heat have a straight up record of 2-3 while going 0-3-2 vs. the spread. The team averaged 99 points per game in this stretch.
  • The last ten games that Orlando was the underdog, they have an ATS mark of 6-4 while going 4-6 straight up.
  • Through their last three matchups as the betting favorite, the Heat have a good straight up record, but their ATS mark is just 1-1-1.

Magic vs Heat Prediction

In this Magic vs. Heat matchup, our point-spread bet is on the Magic at +3.5. While we project the Heat to win 113-110, our recommendation is to bet on the Magic for the point-spread.

As for the over/under, the the line is currently at 211.5, and our model projects the Magic and Heat to reach a combined total of 223 points. Our bet is on taking the over.

All odds are courtesy of Action247 Sportsbook. Good luck!!

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