Heat vs. Magic - 3/25/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Orlando Magic (29-42) at Miami Heat (41-30)
NBA Basketball: Friday, March 25, 2016 at 8:00 pm (AmericanAirlines Arena)
The Line: Miami Heat -7 -- Over/Under: 210.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSFL, SUN
The Orlando Magic and Miami Heat clash early Friday night at the American Airlines Arena.
The Orlando Magic could use a win in order to snap a five-game losing streak. The Orlando Magic are averaging 100.8 points on 44.8 percent shooting and allowing 103.3 points on 45.6 percent shooting. Nikola Vucevic is averaging 17.8 points and nine rebounds while Victor Oladipo is averaging 16 points and 3.9 assists. Evan Fournier is dishing 2.7 assists and Aaron Gordon is grabbing 6.6 rebounds. The Orlando Magic are shooting 34.8 percent from beyond the arc and 76.4 percent from the free throw line. The Magic are allowing 36.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.7 rebounds per game. The Orlando Magic have lost five straight road games.
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The Miami Heat look to keep rolling after winning 12 of their last 18 games. The Miami Heat are averaging 99.4 points on 46.8 percent shooting and allowing 98.2 points on 44.1 percent shooting. Dwyane Wade is averaging 19.1 points and 4.7 assists while Joe Johnson is averaging 14.3 points and 3.1 rebounds. Goran Dragic is dishing 5.9 assists and Hassan Whiteside is grabbing 11.8 rebounds. The Miami Heat are shooting 33.6 percent from beyond the arc and 74.6 percent from the free throw line. The Heat are allowing 34.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.2 rebounds per game. The Miami Heat have won five of their last six home games. Luol Deng is questionable with a quad injury.
The Magic are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games following a ATS loss and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 vs. Eastern Conference. The Heat are 13-5 ATS in their last 18 vs. Eastern Conference and 5-0 ATS in their last 5 Friday games. The Magic are 3-7-1 ATS in the last 11 meetings.
The Magic have checked out, as they can't win or cover games at this point. The Heat are still fighting for a top-three seed in the East and are still playing their best ball of the season. Look for Miami to win this game by double digits.