Miami Heat vs. Orlando Magic - 10/18/16 NBA Preseason Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Orlando Magic vs. Miami Heat
NBA Basketball: Tuesday October 18, 2016 at 7:30 pm (American Airlines Arena)
The Line: Miami --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
NBA basketball comes to American Airlines Arena with the Miami Heat hosting the Orlando Magic.
With the NBA preseason winding down, the Orlando Magic would like to head in to the regular season on a positive note. That means the Magic will need to rebound from a 105-98 loss to the visiting Atlanta Hawks as a six point favorite on Sunday. This was a bit wild in the first half before the Hawks took a second half lead and never gave it up. The Magic held the shooting edge 44%-41% but Atlanta dominated the foul line with eleven more makes to secure the win. Serge Ibaka led all scorers with 25 points on 9-15 from the floor followed by Evan Fournier with 22 points on 9-17 while Efrid Peyton and DJ Augustin netted 14 points and 12 points respectively.
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The Miami Heat look to bounce back from a disappointing 101-96 loss to visiting Minnesota on Saturday when the Magic come a calling. The Heat led by seven heading to the locker room but the Timberwolves 32-18 third period carried them to a close victory. A few big point swings and Minnesota’s 48%-41% shooting edge did the Heat in with the Timberwolves owning a +15 on the backboards and sinking more field goals being the winning combination. Miami had five double digit scorers led by Rodney McGruder with Wayne Ellington and Keith Benson scoring 14 points apiece while Dion Walters and James Johnson netted 13 points and 12 points respectively.
The over is 4-0 in Magic last 4 games playing on 1 days rest and the Magic are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games following a straight up loss while the Magic are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games following a ATS loss. The Heat are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 Tuesday games and the under is 5-1 in Heat last 6 games following a straight up loss while the Heat are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 2 days rest. The Magic are 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings and the Magic are 1-3-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Miami.
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