Miami Heat vs. Orlando Magic - 12/29/14 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Orlando Magic (11-21) at Miami Heat (14-16)
NBA Basketball: Monday, December 29, 2014 at 7:30 pm (AmericanAirlines Arena)
The Line: Miami Heat -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Orlando Magic travel to South Beach to battle the Miami Heat tonight.
The Orlando Magic have lost five of their last seven overall but will be going for a second straight win tonight after beating the Hornets by 102-94 on Saturday. Nikola Vucevic returned to form with 22 points and 11 rebounds while Tobias Harris added 21 points as the Magic withstood a career-best 42 points from the Hornets' Kemba Walker. Defensively, the Magic were able to thwart Walker's big night by keeping the rest of the team quiet while taking care of the ball on offense and committing just six turnovers in total. With the win, Orlando improves to 12-21 overall and 8-12 on the road.
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Meanwhile, the Miami Heat have lost four of their last six games and are coming off a 103-95 loss against the Grizzlies. Dwyane Wade led the way with 25 points on 11 of 17 shooting while Danny Granger and Luol Deng scored 18 and 16 points respectively, but after falling behind by 16 points going into halftime, the Heat did a great job of fighting back but just left themselves with too much work to do. Chris Bosh sat out his eighth straight game but is listed as probable for tonight's meeting against the Magic.
In ATS trends, the Magic are 12-5 ATS in their last 17 road games and 2-5 ATS in their last seven games overall, while the Heat are 6-0 ATS in their last six games following a loss and 3-9-1 ATS in their last 13 home games.
Head to head, the Magic are 1-5-1 ATS in the last seven meetings and the Under is 6-2 in the last eight meetings in Miami.
With Bosh back I have to bleive the Heat cover here.