Heat vs. Magic - 4/13/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Orlando Magic (25-55) at Miami Heat (35-45)
NBA Basketball: Monday, April 13, 2015 at 7:30 pm (AmericanAirlines Arena)
The Line: Miami Heat -7.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: FSFL, SUN
The Orlando Magic and Miami Heat play Monday night at the AmericanAirlines Arena.
The Orlando Magic look for a win after splitting their last six games. On the season, the Magic are averaging 95.8 points on 45.3 percent shooting and are allowing 101.4 points on 46.3 percent shooting. Nikola Vucevic is averaging 19.4 points and 11 rebounds while Victor Oladipo is averaging 17.8 points and 4.2 assists. Elfrid Payton is dishing 6.5 assists and Channing Frye is grabbing 3.9 rebounds. The Magic are coming off a Saturday loss to the Knicks in which they scored just 31 first-half points. The Orlando Magic are shooting 43.6 percent in their last five games and have lost 12 of their last 14 when scoring less than 100 points. The Magic have lost 12 of their last 14 road games.
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The Miami Heat look for a win after losing six of their last seven games. On the season, the Heat are averaging 94.5 points on 45.6 percent shooting and are allowing 97.3 points on 45.4 percent shooting. Dwyane Wade is averaging 21.5 points and 4.8 assists while Goran Dragic is averaging 16.8 points and 5.2 assists. Luol Deng is dishing 1.9 assists and Hassan Whiteside is grabbing 10 rebounds. The Miami Heat are shooting just 22.6 percent from deep in their last five games and have lost six straight when scoring less than 100 points. The Heat are all but out of the playoff race and are better off tanking these last two games in order to lockup a Top 10 pick in the NBA draft.
The Magic are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following a S.U. loss and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Heat are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 home games and 7-18-1 ATS in their last 26 games playing on 1 days rest. The Magic are 3-1-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Miami.
The Heat can't even win games outright as of late, forget covering a big number. I'll side with the Magic and the points.