Heat vs Magic Pick – NBA Predictions & Odds 1/27/23
Orlando Magic (19-29) vs. Miami Heat (27-22)
January 27, 2023 8:00 pm EDT
The Line: Miami Heat -7; Over/Under: +190.5
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The Orlando Magic and Miami Heat meet Friday in NBA action at the Miami-Dade Arena. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.
The Orlando Magic Betting Preview
The Orlando Magic are averaging 111.3 points on 47.3 percent shooting and allowing 114.5 points on 47.3 percent shooting. Paolo Banchero is averaging 20.8 points and 3.8 assists, while Franz Wagner is averaging 20.2 points and 4 rebounds. Wendell Carter Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Markelle Fultz is grabbing 4 rebounds. The Orlando Magic are shooting 35.3 percent from beyond the arc and 79.1 percent from the free throw line. The Orlando Magic are allowing 34.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.6 rebounds per game.
The Miami Heat Betting Preview
The Miami Heat are averaging 108.4 points on 45.3 percent shooting and allowing 108.2 points on 47.4 percent shooting. Bam Adebayo is averaging 21.6 points and 10.2 rebounds, while Jimmy Butler is averaging 21.6 points and 6.1 rebounds. Tyler Herro is the third double-digit scorer and Max Strus is grabbing 3.7 rebounds. The Miami Heat are shooting 33.5 percent from beyond the arc and 82.6 percent from the free throw line. The Miami Heat are allowing 36.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.6 rebounds per game.
Magic vs Heat Trends
The Magic are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 road games and 18-6 ATS in their last 24 games overall. The Heat are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 home games and 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 2 days rest. The over is 4-1 in Magic last 5 overall. The under is 9-3 in Heat last 12 overall. The Magic are 6-2 ATS in the last 8 meetings in Miami and 6-2 ATS in the last 8 meetings.
Randy’s Free Pick
The Orlando Magic continue to cover numbers left and right, while the Heat play to the level of their competition more times than not. Also, 7 of the last 8 meetings between the Heat and Magic have been decided by 10 or fewer points. The Magic won the last meeting as 6.5 point underdogs. I’ll grab the free points.