Magic vs Heat Pick – NBA Predictions & Odds 3/11/23
Miami Heat (36-32) vs. Orlando Magic (27-40)
March 11, 2023 7:00 pm EDT
The Line: Orlando Magic +3; Over/Under: -
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The Miami Heat and Orlando Magic meet Saturday in the NBA action at the Amway Center. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.
The Miami Heat are averaging 108.3 points on 45.3 percent shooting and allowing 109.1 points on 47.9 percent shooting. Jimmy Butler is averaging 22.1 points and 6.1 rebounds, while Bam Adebayo is averaging 21.2 points and 9.5 rebounds. Tyler Herro is the third double-digit scorer and Kyle Lowry is grabbing 4.3 rebounds. The Miami Heat are shooting 33.6 percent from beyond the arc and 82.8 percent from the free throw line. The Miami Heat are allowing 36.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41 rebounds per game.
The Orlando Magic are averaging 111 points on 47 percent shooting and allowing 113.7 points on 47.5 percent shooting. Paolo Banchero is averaging 20 points and 3.6 assists, while Franz Wagner is averaging 18.8 points and 3.9 rebounds. Wendell Carter Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Markelle Fultz is grabbing 4.1 rebounds. The Orlando Magic are shooting 34.6 percent from beyond the arc and 78.7 percent from the free throw line. The Orlando Magic are allowing 35 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.9 rebounds per game.
The Heat are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 Saturday games and 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 0 days rest. The Magic are 0-6 ATS in their last 6 home games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The under is 5-2 in Heat last 7 overall. The over is 4-1 in Magic last 5 overall. The Heat are 3-7 ATS in the last 10 meetings.
The Miami Heat have been inconsistent as all hell, and I’m not thrilled to back them in the favorite role on the road. However, the Heat are the better team and if they’re serious about staying out of the play-in game, they need to take advantage of spots like this. No excuses really. I’ll lay the bucket with the Heat because of desperation.