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Miami Heat vs. Orlando Magic - 3/26/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Orlando Magic at Miami Heat
Date & Time Tuesday March 26, 2019, 7:30 PM (EDT)
American Airlines Arena
Miami, Florida
The Line
The Line: Miami Heat -5.5 -- Over/Under: 205
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The Orlando Magic and Miami Heat meet Tuesday in NBA action at the American Airlines Arena.

The Orlando Magic look for another victory to build on their five-game winning streak. The Orlando Magic are averaging 106.1 points on 45 percent shooting and allowing 106.3 points on 45.2 percent shooting. Nikola Vucevic is averaging 20.7 points and 12.1 rebounds while Aaron Gordon is averaging 16 points and 7.3 rebounds. Evan Fournier is the third double-digit scorer and Terrence Ross is grabbing 3.5 rebounds. The Orlando Magic are shooting 35.4 percent from beyond the arc and 78.2 percent from the free throw line. The Orlando Magic are allowing 34.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.3 rebounds per game. The Orlando Magic have lost their last four road games.

The Miami Heat look to stay hot after winning 10 of their last 14 games. The Miami Heat are averaging 105.8 points on 45.1 percent shooting and allowing 105.9 points on 44.4 percent shooting. Josh Richardson is averaging 16.7 points and 4.1 assists while Goran Dragic is averaging 14.4 points and 4.1 assists. Dwyane Wade is the third double-digit scorer and Hassan Whiteside is grabbing 11.6 rebounds. The Miami Heat are shooting 35.5 percent from beyond the arc and 69 percent from the free throw line. The Miami Heat are allowing 36.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.2 rebounds per game. The Miami Heat have won six of their last eight home games.

The Magic are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Tuesday games, 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 0 days rest and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 road games. The Heat are 4-9 ATS in their last 13 vs. NBA Southeast, 1-8 ATS in their last 9 Tuesday games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Magic are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Miami and 7-3 ATS in the last 10 meetings. The under is 5-1 in Heat last 6 games playing on 2 days rest. The under is 5-1 in Magic last 6 overall.

The Orlando Magic head into this game hot and need a win if they're going to chip away in the playoffs standings. The Magic have also won seven of the last 10 meetings against the Heat, so there's value with the points here. However, the Heat are playing their best ball of the season, which includes allowing just 42.4 percent shooting in their last five games and covering a great deal of these victories. The Heat will also be retiring the jersey of Chris Bosh during this game, which should also provide an extra spark in the building, obviously along with the playoff implications. I've been impressed with what the Heat have done these last three weeks, and they should be able to win somewhat comfortably at home against a Magic squad that played last night.

Miami Heat -5.5

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