Cross-state rivals collide on Sunday night when the Orlando Magic play host to the Miami Heat in Eastern Conference action. The Heat is on a three-game winning streak over the Magic and won 8t of the last 10 games against their rivals. The Magic likely will be without their best player, Franz Wagner, which won’t help much. After missing the last eight games, he is questionable about suiting up on Sunday.
The NBA odds list the Heat as 1-point favorites, while the Magic are -105 on the moneyline to pull off an upset.
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Heat vs Magic Game Information
- Game: Heat (24-18) vs Magic (22-20)
- Location: Kia Center, Orlando, FL
- Day/Time: Sunday, Jan 21, 6 p.m. ET
- Heat vs Magic Live Stream: NBA Game Pass
The Miami Heat (24-18) will visit the Orlando Magic (22-20) at Kia Center on Sunday, Jan. 21 . The game starts at 6:00 p.m.ET, and you can watch it on NBATV.
Heat vs Magic Odds and Spreads
Heat vs Magic Betting Trends
- The Heat are 4-1 against the NBA spread in their last five games vs Orlando
- The Heat are 5-1 SU in their last six games vs Orlando
- The Heat are 9-1 SU in their last 10 games vs the Southeast Division
- The Heat are 8-0 ATS in their last eight Sunday games
- The Magic are 2-4 ATS in their last six games,
- The Under is 6-1 in Magic’s last seven games.
- The Under is 4-1 in the Magic’s last five home games.
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Under 215 Points (-110)
Based on the recent performances and stats of the Miami Heat and Orlando Magic, there are several compelling reasons to believe that their game tonight will likely result in a total score under the NBA betting total of 215.
The game ended with a relatively low combined score of 195 points in their last matchup. The Miami Heat, in particular, showed a subpar shooting performance, with an effective field goal percentage of 49.4% and only 30.8% success from the three-point line.
Similarly, Orlando Magic struggled from 3-point range, hitting 30 of their attempts. This level of shooting efficiency, especially from the perimeter, suggests difficulties in raising high scores.
Moreover, both teams have strong defensive records, which support the likelihood of a low-scoring game. This is evident from their last game: The Magic had eight blocked shots, and the Heat managed six steals, showcasing their defensive capabilities. Strong defense on both ends will likely result in a game where points are harder to come by.
Another factor to consider is the injury status of key players. The Orlando Magic had important players like Wagner and Joe Ingles listed as out due to injuries in their recent games. Such absences can impact a team’s offensive rhythm and scoring potential.
Paolo Banchero Under Points Total
Banchero has not done well against the Heat’s stifling defense in the past and is usually blanketed by Bam Adebayo. Bam matches up very well against Banchero in size and physicality but holds an edge with his veteran knowledge. Banchero had a good game with 25 points when these teams last played around two weeks ago, but I don’t suspect that will continue tonight.
Heat vs Magic Prediction
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Questions of the Day
Which Magic player will finish the game as the top scorer?
Bam Adebayo is a good bet if you want to make an NBA pick on the highest scorer in this game.
Left is Chris Bosh in 2014-2015. Right is Bam Adebayo this season:
21.1 PPG 21.5 PPG
7.0 RPG 10.5 RPG
2.2 APG 4.2 APG
0.6 BPG 0.9 BPG
46.0% FG 50.4% FG
37.5% 3P 11.1% 3P
Has Bam surpassed prime Heat CB?👀 pic.twitter.com/1gZk23IKfP
— HeatMuse (@Heat_Muse) January 20, 2024
Which player is the best NBA bet to lead the game in rebounds?
Adebayo also leads the Heat in rebounds and should lead all players on Sunday night regarding boards being pulled down.