Miami Heat vs Orlando Magic 1/3/2020 Spread Picks and Game Analysis
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
Miami Heat vs Orlando Magic 1/3/2020 – Intra-state rivals Miami Heat and Orlando Magic will duke it out for the first time this season on Friday at Amway Center. Coming off a home win over the Toronto Raptors, the Heat will look to score another victory on the road against the Magic, who are 10-7 on their home floor. Las Vegas betting odds are bracing for a tight matchup in Orlando with the Heat coming in just 1.5-point road favorites.
Miami Heat vs Orlando Magic 1/3/2020
Miami Heat vs Orlando Magic 1/3/2020 Betting Odds
Miami Heat Betting
The Heat registered another win over the Raptors on Thursday. Bam Adebayo was the only Heat starter in double figures, but Miami got 40 points from their bench. Goran Dragic and Tyler Herro each tallied 13 points, while Derrick Jones Jr. added 10 for the Heat, whose defense smothered the Raptors to just 31 percent FG shooting and 14 percent from the three-point area.
Players to Watch: Jimmy Butler (20.8 PPG, 6.6 RPG, 6.6 APG)
Kendrick Nunn (16.0 PPG and 3.5 APG)
Goran Dragic (15.8 PPG and 5.0 APG)
Orlando Magic Betting
The Orlando Magic got back to the win column and more importantly enhanced their slate to 15-19 with a win over the Washington Wizards, 122-101. DJ Augustine fired for 25 points off the bench and Nikola Vucevic racked up 20 points and 12 boards. Orlando shot 47 percent from the field and scored 54 points inside the paint.
Players to Watch: Evan Fournier (19.4 PPG and 3.1 APG)
Nikola Vucevic (18.2 PPG and 10.7 RPG)
Aaron Gordon (13.2 PPG and 7.1 RPG)
Miami Heat vs Orlando Magic 1/3/2020 Betting Numbers
Miami are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Orlando’s last 5 games.
Justise Winslow PF Back is “?” Friday vs Orlando
Al-Farouq Aminu PF Knee is out indefinitely
Miami Heat vs Orlando Magic Betting Picks
Based on the 1.5-point NBA spread adjusted for this game, Legal betting sites are still unsure how the Heat will perform against the Magic given this is the first of four scheduled meetings this season.
Moneyline: The Heat are one of the hottest teams in the East, winning six of their last seven games. Miami is my pick to win this game on the road since they have been playing at such a high level lately. They are also 19-2 when entering the game as favorites.
ATS: The Heat finally covered the spread after five games in Thursday’s win vs. the Raptors. Expect Miami to add another ATS win since the spread is set at 1.5 points.
TOTALs: The total opened at 209.5 points. Predicting the total output for this game is a bit tricky since this is their first meeting. But knowing the Magic’s slow-paced style of play, I am expecting a low-scoring game on Friday. I pick UNDER.
Score Prediction: 105 – 98 Heat