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Miami Heat vs Orlando Magic 1/3/2020 Spread Picks and Game Analysis

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Miami Heat vs Orlando Magic 1-3-2020 Spread Picks and Game Analysis

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

When: January 3, 2020 7:00 PM ET
Where: Amway Center, Orlando, Florida
TV: Fox Sports Florida
Stream: NBA League Pass, SofaScore

Miami Heat vs Orlando Magic 1/3/2020 Betting Odds
Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Miami Heat -1.5 (-105) 209.5 o (-110) -130

Orlando Magic
+1.5 (-105) 209.5 u (-110) +110
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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

Trends

Miami Heat

Miami are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games.
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Miami’s last 12 games.
Miami are 6-1 SU in their last 7 games.
Heat are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games against Orlando.
Miami are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games against Orlando.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Miami’s last 6 games on the road.
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Miami’s last 8 games when playing on the road against Orlando.
Miami are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games this season.
Heat are 8-1 SU in their last 9 games against an opponent in the Eastern conference.
Miami are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games against an opponent in the Southeast division.

Orlando Magic

The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Orlando’s last 5 games.
Orlando are 4-8 SU in their last 12 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Orlando’s last 5 games at home.
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Orlando’s last 8 games when playing at home against Miami.
Orlando are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games against an opponent in the Eastern conference.
Orlando are 7-2 SU in their last 9 games against an opponent in the Southeast division.
Magic are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games played in January.
Orlando are 1-7 SU in their last 8 games when playing as the underdog.

Injuries

Miami Heat

Justise Winslow PF Back is “?” Friday vs Orlando

Orlando Magic

Al-Farouq Aminu PF Knee is out indefinitely
Michael Carter-Williams PG Shoulder is out indefinitely
Aaron Gordon PF Achilles is “?” Friday vs Miami
Jonathan Isaac PF Knee is out indefinitely

Head-to-Head
Miami Heat Orlando Magic
18-13-2 Against the Spread 14-16-4
20-12-2001 Straight Up 17-17
112 Points per Game 103
108 Points Allowed per Game 104
46.96 Offensive FG% 43.23
77.2 Offensive FT% 76.44
38.46 Offensive 3PT% 33.46
44.52 Defensive FG% 45.44
75.44 Defensive FT% 75.43
33.14 Defensive 3PT% 36.4

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