Magic vs. Heat Prediction & Odds
The Heat have won seven of their last 10 games overall but are facing a Magic team that they haven’t had much ATS success against in previous meetings. Is Orlando the smart bet in this 8:00 p.m. ET matchup on Friday night?
Game Matchup & Betting Odds
517 Orlando Magic (+7.5) at 518 Miami Heat (-7.5); o/u 217.5
8:00 p.m. ET, Friday, January 27, 2023
Miami-Dade Arena, Miami, FL
Magic vs. Heat Public Betting Information
Our NBA Public Betting Information page indicates that 61% of public bettors are currently backing the Heat when it comes to the spread. This information is subject to change throughout the day, however, so be sure to check the link so you’re receiving the most up-to-date public betting data.
Orlando Magic DFS Spin
Paolo Banchero finished Wednesday's 126-120 win over the Pacers with 23 points (6-of-14 FGs, 9-of-10 FTs), three rebounds, four assists, two steals, one block, and two 3-pointers in 36 minutes. Banchero led five Magic starters in double figures with 23 points, matching his total from Monday's win over the Celtics. The rookie forward has hit double figures in 13 straight games, but the lack of production in the rebounding category has recently limited Banchero's fantasy value. Averaging 3.6 rebounds per game, he's providing 16th-round value in 9-cat formats over the last two weeks. Banchero entered Wednesday averaging 6.5 rebounds per game on the season, and he's a top 150 player in 9-cat formats. But it may be difficult to approach the top 100, as the return of Jonathan Isaac (5/1/2/2 with one 3-pointer in eight minutes) means another player will be competing for minutes and scoring opportunities.
Miami Heat DFS Spin
Jimmy Butler (lower back tightness) tells reporters Thursday he will suit up Friday against the Magic. After being a late scratch Tuesday night, Butler is returning to the lineup for Friday's game against the Magic. Even without Butler's services, the Heat were able to knock off a shorthanded but tough Celtics squad. The return of Jimmy means Max Strus should revert back to his usual role off the bench.
Magic vs. Heat NBA Betting Trends
Under is 5-2 in the last 7 meetings in Miami
Over is 4-1 in Magic last 5 overall
Under is 4-0 in Heat last 4 home games
Under is 9-3 in Heat last 12 overall
Magic vs. Heat NBA Prediction:
The Magic are 6-2 against the spread in their last eight games in Miami and are 6-2 against the number in their last eight games versus the Heat overall. The Magic have also covered in eight of their last 11 road games, are 18-6 against the number in their last 24 games overall and are 11-3 at the betting window in their last 14 games after scoring more than 125 points in their previous game. On the other side, the Heat are 1-6 against the spread in their last seven games playing on two days of rest and are 7-18-1 against the number in their last 26 games following an ATS win.
NBA BETTING PREDICTION: ORLANDO MAGIC +7.5