Magic vs. Heat Prediction
Is the betting total for Monday night's matchup between the Magic and Heat set too high? Tip-off is set for 7:30 p.m. ET.
Who Oddsmakers Like: Miami. According to oddsmakers from online sports book YouWager, the Heat are 8-point home favorites to beat the Magic, who opened as 7-point underdogs. The total, meanwhile, hit the board at 205.5 and is now sitting at 204.5 points.
Who Public Bettors Like: Orlando. As of Monday afternoon, 58% of the betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Magic.
Who We Like: In the Magic's last 52 games coming off a double-digit loss at home, the under is 35-17. In their last 19 games after allowing 100 points or more in their previous game, the under is 13-6. In their last 13 games when their opponent scores 100 points or more in their previous game, the under is 9-4. Finally, the under has cashed in five of their last seven games coming off an ATS loss.
On the other side, the under is 6-1 in the Heat's last seven games overall and has hit at the betting window in 10 of their last 14 home games. The under is also 21-8 in their last 29 games playing on one day of rest and is 7-3 in their last 10 home games versus an opponent with a road winning percentage of less than .400.
MONDAY NBA PREDICTION: MAGIC/HEAT UNDER 204.5