Magic vs. Heat Prediction

Orlando Magic vs. Miami Heat, 3/4/20 Predictions & Odds

Can the Miami Heat build off a big win Monday night and run past the Orlando Magic when the two in-state rivals meet up tonight at 7:30PM ET?

Game Snapshot & Odds

521 Orlando Magic vs. 522 Miami Heat

Wednesday, March 4, 2020

7:30PM ET – AmericanAirlines Arena

Compare odds and from multiple different online sportsbooks and shop for the best lines at our new NBA Odds & Betting Page.

Public Betting Trends

According to the latest oddsmakers, the Heat are the clear favorite at home, as they are getting odds of -7 points against the Magic. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 218.5 points. The public betting currently has 78 percent going on the Heat as the home favorite. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our NBA Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.

Magic thumped by Portland

Orlando is coming off a 130-107 loss at home to Portland on Monday night to snap a four-game cover streak for the Magic. The Magic are 27-34 on the season, 11-19 on the road, 27-32-2 against the spread and 29-29-3 with the over/under total.

The Magic are giving up just 106.9 points per game this season while holding opponents to 46.2 percent from the field. Offensively, Orlando is averaging just 105.3 points per game while opponents shoot 43.7 percent from the floor. The Magic have Aaron Gordon listed as questionable to play tonight due to a knee injury. Gordon averages 14.4 points and 7.6 rebounds per game. Nikola Vucevic is leading the team with 19.3 points and 10.8 rebounds per game while Evan Fournier is adding 18.9 points per contest.

Heat run over the Bucks

Miami is coming off a 105-89 win at home over the Bucks on Monday for one of their best wins of the season. The Heat have now won three straight games. Miami is 39-22 on the season, 26-4 at home, 32-27-2 against the spread and 37-23-1 with the over.

The Heat are putting up 112.7 points per game on offense this season while shooting 46.9 percent as a team. Defensively, Miami is giving up 109.2 points per game while opponents shoot 44.8 percent against them. Jimmy Butler is leading the team with 20.5 points, 6.7 rebounds and 6.2 assists per game. Bam Adebayo is adding 16.2 points and 10.5 rebounds per game.

NBA Betting Trends


The Magic are just 3-7 against the spread in their last 10 games following a loss and 7-20-2 ATS in their last 29 games against a winning team.


The Heat are 21-9-1 against the spread in their last 31 home games, but just 2-8 ATS in their last 10 games following a win.


These two have met three times this season, and Miami has won and covered in the last two encounters. Both wins came by double digits. The Magic looked awful against Portland on Monday and that was at home. Now they hit the road to face a Miami team that doesn’t lose often at home and is coming off their best performance of the season. The Heat could have a letdown after that win, but they have won three straight at home and I think they will have too much offense for Orlando to deal with.

NBA Prediction: Miami Heat -7


NBA Headlines

  • LOS ANGELES (AP) The Southern California sports academy previously co-owned by the late Kobe Bryant has retired his ''Mamba'' nickname and rebranded itself nearly four months after the basketball ...
  • The marketing agent who has sued NBA rookie Zion Williamson wants the former Duke star to answer questions about whether he received improper benefits before playing his lone season with the Blue D...
  • B.J. Armstrong might have played a role in the Chicago Bulls getting their 1996, 1997 and 1998 titles - even though he wasn't on those teams.
    Armstrong was the person who, at a breakfast chat ...
  • BEIJING (AP) Yao Ming, the former Houston Rockets star and now president of the Chinese Basketball Association, says the league has three options for resuming the season that has been on hold sinc...
  • Mike Storen, a former ABA commissioner and multisport marketing whiz and the father of ESPN broadcaster Hannah Storm, died Thursday. He was 84.
    Storm said her father died at Emory University H...

NBA Predictions & Picks

Thumbnail The Best NBA Players for the 2019-20 Season This year’s season, even though it had to undergo an indefinite pause due to the unexpected coronavirus pandemic, was a big season for the NBA, with...
Thumbnail NBA Criticized for Testing Players NBA commissioner Adam Silver hopes to “salvage” the 2019-20 season, but also noted that he does not know if or when the season will resume. Can the league season...
Thumbnail Fears Exist NBA Season Could be Lost According to a report by, NBA owners and executives are bracing for the possibility of not return to league play until mid-to-late June. And that’s reportedly...
Thumbnail Bucks still favored to win NBA Finals The NBA is currently in an indefinite hiatus, but oddsmakers and the league still anticipate a 2020 champion being decided at some point, and they see three...
Thumbnail NBA Shutting Down for 30 Days? While league owners have been reportedly encouraging the commissioner to reconsider, Adam Silver says that the NBA will take a 30-day hiatus and use the time to...