Magic vs. Heat Free Pick
The Miami Heat hope to easily dispatch in-state foe, the Orlando Magic, when the two meet up tonight at 8PM ET.
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, the Heat are favored at home tonight, as they are getting odds of -8.5 points against the Magic. The over/under total for the contest has been set at 210 points.
Miami is 41-30 overall, 23-13 at home and 37-33-1 against the spread. Orlando is 29-42 overall, 11-25 on the road and 39-31-1 against the spread. The Heat have won the lone meeting with the Magic this season, a 108-101 win in Orlando back on Dec. 26. The Heat have won nine of the last 10 in this series.
Orlando is on a five-game losing streak coming into tonight while Miami is just 3-3 in its last 6 games. The Heat are in the fifth spot in the East, tied with Charlotte right now and only ½ a game out of the third spot held by Atlanta and Boston. Miami has covered in 13 of its last 18 conference games and 6 of its last 8 on 1 day of rest. The Magic are clearly not in the running for much, so look for Miami to take care of business at home tonight knowing how important each win down the stretch will be.
FRIDAY’S NBA FREE PICK: MIAMI HEAT -8.5