The Miami Heat (43-38) host the Orlando Magic (34-47) at FTX Arena on Sunday, April 9, 2023. The contest begins at 1:00 PM ET and airs on BSSU. The Heat are 6.5-point favorites in the game, the fourth matchup between the squads this season. The over/under for this matchup is set at 217.
How to bet Heat vs. Magic
Miami Heat vs. Orlando Magic Odds
The spread for this matchup is set at 6.5 points, with bookmakers listing the Heat as the favorites.
As for the moneyline, the Heat have -246 odds to pick up the win, while the Magic are listed at +202 to claim victory.
Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 217 points.
Heat vs. Magic Game Time and How to Watch
- Game Day: Sunday, April 9, 2023
- Game Time: 1:00 PM ET
- TV Channel: BSSU
- Location: Miami, Florida
- Arena: FTX Arena
Heat vs. Magic Betting Trends
The Heat have 29 wins against the spread in 81 games this season. Miami has won 35, or 61.4%, of the 57 contests in which it was the favorite this year. Heat games this year have gone over the total in 39 out of 81 opportunities (48.1%).
Against the spread, the Magic are 45-33-3 this year. Orlando has won 24 of the 61 games it was the moneyline underdog this season (39.3%). The Magic have hit the over 49.4% of the time this season (40 of 81 games with a set point total).
Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players
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Heat vs. Magic Injury Report
Magic: Moritz Wagner: Out (Ankle), Wendell Carter: Questionable (Hip), Jonathan Isaac: Out (Injury Management), Markelle Fultz: Questionable (Knee), Gary Harris: Questionable (Adductor), Jay Scrubb: Out (Ineligible), Franz Wagner: Questionable (Ankle), Paolo Banchero: Questionable (Back)
What you need to know about the Miami Heat
Because of Miami’s offensive struggles this season, ranking worst in the NBA with 109.3 points per game, it has been forced to rely on its defense, which ranks second-best in the league by surrendering 109.8 points per game. The Heat score 111.2 points per game at home, compared to 107.5 points per game in away games, a difference of 3.7 points per contest. On offense, the Heat have picked up their production a little bit over their last 10 games, scoring 110.6 points per contest over that stretch as opposed to the 109.3 they’ve racked up over the course of this season.
Miami ranks fourth-worst in the NBA with a 34.3% shooting percentage from beyond the arc. Meanwhile, it is making 11.9 three-pointers per game (17th-ranked in league). When it comes to shot breakdown, the Heat have taken 59.4% two-pointers (accounting for 69.7% of the team’s baskets) and 40.6% threes (30.3%).
What you need to know about the Orlando Magic
Orlando is the fifth-worst squad in the league in points scored (111.4 per game) and 15th in points conceded (113.9). The Magic average 114.3 points per game at home, and 108.5 away. The Magic are averaging 110 points per contest over their last 10 games, which is 1.4 fewer points than their average for the season (111.4).
Beyond the arc, Orlando is fifth-worst in the NBA in 3-pointers made per game (10.7). It is ranked 24th in 3-point percentage at 34.6%. The Magic take 35.9% percent of their shots from beyond the arc, and 26.4% of their made baskets are from there. Inside the 3-point line, they take 64.1% of their shots, with 73.6% of their makes coming from there.
Our pick to win this matchup is the Heat, and we predict that Heat will cover the spread (Heat -6.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 217 points.
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