The Miami Heat (27-22) host the Orlando Magic (19-29) at FTX Arena, tipping off at 8:00 PM ET on Friday, January 27, 2023. The Magic are 8.5-point underdogs in the game. The over/under in this matchup is set at 219.5.
How to bet Heat vs. Magic
Miami Heat vs. Orlando Magic Odds
The spread for this matchup is set at 8.5 points, with bookmakers listing the Heat as the favorites.
As for the moneyline, the Heat have -349 odds to pick up the win, while the Magic are listed at +277 to claim victory.
Finally, the total for the game is set at 219.5 points.
Heat vs. Magic Game Time and How to Watch
- Game Day: Friday, January 27, 2023
- Game Time: 8:00 PM ET
- TV Channel: BSSU
- Location: Miami, Florida
- Arena: FTX Arena
Heat vs. Magic Betting Trends
In the Heat’s 49 games this season, they have 19 wins against the spread. Miami has been the favorite in 35 games this season and has come away with the win 23 times (65.7%) in those contests. The Heat have hit the over in 43.8% of their opportunities this year (21 times over 48 games with a set point total).
The Magic have 27 wins against the spread in 48 games this season. Orlando has been the underdog on the moneyline 39 total times this season. Orlando has gone 15-24 in those games. The Magic have eclipsed the over/under 54.2% of the time this year (26 of 48 games with a set point total).
Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players
|Wendell Carter Jr.||29||15.4||8.8||2.7||0.4||0.7||1.2|
Heat: Caleb Martin: Probable (Quadricep), Max Strus: Probable (Shoulder), Haywood Highsmith: Probable (Shin), Nikola Jovic: Out (Back), Duncan Robinson: Out (Finger), Omer Yurtseven: Out (Ankle)
Magic: Chuma Okeke: Out (Knee)
What you need to know about the Miami Heat
Miami has had to lean on its defense, which ranks second-best in the NBA (108.2 points allowed per game), as it ranks worst in the league offensively with just 108.4 points per contest. The Heat are scoring 108.8 points per game at home. When playing on the road, they are averaging 108 points per contest. On offense, the Heat have had a hard time putting the ball in the basket over their last 10 games, scoring 106.1 points per contest over that span as opposed to the 108.4 they’ve put up over the course of this season.
Miami ranks fourth-worst in the NBA with a 33.5% shooting percentage from three-point land. Meanwhile, it is making 11.9 treys per game (16th-ranked in league). Of the shots attempted by the Heat in 2022-23, 59.1% of them have been two-pointers (69.7% of the team’s made baskets) and 40.9% have been from beyond three-point land (30.3%).
What you need to know about the Orlando Magic
Offensively, Orlando is the fourth-worst team in the league (111.3 points per game). On defense, it is 17th (114.5 points allowed per game). In 2022-23 the Magic are scoring 7.1 more points per game at home (114.7) than away (107.6). While the Magic are averaging 111.3 points per game in 2022-23, they have improved that mark in their last 10 games, amassing 115.4 a contest.
In 2022-23, Orlando is 23rd in the league in 3-point makes (11 per game) and 20th in 3-point percentage (35.3%). The Magic attempt 36.6% percent of their shots from behind the 3-point line, and 27.3% of their made shots are from there. Inside the 3-point line, they take 63.4% of their shots, with 72.7% of their makes coming from there.
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