Date/Time: Monday, March. 25, 7:30 p.m. (ET)
Basketball Odds from VietBet
Point Spread: Miami -13
NBA Betting Trends
- Heat are 9-3 ATS in their last 12 road games.
- Heat are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 vs. NBA Southeast.
- Heat are 9-4 ATS in their last 13 games following a ATS win.
- Heat are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games vs. a team with a winning % below .400.
- Heat are 2-7 ATS in their last 9 road games vs. a team with a losing home record.
- Magic are 9-4 ATS in their last 13 Monday games.
- Magic are 4-9 ATS in their last 13 home games vs. a team with a winning road record.
- Magic are 9-23 ATS in their last 32 vs. NBA Southeast.
- Magic are 4-11 ATS in their last 15 when their opponent scores 100 points or more in their previous game.
- Magic are 4-12 ATS in their last 16 home games.
Miami had very little trouble extending its current winning streak to 26 games this past Sunday in a 109-77 romp over Charlotte as a 17-point home favorite. With Dwyane Wade sitting this one out while nursing a bruised right knee, LeBron James put on a one-man show with 32 points, eight rebounds and 10 assists. The Heat have now eclipsed their 103.4 points a game scoring average in four of their last six games. The total still stayed UNDER the 198.5-point line and it has now stayed UNDER in six of their last eight games.
In the first of a four-game trip, Miami will try and extend its winning streak on the road to 13 games dating all the way back to Feb.3 when this current tear through the NBA first began. Assuming they get by the Magic tonight, the Heat will then face Chicago, New Orleans and San Antonio in their continuing quest to break the Los Angeles Lakers overall 33-game record that was set in 1972.
It is bad enough that the Magic have just one victory in their last nine games and are just 18-52 straight-up (31-38-1 against the spread) overall. They will now have to try beat Miami without their leading scorer and starting center. Arron Afflalo is out with a strained hamstring (16.5 points) and Nikola Vucevic (11.5 rebounds) is still recovering from a mild concussion.
Even playing at home will do little to help Orlando’s chances considering it has been almost as bad at the Amway Center this year (10-26 SU, 12-24 ATS) as it has on the road (8-26 SU, 19-14-1 ATS). The total has stayed UNDER in its last three games at home. Overall, the Magic are averaging 94.2 points a game while giving-up 100.9 points to their opponents.
Miami will once again be without Wade which could help to keep this contest a bit more competitive and the Heat are just 2-10-1 ATS in their last 13 trips to Orlando. While the outcome of this game will never be in question, it is still a good opportunity to take a flyer on the home team and the double-digit spread as the Magic drum up enough pride to keep from getting their doors completely blown off the hinges.
Miami 101 Orlando 89
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