Miami Heat

Orlando Magic


MIA Heat -1.5 Point Spread

Under 206.5 Game Totals

Against the Spread Pick

#1 vs #2 in the Southeast Division but the gap is greater than any other grouping with Miami on of the best teams in the Eastern Conference and Orlando under .500. Miami is a nicely balanced team with a couple of All-Stars in Jimmy Butler and Bam Adebayo. They are off a loss but roughed up Orlando the last time they played. That game was in Miami though. The lone time they met in the Magic Kingdom they lost by 20. The Magic are in the seven spot in the standings in the East.  They are very unlikely to move up and catch Philly but they could fall out, it’s not like they have been playing very well. These teams just met with Miami winning by 21 points at home on Monday. They have had a nice rest but that does not change their limitations in the least. Even though they did spank Miami when they hosted them early in the month I see that result as more of an aberration. Take Miami.

Over Under Pick

Both games in the series have been blowouts and both have been unders.  For this one, I think we get a little more competitive contest but I do think we are looking at another under too. Orlando will slow things down a little and might even have a little rust on offense. They struggle enough in that area to begin with.  Not expecting that to change here. Take the under.