Orlando Magic vs. Miami Heat - 10/17/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Orlando Magic vs. Miami Heat - 10/17/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

Miami Heat (3-0) vs. Orlando Magic (3-2)

Thursday, October 17, 2019 at 7:00 pm (Amway Center)

The Line: Orlando Magic -2.5 -- Over/Under: 210.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Miami Heat and Orlando Magic meet Thursday in NBA preseason action at the Amway Center.

The Miami Heat look for another victory to improve to 4-0 in preseason play. The Miami Heat are averaging 111.7 points on 46.6 percent shooting and allowing 90 points on 40.7 percent shooting. Tyler Herro is averaging 16.3 points and 2.7 assists while Dion Waiters is averaging 13 points and four assists. Bam Adebayo is the third double-digit scorer and Derrick Jones Jr. is grabbing five rebounds. The Miami Heat are shooting 35.8 percent from beyond the arc and 82.5 percent from the free throw line. The Miami Heat are allowing 25 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 48 rebounds per game. The Miami Heat have won each of their last six preseason games.

The Orlando Magic look for a victory to finish their preseason with a 4-2 record. The Orlando Magic are averaging 101.2 points on 41.7 percent shooting and allowing 98.8 points on 40 percent shooting. Terrence Ross is averaging 16 points and 1.8 rebounds while Mo Bamba is averaging 10.6 points and 5.2 rebounds. Aaron Gordon is the third double-digit scorer and Jonathan Isaac is grabbing 5.8 rebounds. The Orlando Magic are shooting 31 percent from beyond the arc and 67.8 percent from the free throw line. The Orlando Magic are allowing 32.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46 rebounds per game. The Orlando Magic have won five of their last nine preseason games.

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The Heat are 5-0-1 ATS in their last 6 Thursday games. The under is 6-1 in Heat last 7 games playing on 2 days rest. The Magic are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 Thursday games and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games following a ATS loss. The under is 4-1 in Magic last 5 overall. The Heat are 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings. The over is 15-5-1 in the last 21 meetings in Orlando.

The Miami Heat have done nothing but beat the hell out of three teams this preseason and should do more of that given the competition and depth of this roster. The Heat are trying to win preseason, regular season and postseason, it's just the way they run their program. The Orlando Magic have had their issues scoring in their last three games and are likely looking past this game with the real thing around the corner. We're getting the better team and a free bucket. 

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Randy’s Pick Miami Heat +2.5

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