Magic vs Heat Prediction - NBA Picks 1/12/24

Miami Heat (21-16) vs Orlando Magic (21-16)

Game Info: Friday, January 12, 2024 at 8:00 pm (Kaseya Center)

Betting Odds: Miami Heat -3.5 -- Over/Under: 218.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Orlando Magic need a win after losing 4 of their last 6 games. The Miami Heat look for a win after splitting their last 8 games. Let’s preview this game and give out a Orlando Magic vs Miami Heat prediction.

Orlando Magic Betting Preview

The Orlando Magic recently beat the Nuggets and Hawks while losing to the Timberwolves. The Orlando Magic are averaging 113.3 points on 46.9 percent shooting and allowing 112 points on 47.6 percent shooting. Paolo Banchero is averaging 22.9 points and 4.8 assists, while Franz Wagner is averaging 20.9 points and 5.9 rebounds. Cole Anthony is the third double-digit scorer and Jalen Suggs is grabbing 3.4 rebounds. The Orlando Magic are shooting 34.9 percent from beyond the arc and 76.2 percent from the free throw line. The Orlando Magic are allowing 36 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.8 rebounds per game.

Orlando Magic Player Facts

  • Paolo Banchero is one of only three players in the league to be leading his team for points, rebounds and assists this season.
  • Jalen Suggs ranks 3rd in the Eastern Conference amongst qualified players for steals per game (1.5) this season.

Miami Heat Betting Preview

The Miami Heat recently lost to the Suns and Thunder, while beating the Rockets. The Miami Heat are averaging 112.9 points on 46.9 percent shooting and allowing 112.1 points on 48.1 percent shooting. Tyler Herro is averaging 22.4 points and 5.3 rebounds, while Bam Adebayo is averaging 22.1 points and 10.4 rebounds. Jimmy Butler is the third double-digit scorer and Duncan Robinson is grabbing 2.6 rebounds. The Miami Heat are shooting 38.6 percent from beyond the arc and 81.9 percent from the free throw line. The Miami Heat are allowing 36.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.4 rebounds per game.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Heat rank T1st in the league for opponent offensive rebounds per game this season (9.3).
  • The Heat rank 30th in the league for blocks per game this season (3.3).
  • The Magic rank 1st in the league for opponent assists per game this season (23.9).
  • The Magic rank T1st in the league for opponent offensive rebounds per game this season (9.3).

Orlando Magic vs Miami Heat prediction

The Miami Heat are banged up as Butler has been ruled out already and Herro is now questionable. With that said, the Heat still competes regardless of who is on the court, and the Magic have been hit or miss these last couple of weeks. I don't trust the Magic to snap out of this funk on the road. The Miami Heat have won 8 of the last 10 meetings against the Magic and that includes a 9 point win a few days before Christians. The line is reasonable. Give me the Heat.

Randy’s Pick Miami Heat -3.5

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