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    Orlando Magic versus Miami Heat Pick Prediction NBA Pro Basketball Betting Odds Preview 12-31-2012


    by tonytssportsbets

    The Miami Heat will continue their road trip as they face the Orlando Magic in an NBA pro basketball game on Monday afternoon. Tip off time from Orlando is scheduled for 5PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by the NBA League Pass Channel.

    The NBA odds from this pro basketball contest reveals the road team Miami Heat favored by -9 ½ points with an over under of 193 ½ points. The spread or total has not moved since the odds came out a few hours ago.

    The two teams met four times during the lockout season with each team winning and covering twice in their home game. Trend: Orlando Magic is 0-4 ATS in their past four games

    Miami is just 6-6 on the road this season. After a six game win streak the team has lost two straight games. On Friday night they lose 109-99 at Detroit as a -6 point road favorite. On Saturday the Heat drop a 104-85 road decision to the Milwaukee Bucks as a -4 ½ point favorite. The total comes in at under 199 ½ points. After a stretch of nine straight games of focused defensive effort the Heat suddenly show signs of their early season struggles in their past two games. Miami played a bad game on Saturday night as they turn the ball over 22 times and connect on 43% from the floor. Wade and James played well but Chris Bosh goes 5 of 14 from the floor. Ray Allen goes just 1 of 6 from the floor in 20 minutes.

    The Magic are 7-9 on their home court. They are currently on a five game losing streak as they have struggled scoring points. They lose on Saturday to the Toronto Raptors 123-88 as a -3 ½ point home favorite. Orlando allows Toronto to shoot 56% from the floor and hit 15 of 27 from three. The Magic are 26th in the NBA in scoring offense. They average just 92 points a game. Arron Afflalo leads the team with 16 points a night with a 44% shooting percentage.