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    Orlando Magic versus Miami Heat Pick Prediction NBA Pro Basketball Odds Preview 3-25-2013


    by tonytssportsbets

    The 55-14 Miami Heat will be on a back to back when they face the 18-52 Orlando Magic in an NBA pro basketball game on Monday night. Tip off time from Orlando is scheduled for 7PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by ESPN.

    The odds from this NBA pro basketball game has the road team Miami Heat favored by -13 points with an over under line of 198 ½ points. There has been no line movement since the NBA odds were released from this game.

    This is the third meeting of the season between the Heat and Magic with Miami winning both games. Orlando covered the spread in each meeting.

    Miami has a road record of 23-11 on the season. The win streak reaches 26 games after a 109-77 home victory on Sunday to the Charlotte Bobcats as a -17 point betting favorite. The total in the game came in at under 198 ½ points. It was another huge second half by the Heat as they outscored the Bobcats 62-38 in the final stanza. Miami connected on 50% from the floor and made 13 of 30 from three point land. They held Charlotte to 33.7% from the floor along with 5 of 25 from three. LeBron James led the Heat with 32 point and ten assists on 11 of 14 shooting. Looking at the defensive performances by the Heat you can tell they want to get this record. They have held 13 of their past 14 opponents to 96 points or fewer. Miami is the top shooting team in the NBA by making 49.6% of their shots.

    The Magic is 10-26 playing on their home court. They lose their sixth straight following a 97-89 home defeat on Friday to the Oklahoma City Thunder as a +14 point underdog. The game finished under 207 ½ points. Orlando got off to a bad start falling behind 47-34 at the half. They shot just 41.5% from the floor and 5 of 16 from three. The Magic allowed the Thunder just 42.5% shooting with 5 of 21 from beyond the arc and lose because Orlando got to the free throw line 23 less times from OKC. Moe Harkless led the Magic with 25 points and 9 rebounds on 11 of 18 from the field. On the defensive end of the court Orlando ranks in the bottom third of the league in points allowed and defensive field goal percentage. The team allows 100.9 points a game along with 46.4% shooting to opponents.