The 20-61 Orlando Magic will travel to play the 65-16 Miami Heat in an NBA pro basketball game on Wednesday night. Tip off time from Miami is scheduled for 8PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by the NBA League Pass Channel.
The odds from this NBA pro basketball game will be out on Wednesday afternoon as the Heat may rest rotational players including James, Wade and Bosh.
This is the fourth meeting of the year between the Magic and Heat with Miami winning all three games. Orlando covered the spread in two of the three games.
Orlando has a road record of 8-32 on the year. They lose their second straight and seventh in eight games after a 102-84 home defeat on Monday to the Chicago Bulls as a +5 ½ point underdog. The game finished under 191 points. The Magic fell behind 49-37 at the half. They shot 41.9% from the floor and hit on 2 of 10 three pointers. Orlando allowed the Bulls to hit on 56% shooting and 9 of 17 from three point distance. Tobias Harris led the Magic with 20 points and four boards as he made 8 of his 17 shots. The Magic has struggled on both ends of the court. The rank 25th and sixth worst in the NBA in scoring offense with just 94.1 points a game The team is in the lower third of the league in two key defensive areas which are points allowed and defensive field goal percentage.
The Heat is 65-16 on their home court. They win their seventh straight after a 96-95 road victory on Monday to the Cleveland Cavaliers as a +1 ½ point underdog. The game finished under 192 ½ points. With the big three not playing the Heat still managed 50% shooting and made 13 of 28 three pointers. They allowed the Cavaliers 45.3% from the field along with 5 of 13 from three point land. The Heat turned the ball over 18 times and survived with good shooting and pulling down seven more rebounds. Rashard Lewis led Miami with 19 points and three boards as he made 5 of his 13 shots. Miami has clinched home court advantage for every playoff series this post season The Heat on their home court has average 106.4 points a game with 50.8% shooting and 40.9% from the three point line.