Last updated on December 17th, 2021 at 07:55 pm
The Miami Heat meets its rival Orlando Magic on Friday, December 17. Unfortunately, the Heat vs Magic Sunshine State rivalry might not be a close match as some pay per head sportsbook experts expect it to be.
Miami will try to win its fourth straight game against Orlando. The streak includes its home win last October 25. However, they will miss the services of Jimmy Butler, who is nursing an injured tailbone.
Free NBA Pick
Game: Miami Heat vs Orlando Magic
When: 7:00 PM, December 17, 2021
Where: Amway Center
Current Line: Heat -310, Magic +260
TV Coverage: Bally Sport Florida
Miami Heat vs Orlando Magic Betting Pick
The Heat has a record of 71-56 against Magic. Also, the latter won twice in eleven games at home this year. According to our basketball betting tutorials experts, Orlando has struggled to win games this season.
After a winless five-game Western Conference excursion, Orlando is going back home, and the Magic opened the game with regulars Gary Harris and Mo Bamba sidelined by injury. Atlanta shot 49.4 percent from the field (42-for-85), went 16-for-16 at the free-toss line, and the Hawks’ beginning five outscored Orlando’s 70-49.
Orlando watched R.J. Hampton score 15 points, making three 3-pointers, in a beginning job against Atlanta. Moe Wagner added a season-high 19 points off the seat, and Terrence Ross had 18 points and seven rebounds. Also, he achieved a career-high of eight assists.
Franz Wagner scored in double digits for the eleventh consecutive game. Also, Wendell Carter Jr. almost had a double-double with 15 rebounds and nine points. Cole Anthony, Orlando’s top scorer at 19.9 points per game, will hope to rebound back on Friday later. He had a season-low seven points on 3-for-14 shooting versus the Hawks.
Heat vs Magic Free Pick
According to our sports handicapping professionals, Miami will win against the spread.
NBA Free Pick: Miami Heat at -310