Free NBA Pick: Heat vs Magic NBA Odds
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(0-0) Miami Heat vs. Orlando Magic (0-0)
It is the start of the NBA Season as the Miami Heat will look to continue their dreams of reaching the playoffs again as they take on the Orlando Magic. The Miami Heat were on the verge of making the playoffs last year but a slow start to the their 2016 campaign was the difference.
As for the Orlando Magic, it’s going to be an interesting year with head coach Frank Vogel as fans were hoping last years team would improve, and they might of had a step backwards.
Last year, the Miami Heat finished off the season with a 41-41 record as they were unable to secure the last seed in the playoffs as the Chicago Bulls sneaked past them for the spot.
One of the reasons why they were unable to secure that last spot was due to their slow start the season before. If Miami wants to make another trip to the playoffs, a fast start is crucial as the opening game against the Magic needs to finish with a victory.
The Heat come into this matchup with being 17-12 on opening nights with winning six straight games in their last six openers. Last year they knocked off the Magic with a 108-96 score as it too was in Orlando.
Miami will open on the road once again as they are only 4-5 in the past nine games opening on the road as this will be the second time in the past six years Miami opens the new season away from their home
The Miami Heat will be bringing back mostly the same squad from last year as leading the team will be Hassan Whiteside as he is one of the best rebounders and shot-blockers in the league.
James Johnson and Dion Waiters will be following in Whitesides footsteps as they have improved over the years and ready for the next level for this heat organization.
Improvement is what Orlando Magic fans want to see this season as the team finished 29-53 last year, but have shown signs of the future looking bright. After last season’s trade of Serge Ibaka to the Raptors for Terrance Ross, the Magic had a quiet offseason with wanting to improve their current players.
The Magic only new additions this year were Arron Affalo, Marreese Speights, Shelvin Mack, Adreian Payne and first round pick Jonathan Issac. They also picked up Heat prospect Khem Birch as the Magic are looking into the future.
With the Magic wanting to improve their current roster, Aaron Gordon and Jonathan Simmons will be key players to watch for in this game against the Miami Heat. Gordon is an athletic basketball player that is quickly turning in an outside shooter.
With those two players leading the charge, a lot of weight is on their shoulders as this young Magic team is slowly wanting to turn into something special for years to come.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Heat are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 road games.
- Heat are 14-2 ATS in their last 16 Wednesday games.
- Heat are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games playing on 3 or more days rest.
- Magic are 5-16 ATS in their last 21 Wednesday games.
- Magic are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games playing on 3 or more days rest.
Free Miami Heat vs. Orlando Magic NBA Prediction:
The Miami Heat started on the road last year and got the win. One of the reasons why the Magic were unable to get things going was due to their young inexperience and slow start to the season.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Miami -3
The Heat finished last year with one of the best records in the league, I expect them to continue that trend as they face Orlando once again on the road.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Miami 103 – Orlando 98
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