Free NBA Pick: Heat vs. Magic NBA Odds
Looking for Miami Heat vs. Orlando Magic free NBA picks & NBA odds? NBA betting sees the Heat taking on the Magic on Sunday, March 14th at Amway Center in Orlando, Florida. Cappers Picks provides complimentary expert handicapping picks on all NBA basketball matchups so stay tuned for more FREE daily NBA hoops predictions like this Heat Magic matchup.
2021 NBA Handicapping
(20-18) Miami Heat vs. Orlando Magic (13-25)
Date: Sunday, March 14th
Time: 7:00 PM EST
Venue: Amway Center, Orlando FL
NBA Moneyline Odds: OFF
NBA Betting Odds: Heat -6.5
NBA Betting Total: 210.5
Sunday, March 14th the Miami Heat tipoff versus their fellow Florida residents the Orlando Magic in their third match of this season. Each team won once. The Magic took the initial match on December 23rd (113-107) while the Heat won the more recent March 11th match (111-103).
Last season, the squads played four times with the Heat taking three of four games. The Heat holds the all-time record having won 69 matches of the 125 played
Anyone who ever doubted the value Jimmy Butler brings to a team need only look at what the Heat are doing since ‘Buckets’ returned from having COVID-19.
Ignoring the first few games (1-2) while he got back in rhythm, he’s participated in 13 of Miami’s last 15 games and the Heat are 12-3 in those contests with him averaging 22.5 points, 8.0 rebounds, 9.1 assists, and 2.1 steals.
Miami won both matches since returning from the break with the most recent against Butler’s former Bulls team (101-90). Butler led with 28 points, three rebounds, eight assists, and four steals.
Although the MVP award goes to players with big stat lines some consider an MVP as the player who best affects winning and in the narrator’s opinion, Butler definitely fits that description.
Goran Dragic exploded in the fourth quarter scoring 20 of his 25 points while Duncan Robinson (15), and Kendrick Nunn (10) reached double-figure scores.
Bam Adebayo (knee) missed the Bulls match and is questionable for Sunday. Avery Bradley (calf) has missed 27 of the last 30 matches.
Meyers Leonard (shoulder) is out for the season and was fined $50 million and banned from being around the team for a week for making anti-semantic slurs.
No team is more devasted by injury than the Magic and unlike other teams, none of their players are out due to health and safety protocols.
In the interim Nikola Vucevic is carrying a massive load but Orlando has lost seven in a row including the two games since returning from the break.
On Friday, they struggled offensively, scoring only 77 points against the Spurs who held them to 10 and 13 points in the second and fourth quarters.
Vucevic led with 26 points and nine rebounds while Dwayne Bacon (15) was the only other player to score in double-figures.
Terrence Ross (knee) missed the last two games but is the one player potentially returning on Sunday.
Cole Anthony (fractured rib), Aaron Gordon, (ankle), James Ennis (calf), and Evan Fournier (groin) are all out.
Markelle Fultz (ACL – knee) and Jonathan Isaac (ACL – knee) are both expected to miss the season.
NBA Betting Trends:
- The teams are 5-5 in their last 10 head to head meetings
- The Magic are 7-3 ATS in the last 10 head to head meetings
- Over/Under is 4-6 in the teams last 10 head to head meetings
- The Heat are 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games.
- The total has gone over in 4 of the Magic’s last 5 games
Free Miami Heat vs. Orlando Magic NBA Prediction:
The decimated Magic simply doesn’t have the roster depth to produce enough offense while the Heat is on a mission to keep climbing the ladder.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Heat ATS
Even if Ross returns to offer Vucevic some offensive help the Magic will still come up short.
If you’re looking for more NBA picks like this Miami Heat vs. Orlando Magic matchup we’ll be providing 4* free NBA predictions on the blog during the entire 2020-2021 NBA season, and check out our Experts for1 guaranteed premium & free NBA predictions!
Register here for a FREE NBA Betting Account Now for Daily Free Picks & More Special Offers!