The Orlando Magic head down to Miami to face the Heat on Friday, January 27th with tip-off scheduled for 8:00 PM ET at Miami-Dade Arena. Both teams are on a two-game win streak with the Heat sitting sixth in the East (27-22) and Orlando checking in at 13th with a 19-29 record. Let’s take a look at the best bets for this contest.
Magic vs. Heat Betting Odds
*Lines accurate at time of publication
Magic vs. Heat Best Bets
Orlando Magic +7.5 (-105 DraftKings)
The Magic have taken down two impressive Eastern Conference teams in their last two games, averaging 119.5 points per tilt, while shooting 53.6% from the field and 47.3% three. The Heat have also won two straight but on the backs of their defense, as they only put up an average of 99 points in the last two games, 96.0 in their last three.
While Miami should win this one, the Magic are ripe to cover, as they have been pretty good ATS as road dogs this season (11-10-1), and are 27-20-1 ATS overall. It also doesn’t hurt that seven of the last eight meetings between these two teams have been decided by 10 or fewer points. Grab the free points with Paolo Banchero and the Magic.
Risk: 1.05 units on DraftKings to win 1 unit. (Playable to -115)
Magic vs. Heat Game Total Over 219.5 (-110 DraftKings)
The Heat haven’t scored more than 100 points in each of their last three contests but should have Jimmy Butler back on Friday night. Orlando has gone over in four of their last five games and is averaging 119.0 points while yielding 118.7 points per tilt in their last three court appearances. The Magic’s efficient offense should force Miami to pick up their pace, allowing both teams to top a low number like 219.5.
Risk: 1.1 units on DraftKings to win 1 unit. (Playable to -120)