Miami Heat vs. Orlando Magic Betting Odds & Game Analysis | December 17


By Lester Mackay | December 16, 2021, 3:37 pm

In a contest featuring one of the struggling squads in the NBA, the Orlando Magic (5-24) battle the Miami Heat (17-12) at Amway Center on December 17, 2021. The Magic have lost six in a row and are 1-9 in their past 10 games. They enter this matchup as underdogs by three points. The matchup has a point total of 209.

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Today, we are looking at the NBA matchup between the Miami Heat and Orlando Magic.

Heat stats and betting info

Betting trends for Miami

  • Miami is 17-12-0 against the spread this season.
  • The Heat have a 5-7 record against the spread when favored by 3 points or more this season.
  • Miami games have gone over the point total in 16 out of 29 opportunities (55.2%).
  • Miami and its opponents have combined to outscore Friday’s total (209 points) 18 times this season.
  • On average, the Heat have seen a 211.3 over/under in their games this season, 2.3 more points than the over/under in this matchup.
  • The Heat have been favored on the moneyline 18 total times this season. They’ve gone 9-9 in those games.
  • In games it has played as a moneyline favorite with odds of -150 or shorter, Miami has a record of 6-4 (60%).
  • The implied moneyline probability in this matchup gives the Heat a 60.0% chance to win.

Key players for Miami

  • Kyle Lowry: 13.8 PTS, 7.9 AST, 43.0 FG%, 33.5 3PT% (60-for-179)
  • Tyler Herro: 20.3 PTS, 44.0 FG%, 38.2 3PT% (65-for-170)
  • Jimmy Butler: 22.8 PTS, 5.2 AST, 2.2 STL, 50.9 FG%, 19.4 3PT% (6-for-31)
  • Bam Adebayo: 18.7 PTS, 10.2 REB, 1.1 STL, 51.9 FG%
  • Duncan Robinson: 11.4 PTS, 37.7 FG%, 33.7 3PT% (84-for-249)

Heat Injuries: Victor Oladipo: Out (Right Knee), Markieff Morris: Out (Neck), Caleb Martin: Out (Health and Safety Protocols), Tyler Herro: Day To Day (Quad), Jimmy Butler: Day To Day (Tailbone), Bam Adebayo: Out (Thumb)

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Magic stats and betting info

Betting trends for Orlando

  • Miami’s ATS record is 17-12-0 this season.
  • The Heat have a 5-7 record against the spread this season when favored by 3 points or more.
  • Miami games have gone over the point total in 16 out of 29 opportunities (55.2%).
  • In Orlando’s 29 games this season, 19 have finished with more combined scoring than Friday’s point total of 209.
  • Magic’s games have a total points bet of 213.2 points this season, 4.2 points more than the over/under for this matchup.
  • The Magic have entered the game as underdogs 29 times this season and won five, or 17.2%, of those games.
  • Orlando has entered 28 games this season as the underdog by +130 or more and is 5-23 in those contests.
  • The Magic have a 43.5% chance to win this game based on the implied probability of the moneyline.

Key players for Orlando

  • Wendell Carter Jr.: 12.9 PTS, 10.1 REB, 50.5 FG%, 34.8 3PT% (39-for-112)
  • Cole Anthony: 19.9 PTS, 5.6 AST, 41.7 FG%, 36.6 3PT% (64-for-175)
  • Mohamed Bamba: 10.3 PTS, 8.6 REB, 2.2 BLK, 45.7 FG%, 32.4 3PT% (35-for-108)
  • Franz Wagner: 14.1 PTS, 1.1 STL, 44.9 FG%, 38.0 3PT% (41-for-108)
  • Terrence Ross: 11.1 PTS, 39.4 FG%, 29.0 3PT% (38-for-131)

Magic Injuries: Jalen Suggs: Out (Thumb), Jonathan Isaac: Out (Knee), E’Twaun Moore: Out (Knee), Michael Carter-Williams: Out (Left Ankle), Cole Anthony: Day To Day (Ankle), Gary Harris: Day To Day (Hamstring), Markelle Fultz: Out (Knee), Mo Bamba: Day To Day (Ankle)

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