Miami Heat vs. Orlando Magic, NBA Online Sports Betting, Las Vegas Odds, Free Picks and Predictions

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Miami at Orlando, Sports Betting Lines and Odds
When: 7:00 PM ET, Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Where: Amway Center, Orlando, Florida
TV: 7 p.m. ET, FSN Sun (Miami), FSN Florida (Orlando)
Team Live in game Betting at bovada-logo-top-book Spread Money Line Total
705 Miami Heat -4 -110 -170 Ov 205½ -110
706 Orlando Magic +4 -110 +150 Un 205½ -110

The Miami Heat and the Orlando Magic will meet on the court at Amway Center on Wednesday in a battle of division rivals.

ABOUT THE HEAT (2016-17: 41-41): Dragic averaged 20.3 points and 5.8 assists while Whiteside scored 17 and pulled down an NBA-best 14.1 rebounds per game a season ago to give the Heat a solid inside-outside threat. The key for Miami may be staying healthy as Dion Waiters (14.6 points) missed 36 games and Justise Winslow (10.9) was out for all but 18 contests in 2016-17. Kelly Olynyk, who averaged nine points with Boston last season, is the biggest addition and first-round pick Bam Adebayo could help inside down the road while Tyler Johnson (13.7 points) and Richardson (10.2) are key on the perimeter.

ABOUT THE MAGIC (2016-17: 29-53): Orlando did not get off to an awful start last season at 10-12, but never could find a consistent rhythm on both sides of the court and hope they learned lessons from it. Fournier, who is probable with an ankle injury, averaged 17.2 points in 2016-17 and Vucevic (14.6 points, 10.4 rebounds) is a consistent force inside and outside to build around. Terrence Ross added a spark after coming from Toronto in a trade-deadline deal, averaging 12.5 points, but has been hampered with a hamstring injury and may miss opener while point guard Elfrid Payton (12.8 points, 6.5 assists) has his moments.

Oddsmakers opened the Heat as -4-point favorites versus the Magic, while the game’s total opened at 207.

The Miami Heat won 30 of their last 41 games last season, but still missed the playoffs due to a brutal start and hope to avoid the same scenario this time around as they visit the Orlando Magic on Wednesday to open the campaign. The Heat bring back virtually the same lineup they ended 2016-17 with and will enjoy a six-game homestand after the brief road trip north to play the rebuilding Magic.

“Everybody wants to get off to a great start. That’s going to be one of our biggest things,” Miami guard Josh Richardson told the Sun-Sentinel. “We can’t dig ourselves a hole again this year. We dug ourselves a huge hole last year and we spent the whole second half trying to climb out of it.” Guard Goran Dragic and center Hassan Whiteside lead the way for the Heat as they take on Orlando, which disappointed last season after starting their journey with serious playoff asperations. The Magic return guard Evan Fournier and center Nikola Vucevic, while additions such as first-round pick Jonathan Isaac along with veterans Arron Afflalo, Shelvin Mack, Marreese Speights and Jonathon Simmons can help. “I feel better and better, honestly, about the competitiveness,” Orlando center Bismack Biyombo told the Orlando Sentinel. “The chemistry is much better as well. The spirits of the guys and the coaches are in the right place.”

Last time out for Orlando, they were a 113-109 winner as they battled the Pistons at home. The Magic covered in the match as a -1.5-point favorite, while 222 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

Miami was a 110-102 winner in its last match at home against the Wizards. They failed to cover the -11.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score of 212 sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

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Next up:
Miami home to Indiana Saturday, October 21
Orlando at Brooklyn Friday, October 20

NBA Sports Betting Tips

1. The Magic were last in the Eastern Conference in scoring (101.1) and field goal percentage (44.0) last season.

2. Miami SF Rodney McGruder will miss at least three months after surgery to correct a stress fracture in his left leg.

3. The Heat have won six straight season openers, including last year at Orlando, but the Magic won three of four meetings in 2016-17.

Vegas Coverage pick and prediction:

Picks:  Orlando Magic will cover the spread at +4 and the game will go under 205½ points, according to scamdicappers
PREDICTION: Magic 104, Heat 100 at bovada-logo-top-book betnow-vegas-coverage.

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