Orlando Magic at Miami Heat Free NBA Picks & Odds
by Guy Bruhn - 12/28/2014
Monday, December 29, 2014 at 7:30 PM
American Airlines Arena in Miami
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On Monday, the Orlando Magic will be taking on the Miami Heat in a game between two of the lowest-scoring offenses in the NBA. Earlier this season, the Heat were able to defeat the Magic 99-92 in Orlando.
The Magic did a great job of taking care of the ball against the Charlotte Hornets on Saturday and came away with a 102-94 road win. They made eight of their 20 three-point attempts in that win and only turned the ball over six times.
Through 33 games, the Magic are right near the bottom of the Eastern Conference in scoring, rebounding and assists per game. Small forward Tobias Harris has had a pretty good start to the season by averaging 18.6 points per game and making nearly 40 percent of his three-point attempts. Shooting guard Evan Fournier is having his best NBA season by averaging 14.3 points per game.
The Heat scored just 16 points in the first quarter of their game against the Memphis Grizzlies on Monday, then went on to lose 103-95 at home. That slow start really hurt them because they did end up shooting 51.4 percent from the field for the game.
Through 31 games this season, the Heat are one of the worst rebounding teams in the league and are averaging less than 95 points per game. Veteran shooting guard Dwyane Wade has made 51.2 percent of his shots this year and is currently averaging 23.3 points per game.
Orlando Magic Betting Trends
Orlando Magic are 18-15-0 Against the Spread
Orlando Magic are 15-18-0 against the Over/Under
Miami Heat Betting Trends
Miami Heat are 15-16-0 Against the Spread
Miami Heat are 13-18-0 against the Over/Under
Injuries to Watch
11/16/14 F Aaron Gordon Foot out indefinitely
12/28/14 C Chris Bosh Calf "?" Monday vs. Orlando
12/28/14 G Dwyane Wade Knee injured last game, probable Monday vs. Orlando
12/28/14 C Justin Hamilton Concussion doubtful Monday vs. Orlando
12/15/14 F Josh McRoberts Knee out for season
Guy's Pick: Take Miami
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