Miami Heat vs Orlando Magic Prediction, 3/14/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Miami Heat vs Orlando Magic
Date: Sunday, March 14, 2021
Location: Amway Center in Orlando, FL
TV: Fox Sports Florida
Odds/Point Spread: Miami (-3.5)
Amway Center is the venue where and the Orlando Magic (13-25) will play the Miami Heat (20-18) on Sunday. The spread on this matchup has Miami as 3.5-point favorites. The total has been set at 224.
The Miami Heat stepped onto the hardwood against the Chicago Bulls and walked away with a win by a score of 101-90 in their last contest. Miami finished the game having earned a 46.3% FG percentage (37 of 80) and converted 12 of their 35 shots from beyond the arc. From the free throw line, the Heat knocked down 15 of 20 attempts for a percentage of 75.0%. In the matter of rebounding, they collected a total of 41 with 1 of them being offensive. They also doled out 26 assists for the game in addition to forcing the opposition into 16 turnovers and having 11 steals. Pertaining to defense, Miami allowed the other team to go 37.4% from the floor on 34 of 91 shooting. Chicago distributed 25 dimes and had 5 steals in the game. In addition, Chicago pulled down 49 rebounds (11 offensive, 38 defensive) and earned 5 rejections. Chicago ended up shooting 100.0% when shooting free throws by making 7 of their 7 attempts. They also converted 15 out of their 38 attempts from long range.
Jimmy Butler is one player who was a major factor for the game. He had 28 points on 9 of 17 shooting. He was on the court for 33:01 mins and also collected 3 rebounds. Butler finished shooting 52.9% from the field and also earned 8 assists. Someone else that was a major factor in the matchup for the Heat was Duncan Robinson. He totaled 5 rebounds in 29:40 min played. He finished the game at 55.6% from the floor for the contest by connecting on 5-of-9 (15 points). In all, Robinson had 2 assists.
Miami steps onto the court with a mark of 20-18 on the campaign. The Heat are hitting 35.2% on shots from beyond the arc (488 of 1,388) and 78.8% from the charity stripe. They currently have an average of 106.8 points per contest (26th in the NBA) while shooting 46.2% from the field. They turn the ball over 15.4 times per contest and as a team they commit 19.3 fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, Miami is snagging 42.4 rebounds per contest and has accumulated 982 assists so far this season, which is 3rd in the league in terms of passing the rock. Defensively, the Heat are able to force 15.2 turnovers per game while drawing 20.7 personal fouls. The Heat are giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 44.3% (579 of 786) and they concede 44.1 rebounds per contest as a basketball team. They rank 24th in the NBA in allowing assists with 960 surrendered for the season. They are giving up 36.3% on 3-pointers while they are 5th in basketball in points per game allowed (107.8).
When they last stepped on the court, the Orlando Magic took a loss by a final score of 104-77 when they faced the San Antonio Spurs. The Magic were able to pull down 37 defensive rebounds and 9 offensive boards totaling 46 in this game. They gave up possession 18 times, while earning 3 steals for the game. The Spurs were called for 15 personal fouls for the matchup which took the Magic to the charity stripe for 12 attempts. They were able to make 9 of them for a clip of 75.0%. When discussing 3-point attempts, Orlando knocked down 10 of their 38 attempts (26.3%). When the final whistle was blown, the Magic finished 29 for 80 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 36.3%. The Magic allowed the Spurs to bury 40 out of their 89 tries from the floor which gave them a percentage of 44.9% in the matchup. They finished shooting 34.5% from behind the 3-point line by hitting 10 of 29 and ended up shooting 14 of 18 from the charity stripe (77.8%). When it comes to cleaning up the glass, Orlando permitted San Antonio to pull down 45 in total (7 offensive).
Nikola Vucevic was important for the Magic in the game. He converted 12 out of 18 in this matchup for a field goal percentage of 66.7%, and had 9 rebounds. Vucevic recorded 26 points in his 29:03 mins of playing time and tallied 3 assists in the matchup. Another guy that was pivotal for Orlando was Dwayne Bacon. He ended up with 3 assists in 33:14 mins played, and he shot 5 out of 16 from the floor. Bacon wrapped this one up going 31.3% from the floor while collecting 15 points and 2 rebounds.
Orlando has a win-loss record of 13-25 so far this year. The Magic have committed 16.9 fouls per contest and they shoot 79.2% from the free throw line. Their rate of earning assists is at 22.6 times per game (26th in basketball) and they lose possession via turnover 13.2 times per contest. Orlando has totaled 3,982 pts for the year (104.8 per contest) and they grab 46.7 rebounds per game. On the offensive side of the court, the Magic are shooting 43.0% from the floor, which is 30th in the league. The Magic on the defensive side of the court are 15th in basketball in PPG surrendered with 111.9. They have allowed 25.7 assists and 46.2 rebounds per contest, which is 24th and 23rd in the league. The Orlando defense gives up 37.0% on 3-point shots (519 of 1,402) and their opposition makes 77.5% of their free throw attempts. They are able to force 13.0 turnovers on a nightly basis and have let teams shoot 47.0% from the floor (21st in the NBA).
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Orlando (+3.5) and over 224 points
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