Orlando Magic vs Miami Heat Prediction, 3/11/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Orlando Magic vs Miami Heat
Date: Thursday, March 11, 2021
Location: AmericanAirlines Arena in Miami, FL
TV: Fox Sports Sun
Odds/Point Spread: Orlando (+3.5)
AmericanAirlines Arena is the venue where and the Miami Heat (18-18) will take on the Orlando Magic (13-23) on Thursday. The odds on this matchup have Miami as 3.5-point favorites. The over/under has been set at 223.
The Orlando Magic played the Atlanta Hawks and took a loss by a score of 115-112 in their last game. Orlando ended the contest having earned a 42.9% field goal percentage (36 of 84) and made 13 out of their 35 shots from downtown. From the free throw line, the Magic buried 27 of their 27 tries for a percentage of 100.0%. When discussing getting rebounds, they collected 46 with 10 of them being of the offensive sort. They also dished out 24 assists for this contest in addition to forcing 12 turnovers and having 6 steals. In reference to defending, Orlando allowed the other team to shoot 44.7% from the field on 38 out of 85 shooting. Atlanta recorded 26 assists and had 7 steals for this contest. Additionally, Atlanta collected 42 rebounds (6 offensive, 36 defensive) and added 5 rejections. Atlanta ended up shooting 94.7% at the free throw line by knocking down 18 of their 19 attempts. They made 21 out of their 45 tries from 3-point range.
Nikola Vucevic is a player who was a contributor for the contest. He ended up scoring 29 points on 10 of 21 shooting. He saw the court for 36:21 mins and also totaled 9 rebounds. Vucevic ended up going 47.6% from the floor and dished out 3 assists. One more player that was a factor in this matchup for the Magic was Terrence Ross. He snagged 5 rebounds in his 41:15 min on the hardwood. He shot 52.9% from the floor for the game by hitting 9-of-17 (28 points). Overall, Ross totaled 3 assists.
Orlando will play this contest with a win-loss mark of 13-23 for the season. They average 105.6 points per game (28th in the league) while going 43.2% from the floor. The Magic are connecting on 35.6% on shots from distance (426 of 1,196) and 79.1% from the charity stripe. As a unit, Orlando is collecting 46.4 rebounds per game and has accounted for 819 dimes on the year, which ranks 24th in the league in terms of passing. They turn the ball over 13.0 times per game and as a unit they commit 16.9 fouls per game. On the defensive end, the Magic are able to force 13.1 turnovers per contest while drawing 18.3 personal fouls. They surrender 37.2% on three-point shots and they rank 16th in the league in points per game allowed (112.2). The Magic defensively are allowing a FG percentage of 47.1% (473 of 660) and they surrender 46.3 rebounds per game as a unit. They currently rank 24th in the NBA in giving up assists with 927 surrendered on the year.
The last time they took the court, the Miami Heat got the victory with a final of 103-93 when they played the New Orleans Pelicans. The Heat were able to corral 36 defensive rebounds and 5 offensive boards for a total of 41 for the matchup. They also gave up possession of the ball 10 times, while recording 6 steals for the game. The Pelicans earned 21 fouls in this contest which got the Heat to the free throw line for a total of 25 attempts. They were able to knock down 21 of the free throw attempts for a clip of 84.0%. In terms of shooting from distance, Miami buried 10 of 30 tries (33.3%). At the conclusion of this game, the Heat walked away from this one shooting 36 out of 73 from the floor which had them shooting 49.3%. The Heat allowed the Pelicans to make 33 of their 84 tries from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 39.3% for the game. They shot 25.6% from 3-point land by going 11 of 43 and ended up going 16 out of 20 from the charity stripe (80.0%). In regard to rebounding, Miami permitted New Orleans to collect 44 in total (15 on the offensive side).
Jimmy Butler pitched in for the Heat in the game. He made 10 of 14 for the matchup giving him a rate of 71.4%, and had 3 rebounds. Butler scored 29 points in his 34:03 mins on the court and had 9 assists in the matchup. Another guy that ended being a contributor for Miami was Kelly Olynyk. He finished with 7 dimes in 36:45 minutes on the court, and he shot 7 out of 8 from the floor. Olynyk finished going 87.5% from the field in addition to totaling 18 points and 10 rebounds.
Miami has a record of 18-18 for the season. The Heat are committing 19.6 fouls per contest and they hit 79.5% from the charity stripe. They are earning an assist 25.8 times per contest (10th in the NBA) and they turn it over 15.7 times per game. Miami has accounted for 3,845 pts for the year (106.8 per contest) and they snag 42.4 boards per game. As an offensive team, the Heat are connecting on 46.2% from the floor, which is ranked 18th in basketball. The Heat defensively are ranked 5th in the league in PPG surrendered with 108.4. They have allowed 25.4 dimes and 43.6 rebounds every game, ranking them 21st and 14th in the NBA. The Miami defense surrenders 36.2% on 3-point shots (534 of 1,474) and opponents are converting on 78.9% of their shots from the charity stripe. They are able to force 15.3 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 44.6% from the floor (3rd in the NBA).
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Miami (-3.5) and over 223 points
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