Here are the NBA online betting odds for tonight’s Orlando Magic at Miami Heat game at American Airlines Arena by SBG basketball gambling sportsbook:
Magic+8 (-110) 207½ (-110) +290
Heat -8 (-110) 207½ (-110) -350
The Magic lost their fourth straight game – and 18th in the last 23 – on Saturday, 80-112 to the Dallas Mavs. Center Bismack Biyombo had 15 points – nine of which he scored in garbage time during the fourth quarter – and seven rebounds off the bench. Evan Fournier had 14 points, 12 in the first half. Mario Hezonja started for the second consecutive time, but missed his first five 3 point attempts and finished with seven points in 35 minutes. All things considered, Orlando put on an embarrassing performance – at least in Nikola Vucevic’s opinion. “We should all be ashamed of ourselves to play the way we did (Saturday). Effort-wise, the type of basketball and the way we play, it’s just very bad.” The Magic center said. Head coach Frank Vogel took the Pacers five teams to the postseason in 5½ seasons but Orlando currently sits last in the Southeast division and next to last in the Eastern Conference. The Magic has lost 11 games this regular season by 20-or-more points and five by 30-or-more. According to NBA online betting odds trends, Orlando is 1-5 against the basketball gambling spread in the last six games and 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games on the road.
The Heat saw a 13-game winning streak – the longest in the league this season, the third-best in franchise history and best by a team under .500 – come to an end at the hands of the Philly 76ers on Saturday. Goran Dragic had 30 points – 13 in the fourth quarter –, James Johnson matched his season-best with 26, Tyler Johnson had 17 and Hassan Whiteside had 12 points and 19 rebounds. Johnson & Johnson were once again in effect. James kept Philly’s defense busy with pull-up jumpers and finishes inside, as well as buzzer-beating trey at the end of the third quarter. Meanwhile, Tyler scored six points on 3-of-6 shooting in the fourth, including one with 1:20 left in the quarter. All of their combined efforts were not sufficient to thwart the Sixers, though. The good news is that the NBA online betting odds favor the Heat to start a new streak this very night against the Magic. In related news, Miami rookie Okaro White is looking for a new nickname. According to the Miami Herald, the loss to Philly ended “what had become the fan base’s social media rally cry during the streak at ‘13-Okaro.’” Not to pick nits, but wouldn’t he have had to change his nickname regardless of the outcome? Miami went from having the second-worst record in the NBA and being 9½ games out of a postseason berth to pulling within a game of the Pistons for the eighth and final seed in the Eastern Conference. The Heat is 32-23 against the basketball gambling spread this season.