NBA Betting Trends: Orlando Magic vs. Miami Heat

In today’s most heavily bet NBA game, the Orlando Magic (20-11) will take on in-state rival Miami Heat (24-7). Both teams are in the midst of impressive winning streaks with Orlando’s at 4 and Miami’s at 5, respectively.

The Heat opened as a 9.5-point favorite at the market-setting Cris sportsbook and, according to Sports Insights’ NBA Betting Trends, are currently receiving just 44% of spread wagers but a staggering 85% of moneyline bets. With the Magic receiving a slightly higher percentage of spread bets, the line has dropped a half-point to -9.

While almost the entire marketplace is shopping this game at -9, a handful of books — including Olympic and Legendz — are currently offering a line of -9.5. This once again demonstrates the importance of shopping for the best line.

The following table shows the breakdown of spread betting percentages from our six contributing sportsbooks:


Team

# Bets

Sportsbook

BetUS

Carib

WagerWeb

5Dimes

SIA
Magic 8994 57% 59% 33% 48% 58% 63%
Heat 43% 41% 67% 52% 42% 37%

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