NBA gambling concerns are mounting for the poor start of the Miami Heat as the touted 70 win season is nowhere near happening and gamblers are getting burned by Miami’s lack of value with the NBA odds.
ESPN will telecast the Southeast Division showdown of the Miami Heat at Orlando Magic with tipoff time set for 6:30 PM ET. Sports-Gambling will have the side and total on this marquee matchup so be sure and open your account today!
The Miami Heat have a basketball gambling record of 8-6 straight up and 5-9 against the spread with an even 7-7 split on over/unders. Miami has paid out in 2 of 5 games on the road with 4 of the games going under the total. The Heat rank 9th in the NBA for offense and a solid 5th for defense.
Miami is entering this matchup with a 2 game losing streak as they were embarrassed at home by Indiana 93-77 on Monday night. As expected the “Three Kings of Miami” lead the team in scoring as LeBron James has a team best 23.5 points per game, Dwyane Wade has 21.4 points per game, and Chris Bosh has 17.4 points per game.
Bosh is 2nd on the team in rebounds with 7.2 per game as Udonis Haslem leads the Heat with 8.2 boards per game. James is the top assist man with 8.6 per game. But despite all of the solid numbers the team is playing nowhere near where expectations were and the hype has served to do nothing more than make Miami a terrible board value so far.
Orlando has a record of 9-4 straight up but just 4-9 with the basketball odds. The Magic are 4-4 against the spread at home with 3 of their 8 home games going under the total. Center Dwight Howard continues to prove himself as a dominant superstar as he leads the Magic with 21.8 points and 11.6 rebounds per game.
Orlando is coming off a 106-97 loss at San Antonio on Monday night which snapped a 4 game winning streak.