24 Jan

2024 NBA picks, January 21 predictions from proven model

We’ve got another exciting Southeast Division matchup on the NBA schedule as the Orlando Magic and the Miami Heat are set to tip at 6 p.m. ET on Sunday at the Kia Center. Orlando is 22-20 overall and 13-6 at home, while Miami is 24-18 overall and 12-10 on the road. The Heat have dominated this series in recent years, winning eight of the last 10 meetings against the Magic.

The Heat are favored by 1 point in the latest Magic vs. Heat odds, and the over/under is 215 points. Before entering any Heat vs. Magic picks, you’ll want to see the NBA predictions from the advanced computer model at SportsLine.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every NBA game 10,000 times and has returned well over $10,000 in profit for $100 players on its top-rated NBA picks over the past five-plus seasons. The model enters Week 13 of the 2023-24 NBA season on a sizzling 42-23 roll on all top-rated NBA picks this season, returning nearly $2,000. Anyone following it has seen huge returns.

The model has set its sights on Miami vs. Orlando. You can head to SportsLine to see its picks. Here are several NBA betting lines for the game:

Magic vs. Heat spread: Magic +1
Magic vs. Heat over/under: 215 points
Magic vs. Heat money line: Magic: -105, Heat: -115
Magic vs. Heat picks: See picks here
What you need to know about the Magic
Orlando lost to Philadelphia at home by a decisive 124-109 margin on Friday. The Magic have not had much luck with the 76ers recently, as the team’s come up short the last two times they’ve met. The Magic’s loss came about despite a quality game from Wendell Carter Jr., who dropped a double-double with 25 points and 11 rebounds. Carter Jr. continues to roll, besting his previous point total in each of the last four games he’s played.

The Magic limp into Sunday’s showdown having lost five of their last six games. However, Orlando is 7-3 against the spread in its last 10 games against an opponent from the Eastern Conference.

What you need to know about the Heat
Meanwhile, the point spread may have favored the Heat on Friday, but the final result did not. They lost 109-108 to Atlanta on a last-minute jump shot From Dejounte Murray. The Heat have now suffered a loss in back-to-back games.

Jimmy Butler put forth a good effort for the losing side as he scored 25 points along with six assists and five rebounds. For the season, Butler is averaging 21.3 points, 5.0 rebounds and 4.5 assists per game. He’s knocking down 48.2% of his field goals and 37.7% of his 3-point attempts.

How to make Magic vs. Heat picks
The model has simulated Magic vs. Heat 10,000 times and the results are in. We can tell you that the model is leaning Over, and it’s also generated a point-spread pick that hits in over 60% of simulations. You can only see the pick at SportsLine.

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