Remember me Reset Password


Tips For Heat Magic Betting – Heat Continue A Road Trip, Intent On More Success

Posted by Craig Parsons on 1/1/2013 5:07:43 PM

The Miami Heat looked distinctly vulnerable a few weeks ago, but they have seemingly ironed out a number of problems and once again look like the best team in professional basketball.

Miami Heat @ Orlando Magic – Monday, December 31   
Sport betting line: No line

Why Miami Will Win

When the best online betting sites size up this game, they won't have to come up with overly complex reasons for a Heat victory, but they will need to read the headlines. Miami guard Dwyane Wade was suspended for Friday's game against the Detroit Pistons as a result of hitting Charlotte Bobcat guard Ramon Sessions in Wednesday's 105-92 victory. The Heat might have lost Wade for one game in that 13-point victory, and perhaps the defending champions of the NBA will struggle against the Pistons.
However, that incident – lamentable and inappropriate for a man of Wade's stature in the sport of basketball – could actually help the Heat against Orlando. Wade should have more spring in his legs and more all-around vibrance on the court. Whereas most of his teammates will play extra minutes against Detroit, Wade will probably have a little more juice left in the fuel tank.

His defensive energy should be noticeable, and since Orlando has really struggled on offense this season, one should expect the Heat to lock down the Magic, definitely under 95 points or so. Miami's offense should be able to get a lot done against Orlando, especially since the Heat no longer have to contend with former tormentor Dwight Howard. It's well known that the Heat struggle against elite centers; Orlando no longer has a premier big man.

Why Orlando Will Win

This is not high-stakes poker, but NBA basketball can throw in a surprising equivalent of a river card every now and then. You don't know when or where or how an upset will occur, but it crops up from time to time and ambushes not just the losing team, but the community of basketball pundits. Orlando could jump up and get Miami in this game because the Heat might be satisfied with themselves. It doesn't happen often, but the Heat – currently in possession of a six-game winning streak – do take mental vacations at times.

The Heat's three most recent losses all came against teams they were expected to beat: the Washington Wizards, the Carmelo Anthony-free (due to injury) New York Knicks, and the Golden State Warriors. The Heat lost to all three of those teams, and what's more is that they lost after having at least one full day of rest. The Heat have not been crushed by back-to-back games or some other scheduling quirks this season. They have lost because they have relaxed and gotten too casual at both ends of the floor. Orlando could get an opening because of this.

Who Will Win

This is Miami's game to lose. A rested Dwyane Wade should take some pressure off LeBron James and make Miami even more formidable at both ends of the floor. Choose the Heat in this game.

NBA Basketball Betting Pick: Miami



↑ Back to page content
Media Logos

At BetOnline, our company’s guiding principle is to establish long-lasting, positive relationships with our customers. BetOnline is perfect for those who like to stay on top of all the latest sports & horse racing odds or play a few games in the online casino. We have built our reputation on giving our clients nothing but high-quality service and once you have worked with us, you will realize why we are regarded as a leader.

From our customer service to our cutting-edge technology, enticing contests and dedication to putting the best product out on the marketplace, BetOnline is always striving to improve and we take the wants and needs of our customers very seriously. We are always looking for suggestions to make our product better, and client input allows us to build a relationship that will last for a lifetime.

Trust is tough to create and it is even tougher to maintain, which is why we always keep the lines of communication open with our clients at BetOnline, and the best part is that it will not cost you a dime.

Head over to our world-famous sportsbook, where you will find live lines for all major sporting events, but that is not all because at BetOnline, you will also find the Betting Edge, which is a constant stream of advice from people that spend countless hours looking over trends and statistics, so you don’t have to. You get an honest and educated opinion for people that truly love sports, and we are always updating the section to keep you up on what’s happening in current in the world of sports.

The racebook is another fantastic section at BetOnline, as you can get a headstart on the Triple Crown season by reading over our articles to give you an idea of the winning horses. We don’t just focus on the Triple Crown at BetOnline; you can find information on races all year around and that will help you out when it comes time to watch the major thoroughbred horse races.

You can also check out our casino, where you can play the latest games powered by the latest technology. From poker to card games, slots and everything in between, we have you covered at BetOnline.

We have contests and promotions galore as BetOnline is all about what our clients want, so check it out and if you have any inquiries, never hesitate to get in touch with us. Betonline because your can!

↑ Back to top