Monday NBA: Miami Heat look set to bounce back against Orlando Magic
The end of the year will bring a couple of matches for the NBA fans and the clash that stands out the most is the one that will see Miami Heat trying to bounce back against Orlando Magic. All the signs are pointing to them doing it, although one never knows in the NBA and Orlando will take plenty of inspiration from Miami’s recent struggles..
Let’s be frank here – Miami Heat were horrible against Milwaukee on Saturday, not even managing to score 100 points against a team that is far from being a true defensive fortress. It was a shock – but it seems to me that such shocks always bring something positive to the much-hyped side. They know that they are good and they sometimes produce a lackluster performance exactly for that reason. Today, however, they will know that they have to be focused and I expect them to be right on the money today. Bosh should be able to return to the starting line-up, which will be yet another boost for Miami, although Orlando will field a strong side themselves.
The bookies do understand the situation and they indeed do believe that Miami are going to bounce back with a comprehensive victory on Monday. The odds are set accordingly with Miami priced at below 1/5 two win outright at Pinnacle. The handicap line goes to double digits at 10.5 points and can be backed at just below evens with the same bookie. Orlando fans can back their favourites at more than 5/1.