Bam Adebayo #13 of the Miami Heat
The Miami Heat go for their third-straight win when they host the Orland Magic on Jan. 27. Getty Images | Michael Reaves


  • The Heat are favorites to get their third-straight win against the unpredictable Magic
  • The Heat and Magic meet for the first time in the NBA regular season
  • The Magic need to improve their defensive effort to pull off a win against the Heat

The Miami Heat and Orlando Magic will square off against each other on Friday, January 27 at the FTX Arena in a battle of two teams enjoying two-game winning runs.

This will be the first meeting between the two squads in the regular season.

The Heat are coming off a 98-95 win over the Eastern Conference-leading Boston Celtics.

Bam Adebayo led the Heat in that victory with a double-double performance of 30 points and 15 rebounds.

Backing him up was Haywood Highsmith, coming off the bench to chip in 15 points and 10 rebounds.

"It's not really my nature to go out and campaign," Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said about Adebayo. "I just think he's an All-Star and he showed it tonight. It's a big win. It was on TV. I hope people notice."

The Heat are last in the league in team scoring with 108.4 points per contest and have an offensive rating of 110.8.

Moreover, Miami is giving up 108.2 points per game. The Heat have a good defensive rating of 110.8.

On the other end, the Magic are hoping to book their third win after defeating the Indiana Pacers, 126-120.

Paolo Banchero held up the fort with 23 points and four assists, while Gary Harris chipped in with 22 markers.

Meanwhile, Wendell Carter Jr. contributed with a double-double performance of 18 points and 10 rebounds.

The Magic need to work on their offense, scoring 111.3 points per game.

Furthermore, Orland owns an offensive rating of 111.7, which is 23rd in the NBA at the moment.

Their defense is decent although they need to tighten up against a team like the Heat as they are giving up 114.5 points per contest with a defensive rating is 114.7.

The Heat are -7 spread favorites to prevail over the visiting Magic, who is at +7.

In addition, the moneyline for this encounter is -280 for Miami and +235 for Orlando.

The showdown can be watched on the NBA League Pass and via fuboTV at 8:00 PM ET.

Paolo Banchero, Orlando Magic
The Orlando Magic will be in for a rough road game when they visit the Miami Heat on Jan. 27. Todd Kirkland/Getty Images