NBA On TNT: Heat Vs Magic, Spurs Vs Lakers, Bucks Vs Warriors

Brandon RibakSenior Writer IFebruary 3, 2011

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The NBA on TNT provides us with three exciting basketball betting match-ups for tonight.

Miami Heat (34-14) vs Orlando Magic (31-18)

The last time these two Florida teams matched up, the Orlando Magic took Miami for a ride, destroying the Heat by 26 points at the American Airlines Arena. 

This time the Heat face a newly looked Magic team that is now composed of newcomers Hedo Turkoglu (re-newcomer), Jason Richardson, and Gilbert Arenas.

Orlando is coming off a three-point loss to the Memphis Grizzlies, while the Heat have now won three straight games.

Miami is finally at full strength and will look to dismantle the Magic the way Orlando did back during the early stages of the season.

Spread: Orlando is giving up 1 points to the Heat.

SBG Global Prediction: Will Miami look to contain Dwight Howard tonight or will they let the big fella run wild and protect the three-point line?

Regardless of the matter, the Heat have played very well as of late and should be able to pull out a win in this battle.


Milwaukee Bucks (19-28) vs Golden State Warriors (20-27)

The Bucks are lucky to get point-guard Brandon Jennings back from injury, but now they move on to their next issue: Andrew Bogut.

Bogut has been hindered by injuries all season long and missed last night's game. He is currently listed as a game-time decision for tonight's game.

After losing four straight games, the Warriors finally picked up a win against the Utah Jazz on Sunday.

Spread: Milwaukee is +6.5 points

Prediction: Monta Ellis and Stephen Curry have the ability to catch fire on any given night, but winning by a margin of 6.5 points could be a problem in tonight's game.

Take the Bucks with the spread and pray that Bogut gives it a go.


San Antonio Spurs (40-8) vs Los Angeles Lakers (34-15)

The Lakers picked up five losses during the month of January, three of them being against the Memphis Grizzlies, Los Angeles Clippers and Sacramento Kings.

The Lakers are not the same team that they were last season and fingers can be pointed in many different directions.

Last time both teams collided, the Spurs ended-up with a victory, defeating the Lakers by 15 in San Antonio.

The Spurs currently hold the best record in the NBA and have a perfect blend of Tony Parker, Manu Ginobili, and Tim Duncan in the mix to give every opponent a rough time.

Spread: Spurs are +3.5 in this game.

Prediction: This spread is a bit surprising. The Lakers hold a 19-7 home record, but their last two losses have come at the Staples Center.

Take the Spurs in this match-up and watch them increase their overall win record to 41.