The Miami Heat will open their 2018-19 NBA season on the road against the Orlando Magic. Despite all pf the rumors circling the team the last several weeks, the Heat will head into this one with the 14-man roster everyone predicted. The Magic are looking to make a splash this season and can help their cause with an opening night win over the Heat.
When: Wednesday, October 17 at 7:00 p.m. ET
Where: AmericanAirlines Arena in Miami, FL
TV: Fox Sports Sun
Win Probability: According the FiveThirtyEight the Heat have a 48% chance to win.
Orlando: D.J. Augustine, Evan Fournier, Jonathan Simmons, Aaron Gordon, Nikola VucevicD
Miami: Goran Dragic, Rodney McGruder, Josh Richardson, Derrick Jones Jr., Hassan Whiteside
Heat: Dion Waiters (Out), Wayne Ellington (Probable), James Johnson (day-to-day), Justise Winslow (doubtful)
What To Watch For
We won’t learn a ton about the rotation because of the injuries, but maybe we can get a better feel for the minute distribution Spo will be going with. The split between Whiteside and Adebayo is one thing I am curious to see about, especially against a good opponent like Vucevic.
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