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Jazz visit Magic in NBA clash

Utah JazzOrlando Magic
Dec 23, 6:00 PM | Amway Center

Utah Jazz vs Orlando Magic Odds

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A key NBA battle sees the visiting Jazz travelling to Orlando Sunday to face the Magic on Sunday.

Supporters of the Jazz have seen them go 14-14 and 12-15-1 ATS so far this season, while the Magic are at 12-14 and 15-11 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). In totals betting, the Magic are 9-16-1, while the Jazz are 13-14-1.

View Utah vs Orlando Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with the Magic in this one found them as 3-point underdogs earlier at Bovada, while the total had been sitting in the area of 186.5 at Bovada.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 18-rated Magic and the No. 16-ranked Jazz, according to the NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring formulas run on this game indicate a potential 96-95 result in favor of the Jazz.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Orlando's No. 27-ranked offense, averaging 92.7 PPG, against a Jazz defense that ranks No. 19 at 99.2 PPG. The Magic field goal percentage has averaged 45% so far, more than the Jazz shooters have achieved on the year, 44.5% per game.

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Jazz own the league's No. 23-rated mark, allowing 102.4 points per game when playing on the road. Orlando, on the other hand, rates No. 26 in scoring on their home court.

The Jazz were a 105-89 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Heat. They failed to cover the 7.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (194) made winners of UNDER bettors. Utah got 16 points from Marvin Williams but lost anyway 105-89 against the Heat on Saturday at AmericanAirlines Arena.

The Magic were a 93-90 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Raptors. They covered the 3.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (183) made winners of UNDER bettors. The Magic wasted a 26-point performance from Arron Afflalo as Toronto ran past them 93-90 on Friday at Air Canada Centre.

Utah Jazz Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing Golden State are 6-4
After playing Miami are 6-4
After a loss are 5-5

Orlando Magic Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 7-3
Before playing New Orleans are 8-2
After playing Toronto are 3-7
After a loss are 5-5

A few Jazz at Magic trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Utah's last 6 games
Utah is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Orlando
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Utah's last 6 games when playing Orlando
Utah is 6-11-1 ATS in its last 18 games when playing Orlando
Orlando is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Orlando's last 10 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Orlando's last 5 games at home
Orlando is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing at home against Utah

Next up:
Utah home to Golden State, Wednesday, December 26
Orlando home to New Orleans, Wednesday, December 26

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