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Sacramento KingsOrlando Magic
7-18December 21, 2013, 07:00 | Amway Center8-18



The Kings will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Magic in Orlando at Amway Center on Saturday in NBA action.

(Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). The Magic currently sport a record of 8-18, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 13-12-1 ATS. The Kings are 7-18 and 8-15-2 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Magic post a 11-15 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Kings have gone 12-13 against the number.

View Sacramento Kings vs Orlando Magic Odds and Stats.

Those backing the visitors in this one found the Kings listed as 3.5-point underdogs earlier at Bovada. Meanwhile, the OVER/UNDER line for this game was set at 202 at BetOnline but may have moved since opening.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 27-rated Magic and the No. 19-ranked Kings, according to the NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring formulas run on this game indicate a potential 91-89 result in favor of the Magic.

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The Kings were a 122-103 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Heat. They failed to cover the 10-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (225) made winners of OVER bettors. The Kings wasted a 27-point performance from DeMarcus Cousins as Miami ran past them 122-103 on Friday at AmericanAirlines Arena.

The Magic were an 86-82 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Jazz. They failed to cover the 3-point spread as favorites, while the total score (168) made winners of UNDER bettors. The Magic got 17 points from Jameer Nelson, but it was Utah that prevailed in an 86-82 final on Wednesday at Amway Center.

How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Orlando's No. 18-rated squad against Sacramento's No. 22-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Orlando rates No. 14 in the league with 7.54 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 22 with 6.76 per outing.

A few Kings at Magic trends to consider:
Sacramento is 1-4-1 SU in its last 6 games
Sacramento is 1-5-1 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Sacramento is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Orlando
Sacramento is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games when playing Orlando
Orlando is 2-9 SU in its last 11 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Orlando's last 7 games
Orlando is 1-8 ATS in its last 9 games at home
Orlando is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games at home


Next up:
Sacramento home to Charlotte, Monday, December 23rd
Orlando home to New York, Monday, December 23rd

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