Magic face Suns: NBA odds preview

Orlando Magic Phoenix Suns
19-49 March 19, 2014, 10:00 | US Airways Center 38-29



Phoenix looks to cover the Suns-Magic pointspread on Wednesday and improve its overall 38-29 mark when they host Orlando in NBA action.

This season the Suns are 38-29 overall and 41-23-3 ATS against the number, while the Magic are 19-49 and 28-37-3 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). As for the totals, Phoenix is 35-30-2 on the OU, and Orlando is 31-37.View Orlando Magic vs Phoenix Suns Odds and Stats.

According to new Power Rankings at Odds Shark, it's the No. 11-rated Suns and the No. 21-rated Magic in this matchup. Predictive computer formulas point to a 96-89 win for the Suns on Wednesday.

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Orlando lost its last outing, a 103-89 result against the Warriors on March 18. The Magic failed to cover in that game as a 11.5-point underdog, while the 192 combined points took the game UNDER the total. The Magic got 15 points from Nikola Vucevic, but it was Golden State that prevailed in a 103-89 final on Tuesday at Oracle Arena.

Phoenix was a 108-95 loser in its last match on the road against the Nets. They failed to cover the 3.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 203 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Phoenix got 18 points from Markieff Morris but lost anyway 108-95 against the Nets on Monday at Barclays Center.

How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Phoenix's No. 14-rated squad against Orlando's No. 19-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Phoenix rates No. 4 in the league with 9.28 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 20 with 6.87 per outing.

Next up:
Orlando at Utah, Saturday, March 22nd
Phoenix home to Detroit, Friday, March 21st
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