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Magic host Bulls in basketball action

Chicago Bulls Orlando Magic
17-19 January 15, 2014, 07:00 | Amway Center 10-28



The Magic will be trying to slam the Bulls on Wednesday when the teams tip off at Amway Center in NBA betting action.

The Magic bring a 10-28 record (15-22-1 ATS) to the battle against the 17-19 Bulls, who are 16-20 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Orlando go 16-22 so far and the Bulls go 14-22. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

View Chicago Bulls vs Orlando Magic Odds and Stats.

The Magic sit at No. 26 in the current NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Bulls are at No. 17 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Bulls will win this game 87-82.

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In their last action, Chicago was a 102-88 loser at home against the Wizards. They failed to cover the 2.5-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (190) was profitable news for OVER bettors. The Bulls got 19 points from Carlos Boozer, but it was Washington that prevailed in a 102-88 final on Monday at United Center.

The Magic were a 107-88 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Mavericks. They failed to cover the 12.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (195) made winners of UNDER bettors. Orlando suffered a 107-88 loss against Dallas on Monday, getting 21 points from Jameer Nelson in a losing effort at American Airlines Center.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Orlando's No. 25-ranked offense, averaging 95.24 PPG, against a Bulls defense that ranks No. 2 at 91.89 PPG. The Magic field goal percentage has averaged 43.77% so far, more than the Bulls shooters have achieved on the year, 42.33% per game.

A few Bulls at Magic trends to consider:
Chicago is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
Chicago is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Chicago's last 11 games
Chicago is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Orlando is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games
Orlando is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Orlando's last 5 games
Orlando is 3-12 ATS in its last 15 games at home


Next up:
Chicago at Washington, Friday, January 17th
Orlando home to Charlotte, Friday, January 17th