Magic open as NBA underdog vs Kings
Orlando Magic vs Sacramento Kings Odds
The Kings will try to cover the spread at Power Balance Pavilion on Friday when they get a visit from the Magic in basketball action.
This season the Kings are 5-12 overall and 5-11-1 ATS against the number, while the Magic are 7-11 and 10-8 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). As for the totals, Sacramento is 10-7 on the OU, and Orlando is 7-10-1.
The Magic were listed as 4-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks (including Sportsbook.ag), with the total listed at 198 earlier in the day (check BetOnline for updates during the day).
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 29 (Kings) and the No. 19 (Magic) teams in the league, according to our current NBA Power Rankings at Odds Shark. A 92-90 result in favor of the Magic is predicted by handicapping models.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Sacramento's No. 22-ranked offense (94.4 PPG) against a Magic defense that ranks No. 12 at 96.1 PPG. The Kings have averaged 43.9% from the field per game, less than the Magic have managed so far this season (44.2% on average).
Defensively, the Magic feature the league's No. 5-rated defense on the road, giving up 93.2 points per game. Sacramento, meanwhile, comes in at No. 22 in the league in scoring at home.
In their last action, Orlando was an 87-81 loser on the road against the Jazz. They covered the 8-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (168) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Orlando got 18 points from Glen Davis but lost anyway 87-81 against the Jazz on Wednesday at EnergySolutions Arena.
In their last action, Sacramento was a 107-100 winner at home against the Raptors. They covered the 2.5-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (207) was profitable news for OVER bettors. DeMarcus Cousins scored 25 points and chipped in with 13 rebounds for Sacramento on Wednesday, leading the Kings to a 107-100 victory over Toronto at Power Balance Pavilion.
Orlando Magic Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Phoenix are 6-4
After playing Utah are 4-6
After a loss are 3-7
Sacramento Kings Trends:
When playing on Friday are 3-7
Before playing Portland are 3-7
After playing Toronto are 4-6
After a win are 2-8
A few Magic at Kings trends to consider:
Orlando is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing Sacramento
Orlando is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Sacramento
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Orlando's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Orlando's last 5 games when playing on the road against Sacramento
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Sacramento's last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Sacramento's last 5 games when playing at home against Orlando
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Sacramento's last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Sacramento's last 7 games when playing Orlando
Orlando at Phoenix, Sunday, December 9
Sacramento at Portland, Saturday, December 8