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Magic open as NBA underdog vs Raptors

Toronto RaptorsOrlando Magic
41-31March 30, 2014, 06:00 | Amway Center21-52



Orlando looks to cover the Magic-Raptors pointspread on Sunday and improve its overall 21-52 mark when they host Toronto in NBA action.

The Magic sit at 21-52 (31-39-3 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Raptors are currently 41-31 (43-28-1 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Orlando is 32-41 OU, and Toronto is 38-34 OU. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). View Toronto Raptors vs Orlando Magic Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to back the visiting Raptors before tip-off in this one found them as -5-point favorites earlier at Bovada, while the total was sitting at 195.5 at TopBet.

The Power Rankings at Odds Shark have the No. 5-rated Raptors taking on the No. 23-rated Magic in this contest. Computer models indicate a possible 95-87 win for the Raptors on Sunday.

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In their last action, Toronto was a 105-103 winner at home against the Celtics. They failed to cover the 9.5-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (208) was profitable news for OVER bettors. The Raptors got a 30-point performance from DeMar DeRozan as Toronto handed Boston a 105-103 defeat on Friday at Air Canada Centre.

Last time out for Orlando, they were a 110-105 winner as they battled the Bobcats at home. The Magic covered in the match as a 4.5-point underdog, while 215 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Nikola Vucevic scored 24 points and added 23 rebounds for a double-double, leading Orlando over Charlotte, 110-105, on Friday at Amway Center.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Raptors rank No. 15 in the league with 43.04 per game. That compares with Orlando’s No. 18 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Orlando is the NBA’s No. 21-ranked team at 6.82 per game, while the Raptors rate No. 11 with 8.44 per contest.

A few Raptors at Magic trends to consider:
Toronto is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
Toronto is 15-7 SU in its last 22 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Toronto's last 8 games
Toronto is 15-7 ATS in its last 22 games on the road
Orlando is 2-9 SU in its last 11 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Orlando's last 6 games
Orlando is 12-3 ATS in its last 15 games at home
Orlando is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games at home


Next up:
Toronto at Miami, Monday, March 31st
Orlando home to Cleveland, Wednesday, April 2nd

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