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Magic take on Raptors in hoops contest

Orlando MagicToronto Raptors
12-34January 29, 2014, 07:00 | Air Canada Centre23-21



Toronto will look to improve on its 23-21 record on Wednesday when they host Orlando in NBA odds action at Air Canada Centre.

The Magic will try to spoil the party on Wednesday; they are 19-26-1 ATS against the number this season, while the Raptors are 26-18 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injury news). Orlando is 20-26 on the totals; Toronto is 23-21.

View Orlando Magic vs Toronto Raptors Odds and Stats.

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Raptors at No. 7 and the Magic at No. 26 heading into this contest. Handicapping models run by the computers at Odds Shark project a 93-86 result in favor of the Raptors.

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In their last action, Orlando was a 103-87 loser on the road against the Pistons. They failed to cover the 7-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (190) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Victor Oladipo scored 19 points in a failed effort to lead the Magic to victory (they lost 103-87 to Detroit at The Palace of Auburn Hills on Tuesday).

Toronto won its last outing, a 104-103 result against the Nets on January 27. The Raptors covered in that game as a 4-point underdog, while the 207 combined points took the game OVER the total. Kyle Lowry went off for 31 points and added 5 rebounds leading Toronto to a 104-103 win over Brooklyn on Monday at Barclays Center.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Magic rank No. 22 in the league with 42.3 per game. That compares with Toronto’s No. 14 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Toronto is the NBA’s No. 11-ranked team at 8.27 per game, while the Magic rate No. 17 with 7.17 per contest.

A few Magic at Raptors trends to consider:
Orlando is 2-13-1 SU in its last 16 games
Orlando is 0-4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Orlando is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games when playing Toronto
Orlando is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Toronto
Toronto is 14-4 ATS in its last 18 games
Toronto is 12-6 SU in its last 18 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Toronto's last 6 games
Toronto is 7-2 ATS in its last 9 games at home


Next up:
Orlando home to Milwaukee, Friday, January 31st
Toronto at Denver, Friday, January 31st

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