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Magic visit Kings in hoops battle

Orlando MagicSacramento Kings
March 9, 10:00 PM | Power Balance Pavilion

Orlando Magic vs Sacramento Kings Odds

40-24TEAM RECORD15-46

The Kings hope to be unwelcoming hosts on Wednesday as the Magic pay a visit to Power Balance Pavilion in NBA betting action.

The Kings currently sports a record of 15-46, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 25-35-1 ATS. The Magic are 40-24 and 28-34-2 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Kings post a 34-27 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Magic have gone 25-35-4 against the number.

View Orlando vs Sacramento Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game pits the Kings, currently No. 25 in the Odds Shark NBA Power Rankings, against the Magic, who rate No. 4 in the most recent survey. Meanwhile, math and computer handicapping models run on this game predict a 105-93 victory for the Magic.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Sacramento's No. 20-ranked offense, averaging 98.1 PPG, against a Magic defense that ranks No. 5 at 94.1 PPG. The Kings field goal percentage has averaged 44.7% so far, less than the Magic shooters have achieved on the year, 46.3% per game.

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Magic own the league's No. 9-rated mark, allowing 97.2 points per game when on the road. Sacramento, on the other hand, rates No. 23 in home scoring.

Orlando lost its last outing, an 89-85 result against the Trail Blazers on March 7. The Magic failed to cover in that game as a 2-point favorite, while the 174 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Jason Richardson scored 22 points in a failed effort to lead the Magic to victory (they lost 89-85 to Portland at Amway Center on Monday).

Last time out for Sacramento, they were a 123-101 loser as they battled the Rockets at home. The Kings failed to cover in the match as a 4.5-point underdog, while 224 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Sacramento was run off the court by the Rockets on Monday as Houston blasted them 123-101 at Power Balance Pavilion.

Orlando Magic Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 8-2
Before playing Golden State are 10-0
After playing Portland are 4-6
After a loss are 8-2

Sacramento Kings Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing San Antonio are 2-8
After playing Houston are 1-9
After a loss are 3-7

A few Magic at Kings trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Orlando's last 6 games
Orlando is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Sacramento
Orlando is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Orlando's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Sacramento's last 11 games
Sacramento is 12-3 SU in its last 15 games when playing at home against Orlando
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Sacramento's last 7 games at home
Sacramento is 3-7 ATS in its last 10 games

Next up:
Orlando at Golden State, Friday, March 11
Sacramento at San Antonio, Friday, March 11

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