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Magic visit Nuggets in hoops battle

Orlando MagicDenver Nuggets
10-26January 11, 2014, 09:00 | Pepsi Center18-17



Pepsi Center will feature Nuggets vs. Magic action on Saturday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NBA action.

Supporters of the Magic have seen them go 10-26 and 15-20-1 ATS so far this season, while the Nuggets are at 18-17 and 15-19-1 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). In totals betting, the Nuggets are 15-20, while the Magic are 15-21.

View Orlando Magic vs Denver Nuggets Odds and Stats.

The Nuggets were listed as a -9-point Favorite at sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark (including GTbets.eu), while the total was listed at 202.5 over at 5Dimes earlier.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Nuggets rated this week at No. 16 and the Magic sitting at No. 25. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction models that turned out a 93-88 result in favor of the Nuggets today.

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Last time out for Denver, they were a 101-88 winner as they battled the Thunder at home. The Nuggets covered in the match as a 3-point underdog, while 189 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Nuggets grabbed a 101-88 win over the Thunder on Thursday, behind a 24-point effort from Randy Foye at Pepsi Center.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Denver's No. 12-ranked offense, averaging 102.14 PPG, against a Magic defense that ranks No. 18 at 100.61 PPG. The Nuggets field goal percentage has averaged 44.66% so far, more than the Magic shooters have achieved on the year, 43.74% per game.

Next up:
Orlando at Dallas, Monday, January 13th
Denver at Utah, Monday, January 13th

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