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Magic vs Jazz Betting Matchup Report

Utah Jazz Orlando Magic
6-21 December 18, 2013, 07:00 | Amway Center 8-17



The Jazz will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Magic in Orlando at Amway Center on Wednesday in NBA action.

Orlando battles the Jazz, currently with a 6-21 mark (11-15-1 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 11-14 for the Magic and 12-15 for the Jazz. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

View Utah Jazz vs Orlando Magic Odds and Stats.

Those backing the visitors in this one found the Jazz listed as 4-point underdogs earlier at Bovada. Meanwhile, the OVER/UNDER line for this game was set at 197 at BetOnline but may have moved since opening.

The Magic - Jazz odds would favor the Jazz if the lines were set according to power ranks. Orlando is rated No. 27 in our latest Odds Shark poll, while the Jazz sit at No. 25. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 87-83 win for the Magic.

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Utah lost its last outing, a 117-94 result against the Heat on December 16. The Jazz failed to cover in that game as a 12-point underdog, while the 211 combined points took the game OVER the total. The Jazz were blown out by Miami on Monday, losing by a 117-94 final at AmericanAirlines Arena in basketball betting action.

Orlando won its last outing, an 83-82 result against the Bulls on December 16. The Magic covered in that game as a 7-point underdog, while the 165 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Arron Afflalo scored 23 points leading the Magic to an 83-82 victory over Chicago at United Center on Monday.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Orlando's No. 21-ranked offense (97 PPG) against a Jazz defense that ranks No. 26 at 102.19 PPG. The Magic have averaged 44.8% from the field per game, more than the Jazz have managed so far this season (43.44% on average).

A few Jazz at Magic trends to consider:
Utah is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games
Utah is 6-19 SU in its last 25 games
Utah is 6-3 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
Utah is 3-12 SU in its last 15 games on the road
Orlando is 4-1-1 ATS in its last 6 games
Orlando is 2-8 SU in its last 10 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Orlando's last 6 games
Orlando is 1-7 ATS in its last 8 games at home


Next up:
Utah at Atlanta, Friday, December 20th
Orlando home to Sacramento, Saturday, December 21st