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Orlando MagicUtah Jazz
April 21, 10:30 PM | EnergySolutions Arena

Orlando Magic vs Utah Jazz Odds

36-26TEAM RECORD33-30

The visiting Magic hope to send their backers to the pay window on Saturday as they look to cover the spread at EnergySolutions Arena against the Jazz.

Utah battles the Magic, currently with a 36-26 mark (33-29 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 32-30-1 for the Jazz and 33-28-1 for the Magic.

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Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with the Jazz in this one will find them as 9-point favorites, while the total was sitting at 191.5.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game pits the Jazz, currently No. 13 in the Odds Shark NBA Power Rankings, against the Magic, who rate No. 11 in the most recent survey. Meanwhile, math and computer handicapping models run on this game predict a 98-97 victory for the Magic.

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How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Utah's No. 3-rated squad against Orlando's No. 11-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Utah rates No. 28 in the league with 4.1 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 1 with 10.1 per outing.

Defensively, the Magic feature the league's No. 4-rated defense on the road, allowing 93.2 points per game. Utah, meanwhile, comes in at No. 4 in the league in scoring at home.

Orlando was a 102-98 loser in its last match on the road against the Celtics. They covered the 4.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 200 sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Orlando got 27 points from Glen Davis en route to a 102-98 loss against Boston on Wednesday at TD Garden.

Utah won its last outing, a 112-91 result against the Trail Blazers on April 18. The Jazz covered in that game as a 5-point favorite, while the 203 combined points took the game OVER the total. Portland was run off the court by the Jazz on Wednesday as Utah blasted the Trail Blazers 112-91 at Rose Garden.

Orlando Magic Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 9-1
Before playing Denver are 8-2
After playing Boston are 6-4
After a loss are 4-6

Utah Jazz Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Phoenix are 5-5
After playing Portland are 6-4
After a win are 5-5

A few Magic at Jazz trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Orlando's last 13 games
Orlando is 6-2-1 ATS in its last 9 games when playing on the road against Utah
Orlando is 4-8 SU in its last 12 games
Orlando is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Utah is 10-2 SU in its last 12 games at home
Utah is 11-4 SU in its last 15 games when playing at home against Orlando
Utah is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
Utah is 5-10-1 ATS in its last 16 games when playing Orlando

Next up:
Orlando at Denver, Sunday, April 22
Utah home to Phoenix, Tuesday, April 24

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