English
Menu

OddsShark Top Sportsbooks

Magic vs Mavericks Betting Preview

The Magic will look to break a home losing skid against the Dallas Mavericks at Amway Center Friday in NBA betting action.

The Mavs are 5-0 ATS in their past five visits, but overall, Dallas has been struggling on the road (2-9 SU past 11 away from home). Of note for totals bettors, the OVER has prevailed in 10 of Dallas's last 13 games when playing Orlando.

Dallas looks for revenge for losing at home to the Magic in January.

Orlando will face the 29-23 Mavericks, who own a 26-26 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Magic are 26-24-1 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Mavericks are 25-27 favoring the OVER.

View Dallas vs Orlando Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Orlando opened as 5-point favorites at TopBet, while the NBA total was set at 186.5 for those who prefer OVER/UNDER betting.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new Power Rankings at Odds Shark, it's the No. 8-rated Magic and the No. 10-rated Mavericks in this matchup. Predictive computer formulas point to a 97-95 win for the Magic on Friday.

ADVERTISEMENT:

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Orlando's No. 21-ranked offense (94.1 PPG) against a Mavericks defense that ranks No. 7 at 93.3 PPG. The Magic have averaged 44.4% from the field per game, more than the Mavericks have managed so far this season (43.9% on average).

Defensively, the Mavericks feature the league's No. 7-rated defense on the road, allowing 94.9 points per game. Orlando, meanwhile, comes in at No. 21 in the league in scoring at home.

The Mavericks were a 106-85 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Heat. They failed to cover the 8.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (191) made winners of OVER bettors. Dallas was run off the court by the Heat on Thursday as Miami blasted them 106-85 at AmericanAirlines Arena.

The Magic were a 108-86 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Knicks. They failed to cover the 1.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score (194) made winners of OVER bettors. Orlando was crushed on Wednesday, getting run out of the gym by New York and falling 108-86 at Madison Square Garden.

Dallas Mavericks Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing LA Clippers are 5-5
After playing Miami are 8-2
After a loss are 4-6

Orlando Magic Trends:
When playing on Friday are 8-2
Before playing Denver are 9-1
After playing New York are 8-2
After a loss are 9-1

 

A few Mavericks at Magic trends to consider:
Dallas is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Orlando
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Dallas's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Dallas's last 11 games
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Dallas's last 13 games when playing Orlando
Orlando is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Orlando's last 13 games when playing Dallas
Orlando is 16-8 SU in its last 24 games
The total has gone OVER in 12 of Orlando's last 18 games at home

Next up:
Dallas home to LA Clippers, Monday, April 2
Orlando home to Denver, Sunday, April 1

Comments