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Magic vs Nuggets NBA Game Preview

Orlando MagicDenver Nuggets
Jan 9, 9:00 PM | Pepsi Center

Orlando Magic vs Denver Nuggets Odds

12-22TEAM RECORD20-16

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

The Magic will try to spoil to the party on Wednesday; they are 18-16 ATS against the number this season, while the Nuggets are 22-14 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). Orlando is 17-16-1 on the totals; Denver is 18-18.

View Orlando vs Denver Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening line for this matchup at BetOnline, the Nuggets sat as 12.5-point favorites. The total had been pegged earlier by the oddsmakers at TopBet at 202.5.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Nuggets sit at No. 4 in the current NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Magic are at No. 21 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Nuggets will win this game 101-95.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Denver's No. 7-ranked offense (102 PPG) against a Magic defense that ranks No. 18 at 97.6 PPG. The Nuggets have averaged 46.5% from the field per game, more than the Magic have managed so far this season (45.5% on average).

Defensively, the Magic feature the league's No. 9-rated defense on the road, giving up 96.1 points per game. Denver, meanwhile, comes in at No. 5 in the league in scoring at home.

Orlando lost its last outing, a 125-119 result against the Trail Blazers on January 7. The Magic covered in that game as a 7-point underdog, while the 244 combined points took the game OVER the total. Orlando got 29 points from J.J. Redick en route to a 125-119 loss against Portland on Monday at Rose Garden.

Denver won its last outing, a 112-105 result against the Lakers on January 6. The Nuggets covered in that game as a 5.5-point underdog, while the 217 combined points took the game OVER the total. The Nuggets got a 21-point performance from Ty Lawson, who added 10 assists as Denver ran past Los Angeles 112-105 on Sunday at STAPLES Center.

Orlando Magic Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 8-2
Before playing LA Clippers are 6-4
After playing Portland are 6-4
After a loss are 2-8

Denver Nuggets Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing Cleveland are 7-3
After playing LA Lakers are 6-4
After a win are 4-6

A few Magic at Nuggets trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Orlando's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Orlando's last 11 games when playing Denver
Orlando is 6-16 SU in its last 22 games on the road
Orlando is 1-6-1 ATS in its last 8 games when playing Denver
Denver is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games at home
Denver is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games when playing at home against Orlando
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Denver's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Denver's last 5 games at home

Next up:
Orlando at LA Clippers, Saturday, January 12
Denver home to Cleveland, Friday, January 11