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Orlando MagicToronto Raptors
March 5, 7:00 PM | Air Canada Centre

Orlando Magic vs Toronto Raptors Odds

24-14TEAM RECORD12-25

A key NBA battle sees the visiting Magic travelling to Toronto Monday to face the Raptors on Monday.

Toronto battles the Magic, currently with a 24-14 mark (21-17 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 15-20-2 for the Raptors and 19-18-1 for the Magic.

View Orlando vs Toronto Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Magic are listed as 6-point favorites at many online sportsbooks, with the total listed at 185.5.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Raptors at No. 24 and the Magic at No. 12 heading into this contest. Handicapping models run by the computers at Odds Shark project a 95-88 result in favor of the Magic.

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How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Toronto's No. 20-rated squad against Orlando's No. 8-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Toronto rates No. 23 in the league with 5.5 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 1 with 10.3 per outing.

Defensively, the Magic feature the league's No. 2-rated defense on the road, allowing 90.5 points per game. Toronto, meanwhile, comes in at No. 26 in the league in scoring at home.

The Magic were a 114-98 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Bucks. They covered the 9.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score (212) made winners of OVER bettors. Dwight Howard scored 28 points and chipped in with 14 rebounds for Orlando on Saturday, leading the Magic to a 114-98 victory over Milwaukee at Amway Center.

In their last action, Toronto was an 83-75 winner at home against the Warriors. They covered the 1-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (158) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. DeMar DeRozan went off for 25 points and added 3 rebounds leading Toronto over Golden State, 83-75, on Sunday at Air Canada Centre.

Orlando Magic Trends:
When playing on Monday are 7-3
Before playing Charlotte are 9-1
After playing Milwaukee are 7-3
After a win are 5-5

Toronto Raptors Trends:
When playing on Monday are 3-7
Before playing Houston are 5-5
After playing Golden State are 1-9
After a win are 2-8

A few Magic at Raptors trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Orlando's last 6 games when playing Toronto
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Orlando's last 5 games when playing on the road against Toronto
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Orlando's last 5 games
Orlando is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Toronto's last 6 games when playing Orlando
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Toronto's last 5 games when playing at home against Orlando
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Toronto's last 5 games at home
Toronto is 6-1-1 ATS in its last 8 games at home

Next up:
Orlando at Charlotte, Tuesday, March 6
Toronto home to Houston, Wednesday, March 7

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