Mavericks visit Magic in NBA clash
Dallas Mavericks vs Orlando Magic Odds
The visiting Mavericks hope to send their backers to the pay window on Sunday as they look to cover the spread at Amway Center against the Magic.
(Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). The Magic are 14-25 so far on the season, and 21-18 ATS vs. the number. The Mavericks, meanwhile, are 17-24 and 22-19 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Orlando go 21-17-1 and the Mavericks go 24-16-1 on the totals.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Magic at No. 21 and the Mavericks at No. 24 heading into this contest. Handicapping models run by the computers at Odds Shark project a 98-96 result in favor of the Magic.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Orlando's No. 20-ranked offense, averaging 95.1 PPG, against a Mavericks defense that ranks No. 28 at 102.9 PPG. The Magic field goal percentage has averaged 45.6% so far, more than the Mavericks shooters have achieved on the year, 44.9% per game.
In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Mavericks own the league's No. 29-rated mark, allowing 104.8 points per game when playing on the road. Orlando, on the other hand, rates No. 24 in scoring on their home court.
In their last action, Dallas was a 117-114 loser at home against the Thunder. They covered the 5.5-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (231) was profitable news for OVER bettors. Vince Carter went off for 29 points and added 3 rebounds but it wasn't enough as Oklahoma City defeated Dallas, 117-114 at American Airlines Center.
Last time out for Orlando, they were a 106-100 loser as they battled the Bobcats at home. The Magic failed to cover in the match as a 6.5-point favorite, while 206 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Orlando got 23 points from Arron Afflalo but lost anyway 106-100 against the Bobcats on Friday at Amway Center.
Dallas Mavericks Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 7-3
Before playing San Antonio are 5-5
After playing Oklahoma City are 4-6
After a loss are 2-8
Orlando Magic Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 9-1
Before playing Detroit are 6-4
After playing Charlotte are 6-4
After a loss are 2-8
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
Dallas is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 11 of Dallas's last 14 games when playing Orlando
Dallas is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games when playing Orlando
The total has gone OVER in 12 of Orlando's last 13 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Orlando's last 8 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 11 of Orlando's last 14 games when playing Dallas
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Orlando's last 7 games when playing at home against Dallas
Dallas home to San Antonio, Friday, January 25
Orlando at Detroit, Tuesday, January 22