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Orlando Magic vs Dallas Mavericks Odds
The visiting Magic hope to send their backers to the pay window on Wednesday as they look to cover the spread at American Airlines Center against the Mavericks.
This season the Mavericks are 23-29 overall and 30-22 ATS against the number, while the Magic are 15-38 and 23-30 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). As for the totals, Dallas is 32-19-1 on the OU, and Orlando is 28-24-1.
The Magic were listed as 9-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks (including Sportsbook.ag), with the total listed at 206.5 earlier in the day (check BetOnline for updates during the day).
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Mavericks sit at No. 20 in the current NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Magic are at No. 26 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Mavericks will win this game 98-94.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Dallas's No. 7-ranked offense (101.3 PPG) against a Magic defense that ranks No. 20 at 99.4 PPG. The Mavericks have averaged 45.3% from the field per game, more than the Magic have managed so far this season (45% on average).
In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Magic own the league's No. 16-rated mark, allowing 99.4 points per game when playing on the road. Dallas, on the other hand, rates No. 6 in scoring on their home court.
Orlando was a 105-92 loser in its last match at home against the Bobcats. They failed to cover the 5-point spread as favorites, while the total score of 197 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. The Magic got 18 points from Nikola Vucevic, but it was Charlotte that prevailed in a 105-92 final on Tuesday at Amway Center.
The Mavericks were a 123-100 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Kings. They covered the 10-point spread as favorites, while the total score (223) made winners of OVER bettors. Sacramento was run off the court by the Mavericks on Wednesday as Dallas blasted the Kings 123-100 at American Airlines Center.
Orlando Magic Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 8-2
Before playing Memphis are 6-4
After playing Charlotte are 5-5
After a loss are 1-9
Dallas Mavericks Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
Before playing New Orleans are 6-4
After playing Sacramento are 6-4
After a win are 4-6
A few Magic at Mavericks trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Orlando's last 7 games when playing on the road against Dallas
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Orlando's last 5 games when playing Dallas
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Orlando's last 12 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 17 of Orlando's last 25 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Dallas's last 7 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Dallas's last 7 games when playing at home against Orlando
Dallas is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Dallas's last 5 games when playing Orlando
Orlando at Memphis, Friday, February 22
Dallas at New Orleans, Friday, February 22