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NBA Game Preview - Magic underdogs vs Bulls at Orlando

Chicago BullsOrlando Magic
April 10, 1:00 PM | Amway Center

Chicago Bulls vs Orlando Magic Odds

59-20TEAM RECORD50-29

Bettors will be looking to hit pay dirt on Sunday when the Magic try to run the Bulls off the court at Amway Center in pro hoops action.

The Magic are 50-29 so far on the season, and 31-46-2 ATS vs. the number. The Bulls, meanwhile, are 59-20 and 49-29-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Orlando go 31-44-4 and the Bulls go 33-46 on the totals.

View Chicago vs Orlando Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Magic are listed as 2.5-point underdogs at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark, with the total listed at 185.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Magic - Bulls odds would favor the Bulls if the lines were set according to power ranks. Orlando is rated No. 4 in our latest Odds Shark poll, while the Bulls sit at No. 2. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 103-101 win for the Bulls.

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How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Orlando's No. 6-rated squad against Chicago's No. 2-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Orlando rates No. 1 in the league with 9.4 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 17 with 6.2 per outing.

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Bulls own the league's No. 2-rated mark, allowing 92.6 points per game when on the road. Orlando, on the other hand, rates No. 20 in home scoring.

The Bulls were a 93-82 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Cavaliers. They covered the 9–point spread as favorites, while the total score (175) made winners of UNDER bettors. Carlos Boozer scored 24 points and chipped in with 11 rebounds for Chicago on Friday, leading the Bulls to a 93-82 victory over Cleveland at Quicken Loans Arena.

Orlando won its last outing, a 111-102 result against the Bobcats on April 6. The Magic covered in that game as a 6.5-point favorite, while the 213 combined points took the game OVER the total. The Magic got a 25-point performance from Gilbert Arenas as Orlando ran past Charlotte 111-102 on Wednesday at Time Warner Cable Arena.

Chicago Bulls Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 4-6
Before playing New York are 6-4
After playing Cleveland are 5-5
After a win are 8-2

Orlando Magic Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 3-7
Before playing Philadelphia are 7-3
After playing Charlotte are 8-2
After a win are 5-5

A few Bulls at Magic trends to consider:
Chicago is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Chicago is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chicago's last 5 games when playing Orlando
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chicago's last 5 games when playing on the road against Orlando
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Orlando's last 5 games when playing at home against Chicago
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Orlando's last 5 games when playing Chicago
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Orlando's last 5 games at home
Orlando is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Chicago

Next up:
Chicago at New York, Tuesday, April 12
Orlando at Philadelphia, Monday, April 11

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