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NBA Game Preview - Magic underdogs vs Thunder at Oklahoma City

Orlando MagicOklahoma City Thunder
7-16December 15, 2013, 07:00 | Chesapeake Energy Arena18-4



Chesapeake Energy Arena will feature Thunder vs. Magic action on Sunday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NBA action.

This season the Thunder are 18-4 overall and 13-9 ATS against the number, while the Magic are 7-16 and 11-11-1 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). As for the totals, Oklahoma City is 13-9 on the OU, and Orlando is 11-12.

View Orlando Magic vs Oklahoma City Thunder Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to back the visiting Magic before tip-off in this one found them as 14-point underdogs earlier at Bovada, while the total was sitting at 205 at TopBet.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Thunder rated this week at No. 14 and the Magic sitting at No. 24. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction models that turned out a 100-89 result in favor of the Thunder today.

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Last time out for Orlando, they were a 109-100 loser as they battled the Cavaliers at home. The Magic failed to cover in the match as a 2-point favorite, while 209 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The Magic wasted a 26-point performance from Victor Oladipo as Cleveland ran past them 109-100 on Friday at Amway Center.

Oklahoma City was a 122-97 winner in its last match at home against the Lakers. They covered the 12.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score of 219 sent OVER bettors to the payout window. The Thunder blew out Los Angeles on Friday, running up the score in a 122-97 win at Chesapeake Energy Arena.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Oklahoma City's No. 3-ranked offense (105.86 PPG) against a Magic defense that ranks No. 24 at 102 PPG. The Thunder have averaged 46.77% from the field per game, more than the Magic have managed so far this season (45% on average).

A few Magic at Thunder trends to consider:
Orlando is 6-11-1 ATS in its last 18 games
Orlando is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games
Orlando is 2-22 SU in its last 24 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Orlando's last 6 games on the road
Oklahoma City is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games
Oklahoma City is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Oklahoma City's last 6 games
Oklahoma City is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games at home


Next up:
Orlando at Chicago, Monday, December 16th
Oklahoma City at Denver, Tuesday, December 17th

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