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NBA Matchup - Magic Bulls Odds Preview

Chicago BullsOrlando Magic
Jan 2, 7:00 PM | Amway Center

Chicago Bulls vs Orlando Magic Odds

16-13TEAM RECORD12-19

The Magic will try to pay off for their supporters on Wednesday when they play host to the Bulls at Amway Center in NBA wagering action.

The Magic sit at 12-19 (16-15 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Bulls are currently 16-13 (10-19 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Orlando is 14-16-1 OU, and Chicago is 10-19 OU. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

View Chicago vs Orlando Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
For bettors going with the Magic in this one, they were listed earlier as 4.5-point underdogs on the betting line at Bovada. Totals bettors have seen that number set at 184.5 for Monday at shops such as 5Dimes.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 21-rated Magic and the No. 10-ranked Bulls, according to the NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring formulas run on this game indicate a potential 94-90 result in favor of the Bulls.

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How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Orlando's No. 10-rated squad against Chicago's No. 11-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Orlando rates No. 25 in the league with 6 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 30 with 4.5 per outing.

Defensively, the Bulls feature the league's No. 6-rated defense on the road, giving up 94.2 points per game. Orlando, meanwhile, comes in at No. 25 in the league in scoring at home.

Chicago was a 91-81 loser in its last match at home against the Bobcats. They failed to cover the 12-point spread as favorites, while the total score of 172 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Luol Deng poured in 20 points and chipped in with 12 rebounds in a losing cause for Chicago on Monday, as the Bobcats rolled to a 91-81 victory over Chicago at United Center.

The Magic were a 112-110 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Heat. They covered the 9.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (222) made winners of OVER bettors. Arron Afflalo went off for 28 points and added 4 rebounds but it wasn't enough as Miami defeated Orlando, 112-110 at Amway Center.

Chicago Bulls Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Miami are 7-3
After playing Charlotte are 5-5
After a loss are 7-3

Orlando Magic Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing New York are 8-2
After playing Miami are 6-4
After a loss are 3-7

A few Bulls at Magic trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Chicago's last 10 games when playing on the road against Orlando
Chicago is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Orlando
Chicago is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Orlando
The total has gone UNDER in 14 of Chicago's last 19 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Orlando's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Orlando's last 10 games when playing at home against Chicago
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Orlando's last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Orlando's last 10 games when playing Chicago

Next up:
Chicago at Miami, Friday, January 4
Orlando home to New York, Saturday, January 5