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Chicago BullsOrlando Magic
Jan 6, 8:00 PM | Amway Center

Chicago Bulls vs Orlando Magic Odds

6-1TEAM RECORD5-2

The visiting Bulls hope to send their backers to the pay window on Friday as they look to cover the spread at Amway Center against the Magic.

Supporters of the Bulls have seen them go 6-1 and 4-3 ATS so far this season, while the Magic are at 5-2 and 4-3 ATS. In totals betting, the Magic are 2-5, while the Bulls are 3-4.

View Chicago vs Orlando Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks have set the Magic as 1-point favorites on the opening line for this contest. The total was listed at 999, but may be on the move.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game pits the Magic, currently No. 8 in the Odds Shark NBA Power Rankings, against the Bulls, who rate No. 7 in the most recent survey. Meanwhile, math and computer handicapping models run on this game predict a 103-99 victory for the Bulls.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Orlando's No. 15-ranked offense, averaging 95.7 PPG, against a Bulls defense that ranks No. 1 at 86.6 PPG. The Magic field goal percentage has averaged 45.5% so far, more than the Bulls shooters have achieved on the year, 45.4% per game.

Defensively, the Bulls feature the league's No. 8-rated defense on the road, allowing 93.6 points per game. Orlando, meanwhile, comes in at No. 9 in the league in scoring at home.

In their last action, Chicago was a 99-83 winner on the road against the Pistons. They covered the 6.5–point spread as favorites, while the combined score (182) was profitable news for OVER bettors. Chicago earned a 99-83 victory over Detroit on Wednesday, getting 19 points from Carlos Boozer at The Palace of Auburn Hills.

Orlando was a 103-85 winner in its last match at home against the Wizards. They covered the 13–point spread as favorites, while the total score of 188 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Orlando got 28 points and 20 rebounds from Dwight Howard en route to a 103-85 victory over Washington on Wednesday at Amway Center.

Chicago Bulls Trends:
When playing on Friday are 8-2
Before playing Atlanta are 8-2
After playing Detroit are 6-4
After a win are 7-3

Orlando Magic Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Sacramento are 6-4
After playing Washington are 6-4
After a win are 5-5

A few Bulls at Magic trends to consider:
Chicago is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Chicago's last 8 games when playing on the road against Orlando
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chicago's last 6 games when playing Orlando
Chicago is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Orlando is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Orlando's last 8 games when playing at home against Chicago
Orlando is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Orlando's last 12 games

Next up:
Chicago at Atlanta, Saturday, January 7
Orlando at Sacramento, Sunday, January 8

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