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Sacramento Kings vs Orlando Magic Odds
Amway Center features an NBA battle between the host Orlando Magic and the visiting Sacramento Kings in betting action on Wednesday.
The Magic sit at 16-41 (25-32 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Kings are currently 19-39 (24-33-1 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Orlando is 30-26-1 OU, and Sacramento is 34-23-1 OU. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).
The visitors opened this morning as 2.5-point favorites in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark (including 5Dimes), while the total was hovering around 205.5 at BetOnline and other shops.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Magic - Kings odds would favor the Magic if the lines were set according to power ranks. Orlando is rated No. 26 in our latest Odds Shark poll, while the Kings sit at No. 29. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 93-92 win for the Magic.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Kings rank No. 27 in the league with 40.4 per game. That compares with Orlando’s No. 14 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Orlando is the NBA’s No. 21-ranked team at 6.4 per game, while the Kings rate No. 16 with 6.8 per contest.
Defensively, the Kings feature the league's No. 30-rated defense on the road, giving up 105 points per game. Orlando, meanwhile, comes in at No. 25 in the league in scoring at home.
Last time out for Sacramento, they were a 141-129 loser as they battled the Heat on the road. The Kings covered in the match as a 15-point underdog, while 270 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Sacramento got 36 points from Marcus Thornton en route to a 141-129 loss at the hands of Sacramento on Tuesday at AmericanAirlines Arena.
Orlando was a 98-84 winner in its last match on the road against the 76ers. They covered the 8.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 182 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Orlando got 16 points from Arron Afflalo en route to a 98-84 victory over Philadelphia on Tuesday at Wells Fargo Center.
Sacramento Kings Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing San Antonio are 4-6
After playing Miami are 5-5
After a loss are 2-8
Orlando Magic Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
Before playing Houston are 6-4
After playing Philadelphia are 6-4
After a win are 4-6
A few Kings at Magic trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Sacramento's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Sacramento's last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Sacramento's last 6 games when playing on the road against Orlando
The total has gone OVER in 12 of Sacramento's last 18 games when playing on the road against Orlando
Orlando is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games when playing Sacramento
Orlando is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Sacramento
The total has gone OVER in 11 of Orlando's last 16 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 12 of Orlando's last 18 games when playing at home against Sacramento
Sacramento at San Antonio, Friday, March 1
Orlando home to Houston, Friday, March 1