NBA odds preview - Magic vs. Raptors

Orlando Magic Toronto Raptors
17-40 February 23, 2014, 06:00 | Air Canada Centre 30-25



The NBA betting slate features a clash between Toronto and Orlando on Sunday, with the host Raptors trying to win for fans supporting them with their cheers and their money.

The Magic will look to vanquish their hosts on Sunday, as they are 24-32-1 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Raptors are 32-22-1 ATS. Orlando is 25-32 against the total, while Toronto is 28-27 versus the number. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

View Orlando Magic vs Toronto Raptors Odds and Stats.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Raptors rated this week at No. 3 and the Magic sitting at No. 27. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction models that turned out a 94-86 result in favor of the Raptors today.

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Last time out for Orlando, they were a 129-121 winner as they battled the Knicks at home. The Magic covered in the match as a 3.5-point underdog, while 250 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Arron Afflalo poured in 32 points for Orlando on Friday, as they defeated New York 129-121 at Amway Center.

The Raptors were a 98-91 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Cavaliers. They failed to cover the 8-point spread as favorites, while the total score (189) made winners of UNDER bettors. The Raptors grabbed a 98-91 win over the Cavaliers on Friday, behind a 20-point effort from Terrence Ross at Air Canada Centre.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Toronto's No. 17-ranked offense, averaging 99.55 PPG, against a Magic defense that ranks No. 22 at 101.72 PPG. The Raptors field goal percentage has averaged 43.88% so far, less than the Magic shooters have achieved on the year, 44.23% per game.

A few Magic at Raptors trends to consider:
Orlando is 7-18 SU in its last 25 games
Orlando is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Orlando is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 17 of Orlando's last 19 games on the road
Toronto is 2-4-1 ATS in its last 7 games
Toronto is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Toronto is 2-3-1 ATS in its last 6 games at home
Toronto is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home


Next up:
Orlando at Washington, Tuesday, February 25th
Toronto at Cleveland, Tuesday, February 25th
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