Oklahoma City favored by 10.5 against Orlando on Friday
Oklahoma City Thunder vs Orlando Magic Odds
Amway Center features an NBA battle between the host Orlando Magic and the visiting Oklahoma City Thunder in betting action on Friday.
(Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). The Magic are 18-51 so far on the season, and 31-38 ATS vs. the number. The Thunder, meanwhile, are 50-19 and 40-26-3 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Orlando go 38-30-1 and the Thunder go 33-33-3 on the totals.
Those backing the visitors in this one found the Thunder listed as 10.5-point favorites earlier at Bovada. Meanwhile, the OVER/UNDER line for this game was set at 208.5 at BetOnline but may have moved since opening.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 26 (Magic) and the No. 1 (Thunder) teams in the league, according to our current NBA Power Rankings at Odds Shark. A 109-93 result in favor of the Thunder is predicted by handicapping models.
How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Orlando's No. 15-rated squad against Oklahoma City's No. 6-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Orlando rates No. 21 in the league with 6.4 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 12 with 7.4 per outing.
Defensively, the Thunder feature the league's No. 13-rated defense on the road, giving up 99.1 points per game. Orlando, meanwhile, comes in at No. 24 in the league in scoring at home.
In their last action, Oklahoma City was a 90-89 loser on the road against the Grizzlies. They covered the 1.5-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (179) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Oklahoma City got 32 points from Kevin Durant en route to a 90-89 loss at the hands of Oklahoma City on Wednesday at FedExForum.
Orlando lost its last outing, a 106-94 result against the Knicks on March 20. The Magic failed to cover in that game as a 10.5-point underdog, while the 200 combined points took the game OVER the total. The Magic endured a 106-94 loss at the hands of the Knicks on Wednesday, despite a 14-point effort from Tobias Harris at Madison Square Garden.
Oklahoma City Thunder Trends:
When playing on Friday are 7-3
Before playing Portland are 5-5
After playing Memphis are 5-5
After a loss are 7-3
Orlando Magic Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Miami are 6-4
After playing New York are 6-4
After a loss are 3-7
A few Thunder at Magic trends to consider:
Oklahoma City is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Orlando
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Oklahoma City's last 8 games when playing on the road against Orlando
Oklahoma City is 11-4 SU in its last 15 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Oklahoma City's last 7 games
Orlando is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing at home against Oklahoma City
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Orlando's last 8 games when playing at home against Oklahoma City
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Orlando's last 7 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Orlando's last 12 games
Oklahoma City home to Portland, Sunday, March 24
Orlando home to Miami, Monday, March 25