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Oklahoma City favored by 15.5 against Orlando on Friday

Orlando MagicOklahoma City Thunder
March 15, 8:00 PM | Chesapeake Energy Arena

Orlando Magic vs Oklahoma City Thunder Odds

18-47TEAM RECORD48-17

The Magic will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Thunder in Oklahoma City at Chesapeake Energy Arena on Friday in NBA action.

The Thunder sit at 48-17 (38-24-3 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Magic are currently 18-47 (29-36 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Oklahoma City is 32-31-2 OU, and Orlando is 35-29-1 OU. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

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Betting Line:
On the opening line for this matchup at BetOnline, the Thunder sat as 15.5-point favorites. The total had been pegged earlier by the oddsmakers at TopBet at 205.5.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game pits the Thunder, currently No. 1 in the Odds Shark NBA Power Rankings, against the Magic, who rate No. 26 in the most recent survey. Meanwhile, math and computer handicapping models run on this game predict a 109-93 victory for the Thunder.


How They Match Up:
The game also pits Oklahoma City's No. 2-ranked offense, averaging 106.5 PPG, against a Magic defense that ranks No. 22 at 100.5 PPG. The Thunder field goal percentage has averaged 48.3% so far, more than the Magic shooters have achieved on the year, 45.2% per game.

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Magic own the league's No. 12-rated mark, allowing 98.9 points per game when playing on the road. Oklahoma City, on the other hand, rates No. 2 in scoring on their home court.

The Magic were a 106-97 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Lakers. They failed to cover the 8.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (203) made winners of UNDER bettors. The Magic endured a 106-97 loss at the hands of the Lakers on Tuesday, despite a 21-point effort from Jameer Nelson at Amway Center.

Oklahoma City was a 110-87 winner in its last match at home against the Jazz. They covered the 13.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score of 197 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. The Thunder blew out Utah on Wednesday, running up the score in a 110-87 win at Chesapeake Energy Arena.

Orlando Magic Trends:
When playing on Friday are 9-1
Before playing Milwaukee are 4-6
After playing LA Lakers are 6-4
After a loss are 3-7

Oklahoma City Thunder Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Dallas are 5-5
After playing Utah are 5-5
After a win are 7-3

A few Magic at Thunder trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Orlando's last 17 games when playing Oklahoma City
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Orlando's last 10 games when playing on the road against Oklahoma City
Orlando is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games when playing Oklahoma City
Orlando is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing Oklahoma City
Oklahoma City is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Oklahoma City is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Oklahoma City's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Oklahoma City's last 5 games at home

Next up:
Orlando at Milwaukee, Sunday, March 17
Oklahoma City at Dallas, Sunday, March 17