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Pointspread favors Magic in battle with Raptors

Toronto RaptorsOrlando Magic
Jan 1, 6:00 PM | Amway Center

Toronto Raptors vs Orlando Magic Odds

1-2TEAM RECORD3-1

The Magic will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when the Raptors tip off at Amway Center on Sunday in NBA play.

The Magic currently sports a record of 3-1, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 3-1 ATS. The Raptors are 1-2 and 1-2 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Magic post a 1-3 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Raptors have gone 1-2 against the number.

View Toronto vs Orlando Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to back the visiting Raptors before tip-off in this one will find them as 12-point underdogs, while the total sits at 186.5.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 4 (Magic) and the No. 29 (Raptors) teams in the league, according to our current NBA Power Rankings at Odds Shark. A 102-89 result in favor of the Magic is predicted by handicapping models.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Orlando's No. 15-ranked offense (96.8 PPG) against a Raptors defense that ranks No. 11 at 95 PPG. The Magic have averaged 44.7% from the field per game, less than the Raptors have managed so far this season (48.3% on average).

Defensively, the Raptors feature the league's No. 18-rated defense on the road, allowing 97.5 points per game. Orlando, meanwhile, comes in at No. 14 in the league in scoring at home.

In their last action, Toronto was a 99-86 loser on the road against the Mavericks. They failed to cover the 8.5–point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (185) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. The Raptors got a terrific 30-point performance from Andrea Bargnani but Dallas handed them a 99-86 defeat on Friday at American Airlines Center.

Last time out for Orlando, they were a 100-79 winner as they battled the Bobcats on the road. The Magic covered in the match as a 4-point favorite, while 179 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Orlando cruised to victory on Friday, running Charlotte out of the gym and running up a 100-79 score at Time Warner Cable Arena.

Toronto Raptors Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 4-6
Before playing New York are 6-4
After playing Dallas are 5-5
After a loss are 2-8

Orlando Magic Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 8-2
Before playing Detroit are 9-1
After playing Charlotte are 7-3
After a win are 4-6

A few Raptors at Magic trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Toronto's last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Toronto's last 5 games when playing Orlando
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Toronto's last 6 games when playing on the road against Orlando
Toronto is 7-14 ATS in its last 21 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Orlando's last 9 games
Orlando is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Orlando's last 5 games when playing Toronto
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Orlando's last 13 games at home

Next up:
Toronto at New York, Monday, January 2
Orlando at Detroit, Monday, January 2

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