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Pointspread favors Thunder in battle with Magic

Oklahoma City ThunderOrlando Magic
40-11February 07, 2014, 07:00 | Amway Center14-37



Orlando looks to cover the Magic-Thunder pointspread on Friday and improve its overall 14-37 mark when they host Oklahoma City in NBA action.

The Magic sit at 14-37 (21-29-1 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Thunder are currently 40-11 (30-21 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Orlando is 22-29 OU, and Oklahoma City is 25-26 OU. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

View Oklahoma City Thunder vs Orlando Magic Odds and Stats.

The Thunder were listed as -8-point favorites at many online sportsbooks (including Sportsbook.ag), with the total listed at 200 earlier in the day (check BetOnline for updates during the day).

According to new Power Rankings at Odds Shark, it's the No. 29-rated Magic and the No. 2-rated Thunder in this matchup. Predictive computer formulas point to a 100-87 win for the Thunder on Friday.

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Last time out for Oklahoma City, they were a 106-97 winner as they battled the Timberwolves at home. The Thunder failed to cover in the match as a 9.5-point favorite, while 203 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The Timberwolves were burned for 26 points by Kevin Durant on Wednesday as the Thunder picked up a 106-97 win at Chesapeake Energy Arena.

The Magic were a 112-98 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Pistons. They covered the 2.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (210) made winners of OVER bettors. The Magic got 20 points from Victor Oladipo as Orlando ran past Detroit 112-98 on Wednesday at Amway Center.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Orlando's No. 24-ranked offense (96.2 PPG) against a Thunder defense that ranks No. 7 at 97.37 PPG. The Magic have averaged 44.16% from the field per game, less than the Thunder have managed so far this season (47.42% on average).

A few Thunder at Magic trends to consider:
Oklahoma City is 10-3 ATS in its last 13 games
Oklahoma City is 12-1 SU in its last 13 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Oklahoma City's last 6 games
Oklahoma City is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
Orlando is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
Orlando is 4-17 SU in its last 21 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Orlando's last 7 games
Orlando is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games at home


Next up:
Oklahoma City home to New York, Sunday, February 9th
Orlando home to Indiana, Sunday, February 9th

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