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Pointspread favors Warriors in battle with Magic

Golden State WarriorsOrlando Magic
19-13December 31, 2013, 05:00 | Amway Center10-20



The Magic will try to pay off for their supporters on Tuesday when they play host to the Warriors at Amway Center in NBA wagering action.

(Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). The Magic are 10-20 so far on the season, and 15-14-1 ATS vs. the number. The Warriors, meanwhile, are 19-13 and 14-16-2 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Orlando go 14-16 and the Warriors go 14-18 on the totals.

View Golden State Warriors vs Orlando Magic Odds and Stats.

The Warriors were listed as -5-point favorites at many online sportsbooks (including Sportsbook.ag), with the total listed at 204.5 earlier in the day (check BetOnline for updates during the day).

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Magic at No. 24 and the Warriors at No. 9 heading into this contest. Handicapping models run by the computers at Odds Shark project a 96-90 result in favor of the Warriors.

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The Warriors were a 108-104 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Cavaliers. They failed to cover the 7-point spread as favorites, while the total score (212) made winners of OVER bettors. Cleveland was victimized for 29 points and 11 assists by Stephen Curry as the Warriors defeated the Cavaliers 108-104 in NBA action on Sunday.

Last time out for Orlando, they were a 109-102 winner as they battled the Hawks at home. The Magic covered in the match as a 2.5-point favorite, while 211 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The Magic grabbed a 109-102 win over the Hawks on Sunday, behind a 21-point effort from Arron Afflalo at Amway Center.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Orlando's No. 21-ranked offense (97.43 PPG) against a Warriors defense that ranks No. 10 at 98.94 PPG. The Magic have averaged 44.94% from the field per game, less than the Warriors have managed so far this season (46.09% on average).

A few Warriors at Magic trends to consider:
Golden State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Golden State is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Golden State's last 16 games on the road
Golden State is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Orlando
Orlando is 4-11 SU in its last 15 games
Orlando is 3-10 ATS in its last 13 games at home
Orlando is 3-8 SU in its last 11 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Orlando's last 11 games at home


Next up:
Golden State at Miami, Thursday, January 2nd
Orlando at Cleveland, Thursday, January 2nd

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