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Raptors visit Magic in NBA clash

Toronto RaptorsOrlando Magic
Jan 24, 7:00 PM | Amway Center

Toronto Raptors vs Orlando Magic Odds

15-27TEAM RECORD14-27

The Orlando Magic host Toronto on Thursday, looking to build on their 14-27 mark against the 15-27 Raptors in NBA action at Amway Center.

This season the Magic are 14-27 overall and 21-20 ATS against the number, while the Raptors are 15-27 and 22-19-1 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). As for the totals, Orlando is 23-17-1 on the OU, and Toronto is 23-19.

View Toronto vs Orlando Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Those backing the visitors in this one found the Raptors listed as 4.5-point underdogs earlier at Bovada. Meanwhile, the OVER/UNDER line for this game was set at 194 at BetOnline but may have moved since opening.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 22-rated Magic and the No. 21-ranked Raptors, according to the NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring formulas run on this game indicate a potential 96-94 result in favor of the Raptors.

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How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Orlando's No. 14-rated squad against Toronto's No. 28-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Orlando rates No. 16 in the league with 6.8 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 9 with 7.7 per outing.

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Raptors own the league's No. 28-rated mark, allowing 104.1 points per game when playing on the road. Orlando, on the other hand, rates No. 21 in scoring on their home court.

Last time out for Toronto, they were a 123-116 loser as they battled the Heat on the road. The Raptors covered in the match as a 10-point underdog, while 239 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Toronto suffered a 123-116 loss against Miami on Wednesday, getting 20 points from Alan Anderson in a losing effort at AmericanAirlines Arena.

The Magic were a 105-90 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Pistons. They failed to cover the 4.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (195) made winners of OVER bettors. The Magic wasted a 26-point performance from J.J. Redick as Detroit ran past them 105-90 on Tuesday at The Palace of Auburn Hills.

Toronto Raptors Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Cleveland are 4-6
After playing Miami are 3-7
After a loss are 4-6

Orlando Magic Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Detroit are 5-5
After playing Detroit are 5-5
After a loss are 2-8

A few Raptors at Magic trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Toronto's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Toronto's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Toronto's last 6 games when playing on the road against Orlando
Toronto is 4-8 SU in its last 12 games when playing on the road against Orlando
The total has gone OVER in 14 of Orlando's last 15 games
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Orlando's last 9 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Orlando's last 6 games when playing at home against Toronto
Orlando is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games when playing at home against Toronto

Next up:
Toronto home to Cleveland, Saturday, January 26
Orlando home to Detroit, Sunday, January 27