Spurs visit Magic in NBA clash
San Antonio Spurs vs Orlando Magic Odds
The Magic will hit the floor running against the visiting San Antonio Spurs on Wednesday, looking to bolster their record and bolster wagering bankrolls in the process.
(Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). The Magic currently sports a record of 5-8, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 7-6 ATS. The Spurs are 12-3 and 9-5-1 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Magic post a 5-7-1 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Spurs have gone 9-6 against the number.
For bettors going with the Magic in this one, they were listed earlier as 7.5-point underdogs on the betting line at Bovada. Totals bettors have seen that number set at 197 for Monday at shops such as 5Dimes.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 19-rated Magic and the No. 9-ranked Spurs, according to the NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring formulas run on this game indicate a potential 103-93 result in favor of the Spurs.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Orlando's No. 28-ranked offense (91.7 PPG) against a Spurs defense that ranks No. 10 at 95.5 PPG. The Magic have averaged 43.8% from the field per game, less than the Spurs have managed so far this season (47.8% on average).
Defensively, the Spurs feature the league's No. 11-rated defense on the road, giving up 97 points per game. Orlando, meanwhile, comes in at No. 20 in the league in scoring at home.
The Spurs were a 118-92 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Wizards. They covered the 7-point spread as favorites, while the total score (210) made winners of OVER bettors. The battle between the Spurs and Wizards didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Washington was handed a 118-92 defeat on Monday at Verizon Center.
In their last action, Orlando was a 116-110 loser at home against the Celtics. They failed to cover the 5-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (226) was profitable news for OVER bettors. J.J. Redick scored 21 points in a failed effort to lead the Magic to victory (they lost 116-110 to Boston at Amway Center on Sunday).
San Antonio Spurs Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 8-2
Before playing Miami are 8-2
After playing Washington are 8-2
After a win are 7-3
Orlando Magic Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Brooklyn are 6-4
After playing Boston are 6-4
After a loss are 2-8
A few Spurs at Magic trends to consider:
San Antonio is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of San Antonio's last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of San Antonio's last 7 games when playing Orlando
San Antonio is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Orlando's last 7 games when playing San Antonio
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Orlando's last 13 games when playing at home against San Antonio
Orlando is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against San Antonio
Orlando is 3-8 SU in its last 11 games
San Antonio at Miami, Thursday, November 29
Orlando home to Brooklyn, Friday, November 30