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Raps Have Been Winning Against Magic But Not Covering

The Toronto Raptors have been getting by this year with an incredible offense and mediocre defense, but the team showed major holes on the defensive end in Friday’s 125-121 setback to the Atlanta Hawks. The Dinos, who have won 10 of their last 12, will look to right the ship against the lowly Orlando Magic on Sunday. 

SHARK BITES
  • The Raptors are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games against the Magic.
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of the Raptors' last 5 games against the Magic.
  • The Raptors are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games on the road against the Magic.

While the Raps didn’t come through for spread bettors in the game, they did cash yet another OVER ticket. In fact, Toronto is the best OVER team in the Association at 19-7 OVER/UNDER. The recipe for consistent OVERs is simple: bet on a team that shoots the lights out and isn’t particularly stout on defense. That’s Toronto in 2016-17. 

Orlando is another team that’s been on an OVER tear of late. Frank Vogel’s crew have gone above the closing total in seven of their last eight games while giving up at least 108 points in each of the past five tilts. 

The Raptors have been dynamite in this series, as Canada’s lone NBA club is a fantastic 13-1 SU in their previous 14 vs the Magic. Toronto is also 5-0 ATS in its last five games away from the Air Canada Centre. 

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Odds makers at BetOnline opened the Orlando Magic as 6-point underdogs in this betting matchup earlier today, while the OVER/UNDER betting line was sitting around 211 earlier at Bovada.

Odds Shark computer score prediction models pick a possible 116-109 win for the Raptors on Sunday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NBA matchups here.

Toronto Raptors vs Orlando Magic Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Toronto Raptors will look to vanquish their hosts on Sunday, as they are 18-7-1 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Orlando Magic are 11-15-2 ATS. Toronto is 17-7 against the points scored total betting line, while Orlando is 9-15-1 versus the line. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Orlando vs Toronto injuries news.

According to the betting Power Rankings at Odds Shark, it's the No. 21-rated Orlando Magic and the No. 3-rated Raptors in this NBA basketball matchup.

Statistical Matchup

When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Toronto Raptors rank No. 26 in the league with 42.35 per game. That compares with Orlando's No. 9 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Orlando is the NBA's No. 17-ranked team at 8.75 per game, while the Toronto Raptors rate No. 11 with 9.77 per contest.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Raptors blew out Milwaukee on Monday, running up the score in a 122-100 win at Air Canada Centre.

Orlando got 24 points from Evan Fournier but lost anyway 121-113 against the Nuggets on Saturday at Amway Center.

Betting Trends
  • Toronto is 11-2 ATS in its last 13 games
  • Toronto is 10-2 SU in its last 12 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Toronto's last 7 games
  • Toronto is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Orlando is 2-3-1 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Orlando is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Orlando's last 7 games
  • Orlando is 1-5-1 ATS in its last 7 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Toronto home to Brooklyn, Tuesday, December 20th
Orlando at Miami, Tuesday, December 20th

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