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Warriors face Magic: NBA odds preview

Golden State WarriorsOrlando Magic
Dec 14, 7:00 PM | Amway Center

Golden State Warriors vs Orlando Magic Odds

15-7TEAM RECORD8-13

The Warriors will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Magic in Orlando at Amway Center on Friday in NBA action.

(Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). The Magic currently sports a record of 8-13, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 11-10 ATS. The Warriors are 15-7 and 14-6-2 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Magic post a 7-13-1 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Warriors have gone 13-9 against the number.

View Golden State vs Orlando Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with the Magic in this one found them as 4.5-point underdogs earlier at Bovada, while the total had been sitting in the area of 196.5 at Bovada.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Magic - Warriors odds would favor the Warriors if the lines were set according to power ranks. Orlando is rated No. 19 in our latest Odds Shark poll, while the Warriors sit at No. 10. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 97-93 win for the Warriors.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Orlando's No. 27-ranked offense, averaging 91.6 PPG, against a Warriors defense that ranks No. 18 at 98.6 PPG. The Magic field goal percentage has averaged 43.9% so far, less than the Warriors shooters have achieved on the year, 45.5% per game.

Defensively, the Warriors feature the league's No. 17-rated defense on the road, giving up 99.8 points per game. Orlando, meanwhile, comes in at No. 27 in the league in scoring at home.

Golden State won its last outing, a 97-95 result against the Heat on December 12. The Warriors covered in that game as an 8.5-point underdog, while the 192 combined points took the game UNDER the total. The Warriors got a 27-point performance from Klay Thompson as Golden State ran past Miami 97-95 on Wednesday at AmericanAirlines Arena.

In their last action, Orlando was an 86-80 loser at home against the Hawks. They failed to cover the 5-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (166) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. The Magic got 16 points from Arron Afflalo, but it was Atlanta that prevailed in an 86-80 final on Wednesday at Amway Center.

Golden State Warriors Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Atlanta are 3-7
After playing Miami are 3-7
After a win are 7-3

Orlando Magic Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Charlotte are 8-2
After playing Atlanta are 7-3
After a loss are 4-6

A few Warriors at Magic trends to consider:
Golden State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Golden State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Golden State's last 6 games when playing on the road against Orlando
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Golden State's last 9 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Orlando's last 5 games
Orlando is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing Golden State
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Orlando's last 6 games when playing at home against Golden State
Orlando is 14-3 SU in its last 17 games when playing at home against Golden State

Next up:
Golden State at Atlanta, Saturday, December 15
Orlando at Charlotte, Saturday, December 15