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Orlando MagicSacramento Kings
Jan 8, 6:00 PM | Power Balance Pavilion

Orlando Magic vs Sacramento Kings Odds


The Kings will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when the Magic tip off at Power Balance Pavilion on Sunday in NBA play.

The Magic will try to spoil to the party on Sunday; they are 4-4 ATS against the number this season, while the Kings are 3-5 ATS. Orlando is 2-6 on the totals; Sacramento is 4-4.

View Orlando vs Sacramento Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're backing the visitors in this one, you'll find the Magic listed as 6.5-point favorites. Meanwhile, the OVER/UNDER line for this game was set at 189.5.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Kings rated this week at No. 12 and the Magic sitting at No. 8. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction models that turned out a 99-86 result in favor of the Magic today.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Sacramento's No. 17-ranked offense (93.4 PPG) against a Magic defense that ranks No. 4 at 89.5 PPG. The Kings have averaged 39.4% from the field per game, less than the Magic have managed so far this season (44.8% on average).

Defensively, the Magic feature the league's No. 2-rated defense on the road, allowing 88.3 points per game. Sacramento, meanwhile, comes in at No. 13 in the league in scoring at home.

Last time out for Orlando, they were a 97-83 loser as they battled the Bulls at home. The Magic failed to cover in the match as a 2-point underdog, while 180 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Magic got a 28-point performance from Dwight Howard, who added 15 rebounds, but Chicago still ran past Orlando 97-83 on Friday at Amway Center.

Last time out for Sacramento, they were a 103-100 winner as they battled the Bucks at home. The Kings covered in the match as a 3-point underdog, while 203 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Marcus Thornton went off for 27 points and added 5 rebounds leading Sacramento over Milwaukee, 103-100, on Thursday at Power Balance Pavilion.

Orlando Magic Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 8-2
Before playing Portland are 4-6
After playing Chicago are 7-3
After a loss are 8-2

Sacramento Kings Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing Philadelphia are 5-5
After playing Milwaukee are 4-6
After a win are 4-6

A few Magic at Kings trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Orlando's last 5 games on the road
Orlando is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Sacramento
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Orlando's last 13 games
Orlando is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Sacramento
Sacramento is 12-4 SU in its last 16 games when playing at home against Orlando
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Sacramento's last 7 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Sacramento's last 6 games when playing at home against Orlando
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Sacramento's last 6 games

Next up:
Orlando at Portland, Wednesday, January 11
Sacramento at Philadelphia, Tuesday, January 10