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Magic open as NBA underdog vs Nuggets

Orlando MagicDenver Nuggets
April 22, 8:00 PM | Pepsi Center

Orlando Magic vs Denver Nuggets Odds

36-27TEAM RECORD35-28

Bettors will be looking to hit pay dirt on Sunday when the Nuggets try to run the Magic off the court at Pepsi Center in pro hoops action.

Denver battles the Magic, currently with a 36-27 mark (33-30 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 31-31-1 for the Nuggets and 34-28-1 for the Magic.

View Orlando vs Denver Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to back the visiting Magic before tip-off in this one will find them as 9-point underdogs, while the total sits at 202.5.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Nuggets - Magic odds would favor the Magic if the lines were set according to power ranks. Denver is rated No. 19 in our latest Odds Shark poll, while the Magic sit at No. 11. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 102-100 win for the Nuggets.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Magic rank No. 11 in the league with 42.7 per game. That compares with Denver’s No. 8 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Denver is the NBA’s No. 16-ranked team at 6.6 per game, while the Magic rate No. 1 with 10.2 per contest.

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Magic own the league's No. 5-rated mark, allowing 94 points per game when on the road. Denver, on the other hand, rates No. 3 in home scoring.

Orlando lost its last outing, a 117-107 result against the Jazz on April 21. The Magic failed to cover in that game as a 9.5-point underdog, while the 224 combined points took the game OVER the total. Orlando got 23 points and 11 assists from Jameer Nelson in a losing cause in a 117-107 loss to Utah on Saturday at EnergySolutions Arena.

The Nuggets were a 118-107 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Suns. They covered the 4-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (225) made winners of OVER bettors. Ty Lawson scored 29 points and added 10 assists for a double-double, leading Denver over Phoenix, 118-107, on Saturday at US Airways Center.

Orlando Magic Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing Charlotte are 9-1
After playing Utah are 5-5
After a loss are 3-7

Denver Nuggets Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing Oklahoma City are 4-6
After playing Phoenix are 8-2
After a win are 3-7

A few Magic at Nuggets trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Orlando's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Orlando's last 9 games when playing Denver
Orlando is 5-10 ATS in its last 15 games on the road
Orlando is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing Denver
Denver is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing at home against Orlando
Denver is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
Denver is 5-0-1 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Orlando
Denver is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games

Next up:
Orlando home to Charlotte, Wednesday, April 25
Denver at Oklahoma City, Wednesday, April 25