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Magic take on Jazz in hoops contest

Orlando MagicUtah Jazz
19-50March 22, 2014, 09:00 | EnergySolutions Arena22-47

EnergySolutions Arena will feature Jazz vs. Magic action on Saturday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NBA action.

(Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). The Jazz are 22-47 so far on the season, and 32-35-2 ATS vs. the number. The Magic, meanwhile, are 19-50 and 28-38-3 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Utah go 31-38 and the Magic go 31-38 on the totals.View Orlando Magic vs Utah Jazz Odds and Stats.

The Jazz were listed as a -5-point Favorite at sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark (including GTbets.eu), while the total was listed at 196 over at 5Dimes earlier.

According to new Power Rankings at Odds Shark, it's the No. 25-rated Jazz and the No. 21-rated Magic in this matchup. Predictive computer formulas point to a 86-85 win for the Magic on Saturday.

In their last action, Orlando was a 109-93 loser on the road against the Suns. They failed to cover the 12.5-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (202) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. The Magic endured a 109-93 loss at the hands of the Suns on Wednesday, despite a 23-point effort from Tobias Harris at US Airways Center.

Last time out for Utah, they were a 96-86 loser as they battled the Grizzlies on the road. The Jazz covered in the match as a 11.5-point underdog, while 182 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Jazz endured a 96-86 loss at the hands of the Grizzlies on Wednesday, despite a 16-point effort from Trey Burke at FedExForum.

How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Utah's No. 24-rated squad against Orlando's No. 20-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Utah rates No. 22 in the league with 6.77 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 21 with 6.86 per outing.

Next up:
Orlando at Los Angeles, Sunday, March 23rd
Utah home to Detroit, Monday, March 24th