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New Orleans PelicansOrlando Magic
0-1November 01, 2013, 07:00 | Amway Center0-2

Orlando looks to cover the Magic-Pelicans pointspread on Friday and improve its overall 0-2 mark when they host New Orleans in NBA action.

This season the Magic are 0-2 overall and 2-0 ATS against the number, while the Pelicans are 0-1 and 0-1 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). As for the totals, Orlando is 1-1 on the OU, and New Orleans is 0-1.

View New Orleans Pelicans vs Orlando Magic Odds and Stats.

For bettors going with the Magic in this one, they were listed earlier as 3-point underdogs on the betting line at Bovada. Totals bettors have seen that number set at 194.5 for Friday at shops such as 5Dimes.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Magic rated this week at No. 30 and the Pelicans sitting at No. 21. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction models that turned out a 87-84 result in favor of the Pelicans today.

New Orleans lost its last outing, a 95-90 result against the Pacers on October 30. The Pelicans failed to cover in that game as a 1.5-point favorite, while the 185 combined points took the game UNDER the total. The Pelicans wasted a 25-point performance from Eric Gordon as Indiana ran past them 95-90 on Wednesday at New Orleans Arena.

The Magic were a 120-115 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Timberwolves. They covered the 10.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (235) made winners of OVER bettors. Arron Afflalo went off for 28 points and added 9 rebounds but it wasn't enough as Minnesota defeated Orlando, 120-115 at Target Center.

A few Pelicans at Magic trends to consider:
New Orleans is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
New Orleans is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of New Orleans's last 9 games
New Orleans is 2-10 ATS in its last 12 games on the road
Orlando is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Orlando's last 6 games
Orlando is 6-15 ATS in its last 21 games at home
Orlando is 4-17 SU in its last 21 games at home

Next up:
New Orleans at Charlotte, Saturday, November 2nd
Orlando at New Jersey, Sunday, November 3rd