The Mavericks pulled the trigger on a big trade that made their team better, but the Magic have one of the best home records in the NBA and Dallas is 12 games under .500 ATS this season.
Dallas Mavericks (33-21) at Orlando Magic (37-18)
Bovada has the Magic as 6 point favorites in this game with a total of 201.
Tonight in the Sunshine State the Southeast Division leading Orlando Magic host the Southwest Division leading Dallas Mavericks. The Mavs are coming off a win, but are only 4-6 in their last 10 games while the Magic are also coming off a win and are a solid 8-2 in their last 10 games.
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This season the Magic are 21-5 at home and 25-26-1 ATS and the Mavericks are 17-12 on the road and 21-33 ATS.
Both teams won in their last game on Wednesday night, as Orlando beat Detroit 116-91 and Dallas beat Phoenix 107-97.
The Magic improved their team by trading for Caron Butler, Brendan Haywood and DeShawn Stevenson from the Wizards. Butler (16.8 ppg) was the big player in the deal, but he has struggled in his first two games with Dallas only averaging 14 ppg on 31.3% shooting. However, in two games against the Magic this season Butler has averaged 27 ppg.
The Mavs are fortunate they got C Haywood (9.7 ppg 10.2 rpg) in the deal, as starting C Erick Dampier is out for a while after recently undergoing surgery on his finger. The Mavs need Haywood to play solid defense against Dwight Howard (18.2 ppg 13.4 rpg).
The Mavs have won five of their last six games against the Magic including three straight in Orlando.
Dirk Nowitzki (24.7 ppg) has played great against in Orlando in those three games averaging 26.8 ppg, 8.5 rpg and 4.7 assists per game.
Tonight the Mavs look to avoid their first three game road losing streak of the season.
Vince Carter (16.5 ppg) and Rashard Lewis (14.9 ppg) will have to shoot the rock well tonight to open up the lane for Howard to operate.
In eight of the last nine meetings between these two teams the total has gone Over and the underdog is 5-0 ATS in the last five games.
Saturday Games - NBA Future Odds Impact
Miami Heat at Dallas Mavericks
The Heat did not land Amare Stoudemire, but they are playing well winning their last four games. The Mavs did make a big trade and they are hoping it will put them into the elite in the Western Conference.
Charlotte Bobcats at Milwaukee Bucks
Both of these teams are fighting to make the playoffs, as the Bobcats hold the eighth and last playoff position while the Bucks are in the ninth position two games behind Milwaukee.
Sunday NBA Point Spreads
Cleveland Cavaliers at Orlando Magic
The Cavs look for their first win with Antawn Jamison in the lineup, as they recently lost to the Denver Nuggets, which snapped their 13 game winning streak. The Magic trail the Cavs by six games in the Eastern Conference.
Boston Celtics at Denver Nuggets
The Celtics recently beat the Lakers and that may kick start their second half push, as they are tied with the Atlanta Hawks for the third position in the Eastern Conference. The Nuggets recently snapped Cleveland’s 13 game winning streak and they have the second best home record in the Western Conference.
Doc's Picks Service
Odds Shark Staff Sun, May 22, 10:58am