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NBA betting line favors Kings over Magic

Orlando MagicSacramento Kings
10-25January 10, 2014, 10:00 | Sleep Train Arena11-22

Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for Orlando when they hit take on the Kings on Friday in pro hoops betting action.

The Magic will look to vanquish their hosts on Friday, as they are 15-19-1 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Kings are 13-18-2 ATS. Orlando is 15-20 against the total, while Sacramento is 19-14 versus the number. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

View Orlando Magic vs Sacramento Kings Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks such as 5Dimes had set the Kings as -5.5-point Favorite on the opening line for this contest. The total was listed earler at 205, but may be on the move at Bovada and other top sites.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 23-rated Kings and the No. 25-ranked Magic, according to the NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring formulas run on this game indicate a potential 90-89 result in favor of the Kings.

Last time out for Orlando, they were a 110-94 loser as they battled the Trail Blazers on the road. The Magic failed to cover in the match as a 12.5-point underdog, while 204 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Magic endured a 110-94 loss at the hands of the Trail Blazers on Wednesday, despite a 22-point effort from Arron Afflalo at Rose Garden.

The Kings were a 123-119 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Trail Blazers. They covered the 5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (242) made winners of OVER bettors. DeMarcus Cousins went off for 35 points and added 13 rebounds leading Sacramento to a 123-119 win over Portland on Tuesday at Sleep Train Arena.

How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Sacramento's No. 17-rated squad against Orlando's No. 19-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Sacramento rates No. 23 in the league with 6.88 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 17 with 7.37 per outing.

Next up:
Orlando at Denver, Saturday, January 11th
Sacramento home to Cleveland, Sunday, January 12th