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NBA betting line favors Nuggets over Magic

Denver NuggetsOrlando Magic
27-36March 12, 2014, 07:00 | Amway Center19-46

Denver travels to Orlando on Wednesday, hoping to boost its 27-36 mark with a victory over the Magic.

The Magic sport a record of 19-46 and 27-35-3 ATS heading into this matchup, while the Nuggets sit at 27-36 and 25-37-1 ATS on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 29-36 for the Magic and 31-32 for the Nuggets. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). View Denver Nuggets vs Orlando Magic Odds and Stats.

The visitors opened this morning as -1.5-point favorites in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark (including 5Dimes), while the total was hovering around 212.5 at BetOnline and other shops.

This game matches up the No. 22 (Magic) and the No. 27 (Nuggets) teams in the league, according to our current NBA Power Rankings at Odds Shark. A 92-89 result in favor of the Nuggets is predicted by handicapping models.

Last time out for Denver, they were a 105-98 loser as they battled the Bobcats on the road. The Nuggets failed to cover in the match as a 5.5-point underdog, while 203 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Nuggets endured a 105-98 loss at the hands of the Bobcats on Monday, despite a 24-point effort from Ty Lawson at Time Warner Cable Arena.

Last time out for Orlando, they were a 105-98 loser as they battled the Bucks on the road. The Magic failed to cover in the match as a 1-point favorite, while 203 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Orlando got 14 points from Maurice Harkless but lost anyway 105-98 against the Bucks on Monday at Bradley Center.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Orlando's No. 24-ranked offense, averaging 96.78 PPG, against a Nuggets defense that ranks No. 28 at 105.63 PPG. The Magic field goal percentage has averaged 44.32% so far, less than the Nuggets shooters have achieved on the year, 44.58% per game.

A few Nuggets at Magic trends to consider:
Denver is 4-13 ATS in its last 17 games
Denver is 3-13 SU in its last 16 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Denver's last 5 games
Denver is 2-7 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
Orlando is 4-6-2 ATS in its last 12 games
Orlando is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Orlando's last 6 games
Orlando is 9-2 ATS in its last 11 games at home

Next up:
Denver at Miami, Friday, March 14th
Orlando home to Washington, Friday, March 14th