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NBA Game Preview - Magic underdogs vs Spurs at Orlando

San Antonio SpursOrlando Magic
13-2November 29, 2013, 07:00 | Amway Center6-9

NBA betting interest will be piqued on Friday when the Spurs of San Antonio hit the hard court against the Magic of Orlando.

Supporters of the Spurs have seen them go 13-2 and 8-7 ATS so far this season, while the Magic are at 6-9 and 8-7 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). In totals betting, the Magic are 7-8, while the Spurs are 7-8.

View San Antonio Spurs vs Orlando Magic Odds and Stats.

Orlando opened as 8.5-point underdogs at online sportsbook BetOnline, while the NBA total was sitting around 197 at Sportsbook.ag for those who prefer OVER/UNDER betting.

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Magic at No. 25 and the Spurs at No. 7 heading into this contest. Handicapping models run by the computers at Odds Shark project a 101-90 result in favor of the Spurs.

In their last action, San Antonio was a 94-88 loser on the road against the Thunder. They failed to cover the 2.5-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (182) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. The Spurs endured a 94-88 loss at the hands of the Thunder on Wednesday, despite a 16-point effort from Tony Parker at Chesapeake Energy Arena.

Orlando won its last outing, a 105-94 result against the 76ers on November 27. The Magic covered in that game as a 4-point favorite, while the 199 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Orlando got 21 points and 16 rebounds from Nikola Vucevic en route to a 105-94 victory over Philadelphia on Wednesday at Amway Center.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Spurs rank No. 14 in the league with 43 per game. That compares with Orlando’s No. 12 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Orlando is the NBA’s No. 14-ranked team at 7.8 per game, while the Spurs rate No. 10 with 8.13 per contest.

A few Spurs at Magic trends to consider:
San Antonio is 6-3 ATS in its last 9 games
San Antonio is 11-1 SU in its last 12 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of San Antonio's last 5 games
San Antonio is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Orlando is 3-7 ATS in its last 10 games
Orlando is 7-17 SU in its last 24 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Orlando's last 6 games
Orlando is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games at home

Next up:
San Antonio home to Houston, Saturday, November 30th
Orlando at Washington, Monday, December 2nd