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NBA Game Preview - Warriors underdogs vs Magic at Golden State

Orlando MagicGolden State Warriors
Jan 12, 10:30 PM | Oracle Arena

Orlando Magic vs Golden State Warriors Odds


The Warriors will hit the floor running against the visiting Orlando Magic on Thursday, looking to bolster their record and bolster wagering bankrolls in the process.

Golden State battles the Magic, currently with a 7-3 mark (6-4 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 3-5-1 for the Warriors and 4-6 for the Magic.

View Orlando vs Golden State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Magic are listed as 3-point favorites at many online sportsbooks, with the total listed at 185.5.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 18 (Warriors) and the No. 24 (Magic) teams in the league, according to our current NBA Power Rankings at Odds Shark. A 99-89 result in favor of the Magic is predicted by handicapping models.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Magic rank No. 20 in the league with 41.2 per game. That compares with Golden State’s No. 13 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Golden State is the NBA’s No. 15-ranked team at 6.1 per game, while the Magic rate No. 1 with 9.9 per contest.

Defensively, the Magic feature the league's No. 6-rated defense on the road, allowing 93.2 points per game. Golden State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 22 in the league in scoring at home.

Orlando won its last outing, a 107-104 result against the Trail Blazers on January 11. The Magic covered in that game as a 3-point underdog, while the 211 combined points took the game OVER the total. Orlando got 17 points from J.J. Redick en route to a 107-104 victory over Portland on Wednesday at Rose Garden.

In their last action, Golden State was a 111-106 winner at home against the Heat. They covered the 9.5-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (217) was profitable news for OVER bettors. The Warriors grabbed a 111-106 win over the Heat on Tuesday, behind a 24-point effort from Nate Robinson at Oracle Arena.

Orlando Magic Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing New York are 10-0
After playing Portland are 5-5
After a win are 5-5

Golden State Warriors Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Charlotte are 4-6
After playing Miami are 4-6
After a win are 5-5

A few Magic at Warriors trends to consider:
Orlando is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Golden State
Orlando is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Golden State
Orlando is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Orlando's last 9 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Golden State's last 11 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 14 of Golden State's last 18 games when playing at home against Orlando
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Golden State's last 7 games when playing Orlando
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Golden State's last 16 games

Next up:
Orlando at New York, Monday, January 16
Golden State at Charlotte, Saturday, January 14