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NBA odds preview - Bulls vs. Magic

Chicago BullsOrlando Magic
April 15, 7:00 PM | Amway Center

Chicago Bulls vs Orlando Magic Odds

43-37TEAM RECORD20-60

Orlando will look to improve on its 20-60 record on Monday when they host Chicago in NBA odds action at Amway Center.

(Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). The Magic are 20-60 so far on the season, and 37-43 ATS vs. the number. The Bulls, meanwhile, are 43-37 and 35-45 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Orlando go 43-36-1 and the Bulls go 36-44 on the totals.

View Chicago vs Orlando Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
For bettors going with the Magic in this one, they were listed earlier as 3.5-point underdogs on the betting line at Bovada. Totals bettors have seen that number set at 192 for Monday at shops such as 5Dimes.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new Power Rankings at Odds Shark, it's the No. 26-rated Magic and the No. 12-rated Bulls in this matchup. Predictive computer formulas point to a 95-89 win for the Bulls on Monday.

How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Orlando's No. 11-rated squad against Chicago's No. 8-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Orlando rates No. 23 in the league with 6.3 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 29 with 5.4 per outing.

Defensively, the Bulls feature the league's No. 4-rated defense on the road, giving up 95.2 points per game. Orlando, meanwhile, comes in at No. 25 in the league in scoring at home.

The Bulls were a 105-93 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Heat. They failed to cover the 10-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (198) made winners of OVER bettors. Chicago got 19 points from Luol Deng but lost anyway 105-93 against the Heat on Sunday at AmericanAirlines Arena.

Last time out for Orlando, they were a 120-88 loser as they battled the Celtics at home. The Magic failed to cover in the match as a 4.5-point underdog, while 208 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Orlando was run off the court by the Celtics on Saturday as Boston blasted them 120-88 at Amway Center.

Chicago Bulls Trends:
When playing on Monday are 9-1
Before playing Washington are 8-2
After playing Miami are 5-5
After a loss are 6-4

Orlando Magic Trends:
When playing on Monday are 8-2
Before playing Miami are 5-5
After playing Boston are 5-5
After a loss are 2-8

A few Bulls at Magic trends to consider:
Chicago is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Orlando
Chicago is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games when playing Orlando
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Chicago's last 11 games when playing on the road against Orlando
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chicago's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Orlando's last 11 games when playing at home against Chicago
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Orlando's last 12 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Orlando's last 12 games when playing Chicago
Orlando is 6-14 ATS in its last 20 games at home

Next up:
Chicago home to Washington, Wednesday, April 17
Orlando at Miami, Wednesday, April 17