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NBA odds preview - Magic vs. Suns

Orlando MagicPhoenix Suns
Dec 9, 8:00 PM | US Airways Center

Orlando Magic vs Phoenix Suns Odds


The Magic will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Suns in Phoenix at US Airways Center on Sunday in NBA action.

(Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). The Suns are 7-14 so far on the season, and 6-14-1 ATS vs. the number. The Magic, meanwhile, are 7-12 and 10-9 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Phoenix go 12-9 and the Magic go 7-11-1 on the totals.

View Orlando vs Phoenix Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with the Suns in this one found them as 4.5-point favorites earlier at Bovada, while the total had been sitting in the area of 196.5 at Bovada.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark have the No. 19-rated Magic taking on the No. 30-rated Suns in this contest. Computer models indicate a possible 93-92 win for the Magic on Sunday.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Phoenix's No. 12-ranked offense, averaging 98.2 PPG, against a Magic defense that ranks No. 10 at 95.8 PPG. The Suns field goal percentage has averaged 44.6% so far, more than the Magic shooters have achieved on the year, 43.8% per game.

Defensively, the Magic feature the league's No. 5-rated defense on the road, giving up 93 points per game. Phoenix, meanwhile, comes in at No. 12 in the league in scoring at home.

Orlando was a 91-82 loser in its last match on the road against the Kings. They failed to cover the 3-point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 173 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Glen Davis scored 20 points and added 11 rebounds for a double-double, but his team still lost 91-82 against Sacramento in NBA action at Power Balance Pavilion.

Phoenix lost its last outing, a 117-99 result against the Clippers on December 8. The Suns failed to cover in that game as a 10.5-point underdog, while the 216 combined points took the game OVER the total. Michael Beasley scored 21 points in a failed effort to lead the Suns to victory (they lost 117-99 to Los Angeles at STAPLES Center on Saturday).

Orlando Magic Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 7-3
Before playing Atlanta are 5-5
After playing Sacramento are 8-2
After a loss are 3-7

Phoenix Suns Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 7-3
Before playing Memphis are 4-6
After playing LA Clippers are 3-7
After a loss are 3-7

A few Magic at Suns trends to consider:
Orlando is 8-0-1 ATS in its last 9 games when playing Phoenix
Orlando is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Phoenix
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Orlando's last 6 games on the road
Orlando is 5-0-1 ATS in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Phoenix
Phoenix is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games when playing at home against Orlando
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Phoenix's last 7 games when playing at home against Orlando
Phoenix is 2-9 ATS in its last 11 games at home
Phoenix is 1-4-1 ATS in its last 6 games

Next up:
Orlando home to Atlanta, Wednesday, December 12
Phoenix home to Memphis, Wednesday, December 12