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Nets face Magic: NBA odds preview

Brooklyn NetsOrlando Magic
1-1November 03, 2013, 06:00 | Amway Center1-2

Brooklyn pays a visit to Orlando on Sunday, hoping to send the Magic to a loss while also covering the spread in NBA action at Amway Center.

Orlando will face the 1-1 Nets, who own a 1-1 ATS mark on the season. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). In totals betting, the Magic are 2-1 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Nets are 1-1 favoring the OVER.

View Brooklyn Nets vs Orlando Magic Odds and Stats.

The visitors opened this morning as -6-point favorites in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark (including 5Dimes), while the total was hovering around 196 at BetOnline and other shops.

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Magic at No. 30 and the Nets at No. 4 heading into this contest. Handicapping models run by the computers at Odds Shark project a 95-92 result in favor of the Magic.

In their last action, Brooklyn was a 101-100 winner at home against the Heat. They covered the 4-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (201) was profitable news for OVER bettors. Brooklyn got 19 points from Joe Johnson en route to a 101-100 victory over Miami on Friday at Barclays Center.

Orlando won its last outing, a 110-90 result against the Pelicans on November 1. The Magic covered in that game as a 4-point underdog, while the 200 combined points took the game OVER the total. Orlando cruised to victory on Friday, running New Orleans out of the gym and running up a 110-90 score at Amway Center.

How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Orlando's No. 7-rated squad against Brooklyn's No. 25-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Orlando rates No. 4 in the league with 10 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 12 with 8.5 per outing.

A few Nets at Magic trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Brooklyn's last 6 games
Brooklyn is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 12 of Brooklyn's last 16 games on the road
Brooklyn is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Orlando
Orlando is 3-18 SU in its last 21 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Orlando's last 7 games
Orlando is 7-15 ATS in its last 22 games at home
Orlando is 5-17 SU in its last 22 games at home

Next up:
Brooklyn at Utah, Tuesday, November 5th
Orlando at Los Angeles, Wednesday, November 6th