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Orlando favored by 5.5 against Denver on Sunday

Denver NuggetsOrlando Magic
April 1, 6:00 PM | Amway Center

Denver Nuggets vs Orlando Magic Odds

28-24TEAM RECORD32-20

Denver travels to Orlando on Sunday, hoping to boost its 28-24 mark with a victory over the Magic.

The Nuggets will try to spoil to the party on Sunday; they are 27-25 ATS against the number this season, while the Magic are 28-24 ATS. Denver is 27-25 on the totals; Orlando is 27-24-1.

View Denver vs Orlando Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Magic are listed as 5.5-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark, with the total listed at 200.5.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Magic at No. 8 and the Nuggets at No. 16 heading into this contest. Handicapping models run by the computers at Odds Shark project a 100-99 result in favor of the Magic.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Orlando's No. 21-ranked offense, averaging 94.2 PPG, against a Nuggets defense that ranks No. 29 at 102 PPG. The Magic field goal percentage has averaged 44.4% so far, less than the Nuggets shooters have achieved on the year, 47% per game.

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Nuggets own the league's No. 29-rated mark, allowing 103.4 points per game when on the road. Orlando, on the other hand, rates No. 21 in home scoring.

Last time out for Denver, they were a 99-88 winner as they battled the Bobcats on the road. The Nuggets covered in the match as an 8-point favorite, while 187 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Denver earned a 99-88 victory over Charlotte on Friday, getting 19 points from Arron Afflalo at Time Warner Cable Arena.

Orlando lost its last outing, a 100-98 result against the Mavericks on March 30. The Magic failed to cover in that game as a 5-point favorite, while the 198 combined points took the game OVER the total. Orlando suffered a 100-98 loss against Dallas on Friday, getting 24 points from Jameer Nelson in a losing effort at Amway Center.

Denver Nuggets Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 8-2
Before playing New Orleans are 7-3
After playing Charlotte are 5-5
After a win are 3-7

Orlando Magic Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 9-1
Before playing Detroit are 9-1
After playing Dallas are 7-3
After a loss are 8-2

A few Nuggets at Magic trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Denver's last 6 games when playing on the road against Orlando
Denver is 4-0-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Orlando
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Denver's last 8 games when playing Orlando
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Denver's last 7 games
Orlando is 16-1 SU in its last 17 games when playing at home against Denver
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Orlando's last 6 games when playing at home against Denver
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Orlando's last 5 games
Orlando is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games at home

Next up:
Denver at New Orleans, Wednesday, April 4
Orlando at Detroit, Tuesday, April 3