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Pointspread favors Magic in battle with Raptors

Toronto RaptorsOrlando Magic
Jan 1, 6:00 PM | Amway Center

Toronto Raptors vs Orlando Magic Odds


The Magic will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when the Raptors tip off at Amway Center on Sunday in NBA play.

The Magic currently sports a record of 3-1, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 3-1 ATS. The Raptors are 1-2 and 1-2 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Magic post a 1-3 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Raptors have gone 1-2 against the number.

View Toronto vs Orlando Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to back the visiting Raptors before tip-off in this one will find them as 12-point underdogs, while the total sits at 186.5.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 4 (Magic) and the No. 29 (Raptors) teams in the league, according to our current NBA Power Rankings at Odds Shark. A 102-89 result in favor of the Magic is predicted by handicapping models.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Orlando's No. 15-ranked offense (96.8 PPG) against a Raptors defense that ranks No. 11 at 95 PPG. The Magic have averaged 44.7% from the field per game, less than the Raptors have managed so far this season (48.3% on average).

Defensively, the Raptors feature the league's No. 18-rated defense on the road, allowing 97.5 points per game. Orlando, meanwhile, comes in at No. 14 in the league in scoring at home.

In their last action, Toronto was a 99-86 loser on the road against the Mavericks. They failed to cover the 8.5–point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (185) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. The Raptors got a terrific 30-point performance from Andrea Bargnani but Dallas handed them a 99-86 defeat on Friday at American Airlines Center.

Last time out for Orlando, they were a 100-79 winner as they battled the Bobcats on the road. The Magic covered in the match as a 4-point favorite, while 179 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Orlando cruised to victory on Friday, running Charlotte out of the gym and running up a 100-79 score at Time Warner Cable Arena.

Toronto Raptors Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 4-6
Before playing New York are 6-4
After playing Dallas are 5-5
After a loss are 2-8

Orlando Magic Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 8-2
Before playing Detroit are 9-1
After playing Charlotte are 7-3
After a win are 4-6

A few Raptors at Magic trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Toronto's last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Toronto's last 5 games when playing Orlando
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Toronto's last 6 games when playing on the road against Orlando
Toronto is 7-14 ATS in its last 21 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Orlando's last 9 games
Orlando is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Orlando's last 5 games when playing Toronto
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Orlando's last 13 games at home

Next up:
Toronto at New York, Monday, January 2
Orlando at Detroit, Monday, January 2