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Pointspread favors Mavericks in battle with Magic

Dallas MavericksOrlando Magic
5-4November 16, 2013, 07:00 | Amway Center4-5

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

Supporters of the Mavericks have seen them go 5-4 and 6-3 ATS so far this season, while the Magic are at 4-5 and 5-4 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). In totals betting, the Magic are 3-6, while the Mavericks are 6-3.

View Dallas Mavericks vs Orlando Magic Odds and Stats.

The Mavericks were listed as -4.5-point favorites at many online sportsbooks (including Sportsbook.ag), with the total listed at 202.5 earlier in the day (check BetOnline for updates during the day).

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Magic rated this week at No. 25 and the Mavericks sitting at No. 18. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction models that turned out a 97-96 result in favor of the Mavericks today.

The Mavericks were a 110-104 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Heat. They covered the 8.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (214) made winners of OVER bettors. Dallas got 28 points from Dirk Nowitzki en route to a 110-104 loss against Miami on Friday at AmericanAirlines Arena.

The Magic were a 94-91 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Bucks. They failed to cover the 7.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score (185) made winners of UNDER bettors. Orlando got 36 points from Arron Afflalo en route to a 94-91 victory over Milwaukee on Wednesday at Amway Center.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Orlando's No. 14-ranked offense, averaging 99.89 PPG, against a Mavericks defense that ranks No. 25 at 104 PPG. The Magic field goal percentage has averaged 45.56% so far, less than the Mavericks shooters have achieved on the year, 46.46% per game.

A few Mavericks at Magic trends to consider:
Dallas is 1-3-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Dallas is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Orlando
Dallas is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Orlando
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Dallas's last 5 games when playing Orlando
Orlando is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
Orlando is 6-19 SU in its last 25 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Orlando's last 6 games
Orlando is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Dallas home to Philadelphia, Monday, November 18th
Orlando home to Miami, Wednesday, November 20th