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Raptors vs Magic Betting Preview

Orlando MagicToronto Raptors
Dec 21, 7:00 PM | Air Canada Centre

Orlando Magic vs Toronto Raptors Odds

12-13TEAM RECORD8-19

Bettors will be looking to hit pay dirt on Friday when the Raptors try to run the Magic off the court at Air Canada Centre in pro hoops action.

The Magic will look to vanquish their hosts on Friday, as they are 14-11 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Raptors are 14-13 ATS. Orlando is 9-15-1 against the total, while Toronto is 14-13 versus the number. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

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Betting Line:
Toronto opened as 4-point favorites at online sportsbook BetOnline, while the NBA total was sitting around 187 at Sportsbook.ag for those who prefer OVER/UNDER betting.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 24-rated Raptors and the No. 18-ranked Magic, according to the NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring formulas run on this game indicate a potential 95-91 result in favor of the Magic.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Toronto's No. 17-ranked offense, averaging 96.2 PPG, against a Magic defense that ranks No. 6 at 94.2 PPG. The Raptors field goal percentage has averaged 43% so far, less than the Magic shooters have achieved on the year, 44.8% per game.

Defensively, the Magic feature the league's No. 5-rated defense on the road, giving up 93.2 points per game. Toronto, meanwhile, comes in at No. 14 in the league in scoring at home.

Last time out for Orlando, they were a 90-83 winner as they battled the Wizards at home. The Magic failed to cover in the match as a 7.5-point favorite, while 173 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. J.J. Redick scored 17 points leading the Magic to a 90-83 victory over Washington at Amway Center on Wednesday.

Last time out for Toronto, they were a 97-91 winner as they battled the Pistons at home. The Raptors covered in the match as a 3-point favorite, while 188 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Toronto earned a 97-91 victory over Detroit on Wednesday, getting 23 points from DeMar DeRozan at Air Canada Centre.

Orlando Magic Trends:
When playing on Friday are 8-2
Before playing Utah are 6-4
After playing Washington are 3-7
After a win are 5-5

Toronto Raptors Trends:
When playing on Friday are 2-8
Before playing San Antonio are 2-8
After playing Detroit are 3-7
After a win are 4-6

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

Next up:
Orlando home to Utah, Sunday, December 23
Toronto at San Antonio, Wednesday, December 26