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Thunder face Magic: NBA odds preview

Oklahoma City ThunderOrlando Magic
March 1, 8:00 PM | Amway Center

Oklahoma City Thunder vs Orlando Magic Odds

28-7TEAM RECORD23-13

Orlando looks to cover the Magic-Thunder pointspread on Thursday and improve its overall 23-13 mark when they host Oklahoma City in NBA action.

The Magic are 23-13 so far on the season, and 20-16 ATS vs. the number. The Thunder, meanwhile, are 28-7 and 20-15 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Orlando go 17-18-1 and the Thunder go 17-18 on the totals.

View Oklahoma City vs Orlando Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had the Magic installed as 1-point underdogs in this particular matchup. The over-under number was listed by most sportsbooks at 192.5.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark have the No. 7-rated Thunder taking on the No. 12-rated Magic in this contest. Computer models indicate a possible 102-98 win for the Thunder on Thursday.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Orlando's No. 22-ranked offense, averaging 93.3 PPG, against a Thunder defense that ranks No. 20 at 96 PPG. The Magic field goal percentage has averaged 43.6% so far, less than the Thunder shooters have achieved on the year, 47.3% per game.

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Thunder own the league's No. 19-rated mark, allowing 97.4 points per game when on the road. Orlando, on the other hand, rates No. 21 in home scoring.

The Thunder were a 92-88 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the 76ers. They covered the 3-point spread as favorites, while the total score (180) made winners of UNDER bettors. Kevin Durant scored 23 points leading the Thunder to a 92-88 victory over Philadelphia at Wells Fargo Center on Wednesday.

Orlando won its last outing, a 102-95 result against the Wizards on February 29. The Magic failed to cover in that game as an 8.5-point favorite, while the 197 combined points took the game OVER the total. Ryan Anderson scored 23 points and added 15 rebounds for a double-double, leading Orlando over Washington, 102-95, on Wednesday at Verizon Center.

Oklahoma City Thunder Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 2-8
Before playing Atlanta are 6-4
After playing Philadelphia are 4-6
After a win are 7-3

Orlando Magic Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 9-1
Before playing Milwaukee are 5-5
After playing Washington are 5-5
After a win are 6-4

A few Thunder at Magic trends to consider:
Oklahoma City is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Oklahoma City's last 7 games when playing on the road against Orlando
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Oklahoma City's last 12 games when playing Orlando
Oklahoma City is 11-5 SU in its last 16 games on the road
Orlando is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Oklahoma City
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Orlando's last 7 games when playing at home against Oklahoma City
Orlando is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
Orlando is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games

Next up:
Oklahoma City at Atlanta, Saturday, March 3
Orlando home to Milwaukee, Saturday, March 3