Tip-Off: 5 PM CT
Location: Amway Center (Orlando, Florida)
Spread: Magic (-6.5)
Thunder/Magic Trends Against The Spread
|42-25-3 (62%)||32-38-1 (45%)|
|24-11 (68%) on the road||11-22-1 (33%) at home|
|41-24-3 (63%) as underdog or pick||4-2 (66%) as favorite|
|24-11 (68%) as road underdog||3-2 (60%) as home favorite|
|Head To Head|
|0-0 (0%)||0-0 (0%)|
Thunder/Magic Trends Against The Total
- OKC is hitting the over 50% of the time this season.
- The Magic are hitting the over 51% of the time this season.
- The Thunder is 16-19 against the over on the road.
- Orland is 18-15-1 against the over at home.
This is the first meeting of the season for the Thunder and the Magic.
Why the Thunder Will Cover (+6.5)
The Thunder is in familiar territory as a road dog, whereas the Magic are the favorite for just the seventh time this season. While Orlando has done a solid job at covering when the favorite (4-2), there’s no way I’m picking OKC to lose this game by 7+ points. A a matter a fact, I’m picking the Thunder to win outright.
Why the Game Will Hit the Over (225.5)
Everything in my being wants to take the under for this one, especially considering that two of the bottom three scoring offenses in the NBA are going head to head. HOWEVER, both teams are averaging a combined 13 points more than their season averages over the last 10 games. When you take that into consideration, it just makes sense that this one will be a little higher scoring than expected, and the Thunder has been all about the over since the All-Star Break, so I’m taking the over.
On the Season