Friday, February 19, 2010

ESPN NBA Odds: Mavericks vs Magic

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The Dallas Mavericks and the Orlando Magic will both be gunning for a victory on Friday when they meet at Amway Arena.

Oddsmakers currently have the Magic listed as 6-point favorites versus the Mavericks, while the game's total has not yet been posted.

Six players reached double-figures in leading the Mavericks to a 107-97 victory over the Suns on Wednesday. The Mavericks covered the 4-point spread, while the 204 points went UNDER the posted total of 215.5.

Jason Kidd netted 18 points with seven rebounds and 10 assists, while Dirk Nowitzki poured in a team-high 28 points in that win.

Dwight Howard drained a team-high 33 points with 17 boards for a double-double on Wednesday, as the Magic defeated the Pistons 116-91. The Magic covered the 11-point spread, and the combined score made it OVER the posted total of 193.

Vince Carter chipped in with 20 points for the Magic, while JaMeer Nelson added 14 in that win.

Team records: Dallas: 33-21 SU, 22-32 ATS Orlando: 37-18 SU, 27-25-3 ATS

Dallas most recently: When playing on Friday are 4-6 Before playing Miami are 7-3 After playing Phoenix are 7-3 After a win are 3-7 Orlando most recently: When playing on Friday are 5-5 Before playing Cleveland are 7-3 After playing Detroit are 6-4 After a win are 7-3

A few trends to consider: The total has gone OVER in 8 of Dallas's last 9 games when playing Orlando Dallas is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Orlando The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Dallas's last 10 games when playing on the road against Orlando The total has gone OVER in 4 of Dallas's last 6 games on the road Orlando is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games at home The total has gone OVER in 8 of Orlando's last 9 games when playing Dallas Orlando is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games The total has gone UNDER in 14 of Orlando's last 20 games

Next up: Dallas home to Miami, Saturday, February 20 Orlando home to Cleveland, Sunday, February 21


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