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(12-28) Orlando Magic vs. Dallas Mavericks (13-28)
Date: Tuesday January 9
Time: 8:30 PM EST
Venue: American Airlines Center, Dallas, TX.
NBA Moneyline Odds: OFF
NBA Betting Odds: Mavs -6.5
NBA Betting Total: 213.5
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It’s been a bloody month for the Magic. Orlando has won once and lost 14 times since December 8. That Magic hasn’t won in the new year and it’s just hard to pick out many wins for a team that started so well for the first two weeks of the season.
Orlando has re-inserted Bismack Biyombo into the starting lineup. Biyombo has played in all 40 of the Magic’s games this season but started just six. He is currently on a four-year, $72 million contract.
He earned such an outrageous contract for a good season in 2015-16 with the Toronto Raptors. Biyombo twice set the franchise rebounding record that season, grabbing 25 rebounds the first time and then topping it with 26, which came in the playoffs.
Biyombo also had some big games in those playoffs, when Toronto was playing as the two-seed in the East. He had a huge double-double in Game Five of the first round against Indiana and then 17 points and 16 boards in Game 7 of the conference semifinals.
After that season, he declined his player option to try and get more than the $2.4 million he was owed, had he accepted. Well, get got a lot more money and he’ll have more time off once the regular season ends. It would not surprise me if Orlando finishes with the most ping-pong balls this year.
After a season-high four-game winning streak that included wins over Toronto, Indiana, New Orleans and Oklahoma City (the last three coming on the road), Dallas has come crashing back down to earth with three losses in a row at home.
Harrison Barnes is being asked to do too much, but there isn’t any doubt he is a legitimate second option, or really good number three in the NBA. He was understandably overlooked on that Golden State team, but he is proving what he’s capable of this season, averaging almost 19 a game while remaining acceptably efficient. He’s shooting over 45 percent from the field and 34 from three with fewer than two turnovers per game.
Barnes played with Doug McDermott in high school and, naturally, won a lot of games. He and McDermott led their team to an undefeated season that ended with a state championship in Iowa.
He didn’t win a national championship at North Carolina, but did get preseason All-American honors as a freshman (though he didn’t come through on that honor) and score 40 points in a game.
He’s obviously had a lot of success in the NBA but hasn’t yet found that perfect fit within a team. He’s always had to do too much or not had enough responsibility. He’s probably not a bad piece for Dallas to try to build around as it continues its rebuild, even if he doesn’t seem like a franchise player on initial thought.
NBA Betting Trends:
- ORL are 6-19-1 ATS in their last 26 games overall.
- Over is 12-4 in ORL last 16 Tue. games.
- ORL are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 vs. NBA Southwest.
- Over is 18-6 in the last 24 meetings.
- Over is 9-3-1 in the last 13 meetings in Dallas.
Free Orlando Magic vs. Dallas Mavericks NBA Prediction: Dallas snaps its home losing streak.
Dallas has something to prove after three losses in a row at home. Even if it didn’t, I wouldn’t take Orlando.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Mavs ATS
NBA Free Score Prediction: Orlando 102 – Dallas 111
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