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(20-35) Orlando Magic vs. Dallas Mavericks (21-32)
Date: Thursday February 9
Time: 9:00PM EST
Venue: American Airlines Arena – Dallas, Texas
NBA Moneyline Odds: Off
NBA Betting Odds: Mavs -7
NBA Betting Total: 206
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Saturday night NBA is going to be dominated by coverage surrounding the Golden State Warriors vs. Oklahoma City Thunder. Kevin Durant makes his long-awaited return back to the team that raised him, but there’s plenty of good basketball to be had in other places across the Association.
As far as this contest goes, two sub-par teams won’t garner much attention outside of local fanbases, but that’s a shame considering the two teams at play.
The Magic, although struggling now, have a chance to compete with a Dallas squad that is winning at the moment, but allowing its opponents to stay close in the process.
*All statistics, rankings, standings and trends are current as of this writing at 5:00 a.m. ET on Friday, Feb. 10, 2017.
The Orlando Magic enter this contest scoring 99.9 points per game. That number is good enough for 29th in the NBA.
Defensively, this group is allowing 105.9 points per game. That number is good enough for 21st in the league.
Against the Mavericks, Orlando has a difficult task at hand. That task is figuring out who’s going to be the primary offensive weapon.
Dirk Nowitzki has shown in recent games he can turn back the clock. Harrison Barnes is always a threat to push 30 points.
Yogi Ferrell has become the surprise player of the year. And Wes Matthews is a strong 2-guard who can score from both the outside and the post.
Simply put: The defensive approach from Orlando needs to be a team-wide effort.
Otherwise, the Mavs will walk away with another win.
On the year, the Dallas Mavericks are averaging 98 points per game. That number puts them at 30th in the Association, but it doesn’t tell the story of this team’s recent success.
Dallas has scored triple digits in eight of its last 10 outings. During that stretch, the team is averaging 106.5 points per contest.
Defensively, the Mavericks are giving up 100.6 points per game. That number is good enough for fourth in the NBA.
The catch is that the defensive success this team has shown isn’t as impressive as it appears on the surface. It has more to do with pace.
This team runs the second-slowest pace in the NBA, which means fewer possessions. Fewer possessions equals fewer points, even though this team is below average in terms of defensive efficiency.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Magic are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall.
- Magic are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 vs. Western Conference.
- Magic are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 vs. NBA Southwest.
- Magic are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 when their opponent allows 100 points or more in their previous game.
- Mavericks are 8-0 ATS in their last 8 home games.
- Mavericks are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games playing on 1 days rest.
- Mavericks are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 home games vs. a team with a losing road record.
Free Orlando Magic vs. Dallas Mavericks NBA Prediction:
The Mavs have found recent success, while the Magic have lost three straight.
That Orlando losing streak is even more troublesome when you realize they have just five wins in their last 22 outings.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Dallas ATS
Give this one to the Mavericks, and don’t be shocked if they wrap it up by double-digits by the end.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Dallas Mavericks 104 – Orlando Magic 93
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