The Orlando Magic (24-22) travel to face off against the Dallas Mavericks (25-21) on Monday, January 29th. This game will be played at American Airlines Center in Dallas and televised on BSSW. The Magic are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Mavericks are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Suns. Tip-off is set for 8:30 ET.
Magic vs Mavericks
The Magic Are Coming Off A Win
The Magic took down the Suns in their most recent game with a final score of 113-98. The Magic faced the Suns as +1.5 underdogs, achieving both a straight-up and ATS win in the game. In terms of the over/under, the combined 211 points was below the over/under line of 227.
Coming into today’s matchup against the Mavericks, the Magic are looking to stay above .500. They are currently 24-22 and are 8th in the Eastern Conference. In the Southeast division, they are 2nd place.
Orlando comes in with an overall ATS record of 29-17 so far this season. When playing on the road, the Magic hold an ATS record of 14-10 in contrast to a 15-7 record against the spread when playing at home.
The Mavericks Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
The Mavericks will look to bounce back from a defeat in their last game, losing to the Kings with a final score of 120-115. Despite trailing at halftime by a score of 63-49, the Mavericks picked up the win.
Coming into today’s game against the Magic, the Mavericks are looking to build on their above .500 record of 25-21. When playing on the road, the Mavericks have gone 12-9 this season compared to their 13-12 record at home.
Dallas comes in with an overall ATS record of 24-22 so far this season. The Mavericks have experienced a two game ATS loss streak as favorites, and they are 9-12 vs. the spread when they are underdogs.
Magic Offense Breakdown
Through 46 games games, Orlando is averaging 111.3 points per game (25th).
When it comes to scoring, the Magic are 25th in the league with 111.3 points per game. However, on the road, they are averaging 108.9 points per game.
So far this season, the Magic have outscored the NBA scoring average in just 34.8% of their games. When it comes to three-point shooting, they are last in the league at 34%.
One area where the Magic have excelled is getting to the free-throw line. They are 3rd in the league in free-throw attempts and 5th in made free throws.
Mavericks Offense Breakdown
The Mavericks come into today’s game as one of the better scoring teams in the NBA at 118.7 points per game (8th).
Heading into the game, the Mavericks are 8th in the NBA in scoring at 118.7 points per game. At home, they are averaging 119.6 points per game this season.
Dallas is one of the top three-point shooting teams in the league, ranking 2nd in both three-point attempts and makes. Overall, they are hitting 37% of their shots from beyond the arc.
When it comes to pace, the Mavericks are 11th in the NBA at 99.8 possessions per game. In terms of field goal percentage, they are 16th in the league at 47%.
Magic Team Defense
So far, the Magic’s defense is ranked 5th in the league at 110.8 points per contest. When it comes to defending inside the arc, the Magic squad is permitting opposing teams to shoot at a clip of 54.7% inside the arc, and they’re also giving up 35.6% from downtown.
Mavericks Team Defense
Coming into the game, the Mavericks’ defense is giving up an average of 118.3 points per game. So far, they have given up more points than the NBA league average in 67.4% of their games. When it comes to defending inside the arc, the Mavericks squad is permitting opposing teams to shoot at a clip of 56.3% inside the arc, and they’re also giving up 36.7% from downtown.
Key Players For The Magic And Mavericks
In today’s game, we anticipate Paolo Banchero leading the scoring for the Magic, contributing 21 points while shooting 7/17 from the field. For the season, he has been averaging 22.7 points per game, in addition to 6.9 rebounds.
As for Dallas, Luka Doncic is projected to be the primary scorer for the Mavericks. Our forecast has him finishing the game with 32, and adding 8 rebounds. Throughout the season, he has maintained a 48.8% field goal shooting rate and is averaging 34.4 points per game.
Magic vs Mavericks Trends
- Through their last five road games, Orlando has an ATS record of just 2-3. However, their overall record was 1-4 while averaging 100 points per game.
- When looking at their past five home matchups, Dallas has an ATS record of 3-2 while averaging 118 per game. The team went 2-3 overall in these games.
- As the betting underdog, the Magic have an ATS record of 2-1 in their last three games. In these matchups their, straight up record was 2-1.
- Going back to their last three games as the favorite, the Mavericks have a straight up record of 1-2. But, their mark vs the spread was just 1-2.
When looking to get a point-spread pick down in this Magic vs. Mavericks game, our recommendation is to take the Magic at +5. Despite our model showing the Mavericks winning 109-108, we like Magic as our point-spread pick.
Right now, the over/under line for the game is sitting at 228.5 and given that our model is projecting 217 points between the teams, we like the under.
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