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    Orlando Magic versus Toronto Raptors versus Pick Prediction NBA Pro Basketball Odds Preview 1-24-2013


    by tonytssportsbets

    The 15-27 Toronto Raptors will be the road club when they face the 14-27 Orlando Magic in an NBA pro basketball game on Thursday night. Tip off time from Orlando is scheduled for 7PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by the NBA League Pass Channel.

    The odds from this pro basketball game has the home team Orlando Magic favored by -3 ½ points with the over under line of 196 ½ points. The spread and total has not moved since the odds were released a few hours ago.

    This will be the fourth and final meeting between the Raptors and Magic this season. Toronto has won all three games while covering the spread in two of the three games.

    The Raptors are 4-18 on the road this season. The team has lost five of their past six games following a 123-116 road overtime loss last night to the Miami Heat as a +10 point underdog. The total came in at over 194 ½ points. The Raptors wasted a 50% shooting performance as well as hitting 14 of 31 three pointers. The allowed Miami 55% shooting and lose the rebounding battle badly by a 53-29 margin. Jose Calderon had 17 points on 5 of 6 from three. Toronto defensively is ranked 27th in the league in field goal percentage as they allow opponents 46.1% shooting. Teams score 100 points against them per game ranking in the bottom third in the league.

    The Orlando Magic is 8-14 straight up on their home court. The team has lost three straight and eight of their past ten games. They are coming off the 105-90 road defeat to the Detroit Pistons as a +4 ½ point underdog. The total came in at right at the closing number of 195 points. Orlando lost the game on the glass as they allow the Pistons to grab 13 more rebounds than the Magic. J.J. Redick led the Magic with 26 points and three assists on 9 of 10 shooting. The Magic defense has gone south in recent games as they have allowed 105 points or greater in six of their past eight games.