Oklahoma City Thunder versus Orlando Magic Pick Prediction NBA Pro Basketball Odds Preview 3-15-2013


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The 18-47 Orlando Magic will travel to play the 48-17 Oklahoma City Thunder in an NBA pro basketball game on Friday night. Tip off time from Oklahoma City is scheduled for 8PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by the NBA League Pass Channel.

The NBA odds from this pro basketball game has the home team Oklahoma City Thunder favored by 16 ½ points with an over under line of 207 points. Early money has landed on the Thunder as OKC opened up as a -16 point betting favorite.

The Magic and Thunder met once during the lockout year with OKC posting the 105-102 road win at Orlando as a -1 point betting favorite. The game landed over 192 ½ points.

Orlando has a road mark of 8-22 on the season. The team loses for the sixth time in eight games following a 106-97 home defeat on Tuesday to the LA Lakers as a +8 ½ point underdog. The game landed under 208 ½ points. The Magic were held to just 39.8% from the floor and made 10 of 32 from three point distance. They give up 46.4% shooting to the Lakers. Jameer Nelson led the Magic with 21 points and seven assists on 9 of 19 shooting. Orlando has been poor on both ends of the court. The team is 24th in the NBA in scoring offense with just 94.2 points a game. The Magic ranks in the lower third of the league in both scoring defense and defensive field goal percentage which is not good against a good offense team in the Thunder.

The Thunder is 29-4 playing on their home court. They win for the sixth time in seven tries after a 110-87 home victory against the Utah Jazz as a -13 ½ point betting favorite. The game finished under 204 ½ points. OKC jumped out to the 50-28 lead at the half. The team shot 53.6% from the floor and made 7 of 16 from three. They held Utah to 35% shooting and forced 20 Jazz turnovers. The Thunder grabbed 13 more rebounds than the Jazz. Kevin Durant led OKC with 23 points and ten rebounds on 7 of 13 from the field. Offensively the Thunder excels on the court ranking in the top three of the league in all four key categories. At home OKC averages 109.3 points per game and hits on 49.8% from the floor.