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    Orlando Magic versus Oklahoma City Thunder Pick Prediction NBA Pro Basketball Odds Preview 3-22-2013


    by tonytssportsbets

    The 50-19 Oklahoma City Thunder will travel to play the 18-51 Orlando Magic in an NBA pro basketball game on Friday night.Tip time from Orlando is scheduled for 7PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by the NBA League Pass Channel.

    The pro basketball betting odds from this NBA game has the road club Oklahoma City Thunder favored by -12 points with an over under line of 208 points. There has been no movement in the side or total since the odds came out a few hours ago.

    The teams went head to head on March 15th with the Thunder posting the 117-104 home win against the Magic as a -17 point betting favorite. The game finished over 207 points.

    Oklahoma City has a road record of 20-14 on the year. They drop their second straight after a 90-89 road overtime defeat on Wednesday to the Memphis Grizzlies as a +1 ½ point underdog. The game finished under 188 ½ points. The Thunder were held to just 38 first half points. They shoot a miserable 35.7% from the floor and 2 of 18 from beyond the arc. They give up 36% from the field to the Grizzlies and 6 of 14 came from three point range. OKC forced 19 Memphis turnovers and can’t win due to poor shooting. Kevin Durant had 32 point and 8 rebounds on 11 of 28 from the floor. Oklahoma City has put up great offensive numbers but they also defend well this season. The Thunder allows 42.8% shooting to their opponents ranking 2nd in the NBA in defensive field goal percentage.

    The Magic is 10-25 straight up on their home court. Orlando loses their fifth straight and eighth on ten games after a 106-94 road defeat on Wednesday to the New York Knicks as a +11 point underdog. The game finished over 198 points. Orlando shot 48.1% from the floor and hit on 5 of 17 from three. They had 8 more boards than the Knicks and still lost because they give up 52.6% shooting to the Knicks as well as 15 of 34 from beyond the arc. Andrew Nicholson came off the bench for 14 points and three boards on 5 of 8 from the floor. The Magic has defended poorly in recent games by allowing 106 points or greater in four of their past five games. They are 24th in the NBA in defensive field goal percentage by allowing 46.5% shooting to opponents.