The Golden State Warriors travel to Orlando Friday to take on the Magic and Jeff Alexander says that Orlando will cover the spread. Oddmakers from online sportsbook Bodog opened the line at Magic –7.5.
Boyd writes: Orlando has just about everything going in its favor here. It is red hot, well rested, on its home floor, and facing a team which will not be fresh after playing last night. The Magic have won 8 of their last 10 games SU and ATS. They are 8-2 SU and 7-3 ATS in their last 10 home games against Golden State. Orlando is 20-10 ATS as a favorite of 3.5 to 9.5 points this season, 18-7 ATS in Saturday games over the last 2 seasons, 11-2 ATS in home games after a division game over the last 2 seasons, and 24-7 ATS after one or more consecutive overs this season. The Warriors do not have the beef to contend with Dwight Howard down low. We'll lay the points.
Public betting information currently shows that of the 1,006 wagers placed on tonight’s game, 71% of bettors like the Warriors +7.5. Accuscore disagrees with the public and has the Magic as a 73% favorite.
Some trends to consider for tonight’s game:
-GOLDEN STATE is 26-35 ATS (-12.5 Units) in all games this season.
-GOLDEN STATE is 42-68 ATS (-32.8 Units) as a road underdog of 6.5 to 9 points since 1996.
-GOLDEN STATE is 17-30 ATS (-16.0 Units) after scoring 105 points or more this season.
-ORLANDO is 40-22 ATS (+15.8 Units) in all games this season.
-ORLANDO is 26-14 ATS (+10.6 Units) as a favorite this season.
-ORLANDO is 18-7 ATS (+10.3 Units) on Saturday games over the last 2 seasons.
-ORLANDO is 11-2 ATS (+8.8 Units) in home games after a division game over the last 2 seasons.
-ORLANDO is 20-9 ATS (+10.1 Units) after scoring 105 points or more this season.
-GOLDEN STATE is 56-39 ATS (+13.1 Units) versus good offensive teams - scoring 99+ points/game over the last 3 seasons.
-GOLDEN STATE is 30-15 ATS (+13.5 Units) versus good offensive teams - scoring 99+ points/game - 2nd half of the season over the last 3 seasons.
-ORLANDO is 4-1 against the spread versus GOLDEN STATE over the last 3 seasons
-ORLANDO is 3-2 straight up against GOLDEN STATE over the last 3 seasons
-3 of 5 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons
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