Jazz vs. Magic Prediction
Are the Magic a good underdog play tonight when they host the Jazz at 7:00PM ET?
According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Magic are 4-point home underdogs versus the Jazz while the over/under currently sits at 192.5 points. As of this writing, neither the side nor the total have moved off the original numbers posted by oddsmakers.
JAZZ KEY TRENDS: The Jazz are 13-3 against the spread in their last 16 games versus a team with a losing record and have covered in eight of their last 10 games versus an opponent with a winning percentage below .400. They’ve also covered in five of their last seven games versus Eastern Conference competition and are 6-2 at the betting window in their last eight games after allowing 100 points or more in their previous game.
MAGIC KEY TRENDS: The Magic are 19-7 against the spread in their last 26 games against opponents from the Northwest Division but have failed to cover in four of their last five games overall. They’re also 1-6 at the betting window in their last seven games playing on one day of rest and are just 1-4 ATS in their last five games after scoring 100 points or more in their previous game.
OUR PREDICTION: The road team has cashed in seven of the last eight meetings between these two teams while the Jazz are 5-1 against the spread in their last six games in Orlando. There’s a chance the Jazz could be a bit road weary, as tonight will be their fourth game of a five-game road trip. But the Jazz won the first two games of the trip before falling 104-98 to the red-hot Hornets on Wednesday night. I like them to rebound with a victory over a Magic team that will be overmatched from the start.
FRIDAY NBA FREE PICK: UTAH JAZZ -4