Magic vs. Mavericks Prediction
The Dallas Mavericks have won seven of their last 10 games and are favored at home Monday night versus the Orlando Magic at 8:30 p.m. ET. Is the betting total for this game set too low?
8:30 p.m. ET, Monday, December 10, 2018
American Airlines Center, Dallas, TX
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers from online sportsbook BetNow.eu, the Mavericks are 4.5-point favorites to beat the Magic. The total, meanwhile, sits at 210.5 points and as of this writing, 66% of the public betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Mavericks to cover the point spread.
Orlando Magic Fantasy Spin
Evan Fournier (personal) will not suit up for Monday's game against the Mavericks. It's unclear exactly what Fournier is dealing with, but with the Magic off until Thursday after today's game, hopefully, this will only end up being a one-game absence. With Fournier unavailable, Jonathan Isaac may be able to return to the starting five, and guys like Aaron Gordon and Nikola Vucevic will be asked to do a bit more on offense.
Dallas Mavericks Fantasy Spin
Dirk Nowitzki (ankle) still isn't quite ready to return, when asked about his availability for Monday's game. Dirk is getting very close to a return, but isn't ready to set an official date for his return. With Monday off the list, his next chance to return will be at home on Wednesday against the Hawks.
NBA Betting Trends
The Magic are 5-0 against the spread in their last five road games and have covered in nine of their last 12 games overall.
The Mavericks have covered 10 of their last 13 games and 19 of their last 26 at home.
The over has been incredibly profitable in this series, cashing in 19 of the last 26 meetings between these two teams and going 9-4-1 in the last 14 meetings in Dallas. The over is also 7-3 in the Magic’ last 10 games coming off a double-digit loss at home and is 12-4 in the Mavs’ last 16 games when facing an opponent with a losing record.
Monday NBA Prediction: Magic/Mavericks over 210.5