Magic vs Thunder: NBA Betting Lines, Odds and Trends – December 29, 2020

Posted By Staff on December 29, 2020

The Orlando Magic (3-0) are favored () to continue a three-game winning streak when they visit the Oklahoma City Thunder (1-1) at 8:00 PM ET on Tuesday, December 29, 2020 at Chesapeake Energy Arena. The contest airs on FS-OK. The matchup has an over/under of .

The betting insights in this article reflect odds data from DraftKings Sportsbook as of December 29, 2020, 12:40 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds.

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Injury Report as of December 29

Magic: Jonathan Isaac: Out For Season (Knee), Al-Farouq Aminu: Out (Knee), James Ennis III: Out (Hamstring)

Thunder: Ty Jerome: Out (Left Ankle), Trevor Ariza: Out (Personal)

Magic and Thunder Records ATS

  • Orlando was under .500 against the spread last season with a record of 35-41-2
  • When favored by at least 5 points, the Magic were 9-7 against the spread last season.
  • Orlando and its opponents hit the over in 41 of 78 games last season (52.6%).
  • Oklahoma City topped the spread last season with a record of 46-31-1.
  • The Thunder were at least a 5-point underdog 22nd times last season, where they had a record of 6-14-1 against the spread.
  • Oklahoma City and its opponents regularly did not cover the total points bet last season, only hitting the over in 46.2% (36) of their 78 games played.

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Head to Head

In the last matchup between the teams on Wednesday, the Thunder defeated the Magic 120-114. Terrence Ross led the Magic with 26 points, and Dennis Schroder paced the Thunder with 31. The Thunder covered the spread as 2.5-point underdogs, and the teams put up a total of 234 total points to cover the 209.5-point over/under.

Date Favorite Home Team Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
1/22/2020 Magic Magic -2.5 209.5 -137 115 Regular Season 120-114 OKC
11/5/2019 Thunder Thunder -3 201.5 -149 125 Regular Season 102-94 OKC
2/5/2019 Thunder Regular Season 132-122 OKC
1/29/2019 Magic Regular Season 126-117 OKC
2/26/2018 Thunder Regular Season 112-105 OKC
11/29/2017 Magic Regular Season 121-108 ORL
3/29/2017 Magic Regular Season 114-106 OKC
11/13/2016 Thunder Regular Season 119-117 ORL
2/3/2016 Thunder Regular Season 117-114 OKC
10/30/2015 Magic Regular Season 139-136 OKC

Scoring Trends

  • Orlando and its opponents went over Tuesday’s 219.5 total in 33 out of 78 games (42.3%) last season.
  • In 36 out of Oklahoma City’s 79 games last season (45.6%), the competing teams combined for more points than the over/under in Tuesday’s matchup.
  • On average, the over/under in Magic games last season was 3.4 points fewer than the over/under of 219.5 points in this contest.
  • Thunder’s games have an over/under of 218.5 points last season, 1.0 point fewer than the total points bet for this matchup.
  • The Magic’s average implied point total last season was 1.6 fewer points than their implied total in Tuesday’s game (110.4 implied points on average compared to 112 implied points in this game).
  • Last season, Orlando scored more than its implied point total for this matchup (112) 28 times.
  • The 112-point average implied total last season for the Thunder is five more points than the team’s 107-point implied total in this matchup.
  • Oklahoma City scored more than 107 points in 51 games last season.
  • Last season, the Magic were the league’s 24th-highest scoring team (107.3 PPG), while the Thunder allowed the seventh-fewest points per game (108.6) in NBA play.
  • The Magic had a -120-point scoring differential last season (-1.5 per game). The Thunder out-scored opponents by 98 points on the season (1.2 more per game).

Magic Leaders

  • Nikola Vucevic put up 19.6 points per game last season and pulled down 10.8 rebounds a contest.
  • Markelle Fultz dished out 5.1 assists per game.
  • Jonathan Isaac racked up 1.6 steals and 2.3 blocks per game.

Thunder Leaders

  • Al Horford did a little bit of everything last season, averaging 6.8 rebounds per game and 4.0 assists per game.
  • Shai Gilgeous-Alexander was good for 19.0 points per game.
  • Trevor Ariza collected 1.6 per game. Horford averaged 0.9 blocks an outing.

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