Magic vs Thunder: NBA Betting Lines, Odds and Trends – January 2, 2021

Posted By Staff on January 2, 2021

The Oklahoma City Thunder (1-3) are underdogs as they try to stop a three-game losing streak when they visit the Orlando Magic (4-1) on Saturday, January 2, 2021 at Amway Center. The contest airs at 7:00 PM ET on FS-FL.

The betting insights in this article reflect odds data from FanDuel Sportsbook as of January 2, 2021, 12:40 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds.

Magic vs Thunder Betting Odds

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Injury Report as of January 2

Magic: Jonathan Isaac: Out For Season (Knee), Chuma Okeke: Out (Knee), Terrence Ross: Day To Day (Right Hamstring), Al-Farouq Aminu: Out (Knee), Evan Fournier: Day To Day (Back Spasms), James Ennis III: Out (Hamstring)

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

Magic and Thunder Records ATS

  • Orlando managed to cover the spread in less than half its games last season, putting together a record of 35-41-2 against the spread.
  • The Magic had a winning record against the spread when favored by 7.5 points or more, going 5-3 last season.
  • Orlando and its opponents hit the over in 41 of 78 games last season (52.6%).
  • With a 46-31-1 record ATS last season, Oklahoma City outplayed expectations ATS last season.
  • The Thunder were at least an 7.5-point underdog 12th times last season, where they had a record of 2-9 against the spread.
  • Oklahoma City and its opponents often were held under last season, only hitting the over in 46.2% (36) of their 78 games played.

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Head to Head

Nikola Vucevic (28 points) led the Magic past Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (23 points) and the Thunder 118-107 in their last matchup on Tuesday. The Magic were favored by 6.5 points in the game, and covered the spread. The 225 total points in the matchup went over the 218-point over/under.

Date Favorite Home Team Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
12/29/2020 Magic Thunder -6.5 218 -253 206 Regular Season 118-107 ORL
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
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Scoring Trends

  • Last season, the Magic were at the 24th spot in the NBA’s scoring charts (107.3 PPG), while the Thunder allowed the seventh-fewest points per game (108.6) in the league.
  • The Magic had a negative point differential last season (-120 total points, -1.5 per game), while the Thunder scored 98 more points than their opponents (1.2 per game).

Magic Leaders

  • Vucevic leads the Magic in points and rebounds. He contributes 19.8 points per game while tacking on 11.2 rebounds.
  • Vucevic’s PRA prop total for the contest is set at 33.5, 1.1 lower than his season average of 34.6.
  • The team is led in assists by Markelle Fultz’s 5.4 per game.
  • Fultz’s PRA prop over/under for the contest is set at 20.5, 4.7 lower than his season average of 25.2.
  • Vucevic is the top three-point shooter for the Magic, knocking down 2.4 per game.
  • Vucevic’s three pointers made prop total for the contest is set at 1.5, 0.9 shots less than his season average of 2.4.
  • Orlando’s blocks leader is Michael Carter-Williams, who records 0.6 per game. Evan Fournier leads the team averaging 1.4 steals an outing.
  • Fournier’s steals prop total for the contest is set at 1.5, 0.1 steals greater than his season average of 1.4.

Thunder Leaders

  • Al Horford racked up 4.0 assists and 6.8 rebounds per game a season ago.
  • Gilgeous-Alexander averaged 19.0 points per game.
  • Trevor Ariza averaged 1.6 steals per game. Horford collected 0.9 blocks an outing.

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