Golden State Warriors vs. Orlando Magic - 3/18/14
Orlando Magic (19-48) at Golden State Warriors (42-26)
NBA Basketball: Tuesday, March 18, 2014 at 10:30 pm (Oracle Arena)
The Line: Golden State Warriors -12.5 -- Over/Under: 202.5 See the Latest Odds
The Orland Magic take the trip to the Oracle Arena to battle with the Golden State Warriors tonight.
The Warriors have won six of their last eight games and are coming off a thrilling 113-112 win over the Trailblazers thanks to Stephen Curry who scored just nine points in the first half but erupted for another 28 points in the second to lead the Warriors back from an 18-point deficit. Klay Thompson added 27 points, including two clutch three pointers in the last minutes of the game as the Warriors won their sixth game this season when trailing by 15 points or more. With the win, Golden State improved to 42-26 on the season which is good enough for sixth place in the packed Western Conference.
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Meanwhile, the Magic are buried in the bottom of the Eastern Conference and will be hoping to avoid a sixth straight loss tonight after losing in overtime to the Wizards on Friday. Tobias Harris led the team with 21 poits off the bench while Arron Afflalo added 18, but despite leading by as many as nine points in the second half, the Magic just couldn't stop the Wizards' starters who started the game slow but came good in the second half and overtime. Orlando dropped to 1-5 in overtime games this season and they are 0-32 when being outrebounded.
In ATS trends, the Magic are 5-2-1 ATS in their last eight games following a loss and 6-18-2 ATS in their last 26 road games, while the Warriors are 6-1 ATS in their last seven games against a team with a losing record and 1-4 ATS in their last five games overall.
Head to head, the Magic are 5-2 ATS in the last seven meetings overall and 7-2 ATS in the last nine meetings in Golden State.
I'm leaning towards the Warriors here, but I'll have to see the line before I post my free pick, so please check back later.