Magic vs. Mavericks - 1/31/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Dallas Mavericks (31-17) at Orlando Magic (15-34)
NBA Basketball: Saturday, January 31, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Amway Center)
The Line: Orlando Magic -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: FSSW, FSFL
The Dallas Mavericks and Orlando Magic square off Saturday night at the Amway Center.
The Dallas Mavericks have split their last 10 games and end a three-game road trip. On the season, the Mavericks are averaging 107.2 points on 47 percent shooting and are allowing 101.9 points on 45.1 percent shooting. Monta Ellis is averaging 20.5 points and 4.4 assists while Dirk Nowitzki is averaging 18.6 points and six rebounds. Tyson Chandler is grabbing 12 rebounds and Rajon Rondo is dishing seven assists. The Dallas Mavericks have been in a bit of a funk but are still shooting 47.1 percent from the field in their last five games. The Mavs are coming off a Friday win over the Miami Heat where they knocked down 13 threes. Chandler Parsons is questionable for this game with an illness.
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The Orlando Magic would love nothing more than to end a seven-game skid. On the season, the Magic are averaging 95.8 points on 45.6 percent shooting and are allowing 102 points on 46.7 percent shooting. Nikola Vucevic is averaging 19.5 points and 11.3 rebounds while Victor Oladipo is averaging 16.6 points and 3.8 assists. Elfrid Payton is dishing 5.8 assists and Channing Frye is shooting 39.5 percent from the field. The Orlando Magic continue struggling defensively, as they’re allowing 50.1 percent shooting from the field and 42 percent shooting from deep in their last five games. The Magic have lost four straight home games. Tobias Harris is questionable with an ankle injury.
The Mavericks are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 vs. Eastern Conference and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Magic are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Saturday games and 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Mavericks are 8-0 ATS in the last 8 meetings in Orlando and 5-0 ATS in the last 5 meetings overall.
Although the Mavs are in a funk, the Magic aren't much better and have been even worse ATS. Look for Dallas to win this game with ease.