Magic vs. Mavericks - 2/19/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Dallas Mavericks (29-26) at Orlando Magic (23-29)
NBA Basketball: Friday, February 19, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Amway Center)
The Line: Orlando Magic -1.5 -- Over/Under: 200 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSSW, FSFL
The Dallas Mavericks and Orlando Magic square off early Friday night at the Amway Center.
The Dallas Mavericks could use a win after losing five of their last eight games. The Dallas Mavericks are averaging 100.8 points on 43.9 percent shooting and allowing 101.7 points on 45 percent shooting. Dirk Nowitzki is averaging 17.6 points and 6.6 rebounds while Deron Williams is averaging 14.1 points and 5.4 assists. Chandler Parsons is dishing 2.4 assists and Zaza Pachulia is grabbing 10.7 rebounds. The Dallas Mavericks are shooting 34 percent from beyond the arc and 78.4 percent from the free throw line. The Mavericks are allowing 33.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.9 rebounds per game. The Dallas Mavericks have lost six of their last 10 road games.
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The Orlando Magic also need a victory after losing seven of their last 10 games. The Orlando Magic are averaging 99.4 points on 45 percent shooting and allowing 100.8 points on 44.6 percent shooting. Nikola Vucevic is averaging 17 points and 8.9 rebounds while Victor Oladipo is averaging 14.3 points and four assists. Evan Fournier is dishing 2.7 assists and Aaron Gordon is grabbing 6.1 rebounds. The Orlando Magic are shooting 35.3 percent from beyond the arc and 76.8 percent from the free throw line. The Magic are allowing 35.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.8 rebounds per game. The Orlando Magic have lost seven of their last nine home games. C.J. Watson is questionable with a calf injury.
The Mavericks are 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 Friday games and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 road games. The Magic are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Friday games and 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Mavericks are 9-0 ATS in the last 9 meetings in Orlando and 6-1 ATS in the last 7 meetings overall.
The Mavs haven't been a good road team this season and are running into a Magic team that's quietly been playing OK basketball the last few games. I told you guys I haven't given up on this Orlando team, and I see another run coming for a possible last second playoff spot.