Orlando Magic vs. San Antonio Spurs - 11/29/13
San Antonio Spurs (13-2) at Orlando Magic (6-9)
NBA Basketball: Friday, November 29, 2013 at 7:00 pm (Amway Center)
The Line: Orlando Magic +8.5 -- Over/Under: 196 See the Latest Odds
The San Antonio Spurs will be looking to get back to winning ways when they travel to play the Orlando Magic tonight.
The Spurs were cruising past opponents with ease during their 11-game win streak but they ran into the Thunder on Wednesday and fell short by 94-88. In what was a real sloppy match, the Spurs did a solid job defensively, especially on Russell Westbrook who made just two of his 16 shots, but they were thrown a real curve ball when Reggie Jackson scored a season-high 23 points off the bench. On the offensive end, Tony Parker led the Spurs with 16 points and seven assists while Kawhi Leonard had 14 points and 10 rebounds, but Tim Duncan continued his struggles from the field which was reflected in Spurs' field goal percentage of just 39.1 percent.
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Meanwhile, the Magic have bounced back from four straight losses with back to back wins after despatching of the 76ers by 105-94 on Wednesday. Nikola Vucevic led five players in double figures with 21 points and 16 rebounds, Glen Davis had 19 points and Arron Afflalo and Victor Oladipo added 18 apiece as the Magic led by 15 points early before fighting off several comebacks from the 76ers for the win. With the victory, Orlando improved to 6-9 on the season and 5-4 at home.
In ATS trends, the Spurs are 7-1 ATS in their last eight games following a loss and 9-2 ATS in their last 11 games against a team with a losing record, while the Magic are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games following a win of more than 10 points but just 1-5 ATS in their last six home games.
Head to head, the Spurs are 4-0 ATS in the last four meetings overall and the over is 10-3 in the last 13 meetings in Orlando.
With Davis back on the court and Oladipo inserted into the starting lineup, the Magic have looked much better in their last two games, but they're going to have to be at their best to get the win against the Spurs tonight. However, I don't see that happening, especially with the Spurs coming off such a sloppy effort, so I'm taking San Antonio to win this one by double digits on the road.