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Orlando Magic vs. Dallas Mavericks - 3/8/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Dallas Mavericks at Orlando Magic
Date & Time Friday March 8, 2019, 7:00 PM (EST)
Location
Amway Center
Orlando, Florida
The Line
The Line: Orlando Magic -6.5 -- Over/Under: 213
TV Channel
FSFL
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NBA | Dallas Mavericks at Orlando Magic
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The Dallas Mavericks and Orlando Magic meet Friday in NBA action at the Amway Center.

The Dallas Mavericks could use a win after losing nine of their last 11 games. The Dallas Mavericks are averaging 108.2 points on 44.5 percent shooting and allowing 109.8 points on 46.1 percent shooting. Luka Doncic is averaging 21 points and 5.6 assists while Tim Hardaway Jr. is averaging 15.5 points and 3.3 rebounds. Dorian Finney-Smith is grabbing 4.9 rebounds and Trey Burke is dishing 1.8 assists. The Dallas Mavericks are shooting 34.2 percent from beyond the arc and 73.8 percent from the free throw line. The Dallas Mavericks are allowing 34.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.1 rebounds per game. The Dallas Mavericks have lost their last five road games.

The Orlando Magic could use a victory here after splitting their last eight games. The Orlando Magic are averaging 105.9 points on 45.2 percent shooting and allowing 106.8 points on 45.4 percent shooting. Nikola Vucevic is averaging 20.6 points and 12 rebounds while Aaron Gordon is averaging 16 points and 7.4 rebounds. Evan Fournier is the third double-digit scorer and Terrence Ross is grabbing 3.4 rebounds. The Orlando Magic are shooting 35.3 percent from beyond the arc and 78 percent from the free throw line. The Orlando Magic are allowing 35.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.6 rebounds per game. The Orlando Magic have won five of their last six home games.

The Mavericks are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 road games, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest and 1-8 ATS in their last 9 games overall. The Magic are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 home games, 8-21 ATS in their last 29 games playing on 2 days rest and 7-20 ATS in their last 27 Friday games. The Mavericks are 9-3 ATS in the last 12 meetings in Orlando and 10-4 ATS in the last 14 meetings. The under is 5-1 in Magic last 6 overall. The under is 19-8-1 in Mavericks last 28 overall.

The Dallas Mavericks seem to have run out of gas, as they've gotten destroyed these past two weeks, which includes blowout losses to non and fringe playoff teams. The Mavs are allowing 50.6 percent shooting and losing by an average of 15.6 points in their last five games. The Orlando Magic are just 1-4 ATS this season when favored by at least five points and have had their hiccups here and there, but they're one of the better teams the Mavericks will face recently, and they have reason to win with them fighting for a playoff spot. Based on the Mavericks struggles and constant blowout losses, I have to lay the chalk with the Magic at home.

Pick:
Orlando Magic -6.5

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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