It is the second game of a five-game road trip for the Warriors and a tough back-to-back NBA betting situation as Golden State was at Miami last night.
Basketball betting has seen Orlando win six of the last ten against Golden State both straight up and against the spread. The Magic won 126-118 at Golden State back in December but they did not cover the nine-point basketball betting odds. This has been a road team series. Golden State has actually won three of the last five at Orlando. Until the game in December, this had been series that was low scoring. That game in December went over but the previous three meetings had gone under the basketball betting total.
Golden State is having a poor season straight up as they are team that does not win that often. They are not, however, having a losing season against the basketball betting odds. In fact, the Warriors have a winning record at home and on the road in NBA betting. The Warriors can score, as they are 3rd in the league in points per game. The problem for Golden State is that they can’t stop anyone as they are 30th in the league in points allowed as NBA betting stats indicate. That is why Golden State oftentimes loses games but gets a backdoor cover with their offense.
Orlando is one of the best teams in the NBA straight up but they are just barely above .500 against the point spread. The Magic do have a winning record vs. the basketball betting odds at home as they are 16-13. The Magic are 6th in the league on defense and 12th on offense so they have far better stats than Golden State. Orlando is considered a title contender again this season as Dwight Howard is having another great season. Vince Carter is up and down but he is capable of having big games and impact NBA betting odds. The Magic are also much better with a healthy Jameer Nelson in the starting lineup.
The Magic are going to be popular in this basketball betting matchup but Golden State has proven they can cover the spread. Laying big points is not always easy in the NBA and that will be the case for those that choose to take the Magic in this game.