The Magic are the second best team in the Eastern Conference while Dallas is competing for the second spot in the West. This game that has close basketball betting odds can be seen on TNT.
Basketball bet results in the past show that Dallas has won eight of the last ten in this series against the Magic but Orlando is 6-4 against the spread. That sure does describe Dallas in home games too. The Mavericks win games at home but they don’t always cover the spread. Dallas is actually a much better team on the road vs. the basketball betting odds. That was the case earlier this season when they went into Orlando and won 95-85. The last time Dallas hosted the Magic was last season when the Magic won 102-100. Even though Orlando won that game they are just 1-4 in their last five at Dallas but they are 5-0 for those making a basketball bet. Every game in Dallas seems to be close and the Magic are always getting points. The last two games have gone under the total in this series but the previous eight all went over.
Dirk Nowitzki scored 23 points, as Dallas overcame a 12-point, first half deficit in the basketball betting win at Orlando earlier this season. Caron Butler had 16 points, while Jason Kidd tallied 10 points, eight rebounds, eight assists and four steals. Dwight Howard led all players with 29 points, 16 rebounds and five blocked shots.
When you have made a basketball bet on the past you always took them in road games. The Magic are not as good this season on the road as they have been in the past but they are still above .500 at 19-17-1. Orlando doesn’t go under the radar anymore on the road so they don’t have as much value. The Magic are 6th in the league in defense and 10th in offense so they can win in a variety of ways.
Dallas has been one of the worst teams in the NBA at home this season for those making a basketball bet. The Mavericks have a lot of talent and they win a lot of games but they simply don’t cover the spread in home games.