Dallas Mavericks at Orlando Magic odds, picks and prediction

The Dallas Mavericks (29-21) are on the road for one game before opening a six-game homestand when they take on the Orlando Magic (10-40) Sunday. Tip-off from Amway Center is set for 7 p.m. ET. Below, we look at the Mavericks vs. Magic odds and lines, and make our expert NBA picks, predictions and bets.

The Mavericks are rolling right now. They have won two games in a row and are 13-3 in their last 16 games. Dallas is coming off a 132-105 home win over the Indiana Pacers Saturday.

Orland is wrapping up a five-game homestand Sunday. The Magic are coming off a 119-103 home win over the Detroit Pistons Friday and have won two of their last three games. They had gone 1-14 in the 15 games prior to the first of those two wins. Orlando has the fewest wins in the league, the fewest home wins and the second-fewest road wins.

Mavericks at Magic odds, spread and lines

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Money line: Mavericks -230 (bet $230 to win $100) | Magic +180 (bet $100 to win $180)
Against the spread (ATS): Mavericks -5.5 (-110) | Magic +5.5 (-110)
Over/Under (O/U): 211.5 (O: -108 | U: -112)

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Mavericks at Magic key injuries

Mavericks (not officially submitted)

G Tim Hardaway Jr. (foot) out
F Kristaps Porzingis (knee) out

Magic

G Michael Carter-Williams (ankle) out
G Markelle Fultz (knee) out
G R.J. Hampton (knee) out
F Jonathan Isaac (knee) out
G E’Twaun Moore (knee) out

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Mavericks at Magic odds, lines, picks and predictions

Prediction

Mavericks 108, Magic 100

Money line

The money line isn’t too bad here, even though the Mavericks are a much better team. Dallas has done its damage at home, where it is 16-9. It is just a single game over .500 on the road at 13-12.

The Mavericks beat the Magic on their home court 108-92 Jan. 15

Despite two wins for the Magic in the first four games of their homestand, they only have four home wins all season.

Take the MAVERICKS (-230).

Against the spread

The Mavericks are 10-6 ATS during their 13-3 run, which includes their 16-point win over the Magic. Dallas is 14-11 ATS on the road.

The Magic have failed to cover the spread in their last five losses. They are 22-28 ATS overall but only 6-16 ATS at home, the second-worst home ATS record in the league.

Take the MAVERICKS -5.5 (-110).

Over/Under

The first meeting of these two teams finished with a total of 200. The Mavs scored 132 in each of their last two games, but they averaged just 103.2 in the previous seven games.

The Magic have the third-lowest scoring offense in the league with 102.4 points per game.

The Mavs have had three straight games hit the Over, but only one of the 14 prior games went Over the projected total.

Take UNDER 211.5 (-112).

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