Bet on Orlando vs Dallas NBA Lines
It doesn’t matter whether you are in the playoffs or out of it at this stage of the season, teams start to play with a new level of urgency when the final 20 games of the season appear on the calendar. This is the chance to cement a place in the postseason, or to make the final push that might just get you in at the last second. The Dallas Mavericks are in and currently trying to secure their place in the playoffs, while the Orlando Magic need a good run of games in order to get back into things in the Eastern Conference. The meeting between these two on Tuesday night is a vital one for different reasons, and that makes it one worth watching and wagering on in our Pro Basketball Betting Odds page.
How To Bet The Orlando vs Dallas NBA Odds, TV and Game Info
When: Tuesday, March 1, 8:30 PM EST
Where: American Airlines Center, Dallas, Texas
TV: FSFL and FSSW
Live Stream: FoxSportsGo
NBA Odds: TBA
Why bet on the Orlando Magic
The Eastern Conference has been more than a little forgiving this season, and that is good news for the Orlando magic (26-32), as they are just 4 games out of the final playoff spot despite the fact that they have not been playing very well as of late. Time is starting to run out, though, and they need to start working on closing that gap, which means having to play better than their 5-5 record over the past 10 games. The Magic are just 10-17 on the road this season, but the good news is that they have won 2 of their last 3 away from home, so they certainly have a shot in this one. They played the Mavericks in February, and came away with a hard fought 110-104 OT win in that one, so they know that this is a team they can beat. The Magic are averaging 100.8 PPG, and are giving up 102.1 PPG.
Why bet on the Dallas Mavericks
The Dallas Mavericks (32-28) continue to play better than anyone expected them to do this season, and they are still holding on to the #6 spot in the Western Conference, which is where they have been for quite some time now. It looked for a moment as though the Mavericks may have started on the slide that everyone was predicting, but back to back wins to end last week has moved them up to a 4-6 record in their past 10 games. They have now won 3 out of 4 on their current 6-game home stand, and are 18-12 at home on the season so far. Yes, the Mavericks may have lost to Orlando in their last meeting, but that snapped a run that had saw Dallas win 7-straight against the Magic in prior meetings. Dallas are averaging 102.2 PPG, and are giving up 102.3 PPG.
Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction
These two teams seem pretty evenly matched to me, so I expect this to be a game that goes down to the wire. I have to go with Dallas and the home court advantage in this one, but I think it will be very tight.
Orlando Magic 103 Dallas Mavericks 105