5* NBA OVER/UNDER TOTAL OF THE WEEK
Orlando vs. Golden State,
12/03/2012 22:30 EDT,
Score: 102 - 94
Total: -105/+195 Over
5* NBA OVER/UNDER TOTAL OF THE WEEK: Magic/Warriors OVER 195
The Warriors are averaging exactly 100.0 ppg at home this season and should have no trouble topping the century mark against an Orlando squad that likely won't be playing much defense in the second game of a back-to-back road set. The Magic are allowing a miserable 106.2 ppg over their last 5 games and are coming off a game against the Lakers and their up-tempo attack.
Golden State has been better defensively this year, but are still giving up 98.7 ppg. Given the lack of energy the Magic will be playing with defensively, I believe it will wear off on the Warriors and take away some of their intensity on that side of ball. There's a good chance Golden State jumps out to a double-digit lead early, which also will take away from their effort on the defensive side of the ball.
The OVER is 11-4 in Magic's last 15 vs. Western Conference and 7-1 in Warriors last 8 vs the Eastern Conference. The last time these two teams faced off in Golden State they combined for 226 points! BET THE OVER!