The Dallas Mavericks (-203) are 5-point favorites over the Orlando Magic (+166) in tonight’s non-conference matchup. The over/under line is set at 228.5 points.

This game will be played at the American Airlines Center in Dallas. Tip-off is scheduled for 8:30 ET and the game will be televised on BSSW.


The Pick: Orlando Magic +5

This game will be played at American Airlines Center at 8:30 ET on Monday, January 29th.


  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 109-108 in favor of the Mavericks.
  • Our projections have Luka Doncic finishing with Luka Doncic points, 8 rebounds and 8 assists.
  • From the field, we have the Mavericks finishing with a field goal percentage of 47.4% and knocking down 16 threes.

Can the Magic Lock in a Win at Dallas?

Orlando’s ATS record for the season is 29-17, and they have covered the spread in three straight games as the underdog. On the road, the Magic are 14-10 ATS, compared to a straight-up record of 9-15.

This year, the Magic have been the underdog in 33 of their 46 games. As the underdog, they are 20-13 ATS with an average scoring differential of -2.6 points per game.

The Magic’s O/U record for the season is 21-25, and their games have averaged 222.1 points per game. Today’s O/U line is set at 228.5, and 30 of their games have had lower lines than that.

In their last game, the Magic beat the Suns by a score of 113-98. The O/U line for that game was 227 points, and Orlando covered the spread as 1.5-point underdogs.

Orlando is currently 8th in the Eastern Conference with a record of 24-22. Against the East, they are 17-13 and 6-4 in their division.

So far this season, the Magic have struggled to find their three-point shot, ranking 30th in both three-point percentage and three-pointers made per game. On average, they are hitting just 34% of their attempts from beyond the arc.

When it comes to scoring, the Magic are 25th in the league at 111.3 points per game. However, they have been better at home, averaging 114 points compared to 108.9 on the road.

In terms of pace, Orlando is 20th in the NBA with 98.2 possessions per game. They have also been solid on the offensive glass, ranking 8th in offensive rebounds.

This season, the Magic defense has been impressive, holding the 5th position in the league while permitting an average of 110.8 points per contest. In terms of two point field goal attempts, the Magic defense has allowed a shooting percentage of 54.7% while allowing 35.6% from downtown.

Will the Mavericks Win at American Airlines Center?

In their last game against the Kings, the Mavericks lost by a score of 120-115. The O/U line for that game was 245.5 points, and Dallas was getting 4 points on the spread. This loss dropped their overall record to 25-21 for the season.

Looking at their ATS record, the Mavericks are 24-22 for the season. At home, they are 11-14 ATS, and they have failed to cover the spread in three straight games at home. Today, they are favored by 5 points.

So far this season, the Mavericks have a 15-10 ATS record as the favorite, and they have been favored in 25 of their 46 games. As the favorite, they have a scoring margin of +5.4 PPG.

On average, the Mavericks’ games have finished with 237 points this season, which is higher than today’s O/U line of 228.5. In their last game, the teams combined for 235 points, which was below the O/U line of 245.5.

In the Western Conference standings, the Mavericks are currently in 8th place with a record of 25-21. Against Western Conference teams, they are 18-17 compared to 7-4 against the East.

When it comes to scoring, the Mavericks are 8th in the NBA at 118.7 points per game. At home, they are averaging 119.6 points per game this season.

In terms of three-point shooting, the Mavericks are 2nd in the league in both three-point attempts and makes. Overall, they are shooting 37% from beyond the arc.

On the season, Dallas is 16th in field goal percentage at 47%. In terms of pace, they are 11th in the NBA at 99.8 possessions per game.

Coming into the game, the Mavericks’ defense is giving up an average of 118.3 points per game. So far, they have given up more points than the NBA league average in 67.4% of their games. In their previous matchup vs. the Kings, the Mavericks’ defense struggled, giving up a field goal percentage of 53% leading to 120 points.