NBA Preview: Oklahoma City Thunder at Orlando Magic (2/25/2011)

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NBA Preview: Oklahoma City Thunder at Orlando Magic (2/25/2011)

THUNDER: With Carmelo Anthony out of Denver, the Northwest Division appears to be the Thunder's division to lose. Oklahoma City made a trade of their own yesterday, as they traded away F Jeff Green for C Kendrick Perkins.

Oklahoma City is 36-20 SU and 29-27 ATS overall this year, placing them 4th in the Western Conference standings. The Thunder are 16-12 SU and 14-14 ATS in road games this season. Oklahoma City is 10-6 ATS as the listed underdog this year, including 3-1 ATS as a road underdog between 6.5 and 9 PTS. F Kevin Durant is the NBA's leading scorer, as he's averaging 28.8 PPG. PG Russell Westbrook is averaging 22.1 PPG and a team high 8.5 APG this year. The Thunder are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following an ATS win. Oklahoma City is 16-5 ATS in their last 21 games as a road underdog between 5 and 10.5 points. The Thunder are 18-7-2 ATS in their last 27 games against the NBA Southeast. Oklahoma City is 20-8 ATS in their last 28 Friday games. The Thunder are 37-16 ATS in their last 53 games following a SU loss. Oklahoma City is 3-7 ATS in their last 10 after allowing 100 points or more in their previous game.

Thunder are 4-1 ATS last 5 road games against a team with a winning home record.

Under is 10-2 last 12 games as a road underdog.

No key injuries.

Fan reaction on Green/Perkins trade from Yahoo.

MAGIC: (-7, O/U 206.5) Orlando is currently in 4th place in the Eastern Conference, thanks to a 36-22 SU and 26-31-1 ATS record this season. The Magic are primed for a big 2nd half of the year, considering the trade that netted new players is in the past.

The Magic are 21-9 SU and 15-15 ATS in home games this year. Orlando is 3-5 ATS as a home favorite between 6.5 and 9 PTS this season. The Magic are looking for a good defensive performance tonight, as they allowed Oklahoma City to score 125 PTS in a 1 point SU defeat earlier this year. Orlando is allowing just 94.2 PPG this year, the 6th fewest in the NBA. C Dwight Howard is having another dominant season, as he's averaging Magic highs of 23 PPG and 13.9 RPG. The Magic are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games against a team with a winning road record. Orlando is 6-13 ATS in their last 19 Friday games. The Magic are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games after scoring 100 points or more in their previous game. Orlando is 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games against the NBA Northwest.

Magic are 5-2 ATS last 7 games as a favorite.

Under is 7-1 last 8 games  overall.

No key injuries.

Projected Score: Magic 102, Thunder 97

Details of Dwight Howard's frustration.

CONVERSATION:

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