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Magic Betting Trend Points to Over Hitting in Game 1 of NBA Playoff Series With Raptors

Mike Esposito
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The Orlando Magic are back in the NBA Playoffs thanks to an excellent 8-2 run in their last 10 games to lock up the seventh seed in the Eastern Conference. As it turns out, they've rewarded over bettors along the way too.

Orlando not only finished the regular season by winning eight of its last 10, but it also ended the year on a surprising betting streak, hitting the over in each of its last seven games.

Full season numbers might point to the Magic having a tough time hitting the over (which currently stands at 216 points, according to FanDuel Sportsbook) when they face the Toronto Raptors in the first round of the Eastern Conference Playoffs, as the total went under in three of the four games the two teams played against one another this season.

However, that shouldn't keep bettors from thinking their streak is in serious jeopardy. Orlando played the Raptors on the road during their current 7-0 streak and actually covered the over by a comfortable 14 points.

As long as the Magic keep playing the same way they closed out the regular season, there's a chance that they'll keep the streak alive for at least one more game.

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