Orlando Magic vs. Chicago Bulls Odds at Orlando -1

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Orlando Magic vs. Chicago Bulls Odds

The Orlando Magic vs. Chicago Bulls odds were listed at Orlando -1 with a total of 187.

The Bulls will look to exact a measure of revenge on the Orlando Magic on Friday. Orlando handed Chicago its worst loss of the season on December 1 at United Center, winning by 29 points.

Since losing three of four, the Magic have won four of their last five. They are 21-24 ATS on the season including 9-13 ATS on the road. They have performed much better ATS recently going 12-5-1 in their past 18 games, which includes a 6-2-1 record ATS on the road. Dwight Howard scored 19 points and grabbed 16 rebounds in the Magic’s 111-96 win at Indiana on Wednesday. He is averaging 25.2 PPG and 14.7 RPG over his past nine games. Howard has struggled a bit in his last four games against the Bulls, averaging just 13.0 PPG and 11.0 RPG, but the Magic have won three of those contests. Ryan Anderson has picked up his game recently. He is averaging 15.9 PPG, while shooting 45.9 percent from behind the arc in his last 11 games.

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The Bulls are looking for a push of energy after enjoying a three-day layoff with their last game coming on Monday. This is the fifth game of a six-game homestand for the Bulls who have won three straight and eight of their past 10. Chicago has done well ATS all season posting a 25-19 record, including going 14-10 at home. They are 6-3-1 in their past 10 games ATS, going 4-2-1 at home over that span. Derrick Rose has been suffering from ulcers and is hoping the three off days will help his stomach. He has not fared well against the Magic in his career as his 13.1 PPG is his lowest against any opponent. Rose scored 30 points in the Bulls win over the Magic last January at the United Center (the Bulls last win in this series), but has been held to just 21 total points in the past three games against Orlando. In scoring three points in both the Bulls losses against Orlando on February 10 and March 11 of last season, Rose left each game with injuries supplied by Dwight Howard when Rose was driving to the basket. Carlos Boozer is anxious to get back on the court against the Magic as he was making his season debut from a broken hand in the Bulls loss on December 1. A rusty Boozer scored just five points in 22 minutes. Prior to that game, Boozer was averaging 21.4 PPG, 11.2 RPG and 52.4% FG in 14 previous meetings with Orlando.

Despite a sub-par performance from Howard in their win earlier this season at Chicago, the Magic still outrebounded the Bulls 44-21 and outscored them 46-26 in the paint.

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