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Basketball Betting: New Orleans Hornets vs. Orlando Magic

Basketball betting division leaders New Orleans and Orlando, tip-off in an NBA basketball betting inter-conference matchup of surprise teams.

Basketball betting fans did not expect to see New Orleans ahead of the Rockets, Spurs, and Mavericks in the Southwest while NBA basketball betting experts did not foresee the Magic being so dominant.  A major reason for the basketball betting success of the New Orleans Hornets is their defense, which was ranked 3rd in the league.

Another NBA basketball betting reason for the Hornets being a division leader was David West, who was averaging 20 points per game.  Chris Paul has been one of the league's top assist men with an average of 12 per game.

New Orleans was on a great basketball betting stretch from November 24 through December 17 in which they lost just 2 out of 10 games against the spread.  From December 14 through December 17 the Hornets were on an over/under NBA basketball betting streak of 4 straight games going under the total.

The Hornets went under the number in 8 out of 11 road games this year.  Overall New Orleans had a basketball betting record of 15-7 straight up and 10-10-2 against the basketball betting odds.  As a basketball betting dog the Hornets were 2-3 against the spread.

The Orlando Magic were way out in front of the Southeast Division standings thanks to a strong effort on both sides of the court.  Orlando has been a top ten team on both offense and defense this basketball betting season.  The Magic had an overall basketball betting record of 20-6 straight up and 16-9-1 against the basketball betting odds.

As a basketball betting favorite the Magic were 11-8-1 against the number.  Orlando covered 6 straight games against the basketball betting board from December 8 through December 18.  Dwight Howard is the “franchise” as he has been a dominant scorer and rebounder, leading the team in both categories.

Stan Van Gundy has done an outstanding job as coach and this is a team that figures to be a strong basketball betting presence all the way to the post season.

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