Orlando Magic Odds

Since joining the NBA in 1989 as an expansion franchise, the Orlando Magic have repeatedly seen their fortunes rise and fall. A couple of NBA Finals appearances led by Shaquille O’Neal and Dwight Howard, respectively, have been the highlights of the franchise’s history. Now, after many years stuck in rebuilding mode, the Magic are starting to rebound into a playoff team again behind young stars Paolo Banchero and Franz Wagner.

Here’s everything you need to know about Orlando Magic odds and betting on NBA action throughout the season.

NBA bets for Magic games

What is the Magic moneyline?

A moneyline bet is a simple one: who will win the game, regardless of the score. Here’s an example of moneyline betting odds you might find at the Hard Rock Bet Sportsbook in Florida for a game between the Magic and the Pistons:

  • Detroit Pistons +110
  • Orlando Magic -125

The team that the oddsmakers designate as the favorite is indicated with a minus sign (-) while the underdog is noted by a plus sign (+). Here, the Magic are the favorites.

The number (125) beside their minus sign means that in order to win $100 betting on the favored Magic, you would have to put $125 on the line. The underdog Pistons are listed at +110. That means you would win $110 if you bet $100 on the Pistons and they win the game.

What is the Magic point spread?

The point spread is a bet on a game’s margin of victory. For example, this is a spread you might see when the Magic take on the Cleveland Cavaliers:

  • Cleveland Cavaliers +7.5 (-110)
  • Orlando Magic -7.5 (+110)

As is the custom, the favorite is listed with a minus sign (-) and the underdog by a plus sign (+). The numbers in brackets are the odds you use to calculate how much you’d win based on your bet.

Here, the Magic are listed as 7.5-point favorites over the Cavs. Half of a point (0.5) is often used by oddsmakers to prevent ties (a.k.a. pushes).

If you bet on the Magic, they would need to win by eight points or more to cover the spread. If you bet against the Magic and bet on the underdog Cavs, Cleveland would need to lose by seven points or fewer, or win the game, for you to win your bet.

What is the Magic over/under?

A totals bet (or over/under) is on whether the number of points scored by both teams combined will be over or under the amount listed by the oddsmakers. In a game where the Magic are taking on the Toronto Raptors, you might see this as the NBA totals line at different online sports betting apps:

  • Over 205 (-110)
  • Under 205 (-110)

As with the point spread, the number shown in brackets (-110) is the odds used to calculate your winnings based on your initial bet.

To win an over bet, you would need the Magic and the Raps to combine for a total above the listed 205. In this example, that could mean the Magic edging out the Raps 104-103 for a total of 207.

To win an under bet, you would need the two teams to have a low-scoring affair and fall short of 205 points combined.

Magic prop odds & futures

One of the ways to add intrigue and excitement to your sports betting experience is to bet on Magic props and futures. Prop bets, a.k.a. propositional bets, are bets you can make on specific players and events during a game.

Some examples of Magic prop bets you can make through a Florida sportsbook are:

  • Who will lead the Magic in scoring for the fourth quarter?
  • Will Wendell Carter Jr. grab more than eight rebounds in the game?
  • Will Paolo Banchero put up more than 10 points in the first half?
  • Which team will have amassed the most fouls by the end of the second quarter, the Magic or their opponent?

Futures wagers are placed on events beyond tonight’s game. Some examples of Magic futures odds include betting on whether or not the Magic can make their way into the playoffs, win their conference or betting on the Magic winning the NBA Finals.

Magic in-game betting odds

With live betting, you can gamble on a Magic game in real-time. Also known as in-game wagering, live betting is fast-paced and dynamic, with odds shifting according to what’s happening on the court. In a Magic game, for example, you might see the Magic betting odds update after every basket made or missed.

There are a variety of live betting options available to explore. You can make bets similar to the ones that are available pregame, including moneylines, point spreads and totals. Or you can make partial game wagers, such as betting on the Magic to “win” a specific quarter of play or to be ahead at a certain point in the game by a certain number of points.

You can also check out in-game prop bets, usually based on the achievement of a specific statistic or milestone during the event, like whether Cole Anthony can notch more than three assists by halftime.

How to sign up for a new betting account in Florida

To get started at a legal online sportsbook in Florida, you’ll need to set up an account. Follow these steps to sign up and place your first bet on the Magic.

  1. Find the best sportsbook: Shop the sportsbook that suits your needs. Currently in Florida Hard Rock Bet Sportsbook is your only option.
  2. Register for an account: Visit the website or download the app to get started. For security purposes, you will be asked for some personal information for legal verification, including your name, phone number, email and date of birth. You may also be asked to provide documentation such as a government-issued photo ID.
  3. Claim any bonus bets and bonuses: Don’t forget to enter your FL sportsbook promo code when prompted to redeem your offer.
  4. Make your first deposit: Before placing your first bet, you must put some money into your sportsbook account. Most online sportsbooks accept a wide variety of deposit methods, including credit and debit cards. Choose the most convenient deposit method for you to fund your account.
  5. Place your bets: Check out all the available Magic betting markets (pregame and live) and click on a bet you want to place. You can stick to one bet or add more. Just remember to play within your limits and have fun.

Betting on the Magic with betting apps

Using a legal online sports betting app is a safe, secure and convenient way to bet on the Orlando Magic. Download an app onto your iPhone, iPad or Android (Samsung, etc) phone and you’ve got a portable sportsbook at your fingertips.

Sportsbook apps allow you to compare betting odds, track line movement and place bets from anywhere and at any time within the state. To make your bet using a sportsbook app, look up the Magic game and find the betting option you like. Tap to add it to your betting slip.

Once it’s on the slip, you enter the amount you would like to wager and tap to confirm it. In-game betting options will also be plentiful as the game plays out, from betting on who will win each quarter to who will score the next basket.

Essential tips for NBA betting

When betting on an NBA game, don’t forget to look at the two teams’ head-to-head record. While it’s true that any team can win on any given day, some teams don’t line up against each other that evenly.

A lopsided head-to-head record can support your decision to back the favorite or find in-game props with a better payout than a moneyline. For more tips, visit our How to Bet on the NBA or Beginner Betting Tips pages.

Orlando Magic home games

The Amway Center was the Magic’s home arena since 2010, and in May 2024 the location was renamed the Kia Center. Going back, the old Amway Arena that was later replaced was known as the TD Waterhouse Centre (1999-2006) and the Orlando Arena or “O-rena” (1989-1999).

  • Name: Kia Center
  • Address: 400 West Church Street, Orlando, FL 32801
  • Owner: City of Orlando
  • Capacity: 18,500 for NBA basketball
  • Groundbreaking: July 25, 2008
  • Opening date: October 1, 2010
  • Construction cost: $380 million
  • Also home to: Orlando Solar Bears (ECHL), an affiliate of the NHL’s Tampa Bay Lightning, and the Orlando Predators of the National Arena League (NAL)

Will the Magic have an in-arena sportsbook?

Likely no. The Seminole Tribe owns exclusive sports betting rights in Florida at present, which means the only in-person sports betting in the state can take place at Seminole-operated properties. You can, however, wager on the Magic and other sports while at the Kia Center using the Hard Rock Bet online sportsbook.

Magic play-by-play, radio and TV broadcasts

Bally Sports Florida (formerly Fox Sports Florida) is the TV broadcaster of Orlando Magic games. David Steele handles the television play-by-play, calling the games alongside color analyst Jeff Turner.

Magic games can be streamed by subscribers to Bally Sports Florida, TNT, ESPN and NBA TV. If the Magic make it into the NBA Finals, you could also stream games from ABC. By downloading Florida sportsbook apps onto your mobile device, you can bet directly from the sportsbook app while watching a Magic game from anywhere within Florida.

Magic games are broadcast on the Magic Radio Network, with radio affiliates across the state of Florida. 96.9 FM The Game is the flagship station in Orlando, with select games airing on 104.5 FM The Beat. You can also listen on 740 AM or stream on the iHeart Radio App.

Who is the Magic Head Coach?

On July 11, 2021, Jamahl Mosley was named the 15th head coach of the Orlando Magic, taking over from Steve Clifford. Prior to joining the Magic, Mosley was an assistant coach with the Dallas Mavericks for seven seasons (2014-21). The Mavs reached the NBA Playoffs four times while Mosley was on their coaching staff, and in 2023-24 he led the Magic to their first playoff appearance in four years.

  • Jamahl Mosley, head coach
  • Lionel Chalmers, assistant coach
  • Dale Osbourne, assistant coach
  • Bret Brielmaier, assistant coach
  • Jesse Mermuys, assistant coach
  • Ernest Eugene, trainer

Orlando Magic Facts & Figures 

Get to know a bit more about the Magic with these franchise facts and figures.

  • Zero NBA titles. The Magic have yet to win their first NBA Championship.
  • 2 Eastern Conference titles. The Magic have come close to lifting the Larry O’Brien Trophy a couple of times, however, advancing to the Finals in 1995 and 2009.
  • June 27, 1989. The Magic selected their first-ever draft pick in franchise history, choosing Nick Anderson with the 11th pick in the first round.
  • 30. Playing against the Denver Nuggets on Dec 30, 1990, Scott Skiles racked up 30 assists in the game. It is the most assists made by a single player in an NBA game to date.
  • 62. Tracy McGrady set the Magic’s single-game scoring record when he unleashed a 62-point effort against the Washington Wizards on March 10, 2004.
  • 270,181,975. The number of pounds of concrete used in the construction of the original Amway Center.
  • 6. The number six is the only jersey number to date retired by the Magic, but it’s not for a specific player. Rather it’s in honor of Orlando fans, who are known as the team’s “Sixth Man.”
  • $1.85 billion. Forbes’ listed valuation of the Magic franchise as of October 2022.
  • 1989. The Magic made their NBA league debut in an exhibition game on October 13, 1989, against the then-reigning champion Detroit Pistons. The Magic won 118-109.
  • May 17, 1992. The Magic made the franchise-changing selection of Shaquille O’Neal as the number one draft pick in the 1992 draft.

What is the Magic logo & mascot?

The Magic logo, which features their team name with a shooting star-like basketball underneath, pays homage to the local inspiration behind their name: Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom. The logo is rendered in the team’s colors of blue, black and silver.

Stuff the Magic Dragon has been the Magic’s mascot since the team made its NBA debut in 1989. Named after an alternate term for dunking the ball, one of his signature skills, this dragon has bright green fur, a blue unibrow and a shock of pink hair. Stuff had the distinction of being named NBA Mascot of the Year in 2016 and 2017.

Who owns the Magic?

The DeVos family is the current owner of the Magic. They purchased the franchise in 1991 for $85 million. Family patriarch Rick DeVos was the co-founder of Amway, hence the name of the Magic’s arena.

The Magic were previously owned by an investment group led by sports executive Pat Williams, who brought the NBA franchise to Orlando in 1988.

How much are Magic tickets?

While tickets can be had for as low as $15, the average single ticket price for a Magic home game is $55.