NO is without G/F Peja Stojakovic (17.8 ppg) and F David West (17.4 ppg) for an indefinite period, and could also be without G Bobby Jackson (10.9 ppg). They are led by talented second year G Paul, who averages 19 pts and 9 asts per game. G/F Desmond Mason is at 11.6 ppg; former Bulls C Tyson Chandler 5.7 ppg, 11.5 rebs per game; G Jannero Pargo (who burned the Magic last season with the Bulls) 8.4 ppg. NO is the lowest-scoring team in the NBA at 90.9 ppg, while allowing 94.2 ppg. ORL averages 92.8 ppg, while allowing 92.3 ppg.
The Magic are 10-1 in games in which they've held the opposition to 90 or less points. However, the Magic have not scored over 90 themselves in 7 games, and have not scored over 100 since Nov. 24th against MIA. The Magic are 7 pt favorites (www.pinnaclesports.com).