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Only the Bobcats have a lower over/under wins figure for 2012/13, according to Bovada.
The oddsmakers at Bovada.LV aren't terribly optimistic about the Orlando Magic's season.
Bovada has set the over/under for Orlando's wins in 2012/13 at 23.5, the second-lowest figure among the league's 30 teams. Only the Charlotte Bobcats, who set an NBA record for lowest single-season win percentage in 2011/12, have a lower over/under figure, at 22.5 wins.
Orlando's odds of winning the championship, as one might expect, are also slim: Bovada gives the Magic 150/1 odds of taking home the Larry O'Brien in June, tying them with the New Orleans Hornets and Phoenix Suns for the third-worst odds in that respect. The Cleveland Cavaliers, Detroit Pistons, Sacramento Kings, Toronto Raptors, and Washington Wizards (200/1) and the Bobcats (500/1) are the only clubs facing longer title odds.
Only three times in Orlando's 23-year history has the team failed to win more than 23 games. In 2003/04, the Magic went 21-61 and won the NBA Draft lottery, enabling them to select future Hall-of-Fame center Dwight Howard.
For entertainment purposes only: Bovada has set the over/under for Orlando victories in 2012/13 at 23.5. If you were to wager, would you select the over or the under?
Over 23.5 wins (99 votes)
Under 23.5 wins (23 votes)
122 total votes