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Magic vs Raptors NBA Pick & Preview

  • Sport: NBA
  • Teams: Orlando Magic at Toronto Raptors
  • Where: Toronto at Scotiabank Arena
  • Date: Saturday, December 3rd
  • Betting Odds TOR -10.5, ORL +405 | TOR -559 O/U 217.5

The Magic come into today’s matchup with an overall record of 5-18. So far, the team has gone 9-13-1 against the spread. The Magic come into the game in the middle of a 7 game losing streak, losing these matchups by an average of -13.57 points per contest.

Orlando is trying to bounce back from a 107-96 loss to the Cavaliers. Going into this game, the team was 10 point underdogs on the spread, giving them an ATS loss. Orlando was not able to turn things around in the 2nd half, as they trailed the Cavaliers by 11 going into halftime. In the loss, Paolo Banchero led the team in scoring with 22 points on a field goal percentage of 58.8%.

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So far, the Raptors have put together an overall record of 11-11, while going 12-10-0 vs the spread. The Raptors head into today’s action in the midst of a 2 game losing streak. Their average scoring differential in these defeats is -13.5.

Toronto is trying to bounce back from a 114-105 loss to the Nets. Going into this game, the team was 1 point underdogs on the spread, giving them an ATS loss. In the loss, Toronto got off to a slow start, trailing by 23 points going into halftime. Leading the team in scoring was Pascal Siakam, as he contributed 24 points while hitting 46.7% of his shots.

Head To Head Recap & Stats

Going back to last season, the Raptors took the season series 2-1. But, this year they will look to do a better job defending home court, as they split their matchups vs Toronto. Similar to their season-long average, the Magic averaged 100.33 points per game vs the Raptors. While the Magic were able to maintain their usual level of production against Toronto, the Raptors averaged fewer points per game in the series, at 103.0. Across the previous 5 meetings between the teams, the Raptors have an average scoring margin of +7 points per game, leading to an ATS mark of 3-2. Orlando and Toronto averaged a combined 211 points per game in these games, leading to an over-under mark of 3-2.

Odds & Free Betting Analysis For This NBA Game

Through 23 games, Orlando is averaging 107.8 points per game (29th). When looking at the team’s pace of play, the Magic are currently below the league average in possessions per game, averaging just 97.9 per contest. This deliberate style of basketball has played a role in the unit ranking just 23rd in made shots per game.

Currently, the Magic defense is ranked 20th in points allowed. So far, opposing teams are averaging 112.23 points per game vs the unit.

On offense, Franz Wagner leads the Magic in scoring at 19.48 points per game, placing him 51st in the NBA. Overall, Wagner has hit 49.1% of his shots while accounting for 17.7% of the team’s looks from the field. In today’s game, he will be working against a defensive unit that is 28th in points allowed to small-forwards. At 22.62 points per game, Paolo Banchero is the 2nd leading scorer for the Magic. For the season, he is 99th in the league in player efficiency rating, while posting an effective field goal percentage of 20.68.

For the season, the Raptors offensive unit is ranked just 21st in scoring at 110.4 points per contest. Coming into today’s game, the Raptors will be looking to improve their 3-point shooting numbers, as they are averaging just 10.7 made 3’s per game. If the Toronto offense is going to improve, they must continue to do a good job avoiding turnovers. Currently, the unit is 3rd in fewest turnovers per game.

Defensively, the Raptors are one of the top performing units in the league, giving up 107.1 points per contest (7th).

On offense, OG Anunoby leads the Raptors in scoring at 18.77 points per game, placing him 58th in the NBA. Overall, Anunoby has hit 47.3% of his shots while accounting for 16.5% of the team’s looks from the field. In today’s game, he will be working against a defensive unit that is 25th in points allowed to small-forwards. At 17.11 points per game, Gary Trent Jr. is the 2nd leading scorer for the Raptors. For the season, he is 190th in the league in player efficiency rating, while posting an effective field goal percentage of 17.38.

Magic vs Raptors Pick

  • Free Spread Prediction: Raptors -10.5
  • Free Total Prediction: Over 217.5

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