Check out our free Magic vs Raptors pick and preview for this NBA game in Toronto. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this NBA matchup.
Magic vs Raptors NBA Pick & Preview
- Sport: NBA
- Teams: Orlando Magic at Toronto Raptors
- Where: Toronto at Scotiabank Arena
- Date: Tuesday, February 14th
- Betting Odds TOR -6.5, ORL +220 | TOR -277 O/U 224.5
The Magic come into today’s matchup with an overall record of 24-34. So far, the team has gone 33-24-1 against the spread. Across the team’s previous 3 games, they have gone 2-1 straight-up and 2-1 vs the spread.
Orlando is going for yet another win, as they previously defeated the Bulls. With the 100-91 victory, they also covered the spread as 4 point underdogs. Orlando was able to maintain control throughout the game, as they outscored the Bulls in each quarter. In the win, Paolo Banchero led the team in scoring with 22 points on a field goal percentage of 44.4%.
The Raptors come into today’s matchup with an overall record of 27-31. So far, the team has gone 28-30-0 against the spread. In the teams past 3 games, their overall mark sits at 2-1. Toronto is 1-2 vs the spread in these matchups.
The Raptors are coming off a 119-118 win over the Pistons. Although they came away with a straight up win, it was not enough to cover the spread as they entered as 11 point favorites. This was a highly contested matchup, as Toronto was not able to extend their lead in the second half as they went into halftime with a 1 point lead. Leading the team in scoring was Fred VanVleet, as he contributed 35 points while hitting 46.2% of his shots.
Head To Head Recap & Stats
In the most recent matchup between the two teams, the Raptors picked up the 121-108 win over the Magic. The Raptors point margin of victory was enough to cover the spread as 11.0 point favorite. So far this season, the Magic have a record of 2-1 vs the Raptors. 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. The level of competition has been tight in the 5 most recent games between Magic and Raptors with just -1 points per game separating the teams. Orlando has the ATS edge in this span at 3-2. A combined average of 209 points per game was achieved in these matchups, leading to an over-under mark of 1-3-1.
Odds & Free Betting Analysis For This NBA Game
This season, the Orlando offense is ranked 28th in the NBA in scoring at 110.9 points per game. When looking at the team’s pace of play, the Magic are currently below the league average in possessions per game, averaging just 98.7 per contest. Not only is the team one of the more deliberate units in the NBA, they have yet to find their shooting stroke, ranking just 18th in the league in field goal percentage 47.1%.
Defensively, Orlando has had its problems giving up an average of 112.23 points per game (20th).
This season, the Magic offense has primarily worked through Franz Wagner and Paolo Banchero who are 1st and 2nd on the team in scoring. In his 57 games, Wagner is 63rd in the NBA at 19.1 points per game. So far, him and Banchero have accounted for 35% of the team’s field goal attempts while combining to average 39.1 points per contest. In addition to sitting 2nd on the team in scoring, Paolo Banchero is grabbing 6.7 rebounds for Orlando to go along with 3.6 assists.
This season, the Toronto offense has had their problems scoring the ball as they are a below average unit at 113.2 points per game. When looking at the team’s pace of play, the Raptors are currently below the league average in possessions per game, averaging just 97.5 per contest. If the Raptors offense is going to turn things around, they will need to either generate more possessions or improve their overall efficiency. Currently, they are just 27th ranked team in 3-point shooting percentage.
On the defensive end of the floor, the Raptors are giving up an average of 107.1 points per game, good for 7th in the NBA.
On offense, Pascal Siakam leads the Raptors in scoring at 25.2 points per game, placing him 19th in the NBA. Overall, Siakam has hit 47.9% of his shots while accounting for 20.8% of the team’s looks from the field. In today’s game, he will be working against a defensive unit that is 21st in points allowed to power-fowards. At 19.9 points per game, Fred VanVleet is the 2nd leading scorer for the Raptors. For the season, he is 105th in the league in player efficiency rating, while posting a field goal percentage of 39.6%.
Magic vs Raptors Pick
- Free Spread Prediction: Magic +6.5
- Free Total Prediction: Under 224.5