Check out our free Magic vs Spurs pick and preview for this NBA game in San Antonio. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this NBA matchup.

Magic vs Spurs NBA Pick & Preview

  • Sport: NBA
  • Teams: Orlando Magic at San Antonio Spurs
  • Where: San Antonio at AT&T Center
  • Date: Tuesday, March 14th
  • Betting Odds SA +5.5, ORL -225 | SA +185 O/U 234.0

The Magic come into today’s matchup with an overall record of 28-40. So far, the team has gone 36-31-1 against the spread. Across the team’s previous 3 games, they have gone 1-2 straight-up and 1-2 vs the spread.

Orlando is going for yet another win, as they previously defeated the Heat. With the 126-114 victory, they also covered the spread as 3 point underdogs. Although Orlando held just a 3 point lead at half, they put together a strong second half on their way to a 12 point victory. In the win, Wendell Carter Jr. led the team in scoring with 27 points on a field goal percentage of 70.6%.

So far, the Spurs have put together an overall record of 17-50, while going 27-40-0 vs the spread. Looking back on Spurs’ previous 3 games, they have a record of 1-2 while averaging 109 points per game. Over this stretch, their ATS mark is 1-2.

Not only did the Spurs drop their last game to the Thunder. But they also picked up an ATS loss, as they fell by a score of 102-90 as 3 point underdogs. San Antonio was not able to turn things around in the 2nd half, as they trailed the Thunder by 12 going into halftime. In the loss, Zach Collins led the team in scoring with 23 points on a field goal percentage of 50.0%.

Head To Head Recap & Stats

In the most recent matchup between the two teams, the Magic picked up the 133-113 win over the Spurs. The Magic point margin of victory was enough to cover the spread as 6.0 point favorite. This has been the only matchup between the two teams this season. Last year, the Magic saw a drop in overall scoring when playing the Spurs, averaging 93.0 points per game. While the Magic struggled on offense in the series, the Spurs maintained their usual level of scoring at 112.5 vs Orlando. In terms of betting, San Antonio has an ATS record of 4-1 in the previous 5 matchups vs Orlando. This mark has come on an average scoring margin of +14 points per game in favor of the Spurs. Over the course of these games, they averaged 210 points per game, leading a 3-2 over-under record.

Odds & Free Betting Analysis For This NBA Game

Through 68 games, Orlando is averaging 111.6 points per game (27th). When looking at the team’s pace of play, the Magic are currently below the league average in possessions per game, averaging just 99.1 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%.

Against the Spurs, the Magic will need a stronger defensive effort as they are ranked just 20th in points allowed.

One situation to keep an eye on leading up the game is the availability of Franz Wagner, as he is currently questionable on the injury report. If he is able to play, the team will have it’s 1-2 punch availble as Wagner leads the team in scoring at 18.8 points per game while Banchero is 2nd at 20.0. For the season, Wagner is 94th in the NBA in usage rate and 129th in player efficiency. Behind him, Banchero has taken 18.2% of the team’s field goal attempts, connecting at a rate of 42.3%.

The Spurs come into today’s game as the 24th ranked scoring offense at 112.0 points per game. Coming into today’s game, the Spurs will be looking to improve their 3-point shooting numbers, as they are averaging just 10.6 made 3’s per game. Not only is the San Antonio offense struggling with their outside shot, but they are also getting to the charity stripe at a below average rate. So far, they are the 30th ranked team in made free-throws per contest.

Defensively, San Antonio has had its problems giving up an average of 113.04 points per game (23rd).

Smart bettors will be keeping a close eye on the injury report for this matchup, as Spurs are in jeporady of not having two of their top scorers availble vs the Magic. Right now, Tre Jones is already listed as out, while Keldon Johnson is questionable. For the season, Tre Jones is 2nd on the team in scoring and 121.0th in the league at 12.6 points per game. As long as he is able to play, Keldon Johnson will look to be even more assertive on offense. In his 57 games, he has accounted for 18.9% of the team’s field goal attempts and is 42nd in the NBA in usage rate. Overall, he is averaging 21.6 points per game for San Antonio.

Magic vs Spurs Pick

  • Free Spread Prediction: Spurs +5.5
  • Free Total Prediction: Over 234.0