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Raptors vs Magic NBA Pick & Preview
- Sport: NBA
- Teams: Toronto Raptors at Orlando Magic
- Where: Orlando at Amway Center
- Date: Sunday, December 11th
- Betting Odds ORL +6.5, TOR -270 | ORL +213 O/U 222.0
So far, the Raptors have put together an overall record of 13-13, while going 14-12-0 vs the spread. Over the team’s past 3 games, Toronto has an overall record of 1-2, including going 1-2 against the spread.
The Raptors are coming off a disappointing 113-109 loss to the Magic. Going into the game, they were favored to win by 8 points. Toronto was not able to turn things around in the 2nd half, as they trailed the Magic by 4 going into halftime. Leading the team in scoring was Pascal Siakam, as he contributed 36 points while hitting 48.1% of his shots.
The Magic come into today’s matchup with an overall record of 7-20. So far, the team has gone 12-14-1 against the spread. Against the Raptors, the Magic are looking to add to their current 2 game winning streak. The average margin of victory across these matchups is 4.5.
Orlando is going for yet another win, as they previously defeated the Raptors at home. With the 113-109 victory, they also covered the spread as 8 point underdogs. Orlando went on to win the game, as they led by 4 heading into halftime. In the win, Franz Wagner led the team in scoring with 34 points on a field goal percentage of 80.0%.
Head To Head Recap & Stats
I Last year, the Raptors saw a drop in overall scoring when playing the Magic, averaging 103.0 points per game. While the Raptors struggled on offense in the series, the Magic maintained their usual level of scoring at 100.33 vs Toronto. Across the last 5 matchups between the teams, Orlando has gone 3-2 vs the spread. However, the Raptors actually have a positive scoring margin in these games at +3 points per game. The over-under record in these same games is 2-2-1, with the teams combining for an average of 211 points per game.
Odds & Free Betting Analysis For This NBA Game
This season, the Toronto offense is ranked 19th in the NBA in scoring at 111.3 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 97.9 per contest. Their slower style of play has created fewer offensive opportunities, leading to them being ranked 21st in fields goals made per contest.
So far, the Raptors have played well defensively, as they are ranked 7th in the league at 107.1 points per contest.
One situation to keep an eye on leading up the game is the availability of OG Anunoby, 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 Anunoby leads the team in scoring at 19.0 points per game while Siakam is 2nd at 25.2. For the season, Anunoby is 129th in the NBA in usage rate and 142nd in player efficiency. Behind him, Siakam has taken 20.3% of the team’s field goal attempts, connecting at a rate of 49.0%.
Through 27 games, the Magic are averaging 108.1 points per contest, placing them 29th in the NBA. Coming into today’s game, the Magic will be looking to improve their 3-point shooting numbers, as they are averaging just 10.3 made 3’s per game. If the Orlando offense is going to turn things around, not only do they need to improve their outside shooting but they must do a better job protecting the ball. Currently, they are averaging 15.9 turnovers per game.
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 27 games, Wagner is 53rd in the NBA at 19.7 points per game. So far, him and Banchero have accounted for 36% of the team’s field goal attempts while combining to average 41.5 points per contest. In addition to sitting 2nd on the team in scoring, Paolo Banchero is grabbing 6.6 rebounds for Orlando to go along with 3.7 assists.
Raptors vs Magic Pick
- Free Spread Prediction: Raptors -6.5
- Free Total Prediction: Over 222.0