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(16-6) Golden State Warriors vs. Orlando Magic (9-13)
Date: December 1, 2017
Time: 7:00 PM EST
Venue: Amway Center, Orlando, Florida
NBA Moneyline Odds: OFF
NBA Betting Odds: Warriors -11.5
NBA Betting Total: not yet available
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The Golden State Warriors visit Amway Center Friday evening to finalize an inter-conference season series vs. the Orlando Magic.
When these teams met Nov. 13, Golden State defeated visiting Orlando 110-100. In that contest, Draymond Green and Kevin Durant scored 41 combined points as Stephen Curry, and Klay Thompson did not compete. Orlando’s front-court, led by Nicola Vucevic, added 46 points; however, the Magic ultimately fell after a sluggish third quarter performance.
Golden State outscored Orlando +10 in the second half while garnering 35 team assists on 44 overall made field goal attempts.
More recently, however, following a surprise 8-4 start, Orlando dropped nine-consecutive outings before Wednesday’s 121-108 victory over Oklahoma City.
During Orlando’s 1-9 stretch the team’s offense declined precipitously, falling to 20th in league-wide efficiency ratings since Nov. 13. Though, opposing units doubly bolstered their cause during that period against the Magic’s porous defense –NBA worst over past ten games.
While the underachieving Thunder provided Orlando with brief respite, Golden State, even a coasting version, will present myriad dilemmas for Frank Vogel’s men.
Entering Friday’s contest, Golden State lists David West (hand) as day-to-day. The Orlando Magic list Terrence Ross (fractured tibia) and Jonathan Issac (ankle) as out.
Golden State Warriors
Clearly the league’s preeminent franchise, even while pantomiming its way through another 82-game schedule, Golden State is capable of defeating any team on any night. And while seated just below Houston in the Western Conference standings, and sporting a recent loss vs. lowly Sacramento, the Warriors’ aura remains ever-present.
Consequently, lottery-bound opponents, which Orlando appears to again be, view a mundane regular-season encounter vs. GSW as a marquee event. Hence, Golden State routinely sees the best version of its opponent, which can lead to trap encounters, though succumbing to the trap vs. Orlando Friday is unlikely.
Thursday evening, Golden State’s starting group accounted for 93 of the team’s 127 total points in a hard-fought 127-123 overtime win vs. Los Angeles. Stephen Curry added 13 extra-frame points, and the Warriors overcame 23 turnovers and a career-night from Brandon Ingram (32 points, 12-21 FGM) to even its record at 8-3 at Oracle and on the road.
Warriors are near full health and ready to exit 2017 in style.
Once four games above .500, Orlando’s current 9-13 record represents a painful mean regression. Now, with starter Terrance Ross sidelined, Orlando faces myriad challenges to regain momentum.
Even so, every journey begins with a single step, whether bold or wavering, and Orlando’s latest win vs. top-heavy Oklahoma City 121-108 is a lunge in the right direction. Further, talented youngster Aaron Gordon’s 40-point, 15-rebound performance vs. Russell Westbrook and company gives a downcast Magic-nation reason for hope.
Yet, for Orlando to upend Golden State, Gordon, Vucevic, and Evan Fournier must keep constant pressure on GSW’s defense. That, simply, is no minor task.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Golden State is 1-0 this season head-to-head vs. Orlando.
- Golden State is 4-2 SU in its past six games.
- Orlando is 1-9 SU in its past ten games.
Free Golden State Warriors vs. Orlando Magic NBA Prediction:
After earning 223 regular-season wins, and two NBA Championships since 14-15, GSW is the prohibitive favorite before each contest. This sporting truism is only magnified when Golden State faces an opponent amid a 1-9 stretch. That stated, expect Orlando to provide commendable effort vs. the defending NBA Champions.
However, Golden State will wear down the magic en route to a fifth victory in seven outings.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Warriors – 11.5
Golden State enters as the heavy-pick while Orlando seeks an upset on par with Sacramento’s Dec 27 win vs. GSW.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Warriors 115 – Magic 95
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