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(41-31) Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Orlando Magic (27-46)
Date: Wednesday March 29
Time: 7:00PM EST
Venue: Amway Center, Orlanda Florida
NBA Moneyline Odds: -110
NBA Betting Odds: -5 Oklahoma City
NBA Betting Total: 213.5
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The Oklahoma City Thunder and the Orlando Magic will square off for the second and final time this season on Wednesday’s game. The Magic won the first meeting between these two teams and hope to sweep the season series.
Oklahoma City Thunder
Russell Westbrook has been everything for the Thunder for this season. He has been the key narrative of the Thunder’s season, a team with an offense and an identity built around a single player.
Westbrook has the highest usage rate in the league this season, but that doesn’t tell the whole story, every year there must be a player with the highest usage rate.
The whole story is that Westbrook is on pace, with two weeks left in the season, to have the highest usage rate of all time.
The stats certainly bear that out as well, Westbrook is still averaging a triple double, with a stat line of over 31/10/10. He leads the league in scoring, leads all guards in rebounds and is third in the league in assists.
The results have also shown from a team aspect, the Thunder were a gambling unknown before the season started. There were far too many question marks, from the departure of Kevin Durant and Serge Ibaka, to the addition of new win Victor Oladipo.
And in general terms, a brand new identity for a team that hadn’t changed their identity since Durant first stepped on the scene.
The Thunder are 42-31, the O/U for the team coming into the season was 45.5 and with nine games remaining, it appears they’ll be over that mark. They’re also currently in the sixth seed and knocking on the door for the fifth seed.
Despite Westbrook’s record high ball hog rate, the team is in prime position for a first round win in the playoffs.
The Magic began the season as an oddly shaped team, they collected a bevy of big men in a league in which big men are being phased out.
They played the young and talented Aaron Gordon out of position all season to make room for Serge Ibaka, a player they dealt midseason.
They made some questionable free agent signings as well, adding forward Jeff Green to a large price tag, that has yet to live up to expectations. The result of the oddball moves that the Magic made has turned into a team that is lacking an identity.
They seemed to be making these moves to chase down a playoff spot and again find themselves near the bottom of the league, trying to find a star that doesn’t appear to be on their roster.
For now, the Magic will try to bottom out, doing their best effort to maximize their ability to draft a star in the most talent heavy draft in years.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Oklahoma City is 40-32 ATS
- Orlando is 29-44 ATS
Free Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Orlando Magic NBA Prediction:
The Thunder are charging towards the playoffs while the Magic are free falling towards the bottom, expect a motivated Thunder team to easily handle Orlando.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Thunder -5
NBA Free Score Prediction: Oklahoma City 115 – Orlando 95
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