Free NBA Hoops Prediction: Magic vs Thunder Odds
Weekly NBA betting sees the Orlando Magic taking on the OKC Thunder Friday October 30 at the Amway Center, in Orlando, Florida. Cappers Picks provides complimentary handicapping picks on all NBA basketball matchups all season long so stay tuned for more FREE NBA hoops predictions.
Orlando Magic (0-1) vs. OKC Thunder (1-0)
Date: Friday October 30th
Time:7:00 PM EST
Venue: Amway Center, Orlando Florida
NBA Moneyline Odds: Thunder -450
NBA Betting Odds: Thunder -8
NBA Betting Total: 208.5
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The Thunder picked up a win in their first game under new head coach Billy Donovan with a come from behind victory over the San Antonio Spurs. Now they head down to the state where Donovan won a pair of national titles as head coach at Florida.
It wasn’t long ago that Donovan nearly became head coach of the Magic. Instead, the Magic are on their fourth head coach since being spurned by the new Thunder bench boss. Scott Skiles is that man, and the team failed to get a win in his first game, falling to the Washington Wizards 88-87 on Wednesday.
Oklahoma City Thunder:
Kevin Durant managed 22 points in the Thunder’s opener against the Spurs, but he did it on an unimpressive 6-of-19 shooting. Russell Westbrook carried the team with 33 points, including a critical three-pointer down the stretch. Big man Enes Kanter, who many wondered why the team even brought back, racked up 15 points and 16 rebounds off the bench.
Kanter was used in a rotation with starter Steven Adams in the opener, with coach Donovan using Kanter in offensive situations, and Adams helping in situations where he was called on to lock an opposing big down defensively.
A goaltending call that could have gone either way was what did in the Magic in their opener, but that was hardly reason the team lost. However, point guard Elfird Payton wasn’t one of the reasons. He was two assists shy of a triple-double, posting 11 points, 10 rebounds, and eight assists.
The Magic can be expected to exhibit a stronger defensive presence under coach Skiles, who always leans on his team at that end of the court. The team limited the Wizards to 39.3 percent shooting from the field in their opener.
NBA Betting Trends:
The under is 5-0 in the Magic’s last five games overall.
The under is 4-1 in the Magic’s last five home games.
The under is 7-3 in the Magic’s last 10 games against opponents with a winning percentage above .600.
Free NBA Prediction:
The Thunder have had trouble building and maintaining margins against the Magic, and while Orlando comes in without a victory they should give Oklahoma City a decent test.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Under 208.5
The Thunder certainly know how to score the basketball, but the Magic are a sneaky good defensive squad and are capable of at least slowing them for a good bit of time in this game.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Oklahoma City 102 – Orlando 95
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