Free NBA Pick: Magic vs. Thunder NBA Odds
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2019 NBA Handicapping
(2-4) Orlando Magic vs. Oklahoma City Thunder (2-4)
Date: Tuesday November 5th
Time: 8:00PM EST
Venue: Chesapeake Energy Arena, Oklahoma City OK
NBA Moneyline Odds: Thunder -160, Magic +140
NBA Betting Odds: Thunder -3.5
NBA Betting Total: 204
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Orlando and Oklahoma City come into Tuesday’s meeting with a combined 4-8 record. It’s been a down year for both teams but somebody has to get the win here. Oddsmakers favor OKC with the home court advantage.
The Magic have lost both their home games this season, and the Thunder come into Tuesday’s matchup with 2 days rest. Does that make Oklahoma City the play in this one?
Orlando has arguably more talent on the court in this game, but they have still gone just 2-4 on the season. It is early in the season though and the Eastern Conference is very bunched up with 4 games separating 1st and last place.
What has been so disappointing about the Magic talented roster is that they are the absolute worst scoring team in the league. Orlando has yet to even break 100 points in any of their six games this season.
Orlando and their trouble scoring the basketball would lead to an ‘under’ lean on the total. Oddsmakers have really submarined that number for Tuesday though, setting it at 204. The Magic have 5 ‘unders’ and a push on the year.
It’s not that Orlando is outright bad offensively, it’s just that they really slow down the pace. The Magic are last in the league at just 100.8 possesions per game. Then again the Magic are last in offensive efficiency.
The Magic defense still looks good on paper at allowing just 98.2 points per game. The Magic also hold opponents to 42.4 FG shooting (8th) and a meek 29.2% from 3-point range (3rd).
Oklahoma City Thunder
If the Thunder can produce any offensive on Tuesday, they should be able to get the win as well as cover the -3.5 spread. OKC has scored 112+ in 3 of the last 4 games and should be fresh playing 4 of the last 5 at home.
One of the biggest scoring edges the Thunder will have in this one is their bench. OKC gets 39.0 points per game off their bench which is 13th in the league. Orlando ranks 23rd in that category.
It’s hard not to give OKC the lean in this one based on a talented trio of Shai Gilgeous Alexander (22+ in 4 of 6), Chris Paul (9 assists last game vs. Pelicans) and Danilo Gallinari (18.0 ppg on the season).
The reason OKC having a better offense gives them the edge here is because each defense is kind of a wash in this one. The Magic have a solid D, but the Thunder are very underrated ranking 4th allowing just 101.8 points per game.
OKC has held 4 of the last 5 opponents to 104 points or less. The Magic are last in both FG% and 3-point shooting percentage from the field.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Magic are 1-6-1 ATS last 8 overall
- Magic are 0-4 ATS last 4 road games
- Thunder are 5-2 ATS last 7 overall
- Magic are 10-4 ATS last 14 H2H meetings
Free Orlando Magic vs. Oklahoma City Thunder NBA Prediction:
Gotta like the Thunder in this one. They haven’t been overall that impressive, but Orlando absolutely cannot score more than 100 points in a game. OKC can.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Thunder -3.5
OKC could get an even bigger edge if Steven Adams is able to return from a knee injury (questionable).
NBA Free Prediction: Oklahoma City 106 – Orlando 96
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