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2021 NBA Handicapping
(1-4) Orlando Magic vs. Toronto Raptors (2-3)
Date: Friday, October 29th
Time: 7:00 PM EST
Venue: Bankers Scotiabank Arena, Toronto, Ontario
NBA Moneyline Odds: Magic +285 | Raptors -315 (Bet Now!)
NBA Betting Odds: Raptors -8
NBA Betting Total: 210
Friday, October 29th finds the Orlando Magic tipping off versus the Toronto Raptors in their first meeting of the 2021-22 season.
The teams have played a total of 92 occasions in their history with the Raptors winning 53 contests. Last season, the clubs played three times, with the Raptors sweeping the series and holding an eight-game win streak over the Magic.
Although the Magic have just a single victory they compete and aren’t a team that opponents can take for granted. In other words, at least in this early portion of the season, they aren’t focused on tanking.
In their most recent match, they fell to Charlotte but it took a concerted effort from the Hornets and a big fourth quarter to take down Orlando.
The fact Jonathan Isaac and Markelle Fultz have yet to play should make Jamahl Mosley think the Magic will be more competitive when they return.
In the loss, five Magic players reached double-figures, and two collected double-doubles. Those two individuals were the Magic big men Wendell Carter Jr. (20 points 10 rebounds) and Mo Bamba (14 points, 10 rebounds).
Cole Anthony led the Magic in scoring with 24 points plus five rebounds, six assists, and a steal. Rookie Franz Wagner (15 points) and Terrence Ross (18 points) were the other double-figure contributors.
Part of the Raptors’ slow start to the season fell upon 24-year old OG Anunoby and 27-year old Fred VanVleet. In the first two games, Anunoby shot 7 of 34 (20%) and VanVleet was 8 of 30 (26%).
In the last three matches, they’ve stepped up shooting 26 of 53 (49%) and 24 of 48 (50%) respectively and the Raptors are playing better with their improvement.
Their 3-point shots took a while to get on track too with Anunoby shooting 30.4% and VanVleet shooting 21.7% through the first three matches. In the last two OG is shooting 44.4% (8 of 18) and VanVleet is 63.6% (7 of 11).
Despite only being 24 and 27 years old they are the vets leading this squad and once Pascal Siakam returns the work these two are doing to get the young guys integrated into Nick Nurse’s system will pay dividends.
That may be sooner than most think as Siakam and Yuta Watanabe were with the G-League Raptors 905 practicing this week. Watanabe is expected to play in the upcoming road trip. After this match, the Raptors will play 11 of their next 14 contests on the road.
Nurse may be tipping his hand on rotations too as Dalano Banton got the nod in the Pacers game ahead of vet Goran Dragic. Banton gets the Raptors in their offense quickly and is a quality defender. He scored 10 points with three assists, a rebound, and a block in 16 minutes.
Anunoby came out firing scoring 16 of his 25 points in the first quarter. VanVleet led scoring with 26 collecting a double-double with a career-high 10 rebounds (plus six assists).
Scottie Barnes is looking like a strong rookie of the year candidate affecting both ends of the court. Versus the Pacers, he scored 18 points adding seven rebounds, seven assists, and two blocks.
NBA Betting Trends:
- The Raptors are 10-0 in the teams last 10 head to head meetings
- The Raptors are 9-1 ATS in the last 10 head to head meetings
- Over/Under is 5-5 in the teams last 10 head to head meetings
Free Orlando Magic vs. Toronto Raptors NBA Prediction:
The Raptors are keen to get back to .500 prior to their road trip and won’t take this match for granted.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Raptors -8
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