Free NBA Pick: Magic vs. Raptors NBA Odds
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2019 NBA Handicapping
(6-7) Orlando Magic vs. Toronto Raptors (9-4)
Date: Wednesday November 20th
Time: 7:30 PM EST
Venue: Scotiabank Arena, Toronto ON
NBA Moneyline Odds: Magic +151, Raptors -175
NBA Betting Odds: Raptors -4
NBA Betting Total: 208.5
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On paper Wednesday night’s game with Orlando visiting the Raptors seems like a bit of a trap as Toronto is only a 4 point home favorite. The Magic are winless on the road while Toronto has yet to lose at Scotiabank Arena.
Oddsmakers are expecting a slower paced game with a total of just 208.5. The Magic are showing a bit more offensive potential as of late though but the Raptors still have one of the best defenses in the league.
Orlando has put together a very impressive scoring run as of late, scoring a 125-121 over Washington their last time out. It was the 3rd consecutive win for the Magic and their 4th in the last 5 games.
Something to note about Orlando’s impressive run as of late is that their past 5 games have all been at home. Steve Clifford’s team hasn’t gone on the road in the last two weeks. Orlando has also dropped all 4 away tilts this year.
Oddsmakers must be expecting Orlando to keep things within 4 points with a slowed down pace. The Magic are dead last in the league with just 100.5 possessions per game.
Even when they lose, the Magic have done a good job of keeping things relatively close with their low pace, tight defense strategy. Orlando’s last road loss was a 106-107 defeat at Dallas that came with the Magic on a back-to-back.
Then again maybe Orlando actually has the talent to give Toronto a scare here? Nikola Vucevic has a double-double in 7 straight games and went for 30/17/6 last time out. Evan Fournier has back-to-back 25 point nights as well.
Toronto returned with a bang in their last game, defeating Charlotte 132-96. It was the first game at home for the Raptors after a 5-game road swing and being in Scotiabank is a big narrative for the game against Orlando.
Nick Nurse’s team has gone 5-0 at home on the season, covering the spread in 4 of those games. The Raptors are averaging 123 ppg at home compared to just 107 on the road.
Opponents are also scoring more vs. Toronto at home vs. on the road – probably because they’ve held significant leads in each of those games at Scotiabank. With such a low total of 208.5 this looks like a good ‘over’ play.
This is two top 5 teams in defensive efficiency however which could keep things on the lower scoring side of things. The Raptors are also still without Kyle Lowery and Serge Ibaka but are 3-2 the last 5 without that duo.
Pascal Siakam and Fred VanVleet have picked up the slack well with the recent Toronto injuries. Siakam went for 36 in a win at Portland three games ago and VanVleet has 24+ in 2 of the last 3.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Magic are 4-10-1 last 15 overall
- Magic are 1-5 ATS last 6 road games
- Raptors are 8-2-1 ATS last 11 home games
- Raptors are 16-6-1 last 23 games overall
- Magic are 1-4 ATS last 5 in Toronto
Free Orlando Magic vs. Toronto Raptors NBA Prediction:
It’s just a bad split with Toronto averaging 15 more points per game at home while Orlando is putting up less than 100 points per game on the road. The game looks like a trap though as Toronto would be a solid play even as 6 or 7 point favorites.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Raptors -4
The whole betting public is going to be hammering this one but maybe oddsmakers give us a game here.
NBA Free Prediction: Raptors 109 – Magic 100
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