Free NBA Pick: Magic vs Raptors NBA Odds
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(27-46) Orlando Magic vs. Toronto Raptors (44-29)
Date: Monday, March 27
Time: 7:30 PM EST
Venue: Air Canada Center – Toronto
NBA Moneyline Odds: Off
NBA Betting Odds: Toronto -9
NBA Betting Total: 206
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Monday night NBA sees two teams with opposite goals at this point in the season face off in the Orlando Magic and Toronto Raptors.
Toronto enters this contest as the fourth seed out East, yet doing everything it can to chase down the No. 2 spot and prove it’s a legitimate challenger to the defending champion Cleveland Cavaliers.
Orlando enters this contest doing everything it can to earn more ping pong balls come June’s lottery.
The Raptors should walk away with a win in this one, but the question is: Can it cover a nearly double-digit spread?
*All statistics, standings, records, rankings and trends are current as of this writing at 5:00 p.m. ET on Sunday, March 26, 2017.
The Magic have been a disappointment all season. They entered the year with hopes of making the playoffs yet sit in 14th place out East ahead of only the league-worst Brooklyn Nets.
Against the Raptors, this team needs to lock in on defense. That was the goal when the year started — the team brought in two defensive-minded presences in Serge Ibaka and Frank Vogel — but failed to do anything with that mentality.
But against Toronto, that has to change. The Raptors have a dynamic scorer in DeMar DeRozan who can put up 30 points on any given night against virtually any given defense.
If Orlando is able to put him in uncomfortable situations, and more specifically force him into low shooting percentages, this group will have a solid chance of winning against the spread.
Toronto enters this game averaging 106.9 points per game That number is good enough for 11th in the league.
Defensively, the Raptors are giving up 102.8 points per night. That number puts them in the league’s top-10 (seventh).
More important than those numbers is recent success. Toronto has won five straight and six of its last seven with the only loss coming to the Russell Westbrook-led Oklahoma City Thunder.
This team is getting hot at the right time of year. Before the recent success stretch, the Raptors had lost three of four (and four of six if you look at the two games prior).
Orlando has to find a way to put together a borderline elite performance on at least one side of the floor considering how strong the Raptors are on both ends.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Magic are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 vs. Eastern Conference.
- Magic are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games vs. a team with a winning home record.
- Magic are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 after scoring 100 points or more in their previous game.
- Raptors are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games vs. a team with a losing straight up record.
- Raptors are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall.
- Raptors are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest
Free Orlando Magic vs. Toronto Raptors NBA Prediction:
The Raptors should come away with the victory in this one, but the question is, as already stated above: Can they come away with a double-digit victory?
As bad as the Magic have been defensively all season, they now have to take on a talented Raptors squad not only without Ibaka, but against Ibaka.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Toronto ATS
Give this one to the Raptors by a solid double-digit margin.
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