Free NBA Pick: Nets vs. Knicks NBA Odds
Looking for Orlando Magic vs. Toronto Raptors free NBA picks & NBA Playoff odds? NBA betting sees the Magic taking on the Raptors on Tuesday, April 23, 2019, at Scotiabank Arena. Cappers Picks provides complimentary expert handicapping picks on all NBA basketball matchups so stay tuned for more FREE daily NBA playoff hoops predictions like this Magic Raptors matchup.
2019 NBA Playoffs – Round 1
(1-3) Orlando Magic vs. Toronto Raptors (3-1)
Date: Tuesday, April 23
Time: 7:00PM EST
Venue: Scotiabank Arena, Toronto, Ontario
NBA Moneyline Odds: OFF
NBA Betting Odds: Raptors -11.5
NBA Betting Total: 206
Live NBA Odds
Updated Sportsbook Bonuses For Today
Game five of the first round for the Toronto Raptors and Orlando Magic tips off on Tuesday, April 23 at 7:00 PM EST. With the Toronto Raptors leading the series 3-1 tonight’s match offers the opportunity for them to close out the series in five games.
The Magic are a tough, young squad who’ve developed nicely under Steve Clifford. Every player knows his role and plays it to perfection. Where they’ve developed is defensively and at times have presented issues for the Raptors.
The problem is Toronto is also a solid defensive squad and simply have more talent. Aaron Gordon was the best Magic player on the court in Game 4 posting 25 points, 5 assists and 7 rebounds. Evan Fournier also broke out of his shooting slump to score 19 points.
Unfortunately, the Raptors swarming defense didn’t allow for anyone else to join in and Orlando fell for the third consecutive game. After notching the win in Game 1 the Magic haven’t been able to break the 100 point threshold since scoring and 82, 93 and 85 in the three losses.
Nika Vucevic and Terrence Ross who both had more success in Game 3 were locked down again as the Raptors held them to five and two points scoring respectively.
Veteran D.J. Augustin became the unlikely hero in the game one but has been held to an average of 8 points per game since.
Since the Game 1 loss, the Raptors have functioned with a machine like precision demonstrating why they finished in the top five both offensively and defensively.
Even with Kawhi Leonard suffering from the flu in Game 3 and having issues getting to the free throw stripe (the Raptors rank last of all playoff teams with 14.8 attempts per game). Toronto just has too many weapons.
With Leonard back to full speed he led all scorers with 34 points. Pascal Siakam who was the star of Game 3 had his lowest scoring outing of the series and still scored 16 points.
The big difference in Game 4 was the Raptors bench outscored the Magic for the first time in the series as Norman Powell broke out to score 16 points and Serge Ibaka added 13.
Marc Gasol’s numbers might not jump off the page but he’s been masterful at shutting down Vucevic and is a big reason why the Raptors have held the Magic in check.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Raptors are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games overall.
- Magic are 6-3-1 ATS in their last 10
- Raptors are 7-3 in last 10 head to head
- The over-under is 2-8 in team’s last 10 head to head matchups
Free Orlando Magic vs. Toronto Raptors NBA Prediction:
In their 23 year history, the Raptors franchise has been to 10 postseasons. Although there have been successes the Raptors have never advanced with two games still in their pocket so the fan base will be on full display tonight to help propel them toward that accomplishment.
Witnessing Aaron Gordon speaking at the podium on Sunday it was clear his words weren’t matching his emotions. This Magic squad feels defeated and if Toronto jumps on them early it’s unlikely they recover.
4* Free NBA Playoff Betting Pick: Raptors ATS
And in spite of the 3-1 lead, the Raptors still haven’t had all their players functioning at one time, so this might be the night they all get on the same page.
NBA Free Game 5 Score Prediction: 115- 99
If you’re looking for more NBA Playoff picks like this Orlando Magic vs. Toronto Raptors matchup we’ll be providing 4* free NBA predictions on the blog during the entire 2019 NBA Playoffs, and check out our Experts for guaranteed premium & free NBA predictions!
CappersPicks.com has NBA Odds up on a ton of 2019 NBA championship futures, and you will also find DAILY NBA lines up as well.