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(52-18) Toronto Raptors vs. Orlando Magic (21-49)
In their last game the Raptors lost to the Oklahoma City Thunder. The Magic lost in their last outing to the Boston Celtics.
Last season the teams split the season series while the Raptors took the initial meeting this season. The Raptors hold the all-time record having bested the Magic in 42 of their 79 matches.
Official Marc Davis put his personal stamp on what was arguably the game of the year.
Davis ejected DeMar DeRozan, Serge Ibaka and Dwane Casey (because of a fan yelling).
The loss ended Toronto’s 11 game win streak and was also just their six home loss of the season. What the game highlighted is the recent schedule is taking a toll on the squad who were playing their sixth game in ten days and a matinee at that.
Despite the loss the Raptors remain atop the Eastern Conference with a five game lead over the Celtics.
One player the Raptors missed was Fred VanVleet who sat due to a wrist contusion and it’s unclear if he’ll play vs the Magic.
Since the Magic are destined for the lottery the squad isn’t necessarily pushing to win games. Despite the tank rank they are embroiled in every once and a while the team plays spoiler surprising their opponent with a solid effort. This occurred last week when the Magic upset the Bucks.
The Raptors and Magic have a long history with former Raptors Terrence Ross and Bismack Biyombo and former Magic Serge Ibaka all familiar with the opposition.
However, the big connection is Orlando Magic President of Basketball Operations Jeff Weltman who honed his skills as Masai Ujiri’s right hand man.
Aaron Gordon (concussion protocol) missed last five games, but is expected to be back for this match. Jonathon Simmons (wrist) is questionable for match.
Evan Fournier (sprained MCL) will be out indefinitely.
Terrence Ross (sprained MCL and non-displaced fracture of the tibia plateau) has missed significant time and it’s unclear if he’ll return this season though the Magic indicate an end of March return could occur.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Raptors are 7-3 in the teams last 10 head to head contests
- Magic are 6-4 ATS in last 10 head to head matchups.
- Over – under is 3-7 in last 10 head to head meetings.
Free Toronto Raptors vs. Orlando Magic NBA Prediction:
The schedule frequency has been tough on Toronto with copious back to back sets and matinee games recently. Therefore it won’t be surprising if Dwane Casey rests DeMar DeRozan and/or others with the Cavaliers game looming Wednesday.
Raptors have lost just twice all season to sub .500 squads and rarely lose in consecutive games.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Magic ATS
Toronto who felt they were shafted in their last game will be keen to get an early lead and coast to the victory. Magic will be inspired to beat the east’s best as a litmus test. This results in a Raptors victory and Magic covering the spread.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Raptors 109 – Magic 103
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