Magic vs. Raptors Spread Pick & Analysis 2/14/23
Orlando Magic (24-34 SU, 33-24-1 ATS) vs. Toronto Raptors (27-31 SU, 28-30-0 ATS)
When: Tuesday, February 14th, 7:30 PM (ET)
Where: Scotiabank Arena, ON, Toronto
Point Spread: Orl +6.5/Tor -6.5 (Bet it FREE! Deposit $100 and get $100 FREE when you use bonus promo code PREDICT100 at MyBookie Sportsbook!)
Money Line: Orl +220/Raps -277
- Cole Anthony (Questionable) Wrist
- R.J. Hampton (Out) Not With Team
- Otto Porter Jr. (Out) Foot
- OG Anunoby (Out) Wrist
- Gary Trent Jr. (Questionable) Calf
- Precious Achiuwa (Questionable) Ankle
Heading into the game, Orlando is 24-34 overall. When taking to the road, Orlando has a mark of 10-19 and a win percentage of 34%. Currently, the team is 13th in the Eastern Conference. So far, they are 33-24-1 vs. the spread. When looking at how the team has performed of late straight and vs. the spread, they are 3-2 in their past five games and 3-2 ATS. Over their past ten games, they are 5-5 SU and 6-4 ATS.
Orlando will be looking to build on their most recent win over the Bulls. Paolo Banchero led the team to a win with his 22 points. The Magic were 4-point underdogs on the spread, giving them an ATS win.
Heading into the game, Toronto is 27-31 overall. When playing at home, Toronto has a mark of 17-13 and a win percentage of 57%. Currently, the team is 9th in the Eastern Conference. So far, they are 28-30-0 vs. the spread. In Toronto’s last five games, the Raptors have a straight-up record of 4-1 while going 2-3 in those games. Going back to the last 10, they are 6-4 and 4-6 ATS.
Most recently, the Raptors took down the Pistons by a score of 119-118. Fred VanVleet finished with 35 points, which was the most on the team. Toronto did not cover the spread as 11-point favorites.
In the most recent matchup between the two teams, the Raptors picked up the 121-108 win over the Magic. The Raptors’ margin of victory was enough to cover the spread as 11.0 point favorite. So far this season, the Magic have a record of 2-1 vs. the Raptors. When looking at how these teams have performed against the spread in recent matchups, the Magic hold the edge at 3-2. However, the average scoring margin in these matchups has been tight, sitting at just 1 point per game. In these matchups, the teams have put together an over-under mark of 1-3-1. Combined, they averaged 209 points in these games.
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Coming into the game, Orlando’s offense is ranked just 28th in scoring at 110.9 points per game. This has come while being the 18th-ranked unit in pace. So far, the Magic are averaging 98.7 possessions per contest. Orlando has struggled with their 3-point shot this season, as they are currently ranked just 21st in 3-point shooting percentage at 34.9%. In addition, they are near the bottom of the league in attempts, at just 30.6 attempts per contest. On defense, the Magic allow an average of 112.23 points per game, placing them 20th in the league. So far, teams have shot 36.62% on their looks from outside vs. Orlando. This figure places them 27th in 3-point shooting defense.
Coming into today’s game, Franz Wagner is the leading scorer for Orlando at 19.1 points per game. This season, Wagner has a field goal percentage of 48.6%. The team’s second-leading scorer is Paolo Banchero at 20.0 points per contest.
This season, the Raptors’ offense averages 113.2 points per game, which is 20th in the NBA. In terms of pace, Toronto has been playing at one of the slower tempo’s in the league, averaging just 97.5 possessions per game. Toronto’s 3-point shooting numbers are below the league average, as they have hit just 33.6% of their looks from deep. On average, the team gets up 32.5 3-point shots per game, placing them 20th in the NBA. Defensively, the Raptors have been one of the best units in the NBA, allowing just 107.1 points per game. So far, they have allowed a 3-point shooting percentage of 35.34%, placing them 17th in the NBA.
Pascal Siakam is the top scorer for Toronto, averaging 25.2 points per game. This season, his field goal percentage is 47.9%. The team’s second-leading scorer is Fred VanVleet, with an average of 19.9 points per game.
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- The Magic are 5-1 ATS in their last six road games.
- The Magic are 4-1 ATS in their last five road games vs. a team with a winning home record.
- The Raptors are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 home games vs. a team with a road winning % of less than .400.
- The Raptors are 2-5 ATS in their last seven games against the spread.
Joe’s Pick To Cover The Spread
The Orlando Magic have been playing pretty good basketball as of late and have won four of their last five road games. I love getting +6.5 here with Orlando! Bet your pro hoops picks for FREE this week by scoring a 50% real cash bonus on your first deposit of $100 to $500 at Bovada! The best sportsbook on the planet! Their live wagering platform is the BEST! Tons of games, it’s not clunky like most other betting sites and it has high limits! They have a HUGE betting menu and offer TONS of props on every game! And they pay FAST! Click here to check them out!
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