Phoenix at Orlando Odds & Pick ATS 3/8/22
Phoenix Suns (51-13 SU, 34-30-0 ATS) vs. Orlando Magic (16-49 SU, 29-36-0 ATS)
When: Tuesday March 08 2022, 07:00 PM (ET)
Where: Amway Center, Orlando, Florida
Point Spread: PHX -7/ORL +7 (Opened PHX -7.5 at Bovada - Check out their live betting platform! It’s freakin’ amazing!)
Total: 224.5 (Opened at 224.5)
Money Line: Phoenix Suns -285/Orlando Magic 227
Probable Starting Lineups
Phoenix Suns PG Cam Payne, SG Landry Shamet, SF Mikal Bridges, PF Jae Crowder, C Deandre Ayton
Orlando Magic PG Cole Anthony, SG Jalen Suggs Q, SF Franz Wagner, PF Wendell Carter Jr. Off Inj, C Mo Bamba
Cameron Johnson: Quadricep (OUT)
Devin Booker: Illness (OUT)
Chris Paul: Thumb (OUT)
Dario Saric: Knee (OUT)
Frank Kaminsky: Knee (OUT)
Wendell Carter Jr.: Illness (PROBABLE)
Jalen Suggs: Ankle (QUESTIONABLE)
Bol Bol: Foot (OUT)
Jonathan Isaac: Knee (OUT)
The Orlando Magic host the Phoenix Suns in a Non-Conference matchup. Tip-off is set for 07:00 PM ET at the Amway Center.
The Phoenix Suns come into this game with an overall record of 51-13, placing them 1st in the Western Conference. So far, Phoenix is above .500 on the road, holding a record of 23-6. Over the Suns’ last five games, they have picked up just 2 wins. In this stretch, Phoenix’s offense is scoring right in line with their season average, putting up 115.0 points per game. Combined, the Suns’ last five opponents are giving up 110.0 points per contest. A key reason for Phoenix’s recent struggles is a defensive unit giving up 114.0 points over their previous five contests. This figure is up from their season average of 106.2. In the Phoenix Suns’ most recent game, the team fell to Milwaukee by a score of 132-122.
The Orlando Magic come into this game with an overall record of 16-49, placing them 15th in the Eastern Conference. Throughout the season, Orlando has struggled in their 29 home contests, sitting at 7-22. The Magic have played well over their last five games, picking up 3 wins. During this stretch, Orlando is averaging 110.0 points per game, 6.0 points more than their season average of 103.8. This uptick in offensive play has come while playing a group of opponents who are collectively giving up 112.0 points per contest. The Magic have been picking up victories while holding opponents to an average of 111.0 points per game, similar to their season average of 111.9. In the Orlando Magic’s most recent game, the team fell to Memphis by a score of 124-96.
Individual Player Analysis
As Phoenix travels to take on the Orlando Magic, the Suns’ will turn to big many Deandre Ayton as their primary scorer. On the season, Ayton is averaging 16.6 points per contest on a shooting percentage of 54%. However, Ayton will need to be on top of his game as Orlando is allowing their opponent’s top scorer to surpass their average in 39.0% of their games, placing them in the top 10. On the other side, Cole Anthony leads the Magic in scoring, averaging 17 points across his 59 games. Throughout the season, Anthony has outscored his season average in 41.0% of his outings. Given that Phoenix’s defense has struggled to slow down their opponent’s top scorers, Cole Anthony should be in line for a big performance. So far, the Suns have allowed their opponent’s top scorer to surpass their season average in 53.45% of their games, giving them a rank of 25th among NBA defenses.
Heading into this matchup, the Phoenix Suns are the more efficient team on both ends of the court. This scenario has taken place in 24 of Phoenix’s 28 games, leading to a winning percentage of 92%. So far, the Orlando Magic have played 43 games as the inferior offensive and defensive unit. In these instances, they have lost 43 times, by an average margin of -14.0 points.
Heading into today’s matchup, the Phoenix Suns and Orlando Magic have met up for 1 game. Phoenix took game one by a score of 132-105.
How the Public is Betting the Suns vs Magic
67% are betting the Suns against the spread.
52% are wagering on the game to go over the posted total of 224.5
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Betting Trends Worth Noting
- Suns are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 road games vs. a team with a losing home record.
- Suns are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 Tuesday games.
Magic are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games following a straight up loss of more than 10 points.
Magic are 17-43-2 ATS in their last 62 games as a home underdog.
Joe’s Pick to Cover the Spread
Heading into this matchup, the Phoenix Suns will once again be without Devin Booker, Chris Paul and now Cameron Johnson, who is out with a quad injury. However, even without their key players, look for the Suns to Suns to pick up the win and cover the spread. In Phoenix’s last game vs Milwaukee, the team could have easily picked up a road win over the defending champs had they not faltered in the game’s final minutes. On the other side, Orlando has covered the spread just 9 times when playing at home. Look for the Suns to cover. Bet your Suns/Magic pick and ALL your NBA bets for free this week by taking advantage of a massive 100% REAL CASH bonus on your first deposit of $100 to $1000 at Betnow Sportsbook!
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