Warriors vs. Magic Predictions & Picks 3/22/22

by | Mar 22, 2022 | nba

Golden State Warriors (47-24 SU, 35-32-4 ATS) vs. Orlando Magic (19-53 SU, 33-39-0 ATS)

When: Tuesday March 22 2022, 07:00 PM (ET)

Where: Amway Center, Orlando, Florida

TV: NBCSBA

Point Spread: GSW -8/ORL +8 (Opened GSW -8.5 at MyBookie - Use bonus code PREDICT100 and they’ll give you a 100% real cash bonus up to $300!)

Total: 216 (Opened at 215)

Money Line: Golden St. -335/Orlando Magic +263

Power Rating: GSW -10

Probable Starting Lineups

Golden State Warriors PG Jordan Poole, SG Klay Thompson, SF Andrew Wiggins P, PF Draymond Green, C Kevon Looney

Orlando Magic PG Cole Anthony, SG R.J. Hampton, SF Franz Wagner, PF Wendell Carter Jr., C Mo Bamba

Key Injuries

Golden State Warriors
Andre Iguodala: Back (OUT)
Gary Payton II: Knee (PROBABLE)
Moses Moody: Shoulder (QUESTIONABLE)
James Wiseman: Knee (OUT)
Stephen Curry: Foot (OUT)

Orlando Magic
Jalen Suggs: Ankle (OUT)
Jonathan Isaac: Knee (OUT)
Bol Bol: Foot (OUT)

The Orlando Magic host the Golden State Warriors in a Non-Conference matchup. Tip-off is set for 07:00 PM ET at the Amway Center.

Recent Form

The Golden State Warriors come into this game with an overall record of 47-24, placing them 3rd in the Western Conference. So far, Golden State is above .500 on the road, holding a record of 18-15. Over their last five games, the Warriors have played well, picking up 3 wins. In this stretch, Golden State’s offense is scoring right in line with their season average, putting up 111.0 points per game. Combined, the Warriors’ last five opponents are giving up 110.0 points per contest. Even though Golden State has been picking up wins, their opponents have had no trouble scoring the ball, averaging 109.0 points per game, up from the Warriors’ usual rate of 105.2. In the Golden State Warriors’ most recent game, the team fell to San Antonio by a score of 110-108.

The Orlando Magic come into this game with an overall record of 19-53, placing them 15th in the Eastern Conference. Throughout the season, Orlando has struggled in their 35 home contests, sitting at 9-26. Over the Magic’s last five games, they have picked up just 2 wins. During this stretch, Orlando is averaging 110.0 points per game, 6.0 points more than their season average of 104.3. This uptick in offensive play has come while playing a group of opponents who are collectively giving up 111.0 points per contest. A key reason for the Magic’s recent struggles is a defensive unit giving up 119.0 points over their last five contests. This figure is up from their season average of 112.1. In the Orlando Magic’s most recent game, Orlando took down the Okla City by a score of 90-85.

Individual Player Analysis

As Golden State travels to take on the Orlando Magic, the Warriors’ leading scorer is Stephen Curry. However, with Curry being listed as out for the game, look for Klay Thompson to take over the primary scoring role. So far, the Magic are allowing their opponent’s top scorer to surpass their season average in 47.17% of their games, placing them 12nd among NBA defenses. On the other side, Cole Anthony leads the Magic in scoring, averaging 17 points across his 65 games. Throughout the season, Anthony has outscored his season average in 42.0% of his outings. Given that Golden State’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 Warriors have allowed their opponent’s top scorer to surpass their season average in 55.0% of their games, giving them a rank of 26th among NBA defenses.

Matchup Analysis

Heading into this matchup, the Golden State Warriors are the more efficient team on both ends of the court. This scenario has taken place in 19 of Golden State’s 33 games, leading to a winning percentage of 63%. So far, the Orlando Magic have played 49 games as the inferior offensive and defensive unit. In these instances, they have lost 49 times, by an average margin of -13.0 points.

The Historicals

Heading into today’s matchup, the Golden State Warriors and Orlando Magic have met up for 1 game. Golden State took game one by a score of 126-95.

How the Public is Betting the Warriors vs Magic

67% are betting the Warriors against the spread.

52% are wagering on the game to go over the posted total of 215.0

Betting Trends Worth Noting

  • Warriors are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 after scoring 100 points or more in their previous game.
  • Warriors are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest.
  • Magic are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games as an underdog.
  • Magic are 22-49-3 ATS in their last 74 games as a home underdog.

Joe’s Pick to Cover the Spread

Heading into this matchup, the Golden State Warriors are 8 points, even though Stephen Curry will not play. In terms of betting, both the Warriors and Magic are on losing streaks vs the spread. Although Golden State has done an excellent job absorbing injuries throughout the season, losing Curry is a different story. Look for the Magic to keep this game close, covering the spread at +8. Bet your GSW/Orl pick and ALL your NBA bets for FREE this week by taking advantage of a 100% REAL CASH bonus on your first deposit of $100 to $1000 at Betnow Sportsbook! It’s the biggest real cash bonus you’ll ever find from a legit online sportsbook!