Chicago Bulls vs Orlando Magic NBA Betting Prediction

NBA Chicago Bulls vs Orlando Magic Prediction 2/10/2024

The Chicago Bulls (25-27) travel to face off against the Orlando Magic (28-24) on Saturday, February 10th. This game will be played at Kia Center in Orlando and televised on NBCS. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. Tip-off is set for 7:00 ET.

Bulls vs Magic

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The Bulls Are Coming Off A Win

The Bulls picked up a win over the Grizzlies in their latest game, finishing with a score of 118-110. Bulls’ victory in this game wasn’t just a straight-up win; they also covered the spread as -5.5-point favorites. The over/under line heading into this matchup was 216.5 points in which the two teams surpassed.

In their last three games, the Bulls are 2-1 and are 25-27 overall. When playing against other teams in the Eastern Conference, the Bulls have a 14-17 record and are 11-10 in non-conference games.

Chicago is currently performing above .500 against the spread with an ATS record of 27-24. The Bulls maintain an ATS record of 12-12 on the road, while they have a 15-12 record vs. the spread when playing at home.

The Magic Are Coming Off A Win

The Magic won vs. the Spurs in their most recent game, ending with a score of 127-111. Heading into the second half, the Magic were leading 61-44.

In their last ten games, the Magic have gone 6-4 and come into today’s game vs. the Bulls with a 28-24 overall record. At home this season, the Magic are 16-7 compared to their road record of 12-17.

Orlando arrives with an ATS record of 34-18 for the season up to this point. As the favorite this season, Orlando is 12-4 vs. the spread while going 22-14 as the underdog.

Bulls Offense Breakdown

Through 52 games the Bulls are averaging 111.5 points per contest, placing them 25th in the NBA.

So far this season, the Bulls’ offense has been below the NBA scoring average in 61.5% of their games. Overall, they are 25th in the league in scoring at 111.5 points per game. On the road, they are averaging 110.9 points per game.

Chicago’s offense has been more efficient inside the arc, as they are 14th in two-point field goals made per game. However, they are just 24th in field goal percentage at 46%. In terms of three-point shooting, the Bulls are 21st in three-point percentage.

When it comes to pace, the Bulls are 27th in the league at 96.9 possessions per game. In terms of assists, they are 28th in the NBA.

Magic Offense Breakdown

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This season, the Orlando offense is ranked 25th in the NBA in scoring at 111.5 points per game.

At home, the Magic are averaging 114.6 points per game, which is 18th in the NBA. Overall, they are 25th in scoring at 111.5 points per game. In terms of pace, Orlando is 22nd in the league at 98 possessions per game.

When it comes to shooting, the Magic are 20th in field goal percentage at 47%. Inside the arc, they are shooting 54%, which is 19th in the NBA. However, Orlando is last in three-point shooting at 34%.

One area where the Magic have excelled is getting to the free-throw line. They are 3rd in the NBA in free-throw attempts and 5th in made free throws at 19.6 per game. In terms of assists, Orlando is 25th in the league with 24.8 per game.

Bulls Team Defense

Currently, the Bulls’ defense holds the 10th rank in the NBA, allowing 112.8 points per game. In terms of two point field goal attempts, the Bulls defense has allowed a shooting percentage of 55.5% while allowing 36.9% from downtown.

Magic Team Defense

On defense, the Magic come into the game ranked 5th in the league in points allowed at 110.8 per game. Over their last three games, the team is allowing 110.3 points per contest (11th). On two point field goal attempts, the Magic’s defensive unit is allowing a field goal percentage of 55.7% and allowing 35.3% from beyond the arc.

Key Players For The Bulls And Magic

Our projections for today’s game indicate that DeMar DeRozan will be the primary scorer for the Bulls, with 22 points and going 8/17 from the field. Throughout this season, his average stands at 22.4 points per game, along with 4.1 rebounds.

On the opposing side, we anticipate Paolo Banchero to be the top scorer for the Magic. Our projection has him finishing the game with 22, and he is expected to secure 7 rebounds. For the season, he has a field goal percentage of 45.4% and is averaging 22.8 points per contest.

Bulls vs Magic Trends

  • When looking at their past five road matchups, Chicago has an ATS record of 4-1 while averaging 116 per game. The team went 3-2 overall in these games.
  • In their last five home games, Orlando has averaged 110 points per game while allowing 111. The team’s record in this stretch was 3-2 while going 4-1 vs. the spread.
  • Through their last three games as the betting underdog, the Bulls have a strong record vs the spread going 2-1. Their straight up mark in these contests is 1-2.
  • The Magic have played well in their last three games as the betting favorite, going 3-0 straight up and 3-0 against the spread.

Bulls vs Magic Prediction

We’re calling a win for the Magic, with a final score of 137-99, and we’re taking them to cover the spread. Our recommendation is to bet on the Magic at -4.5.

As for the total, the line is currently sitting at 218 and our model has the Bulls and Magic finishing with a combined 236 points. Our pick is to take the over.

All odds are courtesy of Action247 Sportsbook. Good luck!!

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