Chicago Bulls vs Orlando Magic NBA Betting Prediction

NBA Chicago Bulls vs Orlando Magic Prediction 4/7/2024

The Chicago Bulls (37-40) travel to face off against the Orlando Magic (45-32) on Sunday, April 7th. This game will be played at Kia Center in Orlando and televised on NBCS. The Bulls are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Magic are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Knicks. Tip-off is set for 6:00 ET.

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The Bulls Are Coming Off A Win

The Bulls won vs. the Knicks in their most recent game, ending with a score of 108-100. Heading into the game, the Bulls were the underdogs at +1.5 giving them both a straight-up and ATS win. When it comes to the over/under, the total of 208 points ended up falling short of the over/under line set at 212.5.

The Bulls are 37-40 this season as they try to reach .500 vs. the Magic. In Eastern Conference games, the Bulls are 20-26 and are 17-14 in non-conference games.

Against the spread, Chicago is .500 so far this season with a mark of 38-38 ATS. The Bulls have failed to cover the spread in four straight games as the favorite and are 24-21 vs. the spread as the underdog.

The Magic Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

Orlando’s most recently played the Hornets and lost with a final score of 124-115. The Magic picked up the win despite trailing going into halftime 67-52.

As they take on the Bulls, the Magic come in with a 45-32 overall record and have gone 2-1 in their last three games. In the Eastern Conference, they are ranked 4th and are the top team in the Southeast division.

Orlando has an overall ATS record of 49-28 as they come into today’s game. On the road, the Magic have an ATS record of 23-15, as opposed to a 26-13 record against the spread when playing at home.

Bulls Offense Breakdown

Through 77 games games, Chicago is averaging 111.9 points per game (23rd).

On the road this season, the Bulls are averaging 112.4 points per game, which is 18th in the league. Overall, they are 23rd in scoring at 111.9 points per game. In terms of pace, Chicago is 24th at 96.9 possessions per game.

When it comes to three-point shooting, the Bulls are 26th in attempts at 32.2 per game. They are also 27th in three-point shooting percentage at 35%. In terms of two-point shooting, Chicago is 22nd in percentage at 52%.

So far this season, the Bulls have outscored the NBA scoring average in 39% of their games. In terms of assists, they are 23rd in the league at 25 per game.

Magic Offense Breakdown

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Through 77 games games, Orlando is averaging 110.6 points per game (25th).

So far this season, the Magic are scoring 110.6 points per game, which is 25th in the NBA. However, they have been better at home, averaging 112.6 points per game.

When it comes to three-point shooting, the Magic are 29th in the league in made threes per game, hitting just 11.1 per contest. Overall, they are shooting 35% from beyond the arc.

One area where Orlando has excelled is getting to the free-throw line. They lead the NBA in free throw attempts at 24.6 per game and are 8th in made free throws at 18.5.

Bulls Team Defense

At this time, the Bulls’ defense is positioned 13th in the NBA, permitting 113.4 points per game. Opponents are hitting 55.8% of their two-point field goal attempts this season, and they’re also connecting on 36.8% of their three-point attempts.

Magic Team Defense

So far this season, the Magic defense has been performing well, ranking 4th in the NBA at 108.4 points allowed per contest. In the terms of takeaways, Magic are causing 13.9 turnovers per game, ranking 24th in the league. They also enter the matchup ranked 12th in rejections, averaging 5.2 blocked shots each game.

Key Players For The Bulls And Magic

Our game forecasts for today suggest that DeMar DeRozan is set to be the main scorer for the Bulls, recording 24 points and shooting 8/17 from the field. Throughout this season, his average stands at 23.5 points per game, along with 4.3 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 23, and he is expected to secure 7 rebounds. This season, he is shooting at a field goal percentage of 45.9%, and his scoring average is 22.5 points per game.

Bulls vs Magic Trends

  • Through their last ten road contests, the Bulls offense has averaged 114 points per game while allowing an average of 115. Chicago posted an overall record of 6-4 while going 6-4 ATS.
  • The Magic are 2-1 ATS in their last three home games and 2-1 straight-up.
  • The Bulls have played well in their last five games as the betting underdog, going 3-2 straight up and 3-2 against the spread.
  • In their last three games as the betting favorite, the Magic have a straight up record of 2-1, while going 1-2 against the spread.

Bulls vs Magic Prediction

Coming in as the underdogs at +7.5, we have the Bulls as the way to go on the point spread. Not only do we have them covering, but our projections show they have a good one of winning this one straight-up, if you’re looking for a higher payout on the moneyline.

Right now, the over/under line for the game is sitting at 210.5 and given that our model is projecting 217 points between the teams, we like the over.

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