The Oklahoma City Thunder (36-17) travel to face off against the Orlando Magic (29-24) on Tuesday, February 13th. This game will be played at Kia Center in Orlando and televised on TNT. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. Tip-off is set for 7:30 ET.
Thunder vs Magic
The Thunder Are Coming Off A Win
In the game against the Kings, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander was the top scorer for Oklahoma City, recording 38 points. His field goal percentage for the game was 54.1%. The Thunder picked up a 127-113 win, and Jalen Williams also added 32 points which was 2nd on the team.
On the road, the Thunder are 15-11 this season and have gone 21-6 at home. Overall, they are 36-17 and have gone 1-2 in their last three games.
Oklahoma City has an overall ATS record of 33-20 as they come into today’s game. This season, Oklahoma City has a 22-15 record against the spread when they are favored, and they are 11-5 when playing as underdogs.
The Magic Are Coming Off A Win
In their last game, the Magic defeated the Bulls with a final score of 114-108. As the second half got underway, the Magic were leading by a score of 52-50.
Coming into today’s game, the Magic have an overall record of 29-24 and are on a two game winning streak. In non-conference games, the Magic are 10-10 and have gone 19-14 against the Eastern Conference.
Orlando has an overall ATS record of 35-18 as they come into today’s game. With a four game ATS win streak as favorites, the Magic are 22-14 against the spread when they are underdogs.
Thunder Offense Breakdown
The Oklahoma City offense will take the floor in today’s game with the league’s 4th ranked offense at 120.7 points per game.
When it comes to scoring, the Thunder are one of the most potent offenses in the league. They are currently 4th in the NBA at 120.7 points per game. On the road, they are averaging 118.3 points per game.
So far this season, the Thunder have outscored the NBA scoring average in 67.9% of their games. In terms of pace, they are 12th in the league at 99.5 possessions per game.
Oklahoma City’s offense is one of the best shooting teams in the NBA. They are 3rd in field goal percentage at 49% and are 2nd in true shooting percentage. From beyond the arc, they are 3rd in three-point shooting at 39%.
Magic Offense Breakdown
Through 53 games the Magic are averaging 111.6 points per contest, placing them 26th in the NBA.
At home, the Magic are averaging 114.5 points per game this season, which is 18th in the league. Overall, they are 26th in scoring at 111.6 points per game.
From beyond the arc, Orlando is last in the NBA in three-point shooting, hitting just 34% of their attempts. In terms of three-point attempts, they are 27th in the league.
When it comes to two-point shooting, the Magic are 19th in the NBA at 54%. In terms of overall field goal percentage, they are 20th in the league at 47%.
Thunder Team Defense
The Thunder’s defense is presently ranked 13th in the league, allowing an average of 113.6 points per contest. When it comes to forced turnovers, the Thunder are forcing 11.6 per game, which is 2nd in the league. They also come into the game sitting 1st in blocked shots at 6.6 per game.
Magic Team Defense
Currently, the Magic’s defense holds the 5th rank in the NBA, allowing 110.8 points per game. In terms of two point field goal attempts, the Magic defense has allowed a shooting percentage of 55.5% while allowing 35.3% from downtown.
Key Players For The Thunder And Magic
Our projections for today’s game indicate that Shai Gilgeous-Alexander will be the primary scorer for the Thunder, with 31 points and going 11/20 from the field. Throughout this season, his average stands at 31.1 points per game, along with 5.6 rebounds.
On the other side, Paolo Banchero is our projected leading scorer for the Magic. We have him ending the game with a team-high 22 and grabbing 7 rebounds. This season, he has put together a field goal percentage of 45.3%, and he is contributing 22.8 points per game on average.
Thunder vs Magic Trends
- In their last five games away from home, the Thunder have a straight up record of 2-3 while going 2-3 vs the spread. The team’s offense averaged 115 points per game in these contests.
- In their last ten games at home, the Magic have a straight up record of 4-6 while going 6-4 vs. the spread. The team averaged 105 points per game in this stretch.
- Looking back on the team’s last three games as the underdog, the Magic have a straight up record of 1-2. Their record vs the spread in these games was 2-1.
- In their last ten games as the betting favorite, the Thunder have a straight up record of 6-4 and an ATS mark of 4-6.
The Magic come in as the underdog at +2.5, making them our top choice on the point spread. We not only expect them to cover the spread but also believe they have a strong chance of winning the game outright, especially if you’re aiming for a higher moneyline payout.
As for the total, the line is currently sitting at 223.5 and our model has the Thunder and Magic finishing with a combined 260 points. Our pick is to take the over.
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