NBA: Orlando Magic vs Oklahoma City Thunder Prediction 1/13/2024

NBA: Orlando Magic vs Oklahoma City Thunder Prediction 1/13/2024

The Orlando Magic (21-17) travel to face off against the Oklahoma City Thunder (26-11) on Saturday, January 13th. This game will be played at Paycom Center in Oklahoma City and televised on BSO. The Thunder are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Magic are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Trail Blazers. Tip-off is set for 8:00 ET.

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The Magic Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

In the game against the Heat, Paolo Banchero was the top scorer for Orlando, recording 25 points. His field goal percentage for the game was 43.9%. While Moritz Wagner was 2nd on the team with 19 points, Orlando fell short in the game with a final score of 99-96.

Overall, the Magic are 21-17 and are 1-2 in their last three games. In conference play, they are 15-10 compared to 6-7 in non-conference games.

Orlando is currently performing above .500 against the spread with an ATS record of 25-13. During this season, Orlando has a 9-3 record against the spread as favorites and 16-10 as underdogs.

The Thunder Are Coming Off A Win

In their last game, the Thunder defeated the Trail Blazers with a final score of 139-77. The start of the second half saw the Thunder in the lead, at 75-39.

Coming into today’s game, the Thunder are 26-11 overall and are looking to build on their three game winning streak. At home, the Thunder have gone 15-5 compared to their road record of 11-6.

Oklahoma City has an overall ATS record of 26-11 as they come into today’s game. The Thunder are currently on a two game ATS win streak when they are the favorite, and they hold a 10-4 record against the spread as underdogs.

Magic Offense Breakdown

Orlando has recorded an average of 112.8 points per game (22nd) throughout 38 games games.

On the season, the Magic are averaging 112.8 points per game, which is 22nd in the NBA. However, when playing on the road, Orlando’s scoring drops to 110.3 points per game (25th).

So far this season, the Magic have outscored the NBA scoring average in 42.1% of their games. In terms of pace, Orlando is 12th in the league at 99.6 possessions per game.

When it comes to shooting, the Magic are 19th in field goal percentage at 46%. Overall, Orlando is 23rd in true shooting percentage. In terms of three-point shooting, the Magic are 28th in both three-point percentage (34%) and three-pointers made per game (11).

Thunder Offense Breakdown

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The Thunder come into today’s game as one of the better scoring teams in the NBA at 122.8 points per game (3rd).

This season, the Thunder have been one of the NBA’s most efficient offenses. They are currently ranked 3rd in scoring at 122.8 points per game. At home, they are averaging 125.2 points per game, which is 2nd in the league.

When it comes to three-point shooting, the Thunder are the NBA’s most accurate team at 39%. They are making an average of 13.2 three-pointers per game, which is 12th in the league.

Oklahoma City’s overall field goal percentage is 50%, which is 2nd in the NBA. In terms of pace, they are 8th in the league at 100.2 possessions per game.

Magic Team Defense

So far this season, the Magic defense has been performing well, ranking 8th in the NBA at 111.6 points allowed per contest. The Magic defense is coming off a game in which they held the Heat offense to just 43.9% shooting. Overall, they gave up 99 points to Miami.

Thunder Team Defense

Coming into today’s game, the Thunder’s defense is giving up an average of 113.7 points per contest. Inside the arc, the Thunder defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 50.6% and 36.2% from three-point territory.

Key Players For The Magic And Thunder

The outlook for today’s matchup points to Paolo Banchero as the primary point contributor for the Magic, finishing with 20 points while maintaining a 7/16 shooting accuracy. During this season, he is delivering an average of 23 points per game, along with 7.1 rebounds.

As for Oklahoma City, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is projected to be the primary scorer for the Thunder. Our forecast has him finishing the game with 29, and adding 5 rebounds. For the season, he has a field goal percentage of 55.5% and is averaging 31.4 points per contest.

Magic vs Thunder Trends

  • In their last ten games away from home, the Magic have a straight up record of 3-7 while going 6-4 vs. the spread. The team averaged 114 points per game in this stretch.
  • Through their last three home games, Oklahoma City has an ATS record of just 1-2. However, their overall record was 2-1 while averaging 126 points per game.
  • Going back to their last ten games as the underdog, the Magic have a straight up record of 4-6. But, their mark vs the spread was just 7-3.
  • In their last three games as the betting favorite, the Thunder have a strong straight up record of 3-0. In addition, their ATS record was 2-1 in these scenarios.

Magic vs Thunder Prediction

In this Magic vs. Thunder matchup, our point-spread bet is on the Magic at +11.5. While we project the Thunder to win 116-108, our recommendation is to bet on the Magic for the point-spread.

As for the over/under, the the line is currently at 231.5, and our model projects the Magic and Thunder to reach a combined total of 224 points. Our bet is on taking the under.

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

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