The Orlando Magic (24-23) travel to face off against the San Antonio Spurs (10-37) on Wednesday, January 31st. This game will be played at Frost Bank Center in San Antonio and televised on BSSW. Both the Magic and Spurs will be looking to bounce back from losses in their previous games. Tip off is scheduled for 8:00 ET.
Magic vs Spurs
The Magic Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
Paolo Banchero scored 36 for Orlando against the Mavericks which was the most on the team. His field goal percentage for the game was 51.1%. Franz Wagner added 21 points, but unfortunately, Orlando was defeated in the game with a score of 131-129.
Through 47 games, the Magic are 24-23 and are trying to avoid dropping back to .500. At home, the Magic are 15-7 compared to 9-16 on the road.
Against the spread, Orlando are currently above .500, at 30-17 ATS. The Magic have failed to cover the spread in two straight games as the favorite and are 21-13 vs. the spread as the underdog.
The Spurs Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
Most recently, the Spurs lost to the Wizards with a final score of 118-113. In addition to their straight-up loss, the Spurs also couldn’t meet the spread, coming up short as -4 point favorites. Considering the over/under, the total of 231 points fell short of the set over/under line of 241.
In non-conference games, the Spurs are 3-17 and are 7-20 against Western Conference teams. Over their last three games, the Spurs are 2-1 and have an overall record of 10-37.
San Antonio currently has an ATS record below .500, sitting at 23-24 at this point. In their last three road games, San Antonio has successfully covered the spread, and they hold an ATS record of 12-12 on the road in contrast to 11-12 at home.
Magic Offense Breakdown
Through 47 games games, Orlando is averaging 111.7 points per game (25th).
When it comes to scoring, the Magic are 25th in the NBA at 111.7 points per game. However, their road scoring average is slightly lower at 109.7 points per game.
So far this season, the Magic have outscored the NBA scoring average in just 36.2% of their games. Over their last two games, they have outscored their own scoring average.
When it comes to pace, the Magic are 20th in the league at 98.2 possessions per game. In terms of field goal percentage, they are 21st in the NBA at 46%.
Spurs Offense Breakdown
This season, the San Antonio offense is ranked 23rd in the NBA in scoring at 112.9 points per game.
At home, the Spurs are averaging 115.9 points per game, which is 16th in the NBA. Overall, they are 23rd in scoring at 112.9 points per game. In terms of pace, San Antonio is 4th in the league at 101.5 possessions per game.
So far this season, the Spurs have outscored the NBA scoring average in 46.8% of their games. In terms of field goal percentage, they are 25th in the league at 46%. From three-point range, San Antonio is 15th in made threes per game but just 28th in three-point shooting percentage.
When it comes to free throws, the Spurs are 28th in both attempts and made free throws per game. In terms of assists, San Antonio is 3rd in the league at 29.5 per game. So far, the Spurs have outscored their own scoring average in seven consecutive games.
Magic Team Defense
Currently, the Magic’s defense holds the 6th rank in the NBA, allowing 111.2 points per game. In their previous matchup vs. the Mavericks, the Magic’s defense struggled, giving up a field goal percentage of 51% leading to 131 points.
Spurs Team Defense
Coming into the game, the Spurs will be looking to improve their defense, as they are currently giving up 121.4 points per game (26th). Opponents are hitting 55.7% of their two-point field goal attempts this season, and they’re also connecting on 38.6% of their three-point attempts.
Key Players For The Magic And Spurs
In today’s game, we anticipate Paolo Banchero leading the scoring for the Magic, contributing 21 points while shooting 7/17 from the field. For the season, he has been averaging 23 points per game, in addition to 7 rebounds.
On the flip side, our predictions place Victor Wembanyama as the leading scorer for the Spurs. We expect him to conclude the game with a team-high 18 while also collecting 9 rebounds. For the season, he has a field goal percentage of 46.5% and is averaging 20.6 points per contest.
Magic vs Spurs Trends
- When looking at their past three road matchups, Orlando has an ATS record of 2-1 while averaging 113 per game. The team went 0-3 overall in these games.
- In their last five home games, San Antonio has averaged 114 points per game while allowing 122. The team’s record in this stretch was 1-4 while going 3-2.
- Spanning across their last ten games as the betting underdog, the Spurs have gone 7-3 vs the spread. Their overall record in these games was 2-8.
- Going back to their last five games as the favorite, the Magic have a straight up record of 2-3. But, their mark vs the spread was just 2-3.
For a point-spread wager in this Magic vs. Spurs game, we suggest taking the Spurs at +4.5. Even though our predictions have the Magic winning 109-108, we see the Spurs as the better choice on the point-spread.
Right now, the over/under line for the game is sitting at 228 and given that our model is projecting 217 points between the teams, we like the under.
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