Orlando Magic vs Toronto Raptors NBA Betting Prediction

NBA Orlando Magic vs Toronto Raptors Prediction 3/15/2024

The Orlando Magic (38-28) travel to face off against the Toronto Raptors (23-43) on Friday, March 15th. This game will be played at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto and televised on TSN. The Magic are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Raptors are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Nets. Tip-off is set for 7:30 ET.

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The Magic Are Coming Off A Win

Paolo Banchero led Orlando with 21 points against the Nets, the highest on the team. He finished with a field goal percentage of 51.9% in the game. Wendell Carter Jr. also added 15 points as the Magic won the game by a score of 114-106.

In their last five games, the Magic have gone 3-2 and are 38-28 overall. When playing on the road, the Magic are 16-19 compared to 22-9 at home.

Orlando arrives with an ATS record of 43-23 for the season up to this point. The Magic have suffered two consecutive ATS losses when playing as underdogs, and they are 20-6 against the spread when they are the favorites.

The Raptors Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

Most recently, the Raptors lost to the Pistons with a final score of 113-104. the Raptors not only lost the game outright but also fell short of covering the spread as +3.5 point underdogs. As for the over/under, the combined score of 217 points didn’t reach the over/under line of 233.

With a record of 23-43, the Raptors are looking to get a win over the Magic. In the Eastern Conference, the Raptors are in 12th place and are 5th in the Atlantic division.

Toronto has an overall ATS record of 31-35 for the season so far. The Raptors have been unable to cover the spread in their last two games as favorites, and they hold a 22-22 record against the spread when playing as underdogs.

Magic Offense Breakdown

Through 66 games games, Orlando is averaging 110.7 points per game (26th).

On the season, the Magic are 26th in the NBA in scoring at 110.7 points per game. However, they have been better offensively at home, where they are averaging 113.8 points per game compared to 108.0 on the road.

When it comes to pace, Orlando is 26th in the league at 97 possessions per game. In terms of field goal percentage, they are 14th at 47%.

One area where the Magic have struggled is from beyond the arc. They are last in the NBA in three-pointers made per game at 10.9 and 29th in three-point shooting percentage at 35%.

Raptors Offense Breakdown

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In 66 games games, Toronto has an average of 114.1 points per game (17th).

When playing at home, the Raptors are averaging 111.2 points per game, which is 25th in the league. Overall, they are 17th in scoring at 114.1 points per game. Toronto has outscored the NBA scoring average in 47% of their games this season.

In terms of pace, the Raptors are 13th in the league at 99.5 possessions per game. When it comes to field goal percentage, they are shooting 47%, which is 15th in the NBA.

So far this season, Toronto is 3rd in the league in assists with an average of 29.3 per game. They have also been strong on the offensive glass, ranking 8th in offensive rebounds.

Magic Team Defense

For the season, Orlando is sitting 3rd in terms of points allowed per game (109.3). It is worth noting they have given up a fewer number of points in two straight games. So far this season, the Magic’s defense has struggled with fouls, averaging 5th in fouls per contest. On average, opponents are getting to the line 22.9 times per game vs. Orlando.

Raptors Team Defense

Looking at the Raptors defense, they will be looking for a better performance considering they are currently conceding 118.2 points per game (24th). In the terms of takeaways, Raptors are causing 12.8 turnovers per game, ranking 18th in the league. They also enter the matchup ranked 18th in rejections, averaging 4.9 blocked shots each game.

Key Players For The Magic And Raptors

In today’s game, our projections have Paolo Banchero leading the Magic with 22 points on 8/17 shooting from the field. For the season, he has been averaging 22.8 points per game, in addition to 6.8 rebounds.

On the flip side, our predictions place Immanuel Quickley as the leading scorer for the Raptors. We expect him to conclude the game with a team-high 17 while also collecting 4 rebounds. For the season, he has a field goal percentage of 43.6% and is averaging 16.6 points per contest.

Magic vs Raptors Trends

  • Across their last three road contests, Orlando has been good against the spread posting a mark of 2-1. Their overall mark in these games was 2-1, while averaging 98 points per game.
  • In their last five home games, Toronto has averaged 116 points per game while allowing 121. The team’s record in this stretch was 1-4 while going 3-2.
  • The last ten games that Toronto was the underdog, they have an ATS mark of 5-5 while going 2-8 straight up.
  • The last ten games that Orlando was favored, they have an ATS mark of 8-2 while going 9-1 straight up.

Magic vs Raptors Prediction

The Raptors come in as the underdog at +7, 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.

Regarding the over/under, the current line is set at 215.5, and our model predicts the Magic and Raptors to score a combined 216 points. We recommend betting on the over.

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

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