The Toronto Raptors (6-7) travel to face off against the Orlando Magic (8-5) on Tuesday, November 21st. This game will be played at Amway Center in Amway Center and televised on BSF. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. Tip-off is set for 7:00 ET.
Raptors vs Magic
The Raptors Are Coming Off A Win
Most recently, the Raptors bested the Pistons with a score of 142-113. The start of the second half saw the Raptors in the lead, at 69-45.
A victory against the Magic would bring the Raptors’record back to .500, considering their current overall season record of 6-7. At this time, the team’s rank is 11th in the Eastern Conference, and they are also 5th in the Atlantic division.
The Raptors have covered the spread successfully in their previous two games and maintain an overall ATS record of 7-6. On the road, the Raptors have an ATS record of 3-2, as opposed to a 4-4 record against the spread when playing at home.
The Magic Are Coming Off A Win
Paolo Banchero led Orlando with 24 points against the Pacers, the highest on the team. He finished with a field goal percentage of 49.4% in the game. Franz Wagner also added 19 points as the Magic won the game by a score of 128-116.
Over the Magic’s last five games, they are 3-2 and come in with an overall record of 8-5. During their 13 games, the Magic have gone 4-2 against teams in the Eastern Conference and 4-3 in non-conference matchups.
Against the spread, the Magic have covered in three straight games and have an overall ATS record of 10-3. During this season, Orlando has a 3-0 record against the spread as favorites and 7-3 as underdogs.
Raptors Offense Breakdown
Toronto has recorded an average of 110.8 points per game (21st) throughout 13 games games. Coming into today’s game, the Raptors will be looking to improve their 3-point shooting numbers, as they are averaging just 11.4 made 3’s per game. If Toronto continues to struggle with their outside shot, they may look to start playing with more pace, as they are currently 14th in the league in possessions per game.
Magic Offense Breakdown
In 13 games games, Orlando has an average of 109.4 points per game (27th). When looking at the team’s pace of play, the Magic are currently below the league average in possessions per game, averaging just 99.2 per contest. This deliberate style of basketball has played a role in the unit ranking just 29th in made shots per game.
Raptors Team Defense
At this time, the Raptors’ defense is positioned 10th in the NBA, permitting 110.8 points per game.
Toronto’s defense is currently forcing 13.6 turnovers per game, which is 15th in the league. Additionally, they enter the game ranked 23rd in blocked shots, with an average of 4.6 rejections per game.
Magic Team Defense
Coming into the game, the Magic defense has held opposing team’s to fewer points than the league average in 38.5% of their games. Currently, they are 4th in the NBA at 106.6 points per game allowed.
Opponents are hitting 54.0% of their two-point field goal attempts this season, and they’re also connecting on 34.2% of their three-point attempts.
Key Players For The Raptors And Magic
In today’s game, our projections have Pascal Siakam leading the Raptors with 16 points on 6/12 shooting from the field. This season, he is averaging 19.4 points per game along with 7.2 boards.
As for Orlando, Franz Wagner is projected to be the primary scorer for the Magic. Our forecast has him finishing the game with 14, and adding 4 rebounds. For the season, he has a field goal percentage of 41.8% and is averaging 18.5 points per contest.
Raptors vs Magic Trends
- In their last three road games, Toronto has averaged 114 points per game while allowing 116. The team’s record in this stretch was 2-1 while going 2-1 vs. the spread.
- In their last three home games, Orlando has averaged 109 points per game while allowing 102. The team’s record in this stretch was 3-0 while going 3-0 vs. the spread.
- In their last three games as the betting underdog, the Raptors have a straight up record of 0-3 and an ATS mark of 1-2.
- The Magic have played well in their last five games as the betting favorite, going 4-1 straight up and 4-1 against the spread.
Entering the game as underdogs with a spread of +1.5, the Raptors is our point spread pick. Our projections not only see them covering the spread but also indicate a solid chance of an outright victory. This is a good choice for those looking for a higher moneyline payout.
Right now, the over/under line for the game is sitting at 216 and given that our model is projecting 217 points between the teams, we like the over.
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