Sacramento Kings vs Orlando Magic NBA Betting Prediction

NBA Sacramento Kings vs Orlando Magic Prediction 3/23/2024

The Sacramento Kings (40-29) travel to face off against the Orlando Magic (42-28) on Saturday, March 23rd. This game will be played at Kia Center in Orlando and televised on NBCS. The Magic are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Kings are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Pelicans. Tip-off is set for 7:00 ET.

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The Kings Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

In the Kings’ most recent game against the Wizards, De’Aaron Fox led the Kings with 25 points while going 10/30 from the field. Malik Monk put up 20 points which was 2nd on the team, but it wasn’t enough as Sacramento ended up losing the game with a final score of 109-102.

As of now, the Kings are 40-29 overall and have gone 2-1 in their last three games. In the Western Conference, they are currently ranked 8th and are 3rd in the Pacific division.

Sacramento currently has an ATS record below .500, sitting at 34-35 at this point. Sacramento has gone 21-27 against the spread this season when they are the favorites, and they are 13-8 when playing as underdogs.

The Magic Are Coming Off A Win

Most recently, the Magic bested the Pelicans with a score of 121-106. Heading into the second half, the Magic were leading 57-48.

With a record of 42-28, the Magic are above .500 as they prepare to face the Kings. In the Eastern Conference, the Magic are in 4th place and are currently 1st in the Southeast division.

Orlando comes in with an overall ATS record of 47-23 so far this season. With a four game ATS win streak as favorites, the Magic are 24-17 against the spread when they are underdogs.

Kings Offense Breakdown

The Sacramento offense will take the floor in today’s game with the league’s 8th ranked offense at 117.9 points per game.

When it comes to scoring, the Kings are 8th in the NBA at 117.9 points per game. However, they have actually been better on the road, averaging 115.8 points compared to 120.2 at home. Overall, they have outscored the NBA scoring average in 63.8% of their games.

In terms of pace, Sacramento is 9th in the league at 99.8 possessions per game. They are also in the top 12 in both field goal percentage (48%) and effective field goal percentage (56%).

The Kings are one of the most three-point reliant teams in the NBA, ranking 4th in both attempts and makes. So far, they have hit 36% of their threes. In terms of assists, Sacramento is 6th in the league with an average of 28.7 per game.

Magic Offense Breakdown

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In 70 games games, Orlando has an average of 110.9 points per game (26th).

At home, the Magic have been averaging 113.9 points per game, which is 18th in the league. Overall, they are 26th in scoring at 110.9 points per game. In terms of pace, they are 26th in the NBA.

When it comes to shooting, Orlando is 13th in field goal percentage at 47%. Inside the arc, they are 13th in two-point shooting at 55%. However, they are last in the league in three-point shooting at just 35%.

So far this season, the Magic have outscored the NBA scoring average in 35.7% of their games. They have also made the 6th most free throws in the league at 18.7 per game.

Kings Team Defense

On defense, the Kings come into the game ranked 18th in the league in points allowed at 116.5 per game. Over their last three games, the team is allowing 103 points per contest (21st). In the terms of takeaways, Kings are causing 12.8 turnovers per game, ranking 17th in the league. They also enter the matchup ranked 29th in rejections, averaging 4.1 blocked shots each game.

Magic Team Defense

So far this season, the Magic defense has been performing well, ranking 3rd in the NBA at 108.8 points allowed per contest. On two point field goal attempts, the Magic’s defensive unit is allowing a field goal percentage of 55.0% and allowing 35.4% from beyond the arc.

Key Players For The Kings And Magic

In today’s game, we anticipate De’Aaron Fox leading the scoring for the Kings, contributing 26 points while shooting 10/21 from the field. For the season, he has been averaging 26.6 points per game, in addition to 4.4 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 46.7%, and he is contributing 22.6 points per game on average.

Kings vs Magic Trends

  • When looking at their past three road matchups, Sacramento has an ATS record of 2-1 while averaging 118 per game. The team went 2-1 overall in these games.
  • The Magic are 2-1 ATS in their last three home games and 2-1 straight-up.
  • The Kings have played well in their last three games as the betting underdog, going 3-0 straight up and 3-0 against the spread.
  • The Magic have played well in their last three games as the betting favorite, going 3-0 straight up and 3-0 against the spread.

Kings vs Magic Prediction

As the underdogs with a spread of +3.5, we recommend going with the Kings on the point spread. We not only see them covering the spread but also have a strong likelihood of winning this one outright, especially if you’re seeking a higher payout on the moneyline.

As for the total, the line is currently sitting at 215.5 and our model has the Kings and Magic finishing with a combined 220 points. Our pick is to take the over.

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