The San Antonio Spurs (10-41) travel to face off against the Orlando Magic (27-24) on Thursday, February 8th. This game will be played at Kia Center in Orlando and televised on BSF. Both the Spurs and Magic will be looking to bounce back from losses in their previous games. Tip off is scheduled for 7:00 ET.
Spurs vs Magic
The Spurs Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
In their most recent game, the Spurs tell to the Heat by a score of 116-104. Alongside their straight-up loss, the Spurs couldn’t cover as +7.5 point underdogs. As for the over/under, the combined score of 220 points didn’t reach the over/under line of 227.
In preparation for their game against the Magic, the Spurs come in with a 10-41 overall record and are looking to snap their five game losing skid. When playing on the road, the Spurs are 5-20 this season while going 5-21 at home.
San Antonio has an overall ATS record of 24-27 for the season so far. The Spurs maintain an ATS record of 12-13 on the road, while they have a 12-14 record vs. the spread when playing at home.
The Magic Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
The Magic’s most recent matchup against the Heat saw Paolo Banchero lead the Magic with 23 points while shooting 7/16 from the field. Wendell Carter Jr. added 15 points, but unfortunately, Orlando was defeated in the game with a score of 121-95.
As the Magic prepare to face the Spurs, they have an overall record of 27-24, which is above .500. In their 51 games, the Magic have gone 18-14 against other teams in the Eastern Conference and 9-10 in non-conference games.
Orlando arrives with an ATS record of 33-18 for the season up to this point. The Magic are currently on a two game ATS win streak when they are the favorite, and they hold a 22-14 record against the spread as underdogs.
Spurs Offense Breakdown
Through 51 games games, San Antonio is averaging 112.2 points per game (24th).
Heading into the game, the Spurs are 24th in the NBA in scoring at 112.2 points per game. However, they have been better offensively on the road, averaging 109.8 points compared to 114.5 at home.
San Antonio is one of the top teams in the league in pace, ranking 5th at 101.4 possessions per game. They are also 3rd in assists at 29.4 per contest.
In terms of shooting, the Spurs are 27th in field goal percentage at 46%. They have been better inside the arc, making 54% of their two-point attempts (18th).
Magic Offense Breakdown
The Magic come into today’s game as the 26th ranked scoring offense at 111.2 points per game.
At home, the Magic are averaging 114.0 points per game, which is 22nd in the NBA. Overall, they are 26th in scoring at 111.2 points per game. In terms of pace, Orlando is 22nd in the league at 98.1 possessions per game.
When it comes to shooting, the Magic are 21st in field goal percentage at 46%. From beyond the arc, they are 29th in three-point shooting at 34%. In terms of three-point attempts, Orlando is 27th in the league.
Despite their struggles from deep, the Magic are 5th in free throw attempts at 26 per game. They are also 10th in offensive rebounds and 27th in assists at 24.6 per contest.
Spurs Team Defense
At present, the Spurs’ defense is ranked 26th, allowing 120.8 points per game. Opponents are hitting 55.9% of their two-point field goal attempts this season, and they’re also connecting on 38.0% of their three-point attempts.
Magic Team Defense
Orlando’s defense has been playing well, ranking 7th in the NBA with 110.8 points allowed per game. When it comes to defending inside the arc, the Magic squad is permitting opposing teams to shoot at a clip of 55.4% inside the arc, and they’re also giving up 35.4% from downtown.
Key Players For The Spurs And Magic
The outlook for today’s matchup points to Devin Vassell as the primary point contributor for the Spurs, finishing with 18 points while maintaining a 6/14 shooting accuracy. This season, he is averaging 18.7 points per game along with 3.6 boards.
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 is shooting at a field goal percentage of 45.3%, and his scoring average is 23 points per game.
Spurs vs Magic Trends
- In their last five road games, San Antonio has averaged 115 points per game while allowing 123. The team’s record in this stretch was 1-4 while going 3-2.
- In their last ten games at home, the Magic have a straight up record of 4-6 while going 6-4 vs the spread. The team’s offense averaged 105 points per game in these contests.
- Going back to their last three games as the underdog, the Spurs have a straight up record of 0-3. But, their mark vs the spread was just 1-2.
- Through their last three games as the favorite, the Magic have an ATS record of 2-1 and a straight up mark of 2-1.
When looking to get a point-spread pick down in this Spurs vs. Magic game, our recommendation is to take the Spurs at +10.5. Despite our model showing the Magic winning 111-106, we like Spurs as our point-spread pick.
Regarding the over/under, the current line is set at 225, and our model predicts the Spurs and Magic to score a combined 217 points. We recommend betting on the under.
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