Toronto Raptors vs Orlando Magic NBA Betting Prediction

NBA Toronto Raptors vs Orlando Magic Prediction 3/17/2024

The Toronto Raptors (23-44) travel to face off against the Orlando Magic (39-28) on Sunday, March 17th. This game will be played at Kia Center in Orlando and televised on BSF. 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 Raptors. Tip-off is set for 6:00 ET.

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The Raptors Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

Most recently, the Raptors lost to the Magic with a final score of 113-103. the Raptors not only lost the game outright but also fell short of covering the spread as +8 point underdogs. When it comes to the over/under, the total of 216 points ended up falling short of the over/under line set at 219.

Coming into today’s matchup with the Magic, the Raptors are 23-44 on the season and are hoping to end their six-game skid. In Eastern Conference matchups, the Raptors are 16-25 compared to a 7-19 record in non-conference games.

For this season, Toronto has an ATS record of 31-36, along with an ongoing two game losing streak against the spread. This season, Toronto has a 9-13 record against the spread when they are the favorites, and they are 22-23 as underdogs.

The Magic Are Coming Off A Win

In the Magic’s most recent game against the Raptors, Franz Wagner led the Magic with 19 points while going 6/9 from the field. Paolo Banchero also added 17 points as the Magic won the game by a score of 113-103.

In their last ten games, the Magic are 7-3 and have an overall record of 39-28 as they take on the Raptors. In Eastern Conference games, the Magic are 28-17 compared to going 11-11 in non-conference games.

Currently, Orlando holds an above .500 ATS record of 44-23 so far this year. When playing on the road, the Magic hold an ATS record of 22-14 in contrast to a 22-9 record against the spread when playing at home.

Raptors Offense Breakdown

Toronto has recorded an average of 113.9 points per game (17th) throughout 67 games games.

On offense, the Raptors are 17th in the NBA in scoring at 113.9 points per game. However, they have been better on the road, averaging 116.9 points compared to 110.9 at home. So far, Toronto has outscored the league average in just 46.3% of their games.

In terms of pace, the Raptors are 13th in the NBA, averaging 99.4 possessions per game. They have been efficient inside the arc, ranking 5th in two-point field goals made per game. Overall, Toronto is shooting 47% from the field, which is 15th in the league.

When it comes to three-point shooting, the Raptors are 23rd in three-point percentage at 35%. They are also 22nd in free throw attempts and 22nd in free throw makes. In terms of assists, Toronto is 4th in the NBA at 29.2 assists per game.

Magic Offense Breakdown

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Orlando has recorded an average of 110.7 points per game (26th) throughout 67 games games.

The Magic are one of the better teams in the NBA when it comes to getting to the free-throw line. They are 2nd in the league in free-throw attempts at 25.1 per game and are 5th in free throws made at 18.9 per game.

When it comes to three-point shooting, the Magic are struggling. They are 29th in the league in three-point attempts at 30.9 per game and are shooting just 35% from beyond the arc, which is 22nd in the NBA.

In terms of pace, the Magic are 26th in the league at 97 possessions per game. They are also 26th in the NBA in scoring at 110.7 points per game.

Raptors Team Defense

As they prepare for the upcoming game, the Raptors is focused on shoring up their defense, as they are currently allowing an average of 118.1 points per game (24th). Opponents are hitting 55.9% of their two-point field goal attempts this season, and they’re also connecting on 37.5% of their three-point attempts.

Magic Team Defense

This season, the Magic defense has been impressive, holding the 3rd position in the league while permitting an average of 109.2 points per contest. In the terms of takeaways, Magic are causing 14 turnovers per game, ranking 24th in the league. They also enter the matchup ranked 12th in rejections, averaging 5.2 blocked shots each game.

Key Players For The Raptors And Magic

Our game forecasts for today suggest that Immanuel Quickley is set to be the main scorer for the Raptors, recording 17 points and shooting 6/13 from the field. This season, he is averaging 16.5 points per game along with 3.6 boards.

On the flip side, our predictions place Paolo Banchero as the leading scorer for the Magic. We expect him to conclude the game with a team-high 22 while also collecting 7 rebounds. For the season, he has a field goal percentage of 46.1% and is averaging 22.7 points per contest.

Raptors vs Magic Trends

  • When looking at their past three road matchups, Toronto has an ATS record of 1-2 while averaging 113 per game. The team went 0-3 overall in these games.
  • Across their last three home 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 102 points per game.
  • Spanning across their last ten games as the betting underdog, the Raptors have gone 5-5 vs the spread. Their overall record in these games was 2-8.
  • 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.

Raptors vs Magic Prediction

Entering the game as underdogs with a spread of +12.5, 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.

Regarding the over/under, the current line is set at 215.5, and our model predicts the Raptors and Magic to score a combined 215 points. We recommend betting on the under.

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

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