Utah Jazz vs Orlando Magic NBA Betting Prediction

NBA Utah Jazz vs Orlando Magic Prediction 2/29/2024

The Utah Jazz (27-32) travel to face off against the Orlando Magic (33-26) on Thursday, February 29th. 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 Jazz are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Nets. Tip-off is set for 7:00 ET.

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The Jazz Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

In their most recent matchup, the Jazz conveyed a message to the Hawks with a score of 124-97. In addition to their straight-up loss, the Jazz couldn’t cover the spread as +2 point underdogs. As for the over/under, the combined score of 221 points didn’t reach the over/under line of 238.5.

Coming into their matchup with the Magic, the Jazz have an overall record of 27-32 and have gone 1-2 in their last three games. On the road, the Jazz are 9-21 this season compared to 18-11 at home.

Against the spread, Utah have an above .500 record vs. the spread sitting at 32-27 ATS. This season, Utah has a 11-6 record against the spread when they are the favorites, and they are 21-21 as underdogs.

The Magic Are Coming Off A Win

In the Magic’s most recent game against the Nets, Franz Wagner led the Magic with 21 points while going 8/11 from the field. As the Magic secured the victory with a final score of 108-81, Moritz Wagner also chipped in with 16 points.

When looking at the Magic’s overall record of 33-26, they have gone 14-18 on the road compared to 19-8 at home. Across their last five games, the Magic have gone 4-1.

Presently, Orlando boasts an ATS record of 38-21, which is above .500 against the spread. This season, Orlando has a 15-5 record against the spread when they are favored, and they are 23-16 when playing as underdogs.

Jazz Offense Breakdown

The Jazz come into today’s game as one of the better scoring teams in the NBA at 117.7 points per game (9th).

Utah is one of the top offensive teams in the NBA, averaging 117.7 points per game (9th). However, they have been better at home (123.2 PPG) compared to on the road (112.3 PPG).

In terms of pace, the Jazz are 7th in the league at 100.4 possessions per game. Their two-point shooting percentage is 54% (14th), and they are 20th in field goal percentage (46%).

When it comes to three-point shooting, Utah is 12th in made threes per game (13.3) and 9th in three-point attempts (37.2). Overall, they have hit 35% of their shots from beyond the arc.

Magic Offense Breakdown

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This season, the Orlando offense is ranked 26th in the NBA in scoring at 111.4 points per game.

At home, the Magic are scoring 114.4 points per game, which is 19th in the NBA. Overall, they are 26th in scoring at 111.4 points per game. In terms of pace, Orlando is 24th in the league at 97.4 possessions per game.

When it comes to three-point shooting, the Magic are last in the NBA in both three-pointers made per game and three-point shooting percentage (35%). In terms of field goal percentage, they are 15th in the league at 47%.

So far this season, the Magic have outscored the NBA scoring average in just 33.9% of their games. In terms of assists, Orlando is 25th in the league with an average of 24.8 per game.

Jazz Team Defense

The Jazz’s defense is presently ranked 25th in the league, allowing an average of 120.5 points per contest. The Jazz defense is coming off a game in which they held the Hawks offense to just 37.2% shooting. Overall, they gave up 124 points to Atlanta.

Magic Team Defense

At this time, the Magic’s defense is positioned 6th in the NBA, permitting 110.3 points per game. The Orlando defense has allowed opponents to shoot 35.7% from beyond the arc this season. Opposing teams are also hitting 47.8% of their field goal attempts vs. Orlando.

Key Players For The Jazz And Magic

Our game forecasts for today suggest that Lauri Markkanen is set to be the main scorer for the Jazz, recording 23 points and shooting 8/16 from the field. During this season, he is delivering an average of 23.1 points per game, along with 8.4 rebounds.

On the opposing side, we anticipate Paolo Banchero to be the top scorer for the Magic. Our projection has him finishing the game with 22, and he is expected to secure 7 rebounds. This season, he has put together a field goal percentage of 45.6%, and he is contributing 22.7 points per game on average.

Jazz vs Magic Trends

  • In their last five games away from home, the Jazz have a straight up record of 1-4 while going 1-4 vs. the spread. The team averaged 112 points per game in this stretch.
  • Through their last ten home games, Orlando has an ATS record of just 6-4. However, their overall record was 5-5 while averaging 108 points per game.
  • The last five games that Utah was the underdog, they have an ATS mark of 1-4 while going 1-4 straight up.
  • Going back to their last ten games as the favorite, the Magic have a straight up record of 8-2. But, their mark vs the spread was just 7-3.

Jazz vs Magic Prediction

Not only do we have the Magic winning this one by a score of 136-111, but we see them covering the spread. Our pick is to grab the Magic at -6.

As for the over/under, the the line is currently at 224.5, and our model projects the Jazz and Magic to reach a combined total of 247 points. Our bet is on taking the over.

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

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