At 7:00 ET, the Orlando Magic (-195) will host the Chicago Bulls (+159) in an Eastern Conference matchup. Orlando (-4.5) is favored at home and holds the 8th seed in the East, while Chicago is currently 9th.
This game will be played at the Kia Center in Orlando and can be seen on NBCS. The over/under line for this game is 218 points.
CHICAGO BULLS VS ORLANDO MAGIC BETTING PICK
The Pick: Orlando Magic -4.5
This game will be played at Kia Center at 7:00 ET on Saturday, February 10th.
WHY BET THE ORLANDO MAGIC:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 137-99 in favor of the Magic.
- Our projections have Paolo Banchero finishing with Paolo Banchero points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists.
- From the field, we have the Magic finishing with a field goal percentage of 47.2% and knocking down 14 threes.
Can the Bulls Pull Off a Win at Orlando?
The Bulls have an ATS record of 27-24 this season after covering the spread in their last two games. On the road, they are 12-12 ATS and have an average scoring differential of -4.5 points per game.
Chicago’s O/U record for the season is 27-24-1, and the over has hit in their last four games. Today’s line is set at 218, and their games have averaged 224.3 points per game.
In their last game, the Bulls defeated the Grizzlies by a score of 118-110. The O/U line for that game was 216.5, and Chicago covered the spread as 5.5-point favorites.
With a record of 25-27, the Bulls are currently 9th in the Eastern Conference standings. In the Central Division, they are in 4th place.
On the road, the Bulls have won three straight games and have a record of 10-15 for the season. As the underdog, they are 9-18 straight-up and 14-13 against the spread. Today, they are getting 4.5 points.
On the season, the Bulls are 25th in scoring at 111.5 points per game. In terms of three-point shooting, they are 21st in the NBA at 35%. Overall, Chicago is 23rd in field goal percentage at 46%. In terms of pace, the Bulls are 27th in the league at 96.9 possessions per game.
When it comes to assists, the Bulls are 28th in the NBA at 24.4 per game. On average, they are making 11.7 three-pointers per game, which is 25th in the league. In terms of free throws, Chicago is 20th in makes at 16.8 per game.
So far, the Bulls have outscored the NBA scoring average in 38.5% of their games. In terms of their scoring average, they have outscored it in four straight games. On the road, Chicago is averaging 110.9 points per game compared to 112.1 at home.
At this time, the Bulls’ defense is positioned 10th in the NBA, permitting 112.8 points per game. When it comes to forced turnovers, the Bulls are forcing 11.9 per game, which is 6th in the league. They also come into the game sitting 14th in blocked shots at 5.3 per game.
Is a Home Win Possible for the Magic?
At 25-27, the Magic have gone over the O/U line in two straight games and have an O/U record of 25-27 for the season. Today’s line is set at 218 points, while their games have averaged 222.3 points per game this year.
Orlando’s ATS record for the season is 34-18, including a 16-7 record at home. They have covered the spread in two straight games at home and are favored by 4.5 points today.
The Magic have an ATS record of 12-4 as the favorite and have gone 13-3 straight-up in those games. As the favorite, they have won three straight games.
In their last game, the Magic defeated the Spurs by a score of 127-111. Orlando was favored by 10 points in that game, giving them an ATS win. The O/U line for the game was 224.5.
Orlando is currently 8th in the Eastern Conference with a record of 28-24. Against the East, they are 18-14 and 6-5 against other teams in their division. The Magic have won two straight games at home and are 16-7 on the season.
At home, the Magic are averaging 114.6 points per game, which is 18th in the NBA. Overall, they are 25th in scoring at 111.5 points per game.
When it comes to three-point shooting, Orlando is last in the league in made threes per game at 10.8. They are also 29th in three-point shooting percentage at 34%.
In terms of pace, the Magic are 22nd at 98 possessions per game. They are also 20th in field goal percentage at 47%.
So far this season, the Magic defense has been performing well, ranking 5th in the NBA at 110.8 points allowed per contest. In terms of two point field goal attempts, the Magic defense has allowed a shooting percentage of 55.7% while allowing 35.3% from downtown.