At 7:00 ET, the Magic (-214) will host the Warriors (+175) at the Kia Center in Orlando. The over/under line for this non-conference matchup is 217.5.

Orlando (-5.5) is 42-29 and currently sits 5th in the Eastern Conference. Golden State (37-34) is 10th in the Western Conference and 5th in the Pacific Division.

GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS VS ORLANDO MAGIC BETTING PICK

The Pick: Golden State Warriors +5.5

This game will be played at Kia Center at 7:00 ET on Wednesday, March 27th.

WHY BET THE GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 109-108 in favor of the Warriors.
  • Our projections have Stephen Curry finishing with Stephen Curry points, 4 rebounds and 5 assists.
  • From the field, we have the Warriors finishing with a field goal percentage of 47.2% and knocking down 17 threes.

Can the Warriors Pull Off a Win at Orlando?

In their games this season, the Warriors have averaged a combined 234.7 points per game, which is higher than today’s O/U line of 217.5. Overall, their games have averaged an O/U line of 232 points.

Golden State’s O/U record for the season is 35-35-1, and 68 of their games have had higher O/U lines than 217.5. In games with higher O/U lines, they are 34-33-1.

Against the spread, the Warriors are 38-32 this season and 23-11 ATS on the road. As the underdog, they are 15-9 vs. the spread and 7-18 straight-up.

The Warriors are coming off a 113-92 win over the Heat, where they were favored by 5 points. The combined scoring in that game was 205 points, and the O/U line was 216.5.

Currently, the Warriors are in 10th place in the Western Conference with a record of 37-34. In games against other Western Conference teams, they are 19-24 and 6-9 against the Pacific Division.

The Warriors have been one of the NBA’s top offensive teams this season, ranking 7th in scoring at 118.3 points per game. Interestingly, they have actually been slightly better on the road, averaging 118.6 points compared to 117.9 at home.

When it comes to pace, Golden State is 8th in the league at 99.8 possessions per game. In terms of shooting, the Warriors are 15th in field goal percentage at 47%.

One area where the Warriors have excelled is three-point shooting, as they are 2nd in the NBA in made threes at 14.8 per game. Overall, they are hitting 37% of their attempts from beyond the arc.

The Warriors’ defense is presently ranked 19th in the league, allowing an average of 116.5 points per contest. Opponents are hitting 54.2% of their two-point field goal attempts this season, and they’re also connecting on 35.9% of their three-point attempts.

Do the Magic Have What it Takes to Win as Home Favorites?

The Magic are 5.5-point favorites today against the Warriors, and they have a 23-7 ATS record as the favorite this season. In games where they are favored, Orlando has gone 25-5 straight up and have a scoring margin of +9.8 points per game.

Orlando’s O/U record for the season is 33-38, and 51 of their games have had higher over/under lines than today’s line of 217.5. This year, their games have averaged 219.6 points per game.

In their last game against the Kings, the Magic lost by a score of 109-107. The O/U line for that game was 219.5, and Orlando was favored by 2.5 points going into the game.

Despite the loss, the Magic are currently in 5th place in the Eastern Conference with a record of 42-29. In the Southeast Division, they are in 1st place. Against other Eastern Conference teams, Orlando is 30-17 compared to 12-12 against the West.

This season, the Magic are 47-24 ATS, including a 25-10 record at home and 22-14 on the road. At home, they have an average scoring margin of +7.1 points per game.

This season, the Magic have been one of the most aggressive teams in terms of getting to the free-throw line. They lead the NBA in free-throw attempts per game at 24.7. At home, they are averaging 113.7 points per game.

When it comes to three-point shooting, the Magic are last in the league in made threes per game at 11. Overall, they are shooting 35% from beyond the arc, which is 21st in the NBA.

So far, Orlando has outscored the NBA scoring average in just 35.2% of their games. They are 26th in the league in assists at 24.7 per game.

In the current season, the Magic defense has excelled, sitting 3rd in the NBA by allowing 108.8 points per game. When it comes to forced turnovers, the Magic are forcing 14 per game, which is 24th in the league. They also come into the game sitting 13th in blocked shots at 5.2 per game.