Betting on today’s Magic and Bulls game? Catch the action at United Center in Chicago, IL, as the Bulls hosts this showdown at 8:00 ET on NBCS. The over/under for this game is set at 215.5 points, and the Bulls are the home favorites against the Magic in a Eastern conference matchup.
ORLANDO MAGIC VS CHICAGO BULLS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Chicago Bulls -2
This game will be played at United Center at 8:00 ET on Wednesday, November 15th.
WHY BET THE CHICAGO BULLS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 110-104 in favor of the Bulls.
- Our projections have DeMar DeRozan finishing with DeMar DeRozan points, 3 rebounds and 5 assists.
- From the field, we have the Bulls finishing with a field goal percentage of 49.4% and knocking down 11 threes.
Can Orlando Lock in a Road Win?
The Magic head into today’s action with an overall record of 5-5 and have gone 1-2 over their previous three games. This season, when playing on the road, the Magic have a 2-3 record, while their record at home is 3-2.
Orlando has an ATS record above .500, currently standing at 7-3 against the spread. Orlando has covered the spread in two straight home games and are 4-1 ATS at home compared to 3-2 on the road.
Coming off their recent game, the Magic offense tallied 104 points in a matchup against the Nets. Their field goal percentage for the game was 43.9%, and they made 16 threes. Paolo Banchero is the current leading scorer for the team, with an average of 18.9 as they approach today’s matchup. In addition, Franz Wagner brings a PPG average of 18.8 into the game.
At this time, the Magic’s defense is positioned 6th in the NBA, permitting 107.9 points per game.
When it comes to forced turnovers, the Magic are forcing 15.3 per game, which is 25th in the league. They also come into the game sitting 16th in blocked shots at 5.1 per game.
Is a Home Win Possible for the Bulls?
So far this season, the Bulls has a record of 4-7, as they look to get closer to the .500 mark vs. the Magic. During their 11 games, the Bulls have gone 3-3 against teams in the Eastern Conference and 1-4 in non-conference matchups.
So far, Chicago’s ATS record is below .500 at 5-6. The Bulls have a two game ATS win streak as underdogs, and they hold a 2-4 record against the spread when they are the favorites.
The Bulls’ offense finished with 109 points in their previous game, mirroring their current average of 109.8 points per contest. On offense, Bulls has been struggling with their efficiency, coming into today’s game with a field goal percentgage of 44%. So far, they are 21st in free-throws made on a free throw shooting percentage of 79%.
The Bulls’ defense is presently ranked 16th in the league, allowing an average of 113.7 points per contest.
The Chicago defense has allowed opponents to shoot 37.4% from beyond the arc this season. Opposing teams are also hitting 47.1% of their field goal attempts vs. Chicago.