Don’t miss out on the NBA showdown between the Magic and Bulls. The game is starting at 8:00 ET on NBCS, and it’s hosted by the Bulls at United Center in Chicago, IL. Get ready to place your bets! 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.


The Pick: Chicago Bulls -1.5

This game will be played at United Center at 8:00 ET on Friday, November 17th.


  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 109-104 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 48.2% and knocking down 11 threes.

Is a Road Win Possible for the Magic?

The Magic head into today’s action with an overall record of 6-5 and have gone 2-1 over their previous three games. So far, the Magic have gone 2-2 when playing against Eastern Conference teams and 4-3 in non-conference contests.

Orlando currently has an ATS record of 8-3, placing them above .500 against the spread. When playing on the road, the Magic hold an ATS record of 4-2 in contrast to a 4-1 record against the spread when playing at home.

In their latest game, the Magic offense put up 96 points against the Bulls. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 39% and made 8 threes. Paolo Banchero is currently the leading scorer for the team, entering today’s matchup with an average of 18.7. Meanwhile, Franz Wagner also brings a PPG average of 18.3 into the game.

So far this season, the Magic defense has been performing well, ranking 6th in the NBA at 106.6 points allowed per contest.

So far this season, the Magic’s defense has struggled with fouls, averaging 10th in fouls per contest. On average, opponents are getting to the line 22.7 times per game vs. Orlando.

Do the Bulls Have a Shot at a Home Win?

The Bulls will face the Magic bringing in an overall record of 4-8 and a 1-2 record over their previous three games. Throughout their 12 games, the Bulls have posted a 3-4 record against Eastern Conference opponents, while going 1-4 in non-conference matchups.

So far, Chicago is below .500 in their ATS record, currently standing at 5-7. On the road, the Bulls have an ATS record of 2-3 compared to a 3-4 record vs. the spread at home.

In their most recent game, the Bulls’ offense concluded with only 94 points against the Magic. Throughout the game, they made 9/33 three-point attempts and had a field goal percentage of 39.8%. The team’s scoring leader is Zach LaVine, who holds an average of 21.7 as they head into today’s matchup. Additionally, DeMar DeRozan is averaging 21.2 points per game this season.

The Bulls’ defense is presently ranked 15th in the league, allowing an average of 112.2 points per contest.

In terms of two point field goal attempts, the Bulls defense has allowed a shooting percentage of 54.8% while allowing 36.7% from downtown.