Don’t miss out on the NBA showdown between the Magic and Warriors. The game is starting at 10:00 ET on NBCS, and it’s hosted by the Warriors at Chase Center in San Francisco, CA. Get ready to place your bets! The over/under for this game is set at 231.5 points, and the Warriors are the home favorites against the Magic in a non-conference matchup.
ORLANDO MAGIC VS GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Orlando Magic +3.5
This game will be played at Chase Center at 10:00 ET on Tuesday, January 2nd.
WHY BET THE ORLANDO MAGIC:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 110-109 in favor of the Magic.
- Our projections have Paolo Banchero finishing with Paolo Banchero points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists.
- From the field, we have the Magic finishing with a field goal percentage of 46.5% and knocking down 13 threes.
Can the Magic Grab a Win in San Francisco?
With an overall record of 19-13, the Magic will look to pick up a win as the 3.5-point underdogs against the Warriors. When looking at the Eastern Conference standings, the Magic are in 4th place and sit 1st in the Southeast.
When playing on the road, Orlando has gone 7-9 for the season. Their average scoring margin on the road is -4.9 points per game compared to +9.2 at home.
Orlando’s ATS record of 22-10 includes going 13-7 as the underdog this season. The Magic have also covered the spread in each of their last two games and have an average road ATS record of 10-6.
The over/under record in Orlando’s games is currently 15-17. Today’s matchup features an average over/under line of 226.2, and their games have had an average of 223.5 points per contest. Each of their last three games have finished below today’s line of 231.5. Out of their 32 games, just 7 have had higher over/under lines than today’s line.
In their last game, the Magic were below their season average of 112.8 PPG. They scored 107 points and shot 46.7% from the field against the Suns. Paolo Banchero leads the team in scoring with 21.7 PPG while Franz Wagner is also averaging 21.2 PPG.
This season, the Magic defense has been impressive, holding the 5th position in the league while permitting an average of 110.7 points per contest. In the terms of takeaways, Magic are causing 14.1 turnovers per game, ranking 23rd in the league. They also enter the matchup ranked 11th in rejections, averaging 5.6 blocked shots each game.
Does Golden State Have a Shot at a Home Win?
With an overall record of 15-17, the Warriors will look to pick up a win as 3.5-point favorites over the Magic. When looking at the Western Conference standings, the Warriors are currently in 11th place and sit 5th in the Pacific Division. Against other teams in the West, Golden State is just 3-6 this season.
When playing at home, Golden State has put together an average record of 9-8 this season. They will also be looking to snap a three-game losing streak. Each of their last three losses have come on the road. For the season, the Warriors have an average scoring margin of -0.4 PPG on 32-year-old court.
Against the spread, the Warriors are 14-17 this season and have failed to cover in each of their last two games. When playing at home, they have an average ATS record of 5-11 for the season.
The over/under record in Golden State’s games is 17-14-1 so far. In their previous games with higher over/under lines than 231.5, their record vs. the OU line has been 7-7-1. On average, their games have finished with 233.2 points per contest this season.
Against the Mavericks, the Warriors scored 122 points and shot 45.6% from the field. They also hit 19 three-pointers. One positive for the Warriors offense this season is their ability to get to the line, as they are 11th in free-throw attempts per game. Overall, they have a field goal percentage of 45%.
At present, the Warriors’ defense is ranked 19th, allowing 116.3 points per game. When it comes to forced turnovers, the Warriors are forcing 14.6 per game, which is 26th in the league. They also come into the game sitting 28th in blocked shots at 3.4 per game.