We have a five-game slate in the NBA action on Saturday, January 7, including this inter-conference tilt in San Francisco, and here you can check out the best Magic vs. Warriors betting pick and odds.
Golden State will try to return to winning ways when they host Orlando at Chase Center. The Warriors are 6-point favorites on MyBookie Sportsbook, while the total is set at 229.5 points. These inter-conference rivals have already met this season, and the Magic edged the Warriors 130-129 in Orlando.
Magic lost to the Grizzlies at home
The Orlando Magic (14-25, 20-18-1 ATS) managed to snap a three-game losing skid with a home win over the Oklahoma City Thunder, but they closed a three-game home stand with a 123-115 loss against the Memphis Grizzlies. The second quarter was crucial as the Grizzlies won that period by 20 points, while the visitors controlled the boards (49-39) and kept the Magic to 46.4% from the field.
Paolo Banchero led the Magic with 30 points and team-high nine rebounds. Franz Wagner added 22 points and two steals, Wendell Carter had 18 points and seven boards, and Terrence Ross scored 14 points.
PF Jonathan Isaac (knee) and PF Chuma Okeke (knee) are out indefinitely. C Moritz Wagner served his two-game suspension and will return to the lineup against Golden State on Saturday. C Bol Bol (quarantine) is questionable to feature.
Warriors fell short of the Pistons at home
The Golden State Warriors (20-19, 18-20-1 ATS) were going through their best period of the season as they recorded five consecutive wins, but that positive run ended with a 122-119 home loss to the Detroit Pistons. All five wins came at home as the Warriors are currently on an eight-game homestay after which they will hit the road for the next five games. Golden State shot well from the floor (51.7%) against Detroit and the teams were pretty tied, but Saddiq Bey’s buzzer-beating three-pointer snatched a win for the visitors.
Klay Thompson led the Warriors with 30 points. Jordan Poole contributed 24 points, team-high six assists, and five rebounds, Ty Jerome scored 18, Anthony Lamb chipped in 17 points, while Kevon Looney had eight points, game-high 15 boards, two steals, and two blocks.
PG Stephen Curry (shoulder), SF Andre Iguodala (hip), PF JaMychal Green (leg), C James Wiseman (ankle), and SF Jonathan Kuminga (foot) are out indefinitely. SF Andrew Wiggins (illness) is questionable to face the Magic on Saturday.
- 1-4 ATS in the last five games overall
- 1-4 ATS in the last five after scoring 100 points or more in their previous game
- 4-1-1 ATS in the last six games overall
- 9-4 ATS in the last 13 games following an ATS loss
Orlando Magic vs. Golden State Warriors Pick
The Warriors are the best home and the worst road team in the NBA so far in the season. Golden State is 17-3 at home, so that loss to the Pistons was quite surprising, and I am expecting the hosts to bounce back in this one with a victory. Steve Kerr’s side showed it can play without Stephen Curry, and I am sure they can beat Orlando on Saturday. The Warriors have the fifth-best offense in the NBA that scores 117.2 points per game, while the Magic are averaging 110.3 ppg. Orlando has a better defense, but that is not going to help the visitors here.
Pick: Take the Warriors at -5.5 (-125)
Although the Magic has a stronger defense than the Warriors, they did allow 110+ points in each of their last eight games. Golden State scored 110+ in each of the previous seven games and I am backing the hosts to get 120+ with ease here. Klay Thompson and Jordan Poole are good enough to combine for 50+ points, while I am going with the visitors to contribute around 110 points. Over is 6-2 in the Magic’s last eight overall, while Over is 5-1 in the Warriors’ previous six games following an ATS loss.
Pick: Go Over 227.5 points (-130)