At 8:00 ET, the Oklahoma City Thunder will host the Orlando Magic in a non-conference matchup. The Thunder (-659) are favored by 11.5 points over the Magic (+467), and the over/under line is set at 231.5.

Oklahoma City (26-11) is on a three-game winning streak and currently sits second in the Western Conference. Meanwhile, Orlando (21-17) has dropped two straight games and is eighth in the East.

ORLANDO MAGIC VS OKLAHOMA CITY THUNDER BETTING PICK

The Pick: Orlando Magic +11.5

This game will be played at Paycom Center at 8:00 ET on Saturday, January 13th.

WHY BET THE ORLANDO MAGIC:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 116-108 in favor of the Thunder.
  • Our projections have Shai Gilgeous-Alexander finishing with Shai Gilgeous-Alexander points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists.
  • From the field, we have the Thunder finishing with a field goal percentage of 49.0% and knocking down 14 threes.

Taking a Look at the Magic Chances on the Road

Orlando enters today’s game vs. OKC with an overall record of 21-17. In the Eastern Conference, they are in 8th place and 2nd in the Southeast Division. As the underdog, they have lost two straight games and have an underdog record of 11-15.

On the road, the Magic are 8-12 straight up and 12-8 against the spread. Their average scoring differential on the road is -4.4 points per game, compared to +7.4 at home.

Against the spread, the Magic are 25-13 this season, but they have failed to cover in their last two games. As the underdog, their ATS record is 16-10, and they are 11-15 straight up.

The Magic’s O/U record for the season is 18-20, and the under has hit in three straight games. This year, 28 of their 38 games have had lower O/U lines than 231.5. In their last game vs. Miami, the teams combined for just 195 points (O/U line: 219.5).

When it comes to scoring, the Magic are 22nd in the league at 112.8 points per game. However, on the road, they are averaging 110.3 points per game.

So far this season, the Magic have outscored the NBA scoring average in 42.1% of their games. In terms of pace, Orlando is 12th in the league at 99.6 possessions per game.

When it comes to shooting, the Magic are 19th in field goal percentage at 46%. In terms of three-point shooting, they are 28th in both makes per game (11) and three-point percentage (34%).

On defense, the Magic come into the game ranked 8th in the league in points allowed at 111.6 per game. Over their last three games, the team is allowing 107.3 points per contest (2nd). On two point field goal attempts, the Magic’s defensive unit is allowing a field goal percentage of 54.7% and allowing 35.7% from beyond the arc.

Can the Thunder Pull Out the Win as Home Favorites?

Today, the Thunder are 11.5-point favorites at home against the Magic. So far, OKC has an average scoring differential of +13.2 points per game as the favorite, and they have an 18-5 straight-up record in these games (16-7 ATS).

Against the spread, the Thunder have covered in five straight home games. Overall, their home record is 15-5, and they are 8-6 straight-up as the favorite at home. In terms of ATS, they are 22-15.

Oklahoma City comes into today’s game with a three-game winning streak and a 26-11 overall record. In the Western Conference, they are in 2nd place, and they are also 2nd in the Northwest Division.

The Thunder’s last game was a 139-77 blowout win over the Trail Blazers. They easily covered the 13.5-point spread, winning by 62. The final combined score of 216 was well below the O/U line of 236.5.

So far, 21 of the Thunder’s games have had higher O/U lines than 231.5. This season, their games have averaged 236.5 points per game, and their O/U record is 22-15.

When it comes to scoring, the Thunder are one of the top teams in the league, averaging 122.8 points per game (3rd). At home, they have been even better, scoring 125.2 points per game (2nd).

So far, the Thunder have outscored the NBA scoring average in 78.4% of their games. In terms of pace, they are 8th in the league at 100.2 possessions per game.

When it comes to shooting, the Thunder are one of the most efficient teams in the league. They are 2nd in field goal percentage (50%) and 2nd in true shooting percentage. From three-point range, they are 1st in the league at 39%.

So far, the Thunder’s defense is ranked 14th in the league at 113.7 points per contest. Oklahoma City’s defense is currently forcing 11.7 turnovers per game, which is 3rd in the league. Additionally, they enter the game ranked 1st in blocked shots, with an average of 6.5 rejections per game.