Last Updated: 2017-11-10
The Orlando Magic (7-4), 3.5-point favorites, will travel to Talking Stick Resort Arena to square off against the Phoenix Suns (4-8). The game’s Over/Under (O/U) has been set at 225 points and it will air on Fox SportsNet Florida at 9 p.m. ET on Friday, November 10, 2017.
Orlando Magic at Phoenix Suns Betting Odds
In their last matchup, the Suns were beaten by the Miami Heat, 126-115, while the Magic defeated the New York Knicks, 112-99.
Orlando dominated nearly every stat category in the game. They had a turnover percentage of 11.8 (better than their season average of 14.1) and a free throw rate of 0.163 (matching their season average). New York put up marks of 21.2 and 0.125, respectively, for those same stats. Phoenix, on the other hand, had a better turnover percentage (9.8 vs. 12.7). Devin Booker played well for Phoenix with 30 points and six assists. Meanwhile, Elfrid Payton led the way for Orlando, recording 11 points, 11 assists and six rebounds.
The offense of Phoenix will square off against the stingy defense of Orlando. The Suns rank 25th in offensive efficiency, while the Magic are sixth in defensive efficiency. The Magic should have the edge on that end of the court.
Vegas has a tendency to set the total high when the Magic are involved, as seven of their 11 games have gone under the total. Orlando holds records of 7-4 straight up (SU) and 6-5 against the spread (ATS).
Contrary to Orlando, games involving the Suns have typically gone over the total (58.3 percent). Further, Phoenix is 4-8 SU and 5-7 ATS.
This series was highly competitive last year, as the teams split their two games last season. The Magic won the most recent contest 109-103. Orlando had a better turnover percentage (10.2 vs. 13.8). Phoenix, meanwhile, did a fantastic job of making free throws (25-30; 83.3 percent). This is the first time these teams will clash this year.
Orlando Magic at Phoenix Suns Pick
Predictions: SU Winner – Magic, ATS Winner – Magic, O/U – Under
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The Magic rank eighth in blocks per game (5.3) while the Suns rank 12th in blocks allowed per game (4.8).
Orlando ranks third in assists per game (24.9) while Phoenix ranks 28th (18.3).
The Suns rank 14th in points in the paint per game (43.7) while the Magic rank 28th in points allowed in the paint per game (49.8).
Phoenix averages 12.7 second chance points per game, which ranks 12th in the league. Orlando ranks 23rd in second chance points allowed per game (13.8).
Orlando averages 8.5 steals per game, which ranks ninth in the NBA. Phoenix ranks 15th in steals allowed per game (8.3).
The Suns rank seventh in rebounds per game (46.2) while the Magic rank 25th in rebounds allowed per game (46.5).
The Magic rank 16th in points off turnovers per game (17.7) while the Suns rank 25th (14.8).
Orlando ranks 10th in fast break points allowed per game (9.8) while Phoenix ranks 25th (14.7).
When allowing under 100 points, Orlando is 5-0 and Phoenix is 1-1.
The Suns are 3-4 when they score over 100 points, while the Magic are 7-2.
Phoenix is 2-4 ATS at home, while Orlando is 3-2 ATS on the road.
The total has gone under in 3 of the Magic’s 5 road games, while 3 of the Suns’ 6 home games have gone over.
The Magic are 3-2 ATS over their last five games, while the Suns are 1-4.
In their last five games, Orlando has 5 unders, while Phoenix has 3 overs and 2 unders.
During their last five games, the Magic have scored an average of 99.8 points per game (9.5 below their season average) and allowed an average of 101.2 points per game (4.4 below their season average).
The Suns’ average margin of defeat in their last five games has been 8.2, down from 10.1 for the season.