This conference duel will conclude a five-game slate in the NBA scheduled for Tuesday, February 14, so make sure you take a look at the best Magic vs. Raptors betting pick and odds.
Orlando will be playing the second game of a back-to-back set when they visit Toronto at Scotiabank Arena. The Raptors are 6-point favorites on Bovada Sportsbook, while the total is set at 225 points. These conference rivals have met three times this season; the Magic lead the series 2-1.
Magic couldn’t beat the Heat in overtime
The Orlando Magic (23-34, 32-24-1 ATS) closed their three-game homestay with a narrow 107-103 overtime loss against the in-state and Southeast Division foes Miami Heat. Despite having a seven-point lead in the last two minutes, Orlando scored just two for the remainder of regulation and actually was lucky to force OT. Namely, Jimmy Butler missed a three-pointer to win it for Miami in regulation, but the Heat was better in OT.
Markelle Fultz led Orlando with 17 points and four rebounds. Paolo Banchero recorded a double-double of 16 points and team-high 13 boards, Wendell Carter Jr. added 14 points and six rebounds, while Jalen Suggs and Moritz Wagner each scored 14 points.
Raptors edged the Pistons at home
Perhaps harder than expected, the Toronto Raptors (27-31, 28-30-0 ATS) defeated the Detroit Pistons at home and registered their fourth win in five games. The Raptors opened their five-game home stand with two wins and a loss; they beat the Spurs and lost to the Jazz before edging the Pistons 119-118. Toronto allowed even 41 points in the fourth quarter but managed to get a tight victory. The hosts were better in rebounds (40-32) and forced 18 turnovers while committing eight on the other end.
Fred VanVleet led the Raptors with a game-high 35 points and game-high eight assists. Pascal Siakam added 28 points, six dishes, four rebounds, and two blocks, Scottie Barnes scored 20 points, while Precious Achiuwa recorded a double-double of 11 points and game-high 11 boards.
SF Otto Porter Jr. (foot) and SF OG Anunoby (wrist) are out indefinitely. SG Gary Trent Jr. (calf) and PF/C Precious Achiuwa (ankle) are questionable to feature on Tuesday against the Magic.
- 1-4 ATS in the last five games playing without rest
- 8-3 ATS in the last 11 Tuesday games
- 8-3 ATS in the last 11 home games vs. a team with a road winning % of less than .400
Orlando Magic vs. Toronto Raptors Pick
The Magic will be playing the second game of a back-to-back set after facing the Bulls on Monday, so it’s possible that head coach Jamahl Mosley decide to rest some of his key players on Tuesday. Even if they come to Toronto at full strength, the Raptors are playing well at the moment and are on a good course of returning to a .500 record. The raptors are better in both offense and defense than the Magic. Toronto scores 113.2 points per game opposite Orlando’s 111.1 ppg. Siakam, VanVleet, and Barnes have what it takes to combine for 60+ points, and I am backing them to do it, especially if Trent is unavailable to play.
Pick: Take the Raptors at -4.5 (-133)
Orlando managed to limit Toronto to 109 and 99 points, respectively, in the last two H2H duels. Those two games were played in Florida, though, so I expect the Raptors to be far more efficient in this one. Toronto scored 112+ in five of the previous six games, and I am backing the hosts to score at least 115 here. Over is 5-1 in the last six H2H meetings in Toronto; Over is 8-3 in the Magic’s previous 11 games playing without rest, while Over is 5-2 in the Raptors’ last seven overall.
Pick: Go Over 223.5 points (-130)