Looking to win big? The Magic and Jazz face off at 9:00 ET on KJZZ. The Jazz are hosting the game at Delta Center in Salt Lake City, UT. The over/under line for this matchup is currently at 222 points, and the Jazz are favored to win at home against the Magic.
ORLANDO MAGIC VS UTAH JAZZ BETTING PICK
The Pick: Orlando Magic +1
This game will be played at Delta Center at 9:00 ET on Thursday, November 2nd.
WHY BET THE ORLANDO MAGIC:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 105-103 in favor of the Magic.
- Our projections have Franz Wagner finishing with Franz Wagner points, 3 rebounds and 2 assists.
- From the field, we have the Magic finishing with a field goal percentage of 48.8% and knocking down 12 threes.
Can the Magic Offense Score Enough on the Road?
Orlando is coming off a defeat in their most recent game against the Clippers, with a final score of 118-102. As a result, their overall record is now 2-2.
Leading the Magic against the Clippers, Paolo Banchero emerged as Orlando’s top scorer with 15 points, closely followed by Franz Wagner with 14 points and 8 rebounds.
On offense, the Orlando Magic had 9 steals, an effective field goal percentage of 51.9%, and a possessions/pace of 103.2 in their most recent game. Their field goal percentage was 46.9%, with a two-point field goal percentage of 60.8% and a three-point field goal percentage of 23.3%.
On the defensive end of the floor, the Magic caused 16 turnovers and 3 blocked shots against the Clippers, while allowing 118 points. Additionally, during the game, the Magic recorded 9 steals and 33 defensive rebounds.
Is A Home Victory Likely for Favored Utah?
Coming into the game, the Utah Jazz’s division record for the 2023-2024 season is 0-1, placing them at the 12th rank in the Western Conference. Their overall record stands at 2-3.
Utah comes into today’s game after being considered the underdog in four games during the 2023-2024 season. Throughout these games, they have maintained an average scoring margin of -11. Moreover, their against the spread record stands at 2-2 when they were the underdog, while it is 1-0 when they were favored.
Leading Utah in scoring so far is Lauri Markkanen, who is averaging 23.8 points per game, achieving 4 double doubles, and maintaining a 47.7% field goal percentage in the 2023-2024 season.
This year’s Utah offense is ranked 19th in the NBA for field goal percentage. Additionally, they are ranked 2nd in assists per game and 3rd in points per game.
Defensively, the Jazz, who are currently ranked 25th in the NBA, have allowed an average of 118.01 points per game. In addition, they have recorded 3.2 blocked shots per game (26th in the NBA) and 6.4 steals per game (20th in the NBA).