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Chicago Bulls vs. Orlando Magic

February 10, 2024


The Chicago Bulls will travel to Orlando, Florida to face the Orlando Magic at the Kia Center with the game scheduled to start at 7:00 PM ET on Saturday evening and will air on Bally Sports Florida and NBC Chicago.

Chicago enters this game in 9th place in the Eastern Conference with a record of 25-27 and is on a two-game winning streak following a 118-110 win on the road against the Memphis Grizzlies on Thursday. The Bulls have been one of the lowest-scoring teams in the NBA this season as they are averaging the 6th fewest points per game with an average of 111.54 points per game, however, they have been an above-average team defensively as they are allowing an average of 112.77 points per game. 

Nikola Vucevic enters this game averaging a double-double with 17.3 points and 10.5 rebounds per game while being 2nd on the team in blocks with an average of 0.89 blocks per game. The Chicago Bulls will look to extend their winning streak to three games when they travel to face the Orlando Magic.

The Orlando Magic have a record of 28-24 which puts them in 8th place in the Eastern Conference while having won four of their previous five games including Thursday’s 127-111 win at home against the San Antonio Spurs. The success of the Magic this season can be attributed to their defensive plays as they are allowing the 7th fewest points per game with an average of 110.81 points allowed per game, however, they play at a slower tempo than the average team in the NBA which leads them to be one of the lower-scoring teams in the league as they are averaging the 5th fewest points per game with an average of 111.54 points per game. 

Paolo Banchero has been one of the best players on the Magic as he leads the team in scoring, rebounds, and assists with an average of 22.8 points, 6.9 rebounds, and 5.1 assists per game. The Orlando Magic will look to win their 5th game in their last six contests when they host the Chicago Bulls on Saturday evening. 

BookMaker has the Orlando Magic listed as 4.5-point favorites at home against the Chicago Bulls on Saturday evening. Orlando has won six of the last ten including three straight games against Chicago. The Magic have covered the spread in seven of the previous ten including the previous three games in the series. The Chicago Bulls are 27-24-1 ATS overall, 13-12 ATS on the road, and 14-13-1 ATS as an underdog this season while the Orlando Magic are 34-18 ATS overall, 15-7 ATS at home, and 13-4 ATS as a favorite on the year.

Orlando enters this game with the better record and has been the better team in the series, winning six of the last ten including the previous three contests. The Magic have covered the spread in seven of the last ten including the previous three games in the series while also having been one of the best teams in the NBA at covering the spread this season with a record of 34-18 ATS overall and 13-4 ATS as a favorite. Buy the .5 point and lay the points with the Orlando Magic when they host the Chicago Bulls on Saturday evening. 

Spooky Express Pick: Orlando Magic -4