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NBA Betting Pick and Prediction: Orlando Magic vs. Golden St Warriors
January 2, 2024
Game two of the doubleheader on NBA TV on Tuesday night will feature the Orlando Magic traveling to San Francisco, California to face the Golden State Warriors at the Chase Center with the game also airing on Bally Sports Florida.
The Orlando Magic enter this game with a record of 19-13 which puts them in 5
place in the Eastern Conference, however, they have lost two of their last three games including a 107-112 loss on the road against the Phoenix Suns on Sunday. Orlando prefers to play at a slower pace than the average team in the league which leads them to be one of the better defensive teams while being a below-average team offensively as they enter this game allowing the 5
fewest points per game with an average of 110.66 points per game while averaging 112.84 points per game which is below the league average of 115.47 points per game.
Paolo Banchero has been one of the best players on the team as he leads the team in scoring, rebounds, and assists with an average of 21.7 points, 7 rebounds, and 4.7 assists per game. The Orlando Magic will look to bounce back following the loss against the Suns when they travel to face the Golden State Warriors on Tuesday night.
Golden State has struggled this season as they are below .500 with a record of 15-17 which also puts them in 11
place in the Western Conference and are on a three-game losing streak following a 122-132 loss on the road against the Dallas Mavericks on Saturday. The Warriors are an above-average scoring team as they are averaging 116.81 points per game which ranks 9
in the NBA while being a slightly below-average defensive team as they are allowing an average of 116.34 points per game which is more than the league average of 115.47 points per game.
In his 14
season in the NBA, Stephen Curry remains one of the best pure shooters in the league as he leads the team in scoring with an average of 27.3 points per game and leads the NBA in 3-pointers with 142 made this season. The Golden State Warriors will look to end their three-game losing streak when they host the Orlando Magic on Tuesday night.
BookMaker has the Golden State Warriors listed as 3-point favorites
at home against the Orlando Magic on Tuesday night. Orlando has won six of the last ten including the previous three meetings. The Magic are 7-3 ATS in the last ten and have covered the spread in three straight games in the series. The Orlando Magic are 22-10 ATS overall, 10-6 ATS on the road, and 13-7 ATS as an underdog this season while the Golden State Warriors are 15-17 ATS overall, 6-11 ATS at home, and 6-13 ATS as a favorite on the year.
Orlando enters this game with a better record and has been the better team in the series, winning six of the last ten including the previous three meetings. The Magic have also been the better team at covering the spread in the series going 7-3 ATS in the last ten and 3-0 ATS in the last three matchups while also being the better team at covering the spread this season with a record of 22-10 ATS overall while the Warriors are 15-17 ATS overall. Take the points with the Orlando Magic when they travel to face the Golden State Warriors.
Spooky Express Pick: Orlando Magic +3
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