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NBA Betting Pick and Prediction: Orlando Magic vs. Toronto Raptors

November 21, 2023

The Toronto Raptors will travel to Orlando, Florida to face the Orlando Magic at the Amway Center on Tuesday evening with tip-off scheduled for 7:00 PM ET, and the game will air on Bally Sports Florida.

Toronto enters this game in 11th place in the Eastern Conference with a record of 6-7, however, they are coming off a 142-113 win at home against the Detroit Pistons on Sunday which also ended their two-game losing streak. The Raptors enter this game averaging the 8th fewest points per game in the NBA with an average of 110.85 points per game while allowing 110.85 points per game. However, they have allowed an average of 116.33 points per game over their last three games and will face one of the better teams in the Eastern Conference when they travel to face the Orlando Magic on Tuesday evening.

The Orlando Magic have been the 5th best team in the Eastern Conference this season as they are 8-5 overall and are on a three-game winning streak following a 128-116 win on the road against the Indiana Pacers on Sunday. Their defensive play has led to their success this season as they are allowing the 4th fewest points per game this year with an average of 106.62 points per game. However, since the Magic like to play at a slower pace than the average NBA team, they are also one of the lowest-scoring teams in the league as they enter this game averaging the 5th-fewest points per game with an average of 109.38 points per game and only two players on the team are averaging over 18 points per game with the players being Paolo Banchero and Franz Wagner. The Magic will be playing against another team that likes to play at a slower pace when they host the Toronto Raptors.

BookMaker has the Orlando Magic listed as 1.5-point favorites at home against the Toronto Raptors on Tuesday evening. Toronto has won seven of the last ten while Orlando has won two of the last three meetings. The Raptors are 6-4 ATS in the last ten while the Magic are 2-1 ATS in the last three games in the series. The Toronto Raptors are 7-6 ATS overall, 3-2 ATS on the road, and 4-4 ATS as an underdog this season while the Orlando Magic are 10-3 ATS overall, 3-1 ATS at home, and 3-0 ATS as a favorite this season.

The Orlando Magic enter this game with the better record this season and have been the better team most recently in the series, winning two of the last three meetings while going 2-1 ATS in those matchups. The Magic are also one of the best teams at covering the spread this season in the NBA as they enter this game 10-3 ATS overall and are 3-1 ATS at home. As a result, I am buying the .5 point and laying the point with the Orlando Magic when they host the Toronto Raptors on Tuesday evening. 

Spooky Express Pick: Orlando Magic -1