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NBA Betting Picks and Predictions: Orlando Magic vs. Utah Jazz
November 2, 2023
The Orlando Magic will travel to Salt Lake City, Utah to face the Utah Jazz at the Delta Center on Thursday night with tip-off scheduled for 9:00 PM ET.
Orlando enters this game with a record of 2-2 following a 102-118 loss on the road against the Los Angeles Clippers while failing to cover the 6.5-point spread as a road underdog on Tuesday night. Paolo Banchero led the team in scoring, assists, and steals with 15 points, 4 assists, and four steals. Franz Wagner and Wendell Carter Jr. led the team in rebounds with 8 rebounds apiece. Franz Wagner, Jalen Suggs, and Moe Wagner were tied for the team lead in blocks with 1 block apiece.
The Magic are averaging 105.75 points per game while allowing an average of 101.75 points per game this season. Franz Wagner leads the team in scoring with 18 points per game. Wendell Carter Jr. leads the team in rebounds with an average of 8.3 rebounds per game this season. Paolo Banchero leads the team in assists and steals with an average of 4.5 assists and 1.75 steals per game on the year. Jalen Suggs and Moe Wagner are tied for the team lead in blocks with an average of 0.75 blocks per game.
The Utah Jazz enter this game with a record of 1-3 following a 102-110 loss on the road against the Denver Nuggets while covering the 8.5-point spread as a road underdog on Monday. Lauri Markkanen led the team in scoring and rebounds with 27 points and 14 rebounds. Talen Horton-Tucker led the team in assists with 8 assists. Kelly Olynyk led the team in steals with 3 steals. Lauri Markkanen and Walker Kessler were tied for the team lead in blocks with 1 block apiece.
Utah is averaging 110 points per game while allowing an average of 121 points per game on the year. Lauri Markkanen leads the team in scoring with an average of 25 points per game. John Collins leads the team in rebounds with an average of 10.5 rebounds per game this season. Talen Horton-Tucker leads the team in assists with an average of 5.25 assists per game on the year. Kris Dunn and Kelly Olynyk are tied for the team lead in steals with an average of 1.25 steals per game. Walker Kessler and Lauri Markkaned are tied for the team lead in blocks with an average of 0.75 blocks per game this season.
BookMaker has the Orlando Magic listed as 1-point favorites on the road against the Utah Jazz on Thursday night. Utah has won eight of the last ten including the previous three meetings in a row while going 7-3 ATS in the last ten and 2-1 ATS in the last three games in the series. The Orlando Magic are 3-1 ATS overall, 2-1 ATS on the road, and 2-0 ATS as a favorite this season while the Utah Jazz are 2-2 ATS overall, 1-1 ATS at home, and 2-2 ATS as an underdog on the year.
Orlando enters this game with a better record and has been the better team at covering the spread this season going 3-1 ATS overall while covering both games that they have been a favorite going 2-0 ATS as a favorite. The Jazz are being outscored this season by an average of 11 points per game. I look for the Magic to improve to 3-2 with a win on the road against the Utah Jazz which is why I am taking the moneyline for the Orlando Magic at -115 when they travel to face the Utah Jazz on Thursday night.
Spooky Express Pick: Orlando Magic Moneyline (-115)
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