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Orlando Magic vs. Phoenix Suns

January 28, 2024


The Phoenix Suns will travel to Orlando, Florida to face the Orlando Magic at the Kia Center with the game scheduled to start at 6:00 PM ET on Sunday evening and will air on Fox Sports Arizona and Bally Sports Florida.

The Suns saw their seven-game winning streak come to an end on Friday with a 131-33 loss on the road against the Indiana Pacers which has brought their record to 26-19 this season and puts them in 6th place in the Eastern Conference. Phoenix has improved offensively over their last eight games as they have scored over the league average of 115.58 in seven of their last eight matchups which has also improved their season average to 116.45 points per game and makes them an above-average team offensively. 

Jusuf Nurkic is averaging a double-double with 11.6 points and 10.3 rebounds per game while being 2nd on the team in blocks with an average of 1.02 blocks per game. Phoenix has been an above-average team defensively as they are allowing an average of 114.05 points per game. The Phoenix Suns will look to bounce back following the loss against the Indiana Pacers when they travel to face the Orlando Magic.

The Orlando Magic enter this game in 8th place in the Eastern Conference with a record of 23-22, however, they have lost four of their last five games and are on a two-game losing streak following Friday’s 106-107 loss on the road against the Memphis Grizzlies. The Magic 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 with an average of 111.43 points per game which is the 6th fewest points per game in the league, however, they have been one of the better teams defensively as they are allowing the 6th fewest points per game with an average of 111.16 points allowed per game. 

Paolo Banchero has been one of the better players on the team and leads the team in scoring, rebounds, and assists with an average of 22.6 points, 7 rebounds, and 4.9 assists per game. The Orlando Magic will look to end their two-game losing streak when they host the Phoenix Suns on Sunday evening.

BookMaker has the Phoenix Suns listed as 1.5-point favorites on the road against the Orlando Magic on Sunday evening. Phoenix has won seven of the last ten and two of the previous three meetings. The Magic have covered the spread in seven of the last ten including the previous four games in the series. The Phoenix Suns are 16-27-2 ATS overall, 9-10-1 ATS on the road, and 11-20-2 ATS as a favorite this season while the Orlando Magic are 28-17 ATS overall, 13-7 ATS at home, and 18-13 ATS as an underdog on the year.

Phoenix has been the better team this season and in the series, winning seven of the last ten including the previous three contests. However, the Magic have covered the spread in seven of the last ten including the last three games in the series while having been the better team at covering the spread this season with a record of 28-17 ATS overall and 13-7 ATS at home while the Suns are 16-27-2 ATS overall and 9-10-1 ATS on the road. Buy the .5 point and take the points with the Orlando Magic when they host the Phoenix Suns on Sunday evening.

Spooky Express Pick: Orlando Magic +2