The Orlando Magic (20-47) look to end their seven-game road losing streak in a matchup against the San Antonio Spurs (37-30) at AT&T Center. The game will air on Fox SportsNet Florida at 8:30 p.m. ET on Tuesday, March 13, 2018.
Orlando Magic at San Antonio Spurs Betting Prediction
The last time the Magic played, they were defeated by the Los Angeles Clippers, 113-105. Los Angeles made good use of their 28 trips to the free throw line, converting on 24 of them (85.7 percent). Orlando, meanwhile, was 21-27 (77.8 percent). Nikola Vucevic put together a good outing for Orlando, finishing with 17 points and 10 rebounds.
The Spurs lost to the Houston Rockets in their last outing, 109-93. Houston’s 23.7 offensive rebounding percentage was their biggest advantage over San Antonio, who had a mark of 14.6. The Rockets’ mark was above their season average of 21.7, while the Spurs’ was below their season average of 23.2. With 14 points on 4-for-8 shooting, Bryn Forbes was San Antonio’s high scorer.
The offensive glass should be a huge edge for San Antonio in this matchup. The Spurs rank eighth in offensive rebounding percentage (23.1 percent), while Orlando ranks 30th in defensive rebounding percentage (75.2 percent).
Orlando comes into the contest with records of 20-47 straight up (SU) and 31-34-2 against the spread (ATS). Vegas is known to set the total high when the Magic are involved, as 56.7 percent of their games have gone under the O/U total.
Meanwhile, San Antonio owns records of 37-30 SU and 32-30-4 ATS. Spurs games also have finished under the total 53.0 percent of the time.
Davis Bertans has averaged 12.4 points over the last five games for San Antonio.
This will be the second game of the season between these two teams. LaMarcus Aldridge put up 24 points and 11 rebounds in the first matchup, in which the Spurs lost 114-87, unable to cover as 5.5-point favorites. The game finished with a total of 201 points, which was 6 points below the projected point total of 207 points. Orlando had a much better effective field goal percentage (0.637 vs. 0.360). San Antonio, on the other hand, did a fantastic job of converting from the charity stripe (23-27; 85.2 percent).
Orlando Magic vs. San Antonio Spurs Odds Pick
NBA Pick: SU Winner – Spurs, ATS Winner – Spurs, O/U – Under
Orlando is 19-16-1 ATS on the road with 19 unders and 17 overs.
San Antonio is 17-13-1 ATS at home with 17 overs and 14 unders.
When allowing less than 100 points, Orlando is 9-5 and San Antonio is 25-10.
In games where they reach the century mark, the Magic are 20-28 and the Spurs are 30-10.
San Antonio ranks second in blocks allowed per game (3.8) while Orlando ranks 19th (4.9).
The Spurs rank 13th in points allowed in the paint per game (43.6) while the Magic rank last (49.3).
San Antonio ranks 10th in rebounds per game (44.1) while Orlando ranks 26th (41.0).
The Magic rank 14th in three pointers attempted per game (29.2) while the Spurs rank 27th (24.4).
San Antonio ranks 12th in second chance points per game (12.8) while Orlando ranks 25th (10.7).
The Spurs rank 13th in assists per game (22.9) while the Magic rank 24th in assists allowed per game (24.5).
Orlando averages 12.8 fast break points per game, which ranks 12th in the league. San Antonio ranks 17th in fast break points allowed per game (11.9).
In their last five games, Orlando is 2-2-1 ATS with 4 unders and 1 over.
San Antonio is 1-4 ATS with 3 unders and 2 overs over their last five games.
The Magic’s average margin of defeat in their last five games has been 4.4, up from 4.3 for the season.
During their last five games, the Spurs have scored an average of 101.2 points per game (0.9 below their season average) and allowed an average of 107.4 points per game (7.6 above their season average).
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