Orlando Magic at Phoenix Suns Betting Prediction 01/10/20

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The NBA’s top scoring defense will be a 1.5-point underdog on the road at Talking Stick Resort Arena, when the Orlando Magic (18-20) square off against the Phoenix Suns (14-23). The game’s Over/Under (O/U) opened at 217 points and it will air on Fox Sports – Arizona at 9 p.m. ET on Friday, January 10, 2020.

Orlando Magic vs. Phoenix Suns ATS Odds

The Magic will be looking for similar success after comfortably covering the 9-point spread against the Washington Wizards in their last contest, 123-89. The Suns, on the other hand, were defeated by the Sacramento Kings, 114-103, and failed to cover as 6.5-point underdogs. The Orlando game went 6 points under the projected point total of 218, while the Phoenix game finished 9.5 points under the projected point total of 226.5.

Orlando dominated every stat category in the game. They had a great free throw rate of 0.310 (above their season average of 0.193) and a turnover percentage of 13.6 (worse than their season average of 11.1). For those same stats, Washington recorded marks of 0.131 and 19.9, respectively. Phoenix, on the other hand, had a better effective field goal percentage (0.552 vs. 0.530). Phoenix rallied around Devin Booker, who contributed 34 points and seven assists. Nikola Vucevic, meanwhile had a solid performance for Orlando, putting up 29 points and nine rebounds.

In their first matchup this season, Aaron Gordon led the Magic to a 128-114 win. He was the game’s top overall scorer with 32 points. Orlando covered as a 2-point underdog and the two teams combined to score 242 points, which was well over the projected point total of 214. The Magic’s offensive rebounding percentage was their largest advantage over the Suns. Orlando had a rate of 34.4, while Phoenix posted a mark of 19.0.

Magic games have typically gone under the O/U total (55.3 percent). Orlando holds records of 18-20 straight up (SU) and 17-17-4 against the spread (ATS).

Contrary to Orlando, games including the Suns tend to go over the total (56.8 percent). Additionally, Phoenix owns records of 14-23 SU and 20-16-1 ATS.

It could be a tough game for Phoenix on the offensive glass. The Suns rank 28th in offensive rebounding percentage (20.9 percent), while Orlando ranks ninth in defensive rebounding percentage (78.1 percent). Moreover, the Magic rank fourth in turnover percentage (12.4 percent), while the Suns rank third in opponents’ turnover percentage (14.9 percent).

Orlando Magic at Phoenix Suns Pick

Pick: SU Winner – Magic, ATS Winner – Magic, O/U – Under

Betting Notes:

  • Orlando ranks fifth in blocks per game (6.2) while Phoenix ranks 29th (3.6).
  • The Magic rank second in steals per game (8.7) while the Suns rank 16th (7.7).
  • Orlando ranks first in points off turnovers allowed per game (14.1) while Phoenix ranks 12th (16.7).
  • Phoenix averages 33.9 three pointers per game, which ranks 12th in the league. Orlando ranks 14th in three pointers allowed per game (33.4).
  • The Suns rank first in assists per game (28.2) while the Magic rank 21st (22.8).
  • The Suns rank fifth in fast break points allowed per game (12.1) while the Magic rank 13th (12.6).
  • Orlando ranks fifth in points allowed in the paint per game (43.5) while Phoenix ranks 23rd (49.8).
  • In games where they hold opponents below 100 points, Orlando is 11-3 and Phoenix is 2-2.
  • When reaching the century mark, the Magic are 14-9 and the Suns are 14-19.
  • Phoenix is 10-10-1 ATS at home, while Orlando is 8-7-2 ATS on the road.
  • The total has gone over in 14 of the Suns’ 21 home games, while 10 of the Magic’s 17 road games have gone over.

Bettings Trends:

  • The Magic are 4-1 ATS over their last five games, while the Suns are 3-2.
  • In their last five games, Orlando has 4 unders and 1 over, while Phoenix has 3 unders and 2 overs.
  • During their last five games, the Magic have scored an average of 109.4 points per game (5.7 above their season average) and allowed an average of 94.6 points per game (8.8 below their season average).
  • The Suns’ average margin of defeat in their last five games has been 2.8, up from 1.2 for the season.