The Golden State Warriors (10-3) and the Orlando Magic (8-5) battle at ORACLE Arena. The Warriors will attempt to extend their six-game winning streak. The Over/Under (O/U) for the game opened at 232 points with Golden State set as a 14.5-point favorite. Tip-off is scheduled for 10:30 p.m. ET on Monday, November 13, 2017, and it can be seen on Fox SportsNet Florida.
Orlando Magic at Golden State Warriors ATS Preview
The Magic lost big to the Denver Nuggets in their last game, 125-107. Jonathon Simmons put together a good game for Orlando, finishing with 18 points. Denver’s rebounding was their largest strength. The Nuggets had 13 offensive rebounds and 50 total rebounds, while the Magic had eight and 36, respectively.
The last time the Warriors played, they blew out the Philadelphia 76ers, 135-114. Golden State was lifted by Draymond Green, who finished with 10 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists. The Warriors knocked down 25 of their 26 free throws (96.2 percent) and had an effective field goal percentage of 0.671 (above their season average of 0.596).
The productive offense of Golden State will square off against the mid-tier defense of Orlando. The Warriors currently rank first in offensive efficiency, while the Magic are 14th in defensive efficiency. The Warriors should have the edge on that side of the ball.
Of Orlando’s 13 games, seven have finished under the projected point total, while 8 of Golden State’s 13 games have finished over the projected point total. The Warriors have the superior straight up (SU) record (10-3 vs. 8-5), but both teams have the same against the spread (ATS) record (7-6).
This will be the first matchup of the year between these two teams. The Warriors won both games played against each other last season. In the most recent game, Golden State won 122-92. Golden State had a much better effective field goal percentage (0.632 vs. 0.410). Orlando, meanwhile, had a much better offensive rebounding percentage (28.6 vs. 17.5).
Orlando Magic vs. Golden State Warriors ATS Prediction
Predictions: SU Winner – Warriors, ATS Winner – Warriors, O/U – Over
- The Warriors average 44.5 points in the paint per game, which ranks 13th in the league. The Magic rank 27th in points allowed in the paint per game (51.7).
- Golden State ranks first in blocks per game (8.9) while Orlando ranks 10th (5.2).
- Orlando ranks 14th in points off turnovers allowed per game (17.2) while Golden State ranks 25th (20.2).
- Orlando is 26th in the NBA with 9.5 second chance points per game while Golden State is 27th with 8.4 second chance points per game.
- Orlando is 4-3 ATS on the road with 4 overs and 3 unders.
- Golden State is 3-4 ATS at home with 4 overs and 3 unders.
- In games where they hold opponents below 100 points, Orlando is 5-0 and Golden State is 2-0.
- In games where they reach the century mark, the Warriors are 9-3 and the Magic are 8-3.
- The Warriors average 44.5 rebounds per game, which ranks 13th in the league. The Magic rank 24th in rebounds allowed per game (46.2).
- Orlando averages 25.2 assists per game, which ranks third in the NBA. Golden State ranks 24th in assists allowed per game (24.1).
- The Warriors average 27.7 fast break points per game, which ranks first in the NBA. The Magic rank 18th in fast break points allowed per game (11.2).
- The Warriors rank second in three pointers attempted per game (33.2) while the Magic rank 11th (29.4).
- Orlando ranks 12th in steals allowed per game (8.2) while Golden State ranks 27th (9.5).
- Golden State is 5-0 ATS with 3 unders and 2 overs in their last five games.
- Over their last five games, Orlando is 2-3 ATS with 3 unders and 2 overs.
- The Warriors’ average margin of victory in their last five games has been 20.2, up from 12.0 for the season.
- During their last five games, the Magic have scored an average of 103.6 points per game (6.9 below their season average) and allowed an average of 109.0 points per game (1.4 above their season average).