The Toronto Raptors (57-22) welcome the Orlando Magic (24-55) to Air Canada Centre to get their Eastern Conference schedules going. The game starts at 6 p.m. ET on Sunday, April 8, 2018, and will air on NBATV.
Orlando Magic vs. Toronto Raptors ATS Odds
In their last outing, the Raptors won big over the Indiana Pacers, 92-73, while the Magic got blown out by the Charlotte Hornets, 137-100.
The Raptors held the Pacers to an effective field goal percentage of 0.339 (below their season average of 0.527) and had a better offensive rebounding percentage (22.0 vs. 21.8). Orlando, on the other hand, had a turnover percentage of 7.4 (better than their season average of 12.8). Serge Ibaka had a good outing for Toronto, recording 25 points and eight rebounds. Orlando rallied around D.J. Augustin, who recorded 19 points.
Toronto could have their way on the offensive side of the ball as their productive offense goes up against one of the NBA’s worst defenses. The Raptors currently rank third in offensive efficiency, while Orlando ranks 21st in defensive efficiency.
Vegas has a tendency to place the total high when the Magic are involved, as 58.2 percent of their games have finished under the total. Orlando comes into the game with records of 24-55 straight up (SU) and 35-42-2 against the spread (ATS).
In opposition of Orlando, Raptors games have gone over the O/U total 50.6 percent of the time. Moreover, Toronto owns records of 57-22 SU and 42-37 ATS.
Ibaka has been playing at a high level recently for Toronto, averaging 14.2 points, 8.4 rebounds and 1.8 blocks over the last five games.
The Raptors have won both matchups against the Magic this season. The two teams combined to put up 179 points in their most recent game, which was well under the projected point total of 211. Toronto won 93-86 but was unable to cover as an 8.5-point favorite. Toronto had a better free throw rate (0.117 vs. 0.033). Orlando, meanwhile, had a much better turnover percentage (11.5 vs. 16.8). Kyle Lowry was the games leading scorer with 25 points.
Orlando Magic at Toronto Raptors Free Pick
Pick: SU Winner – Magic, ATS Winner – Magic, O/U – Under
- The Raptors average 17.5 points off turnovers per game, which ranks sixth in the NBA. The Magic rank 17th in points off turnovers allowed per game (17.1).
- Toronto averages 48.7 points in the paint per game, which ranks sixth in the NBA. Orlando ranks 29th in points allowed in the paint per game (48.5).
- The Raptors rank second in blocks per game (6.1) while the Magic rank 18th in blocks allowed per game (5.0).
- Toronto ranks 10th in second chance points per game (13.1) while Orlando ranks 26th (10.8).
- Toronto ranks third in three pointers attempted per game (32.9) while Orlando ranks 14th (29.4).
- The Raptors rank eighth in rebounds allowed per game (42.4) while the Magic rank 25th (45.7).
- The Raptors rank ninth in fast break points per game (13.5) while the Magic rank 21st in fast break points allowed per game (12.8).
- Toronto averages 7.7 steals per game, which ranks 11th in the league. Orlando ranks 17th in steals allowed per game (7.8).
- Toronto averages 24.3 assists per game, which ranks sixth in the league. Orlando ranks 23rd in assists allowed per game (24.4).
- When allowing less than 100 points, Toronto is 27-5 and Orlando is 11-9.
- In games where they reach 100 points, the Magic are 23-30 and the Raptors are 51-14.
- Orlando is 20-18-1 ATS on the road, while Toronto is 21-19 ATS at home.
- In 39 road games, the Magic have 22 unders and 17 overs.
- The Raptors have 21 unders and 19 overs in 40 home games.
- In their last five games, Orlando and Toronto are both 2-3 ATS with 3 unders and 2 overs.
- The Magic’s average margin of defeat in their last five games has been 4.4, down from 4.8 for the season.
- During their last five games, the Raptors have scored an average of 101.4 points per game (10.3 below their season average) and allowed an average of 96.6 points per game (7.2 below their season average).