The Orlando Magic (18-42), who are currently on a six-game skid, look to get back in the win column when they welcome the Toronto Raptors (42-17) to Amway Center. Toronto is a 9-point favorite on the opening line, while the game’s Over/Under (O/U) opened at 220 points. Tip-off is scheduled for 7 p.m. ET on Wednesday, February 28, 2018, and it can be seen on Fox SportsNet Florida.
Toronto Raptors at Orlando Magic Odds Preview
The Raptors dismantled the Detroit Pistons in their last outing, 123-94. With 19 points and nine rebounds, Toronto’s Serge Ibaka had a good performance. The Raptors made 22 of their 23 free throws (95.7 percent) and had an effective field goal percentage of 0.631 (above their season average of 0.536).
In the Magic’s last matchup, they were thoroughly outplayed by the Oklahoma City Thunder, 112-105. With 18 points and seven rebounds, Aaron Gordon had a good game for Orlando. Oklahoma City had an offensive rebounding percentage of 34.1 (above their season average of 28.0). Orlando, on the other hand, forced the Thunder into a turnover percentage of 17.1 (above their season average of 11.9).
The offense of Orlando will battle against the stingy defense of Toronto. The Magic rank 19th in offensive efficiency, while the Raptors are third in defensive efficiency. The Raptors should have the edge on that end of the court. Additionally, the Raptors rank fourth in turnover percentage (12.6 percent), while the Magic rank 22nd in opponents’ turnover percentage (13.5 percent).
Of Toronto’s 59 games, 32 have finished over the projected point total, while 33 of Orlando’s 60 games have finished under the projected point total. Looking at straight up (SU) and against the spread (ATS) records, the Raptors have a significant advantage. They are 42-17 SU and 33-26 ATS, while the Magic are 18-42 SU and 28-31-1 ATS.
Ibaka has taken his game to another level over the last five games for Toronto, averaging 15.0 points, 7.8 rebounds and 1.6 blocks per game.
This will be the first matchup of the year between these two teams. Each won two of the four games played against each other last season. In the last matchup, the Raptors won 131-112. The Raptors played a nearly flawless game. They had an offensive rebounding percentage of 26.5 and an extraordinary effective field goal percentage of 0.651. For those same stats, the Magic were 19.0 and 0.511, respectively.
Toronto Raptors at Orlando Magic ATS Prediction
Prediction: SU Winner – Raptors, ATS Winner – Magic, O/U – Over
- The Raptors average 23.6 assists per game, which ranks seventh in the NBA. The Magic rank 25th in assists allowed per game (24.5).
- Toronto averages 14.1 fast break points per game, which ranks sixth in the NBA. Orlando ranks 17th in fast break points allowed per game (12.0).
- Toronto ranks 13th in rebounds allowed per game (42.8) while Orlando ranks 27th (45.5).
- Toronto ranks fifth in three pointers attempted per game (32.5) while Orlando ranks 14th (29.2).
- Toronto is 16-13 ATS on the road with 17 overs and 12 unders.
- At home, Orlando is 11-17 ATS with 17 unders and 11 overs.
- Orlando is 9-3 when they allow below 100 points, while Toronto is 20-5.
- The Magic are 18-25 when they score more than 100 points, while the Raptors are 39-10.
- The Raptors rank 13th in second chance points per game (12.7) while the Magic rank 25th (10.7).
- Toronto averages 48.3 points in the paint per game, which ranks sixth in the league. Orlando ranks last in points allowed in the paint per game (49.3).
- The Raptors average 6.0 blocks per game, which ranks second in the NBA. The Magic rank 21st in blocks allowed per game (5.0).
- The Raptors average 8.2 steals per game, which ranks ninth in the league. The Magic rank 18th in steals allowed per game (7.8).
- Toronto ranks third in points off turnovers per game (18.3) while Orlando ranks 22nd in points off turnovers allowed per game (17.3).
Orlando is 3-2 ATS with 3 unders and 2 overs in their last five games.
Over their last five games, Toronto is 3-2 ATS with 5 overs.
The Magic’s average margin of defeat in their last five games has been 6.2, up from 4.4 for the season.
During their last five games, the Raptors have scored an average of 120.4 points per game (8.2 above their season average) and allowed an average of 105.8 points per game (2.3 above their season average).