Orlando Magic vs. Oklahoma City Thunder Spread, Line, Odds, Predictions, Picks and Betting Preview for NBA Basketball Game
Orlando Magic vs. Oklahoma City Thunder Game Information
Magic (3-0) vs. Thunder (1-1)
Time: 8:00 p.m. ET
Venue: Chesapeake Energy Arena
TV Coverage: Fox Sports Florida, Fox Sports Oklahoma
Orlando Magic vs. Oklahoma City Thunder Moneyline, Spread, Total, and Odds
Moneyline: (Open: Magic -205/Thunder +172) (Current: Magic -198/Thunder +166)
Spread: (Open: Magic -5) (Current: Magic -5)
Total: (Open: 219.5) (Current: 219.5)
NBA Championship Odds: Magic +12000/Thunder +25000
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Orlando Magic vs. Oklahoma City Thunder News and Notes
The Magic have some injuries to their role players as James Ennis is out through the year’s end with a hamstring issue. Al-Farouq Aminu is also out until the new year with a knee injury, while Jonathan Isaac has already been ruled out for the season with a knee injury.
As for the Thunder, Trevor Ariza could be out until February with an undisclosed personal matter while backup guard, Ty Jerome, is listed as day-to-day with an ankle injury.
Oklahoma is on a 4-0 ATS run against Orlando.
Oklahoma is on a 5-0 ATS run as a home underdog.
The total is 7-3 to the over in their last 10 meetings.
The total is on a 6-0-1 run to the over with Orlando as a road favorite.
Orlando Magic vs. Oklahoma City Thunder Predictions and Picks
The Magic have raced out to a 3-0 start this season after opening up with a home win against the Heat followed up by back-to-back road wins against the Wizards. Now, they’ve been installed as 5-point road favorites against the Oklahoma City Thunder. This line appears to be a bit inflated as I’m not sure how often we can expect to see the Magic as a road favorite this season and at this price point. Oklahoma City’s point differential in their two games is +1, and they’re ranked eighth in the league in terms of defensive efficiency (1.028).
One stat that always catches my eye is a team’s ability to rebound the basketball and prevent second-chance opportunities. The Thunder have done a good job of this early in the season as they’re ranked in the top-10 in defensive rebounds (37.5). This will be the third game in four nights for both teams, but Oklahoma City has played one less game than the Magic.
I think this is just too many points in this instance and my projections show a slight value on the Thunder being able to keep this game inside the number. I’ll gladly take the five points and back the home underdog in this spot.
The Pick: Thunder +5