Magic vs. Thunder Prediction
The Orlando Magic have dropped seven of their last 10 games and will face an opponent tonight in the Oklahoma City Thunder that has won seven of its last 10. That said, are the Thunder laying too many points as a sizable home favorite tonight at 8:00 p.m. ET?
8:00 p.m. ET, Tuesday, February 5, 2019
Chesapeake Energy Arena, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers from online sportsbook BetNow.eu, the Thunder are 9-point favorites to beat the Magic. The total, meanwhile, sits at 224 points and as of this writing, 57% of the public betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Thunder to cover the point spread.
Orlando Magic Fantasy Spin
Mo Bamba has been diagnosed with a stress fracture in his lower left leg and is expected to miss "significant time." Bamba is hoping to avoid surgery, which will likely lead to an even longer timetable, and there's a chance he could miss the rest of the season here. He hasn't been much more than a low-end, shot-blocking specialist in deep leagues, and given that he currently doesn't have a timetable, it's probably safe to cut him in most re-draft formats. Khem Birch will see some more minutes as Nikola Vucevic's backup moving forward, but it's unlikely he'll bring enough to the box score to warrant ownership in most settings.
Oklahoma City Thunder Fantasy Spin
Russell Westbrook committed a crucial turnover with under 10 seconds left on Sunday, but still piled up 22 points, 16 assists and 12 rebounds for his sixth straight triple-double. Unfortunately, Westbrook also shot 8-of-19 from the field and 5-of-8 from the line, and continues to struggle with efficiency. His 41.7% shooting is the lowest since he was a rookie and his 24.9% on 3-pointers is the lowest since 2009-10. His effective FG% is fourth-lowest among players averaging 25+ minutes per game, ahead of only Kevin Knox, Collin Sexton and Andrew Wiggins. It's a drag on his roto value, in addition to copious turnovers, but he's still a beast in points-based formats.
NBA Betting Trends
The Magic are 8-20 against the spread in their last 28 games playing on just two days of rest.
The Thunder have covered the spread in six of their last eight games overall.
Believe it or not the Magic have been profitable in this series, covering the spread in all six of their last six trips to OKC and posting a 10-3 record against the number in their last 13 games versus the Thunder overall. The road team has also covered the spread in five of the last six meetings between these two squads while the underdog is 10-3 against the number in the last 13 meetings.
Tuesday NBA Prediction: Orlando Magic +9