Under in play for Warriors vs. Magic
One night after the Warriors beat the Heat but failed to cover, the defending champs will visit the Magic at 7:00PM ET tonight.
According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetDSI, Golden State is a 7.5-point road favorite over Orlando after opening as an 8-point favorite, while the total is currently sitting at 221.5 points. You can track the side and the total for this game at our NBA Odds Page.
The Magic have played over the total in three straight games but tonight is an opportunity to take the under. This matchup has produced six unders in the last seven meetings in Orlando and the under is 4-1-1 in the last six meetings between these two teams overall. The under is also a perfect 4-0 when the Warriors are playing on back-to-back nights and is 5-1-1 in the Magic's last seven games versus a team with a winning record.
Both of these teams rank in the top half of the NBA in terms of defensive efficiency as the Warriors are third with a 99.9 rating and the Magic are 15th at 102.6. And while Golden State has the best offensive efficiency in the league at 112.5, the Warriors will be playing on tired legs and against an Orlando team that is 26th in offensive efficiency at 101.3.
THURSDAY NBA FREE PICK: MAGIC/WARRIORS UNDER 221.5