Golden State vs. Orlando Prediction
Can the Golden State Warriors snap out of their cover funk tonight when they go on the road to face the Orlando Magic at 7PM ET?
531 Golden State Warriors vs. 532 Orlando Magic
Thursday, February 28, 2019
7PM ET – Amway Center
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Warriors are favored in this game, as they are getting odds of -6 points against the Magic. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 226.5 points. The public betting for this game currently has 87 percent going on the Warriors on the road. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our NBA Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Warriors stumble at Miami
Golden State is coming off a 126-125 loss at Miami last night. The Warriors have dropped three of their last five and are just 1-7 against the spread in their last eight. Golden State is 43-18 on the season, 20-10 on the road, 25-35-1 against the spread and 33-28 with the over.
The Warriors are the league’s top offense, averaging 118.9 points per game while shooting 49 percent from the field and 38.3 percent from the arc. Defensively, Golden State is giving up 112.2 points per game while opponents shoot just 44.8 percent against them. Stephen Curry is leading the team with 28.3 points, 5.2 rebounds and 5.3 assists per game while Kevin Durant is adding 27.5 points, 6.9 rebounds and 5.8 assists per contest.
Magic stumble in New York
Orlando is coming off a 108-103 loss at New York on Tuesday night. The Magic have lost and failed to cover in two of their last three. Orlando is now 28-34 overall, 14-16 at home, 33-28-1 against the spread and 34-28 with the under.
The Magic have a pretty solid defense, allowing just 106.8 points per game while holding opponents to 45.4 percent shooting. Offensively, Orlando is putting up 105.9 points per game while shooting 45.1 percent from the field. Nikola Vucevic is leading the team with 20.6 points and 12.0 rebounds per game while Aaron Gordon is adding 15.8 points and 7.3 rebounds per contest.
NBA Betting Trends
The Warriors are 2-6 against the spread in their last eight games following a loss and 0-5-1 ATS in their last six games on no days of rest.
The Magic are 6-0 against the spread in their last six after allowing more than 100 points in their previous game and 7-1 ATS in their last eight games playing on 1 day of rest.
The Warriors only beat Orlando by six at home earlier this season and they are just a mess right now when it comes to covering. Golden State has really struggled with playing down to lesser competition and Orlando fits that bill. The Magic will have the fresher legs and can actually play a little defense. It wouldn’t surprise me to see Golden State rest a starter or two tonight, so I will take my chance with the Magic at home.
NBA Prediction: Orlando Magic +6