Magic vs. Raptors Prediction
The Raptors have already ensured themselves of a winning week but can they keep a struggling Magic team down when they host Orlando today at 4:30PM ET?
According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Raptors are now 10-point home favorites over the Magic after the number opened at Toronto -9.5. The total, meanwhile, is sitting at 210 points.
Orlando is now just 3-7 over its lat 10 games but did cover the spread in six of those 10 contests. Toronto has won 8 of 10 and is also 6-4 against the spread, including 19-16 ATS at home in 2015-16. The Magic also have a winning ATS record on the road, posting an 18-14 record at the betting window away from Orlando.
With Nikola Vucevic out with a groin strain, Victor Oladipo has had the weight of the Magic on his back. He's averaging 25.8 points in his last five games and is coming off a career-best 45-point effort versus the Cavs on Friday. But even in that 45-point effort, Cleveland still managed to beat Orlando, 109-103.
On the other side, DeMar DeRozan is playing just as well as Oladipo, while Kyle Lowry has averaged 26.8 points, 5.8 assists and 6.8 rebounds per game over his last five contests. While Oladipo is having to shoulder the load by himself, Toronto has multiple ways it can beat opponents. The Raptors have covered in five of their last six games and the home team is a perfect 4-0 against the spread in the last four meetings between these two teams.
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