Magic vs. Raptors Prediction

Orlando Magic vs. Toronto Raptors, 4/13/19 NBA Predictions & Odds

Can the Toronto Raptors open up their 2019 NBA Playoff run with a comfortable win in Game 1 against the Orlando Magic tonight at 5PM ET?

Game Snapshot & Odds

503 Orlando Magic vs. 504 Toronto Raptors

Saturday, April 13, 2019

5PM ET – Scotiabank Arena

Compare odds and from multiple different online sportsbooks and shop for the best lines at our new NBA Odds & Betting Page.

Public Betting Trends

According to oddsmakers, the Raptors are favored at home, as they are getting odds of -8.5 points against the Magic. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 213 points. The public betting for the contest has 63 percent going on Toronto at home. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our NBA Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.

Magic rolling

Orlando is the 7 seed in the East and the Magic are riding a four-game winning streak entering the playoffs. They have covered the spread in all four wins as well. The Magic are 42-40 on the season, 17-24 on the road, 45-36-1 against the spread and 44-38 with the under.

The Magic are one of the top defensive teams in the NBA, giving up just 106.6 points per game while holding opponents to 45.6 percent shooting from the field and 34.7 percent shooting from the arc. Offensively, Orlando isn’t much to write home about. The Magic put up 107.3 points per game while shooting 45.4 percent as a team and 35.6 percent from the arc. Nikola Vucevic is leading the team with 20.8 points and 12.0 rebounds per game while Aaron Gordon is adding 16.0 points and 7.4 rebounds per contest.

Raptors playing well

Toronto is playing some pretty good basketball as of late, winning seven of their last eight games while covering the spread in six of their last seven games. The Raptors are now 58-24 on the season, 32-9 at home, 38-44 against the spread and 44-35-3 with the over.

The Raptors are pretty solid on both sides of the ball. Offensively, Toronto puts up 114.4 points per game while shooting 47.4 percent from the field and 36.6 percent from the arc. Defensively, Toronto is giving up 108.4 points per game while holding opponents to just 44.9 percent shooting as a team and 34.5 percent shooting from the arc. Kawhi Leonard is leading the team with 26.6 points and 7.3 rebounds per game while Pascal Siakam is adding 16.9 points and 6.9 rebounds per contest.

NBA Betting Trends

Orlando

The Magic are 15-5-1 against the spread in their last 21 against Atlantic Division opponents and 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games against a winning team.

Toronto

The Raptors are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 Saturday games and 5-1 ATS in their last six following a win.

Prediction:

These two split the four meetings this season, with Orlando going 3-1 against the spread. However, Toronto picked up a 121-109 win at home on April 1. The Raptors have been cautious with the roster for most of the season, trying to keep the team healthy for the playoffs. It seems to be working, as Toronto comes in playing some of its best basketball. While Orlando had a nice surge to end the season, the lack of scoring for the Magic is likely to be an issue. Orlando just doesn’t have the guard play to compete with the best in the NBA, Toronto included.

NBA Prediction: Toronto Raptors -8.5

NBA Headlines

  • NEW YORK (AP) Joel Embiid is not playing for the Philadelphia 76ers on Thursday night in Game 3 against the Brooklyn Nets because of a sore left knee.
    Embiid warmed up before the game but the...
  • DALLAS (AP) Dallas Mavericks guard Tim Hardaway Jr. has undergone surgery for a stress fracture in his lower left leg and is expected to resume basketball activities before the start of training c...
  • MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) Memphis Grizzlies forward Kyle Anderson has undergone surgery on his right shoulder.
    The Grizzlies said Thursday that the 6-foot-9 forward should be ready to return to ful...
  • MILWAUKEE (AP) The Detroit Pistons say Blake Griffin will be out of the lineup for the second game of the team's first round playoff series against the Milwaukee Bucks.
    Griffin sat out Game 1...
  • MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) The Memphis Grizzlies have hired Rich Cho vice president of basketball strategy and Glen Grunwald as a senior adviser within the franchise's basketball operations department.

NBA Predictions & Picks

Thumbnail Warriors vs. Clippers Prediction After blowing a 31-point lead in Game 2, will the Golden State Warriors bounce back when they go on the road to face the Los Angeles Clippers...
Thumbnail Nuggets vs. Spurs Prediction  After nearly taking two games in Denver, will the San Antonio Spurs be able to continue the momentum when they host the Nuggets in Game 3...
Thumbnail 76ers vs. Nets Prediction Will the Brooklyn Nets return home and regain control of their series with the Philadelphia 76ers when the two meet up tonight in Game 3 at 8PM ET?
Thumbnail Jazz vs. Rockets Prediction Will the Houston Rockets use their offensive power to pick up another cover and win over the Utah Jazz when the two meet in Game 2 of the series at 9:30PM...
Thumbnail Pistons vs. Bucks Prediction After a completely dominant performance in Game 1, will the Milwaukee Bucks cruise to another big win in Game 2 against the Detroit Pistons at 8PM...