Magic vs. Raptors Prediction
Can the Toronto Raptors bounce back at home tonight when they host the Orlando Magic for Game 2 of their NBA Playoff series at 8PM ET?
531 Orlando Magic vs. 532 Toronto Raptors
Tuesday, April 16, 2019
8PM ET – Scotiabank Arena
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers, the Raptors are favored at home, as they are getting odds of -10 points against the Magic. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 211.5 points. The public betting for the contest has 57 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 take Game 1
Orlando surprised many with a 104-101 win at Toronto to open the series on Saturday. The Magic have won and covered the spread in five straight games now. The Magic are 43-40 on the season, 18-24 on the road, 46-36-1 against the spread and 45-38 with the under.
Orlando got a big boost from D.J. Augustin in Game 1, as he posted 25 points and six assists to lead the team. As a team, the Magic shot 14 of 29 from the arc, which is definitely higher than usual. All five starters scored in double figures. Aaron Gordon added 10 points and 10 rebounds while Nikola Vucevic had just 11 points with eight rebounds.
Toronto was shocked in Game 1 of the series, losing by three after finishing the regular season by winning seven of their last eight. The Raptors are now 58-25 on the season, 32-10 at home, 38-45 against the spread and 44-36-3 with the over.
The Raptors were just 12 of 36 from the arc in Game 1 as they struggled to make key shots. They also were just 9 of 14 from the charity stripe. Kyle Lowry went 0 for 7 from the field, finishing with no points, eight assists and seven rebounds. Kawhi Leonard led the team with 25 points and six rebounds while Pascal Siakam added 24 points and nine rebounds.
NBA Betting Trends
The Magic have covered the spread in four of their last five road games and 15-5-1 ATS in their last 21 games against a team with a winning record.
The Raptors are 5-2 against the spread in their last seven conference games, but 1-4 ATS in their last five games against a winning record.
Game 1 was a surprise, but I don’t see the surprise happening today as well. Orlando isn’t going to sustain that level of shooting, especially Augustin. He is a scrappy NBA veteran, but not a big scorer. Toronto also should get much more production out of Kyle Lowry, who is far better than what he showed on Saturday. The Magic won’t have the scoring to help carry them tonight.
NBA Prediction: Toronto Raptors -10