Spurs vs. Magic Pick
Can the host Orlando Magic hang with the San Antonio Spurs Friday night at 7PM EST?
Oddsmakers at sports book Bovada.lv have made the Spurs a 5.5-point favorite on the spread line. The over-under is set at 207.
San Antonio is a perfect 4-0 after a 117-100 win at the Heat. Orlando comes in at 3-1 following a 125-121 home win over the Nets. The two meetings last season went 1-1 straight up and ATS. The total went under both times.
In the win over Miami, LaMarcus Aldridge continued his hot start by scoring 31 points. Rudy Gay scored 22 off the bench, while Danny Green put in 15 points. Pau Gasol chipped in with 13 points and nine rebounds. San Antonio led by five at halftime and then outscored the hosts 32-22 in the third quarter en route to the win.
Aaron Gordon poured in 41 points to go with 14 rebounds in the victory over Brooklyn. Evan Fournier had 28 points, six rebounds and four assists. D.J. Augustin added 19 points. The Magic outscored the Nets 38-25 in the fourth quarter.
The under is 5-0 in the last five meetings. The Spurs are 5-1 ATS in their last six meetings in Orlando.
Orlando has had a strong start, which includes a blowout win at Cleveland. But this is a Spurs team that is well-prepared and motivated for each game. Aldridge will likely continue his great start tonight and contributions will come from a plethora of teammates. Take the Spurs to stay unbeaten.
NBA DAILY PREDICTION: SAN ANTONIO SPURS -5.5