Magic vs. Warriors Pick
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, the Warriors are set as a 12.5-point favorite on the spread line. The over-under is set at 227 points.
The Magic come in with an 8-5 overall record and are 7-6 ATS after a 125-107 loss at the Nuggets. Golden State is 10-3 and 7-6 ATS following a 135-114 home victory against the 76ers. The Warriors won both meetings last season straight up and ATS. The under went 2-0.
In the loss at Denver, Marreese Speights scored a team-best 19 points off the bench. Evan Fournier and Jonathan Simmons both scored 18 points. Orlando was outscored 70-47 in the first half.
Kevin Durant returned from a one-game absence to score 29 points to go with five rebounds, four assists, two steals and two blocks in the win over the Sixers. Klay Thompson accounted for 23 points. Steph Curry added 22 points and nine assists. Golden State led 65-54 at halftime and proceeded to dominate the second half.
The Magic are 2-6 ATS in the last eight meetings. The under is 3-1-1 in the last five meetings in Golden State.
Golden State has won its last six games by at least 17 points, including the last three on the this homestand. It makes it seem this spread is too small despite being relatively large under normal circumstances. The Warriors simply aren't normal. Orlando just go blasted out of the building at Denver and the same result could be in the cards tonight.
NBA DAILY PREDICTION: GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS -12.5