Bulls vs. Magic Prediction
The Chicago Bulls and Orlando Magic head to Mexico tonight for NBA action at 9:30PM ET. Which one of the two will come away with the win? Can the Magic cover as a favorite?
563 Chicago Bulls vs. 564 Orlando Magic
Thursday, December 13, 2018
9:30PM ET – Arena Ciudad de Mexico
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Magic are favored in this game, as they are getting odds of -5.5 points against the Bulls. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 208.5 points. The public betting currently has 80 percent going on the Magic as the favorite. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our NBA Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Bulls can’t get on track
The Bulls have looked terrible in their last two games and have public feuding with new interim coach Jim Boylen. They lost 133-77 at home to Boston last weekend and lost 108-89 at home on Monday. Chicago is 6-22 on the season, 2-11 on the road, 13-15 against the spread and 18-9-1 with the under.
Chicago has struggled on both sides of the ball all season. The Bulls are scoring just 101.8 points per game on offense while shooting only 44 percent from the field. Defensively, Chicago is giving up 112.9 points per game while opponents shoot 46.2 percent from the floor. Zach LaVine is leading the team with 23.8 points, 4.9 rebounds and 4.8 assists per game while Jabari Parker adds 15.8 points and 7.1 rebounds per contest.
Magic on a skid
Orlando is on a three-game losing streak right now following a 101-76 loss at Dallas on Monday. The Magic have failed to cover in any of the three games as well. Orlando is now 12-15 on the season, 6-8 at home, 15-12 against the spread and 17-10 with the under.
The Magic are not playing very well on offense right now, scoring just 104.6 points per game while shooting just 45 percent from the field. Defensively, Orlando is allowing 107.9 points per game, as opponents shoot 46.1 percent against them. Nikola Vucevic has been leading the team this season with 20.6 points and 11.5 rebounds per game while Aaron Gordon is adding 16.3 points and 7.5 rebounds per contest.
NBA Betting Trends
The Bulls are 2-5 against the spread in their last seven road games and 2-7 ATS in their last nine against conference opponents.
Orlando is 4-1 against the spread in its last five conference games and in five of its last six against a losing team.
The Magic are in a bit of a skid, but have been playing some playoff contenders over the last week. This game against Chicago will be a much-needed opportunity to get back on track. Chicago has been a disaster all year and seems to be hitting a low point right now. They lack any motivation to play hard for their new coach and just don’t have the talent or roster makeup to contend with any of the respectable teams in the NBA.
NBA Prediction: Orlando Magic -5.5