Spurs vs. Magic Prediction
The San Antonio Spurs and Orlando Magic have both been teetering around the .500 mark all season. Which one will improve their situation when they meet tonight at 7PM ET in Orlando?
555 San Antonio Spurs at 556 Orlando Magic
Wednesday, December 19, 2018
7PM ET – Amway Center
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, this game is considered even, as neither team is giving up points to the other. The over/under total is listed at 207.5 points. The public betting for this game currently has 52 percent going on the Magic 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.
Spurs heating up
San Antonio had a slow start to the season, but the Spurs have won five of their last six games following a 123-96 win over the 76ers on Monday at home. They have also covered the spread in five of their last six. San Antonio is 16-15 on the season, 4-10 on the road, 16-14-1 against the spread and 17-13-1 with the over.
The Spurs average just 110.6 points per game on offense, but they have the league’s best 3-point shooting at 38.9 percent. Defensively, the Spurs are giving up 110.5 points per game while opponents shoot 47.3 percent from the field. DeMar DeRozan is leading the team with 23.5 points, 5.5 rebounds and 6.2 assists per game. LaMarcus Aldridge is adding 18.9 points and 9.6 rebounds per game.
Magic looking for third straight
Orlando is coming off back-to-back wins over the Bulls and Jazz in Mexico, covering the spread in both contests. The Magic are now 14-15 on the season, 6-8 at home, 17-12 against the spread and 19-10 with the under.
The Magic are not a high-scoring team, averaging just 104 points per game on offense this year. They shoot just 44.9 percent from the floor as well. Defensively, Orlando is giving up 106.7 points per game while allowing opponents to shoot 36.2 percent from the arc. Nikola Vucevic is averaging 20.6 points and 11.7 rebounds per game to lead the team while Aaron Gordon is adding 15.7 points and 7.2 rebounds per contest.
NBA Betting Trends
The Spurs are 3-7 against the spread in their last 10 games against the Eastern Conference and 0-3-1 ATS in their last four on the road.
The Magic have covered the spread in seven of their last nine at home and 11 of their last 15 overall.
The Spurs got on a nice roll in recent weeks, but their last six games have been at home. Now they must show that they can win on the road and I don’t know that they can do that. They still lost at home to the Bulls during this run, so consistency hasn’t been a given for them. Orlando hasn’t been terribly consistent either, but the Magic are at home and not giving up any points.
NBA Prediction: Orlando Magic PICK