Magic vs Raptors NBA Playoffs Game 5 Odds, Preview & Prediction

Magic vs Raptors NBA Playoffs Game 5 Odds, Preview & Prediction

Written by on April 23, 2019

The underdog Orlando Magic look to stave off elimination when they battle the Toronto Raptors at the Scotiabank Arena on Tuesday, April 23. After losing the first game, Toronto has won the last three games in the series, they can move on with a win over the Magic tonight. Check out NBA Playoffs betting odds, analysis, and a free pick for Magic-Raptors Game 5.

Magic vs Raptors Game 5 2019 NBA Playoffs Odds

Why Orlando Magic are a good bet at +11 ½

Although Orlando has lost 3 in a row in the series, the Magic has played well enough in two games during this round one series to give their backers confidence. In Game 1, they upset the Toronto Raptors on the moneyline 104-101.

The key point in that Game 1 victory was a 32-19 Orlando second quarter. That victory was impressive and only losing to the Raptors by 5, 93-98, was also impressive. Orlando made a furious rally in the fourth quarter that fell just short. Both games show that even if the Magic won’t win on Tuesday, they’ve got a shot to cover.    

Team Statistics

Offense:
  • Points/G: 107.3
  • Field Goal %: 45.4
  • 3-Point %: 35.6
  • Free Throw %: 78.2
  • Rebounds/G: 45.4
Defense:
  • Points/G: 106.6
  • Field Goal %: 45.6
  • 3-Point %: 34.7
  • Free Throw %: 77.8
  • Rebounds/G: 44.6

Why Toronto Raptors are a good bet at -11 ½

Toronto has won the last three games in the series, they can move on with a win over the Magic tonight.

The Raptors have put together a couple of magnificent performances during his series. They beat Orlando 111-82 in Game 2 by holding the Magic to 37% from the field and 26.5% from three.

In their 107-85 Game 4 win, Toronto held the Orlando Magic to 42% from the field and 21.2% from three. When Toronto has their defense going, the Magic has no shot of keeping it close. The Raptors should most definitely have their defense going on April 23. They’ll have a shot to not only win, but to also cover the large spread.   

Team Statistics

Offense:
  • Points/G: 114.4
  • Field Goal %: 47.4
  • 3-Point %: 36.6
  • Free Throw %: 80.4
  • Rebounds/G: 45.2
Defense:
  • Points/G: 108.4
  • Field Goal %: 44.9
  • 3-Point %: 34.5
  • Free Throw %: 76.5
  • Rebounds/G: 44.8

NBA Playoffs Betting Trends for Orlando Magic vs Toronto Raptors

  • Magic are 5-0 in their last 5 games following an ATS loss
  • Magic are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a straight up loss
  • Magic are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games overall
  • Raptors are 7-1 in their last 8 games playing on 1 days rest
  • Raptors are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games overall
  • Raptors are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 Tuesday games

Magic vs Raptors Game 5 Final Analysis

When Orlando’s played well, it’s because they’ve shot well. The Magic are a pretty good defensive team, but they’ve had trouble containing Kyle Lowry, Kawhi Leonard, and the rest of the Toronto Raptors.

When Orlando does play defense, though, they can keep it close. Although the Raptors dominated them in Game 4, Toronto’s damage happened in the second quarter when they outscored Orlando 30-16 and in the fourth when they outscored Orlando 25-15.

Unfortunately for Orlando, the fourth quarter in Game 4 is the key. The Magic tried to slow the game pace down and couldn’t. Toronto’s on fire offensively. They’ll beat the Magic and cover.

NBA Playoffs Betting Pick: Raptors -11 ½

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