Warriors vs Magic NBA Betting Lines, Predictions & Pick

Warriors vs Magic NBA Betting Lines, Predictions & Pick

Written by on February 28, 2019

The Golden State Warriors and Orlando Magic have both dropped two of their last three games and be looking to pick up a stabilizing victory when they square off in their Inter-conference clash at Amway Center in Orlando on Thursday night.

Now, let’s find out which teams is offering the best betting value in the MyBookie NBA Sportsbook.

Warriors vs Magic NBA Betting Lines, Predictions & Pick

Why Bet On Golden State?

The Golden State Warriors are looking good to me simply because they suffered a heartbreaking 126-125 loss to Miami on Wednesday night and will almost certainly be more focused in this contest. The Dubs got a team-high 36 points from Klay Thompson while Steph Curry added 24 points and Kevin Durant, 19 points, but it wasn’t enough to overcome Dwyane Wade’s miraculous game-winning three-point heave.

“They played harder than us all night, they played better than us,” Warriors small forward Kevin Durant told reporters after his team’s lead over Denver in the Western Conference was reduced to one-half game. “They really deserved to win this game.

Golden State leads the league in scoring a 118.9 points per game and the Warriors simply got more talent on their roster than Orlando.

Team Statistics

Offense:
  • Average Score For: 118.93
  • Field Goals: 49.04%
  • Three Points: 38.32%
  • Free Throws: 80.94%
  • Rebounds: 46.33
Defense:
  • Average Score Against: 112.20
  • Field Goals: 44.81%
  • Three Points: 34.96%
  • Free Throws: 76.69%
  • Rebounds: 43.79

Why Bet On Orlando?

Are the Magic a secure bet in the NBA lines on Thursday night?

The Orlando Magic look like a good bet in this one because they have a very good defense that ranks sixth in points allowed (106.8 ppg), they’re playing at home against a Warriors team that has gone an uninspiring 14-16 on the road this season – and they’re desperate as they sit in ninth place in the Eastern Conference playoff chase. The Magic were on the wrong end of a 108-103 loss to New York on Tuesday night as Aaron Gordon and Nikola Vucevic each scored a team-high 26 points.

“We just didn’t do the things that we needed to do to finish this game off,” Magic All-Star center Nikola Vucevic told reporters afterward. “We did it in stretches to build the lead up more than 10 points, and then we go away from it and let them back into the game. If we had executed as a team, we would have been able to build a big lead and finish the game off.”

Team Statistics

Offense:
  • Average Score For: 405.94
  • Field Goals: 45.10%
  • Three Points: 35.35%
  • Free Throws: 77.93%
  • Rebounds: 44.58
Defense:
  • Average Score Against: 106.79
  • Field Goals: 45.39%
  • Three Points: 35.68%
  • Free Throws: 77.44%
  • Rebounds: 45.26

Warriors vs Magic NBA Betting Trends

  • Golden State is 1-7 ATS in the last 8 games
  • Golden State is 18-4 SU in the last 22 games
  • The total went OVER in 9 of Golden State’s last 13 games on the road
  • Orlando is 6-2 ATS in the last 8 games
  • Orlando is 6-2 SU in the last 8 games
  • The total went UNDER in 7 of Orlando’s last 10 games when playing at home against Golden State

Expert Analysis and Prediction

Orlando might be desperate and they might be playing at home, but I believe the Magic are going down in this one and going down hard. Golden State played some uninspired ball on Wednesday against Miami and I believe they are going to rectify that against a Magic team that they know they should beat in this matchup.

I know the Warriors are just 0-4-1 ATS in their last five games against a team with a losing record and 1-6 ATS in their last seven games overall while the Magic have gone 5-1 ATS in their last six games against a team with a winning record and 4-1 ATS in their last five home games, but the road team in this rivalry is 8-1 ATS in the last nine meetings and the Warriors are going to be locked in.

NBA Betting Pick: Golden State -6