Betting on the Golden State vs Orlando NBA Lines

Posted by Eric Williams on February 24, 2016 in

‘Chef’ Curry and the Golden State Warriors will look to continue their march toward history and what they hope will be 73 wins at the least when they visit a ‘new-look’ Orlando Magic team that is openly sharing its own postseason hopes. Now, let’s find out if the Dubs are going to get the NBA betting spread win or whether they’ll get tripped up by a talented Magic team that will undoubtedly be bringing its best effort.

How To Bet The Golden State Warriors vs. Orlando Magic NBA Odds & TV Info

When:  Thursday, February 25, 7:00 PM  ET,
Where: Amway Center, Orlando, Florida
TV: TSN4, FS Florida, CSN Bay Area
Radio: KNBR 680 AM, ESPN 580
TV Stream: WatchTSN

Why Bet The Golden State Warriors

Not only have the Warriors (50-5 SU, 32-22-1 ATS) won nine of their last 10 games coming into this contest, but for me, the most impressive thing about their recent play is the way they bounced back from a humbling loss against Portland to beat both, the Clippers and Hawks on Saturday and Monday respectively.

Making matters worse for the Warriors’ remaining opponents this season is the fact that this team is seriously focused on not only getting back to the NBA Finals, but apparently winning it all again to disprove the doubters that didn’t give them a chance to repeat coming into this season. “We’re right on track,” said guard Stephen Curry. “We’re not complacent, trying to get better, finding different ways to win. We understand our potential, but we’re not getting ahead of ourselves. Fifty wins is great, but we’ve got to keep plugging away and stay hungry.”

Curry (36 points) and backcourt mate Klay Thompson (27 points) scored a combined 63 points for the Warriors in Golden State’s 102-92 win over the Hawks on Monday.

Why Bet The Orlando Magic

The Magic (25-30 SU, 31-23-1 ATS) have won two of its last three games including their 124-115 win over Philadelphia on Tuesday night as center Nikola Vucevic scored a game-high 35 points and Victor Oladipo added 22 points. The bad news is that Orlando allowed the mediocre 76ers to score a whopping 115 points in a mostly defenseless contest.

Magic coach Scott Skiles called his own team’s defensive effort “pretty bad the whole night.” Philadelphia is the NBA’s lowest-scoring team at 95.6 points a game, but the Magic allowed them to shoot 54.4 percent from the floor and make 10 of 21 three-point tries.”Golden State will score 300 on us if we play like that,” Skiles said, referring to Thursday night’s meeting with the defending NBA champion.


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Expert Pick & Final Score Prediction

Look, there’s not much sense in beating around the bush with this Thursday night pick, mostly because these two teams aren’t even in the same galactic zip code of one another. Golden State is marching toward what looks like an almost sure-fire appearance in the Finals while Orlando is nothing more than a mediocre team trying to get one of the final two postseason spots in the average Eastern Conference.

The Warriors 26-5 on the road this season and Orlando has been really bad in going 5-14 on their home floor. The Warriors are 19-7-1 ATS in their last 27 games playing on 0 days rest and 5-2 ATS in their L7 games against Eastern Conference teams

The Magic are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 home games against a team with a winning road record, but they’re also just 1-3-1 ATS in their last five games against teams from the Pacific division. Golden State wins and covers the spread if it doesn’t exceed a dozen points.

My final score prediction: Golden State 115 Orlando 103