Chicago Bulls vs Orlando Magic 3/12/2020 Spread Picks and Prediction
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
Chicago Bulls vs Orlando Magic 3/12/2020 – The Orlando Magic host the Chicago Bulls Thursday with NBA odds picking the host team to win. The Magic need a win to keep its place in the top eight and possibly overtake the Brooklyn Nets. The Bulls hopes of catching the last bus grows dimmer seeing they are eight games behind the Magic. In their only meeting this season, it was Orlando prevailing 103-95.
Chicago Bulls vs Orlando Magic 3/12/2020
Chicago Bulls vs Orlando Magic 3/12/2020 Betting Odds
Chicago Bulls Betting
The Chicago Bulls are coming off a win over the Cleveland Cavaliers but face a stronger foe in the Magic. Despite facing tall odds, the Bulls are trying to win as much games as they can and hopefully catch the playoff bus. Lauri Markannen and Coby White try to lead the offense anew for head coach Jim Boylen. Defense could be a difference-maker, something that has helped Chicago this season. But with limited personnel, that may not hold up for the entire match.
Players to watch: L. Markkanen PF 50 GP 50 GS 29.8 MIN 14.7 PTS 1.2 OR 5.1 DR 6.3 REB 1.5 AST 0.8 STL 0.5 BLK 1.6 TO 1.9 PF 0.9 AST/TO 14.35 PER
C. White PG 65 GP 1 GS 25.8 MIN 13.2 PTS 0.4 OR 3.1 DR 3.5 REB 2.7 AST 0.8 STL 0.1 BLK 1.7 TO 1.8 PF 1.6 AST/TO 11.96 PER
O. Porter Jr. SF 14 GP 9 GS 23.6 MIN 11.9 PTS 0.9 OR 2.5 DR 3.4 REB 1.8 AST 1.1 STL 0.4 BLK 0.8 TO 2.2 PF 2.3 AST/TO 15.89 PER
Orlando Magic Betting
The Orlando Magic know that winning as much as they can is imperative. They are on a three-game winning streak and a fourth one seems imminent. Leading the way will be Terrence Ross and Nikola Vucevic on offense. Their defense is equally good, limiting opponents to just 107.3 points per contest. Orlando cannot take Chicago for granted, a team equally hungry for a win.
Players to Watch: N. Vucevic C 54 GP 54 GS 32.6 MIN 19.5 PTS 2.4 OR 8.6 DR 11 REB 3.7 AST 0.9 STL 0.9 BLK 1.4 TO 2.2 PF 2.6 AST/TO 21.71 PER
T. Ross SG 63 GP 0 GS 27.3 MIN 14.8 PTS 0.2 OR 3 DR 3.2 REB 1.2 AST 1.1 STL 0.3 BLK 1 TO 1.5 PF 1.2 AST/TO 14.23 PER
A. Gordon PF 58 GP 58 GS 33 MIN 14.4 PTS 1.8 OR 5.8 DR 7.6 REB 3.7 AST 0.9 STL 0.6 BLK 1.6 TO 2 PF 2.3 AST/TO 14.89 PER
Chicago Bulls vs Orlando Magic 3/12/2020 Betting Numbers
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chicago’s last 5 games.
Orlando are 8-1 ATS in their last 9 games.
Z. LaVine SG Quad is OUT Thursday vs Orlando
A. Aminu PF Knee is out for season
Chicago Bulls vs Orlando Magic Betting Picks
The Magic are rolling and NBA lines see them winning over the Bulls. Orlando knows a win could improve their playoff positioning as they chase the Brooklyn Nets. Victory also allows them to have some distance over the teams outside the top eight. Facing a team short on personnel, Orlando just needs to play smart basketball.
Moneyline: The ML handed to the Bulls for this game is at +255 while the Magic are at -312 at home.
ATS: +7.5 is given to the Bulls across the spread while on the other side of the line are the Magic with -7.5.
TOTALs: 217.5 is the given total for this match with the Bulls going over and the Magic the team under.
Score Prediction: 125 – 116 Magic