Toronto Raptors vs Orlando Magic 11/29/2019 NBA Previews and Prediction
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
Toronto Raptors vs Orlando Magic 11/29/2019 – The Orlando Magic (7-10) hopes there will be a third time a charm when they face the Toronto Raptors (13-4) for the third time this season on Friday at Amway Arena. The Magic, whose six games losing streak against the Raptors dated back from Game 2 of the Eastern Conference first-round series, will come as slight NBA Moneyline (+150) underdogs to the reigning NBA champs, who are on a five-game winning streak.
Toronto Raptors vs Orlando Magic 11/29/2019
Toronto Raptors vs Orlando Magic 11/29/2019 Betting Odds
Toronto Raptors Betting
The Raptors are coming off successful back-to-back home games, beating the Philadelphia 76ers (101-96) and the New York Knicks (126-98). Pascal Siakam is averaging 27 points and 7.5 rebounds, and Fred VanVleet is norming almost 20 markers and 6 assists in those two games. The Raptors are also getting solid production from their bench led by Terrence Davis III, Rondae-Hollis Jefferson, and Chris Boucher.
Players to Watch: Pascal Siakam (26.0 PPG, 8.4 RPG, 3.9 APG), Fred VanVleet (18.3 PPG, 3.8 RPG, 7.5 APG), Serge Ibaka (14.0 PPG, 6.5 RPG, 0.8 APG)
Orlando Magic Betting
The Orlando Magic ended their three-game losing skid with a 116-104 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers. Evan Fournier exploded for 30 points, while Jonathan Isaac and Terrence Ross added 16 each in an overall team effort. Orlando scored 50 points in the paint despite missing the service of big men Nikola Vucevic and Aaron Gordon due to injuries.
Players to Watch: Evan Fournier (18.4 PPG, 2.9 RPG, 3.3 APG), Nikola Vucevic (17.1 PPG, 11.6 RPG, 3.5 APG), Jonathan Isaac (13.3 PPG, 7.1 RPG, 1.6 APG)
Toronto Raptors vs Orlando Magic 11/29/2019 Betting Numbers
Toronto are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games.
Orlando are 2-4 ATS in their last 6 games.
Kyle Lowry PG Thumb is out indefinitely
Nikola Vucevic C Ankle is out indefinitely
Toronto Raptors vs Orlando Magic Betting Picks
Legal sports betting sites are luring punters to drop their NBA spread bets on the Raptors who, in my opinion, should have been given a much bigger handicap considering their history of dominance over the Magic and their successful homestand lately.
Moneyline: The Raptors are 6-0 SU against the Magic in their last six games. Even without Kawhi Leonard, Kyle Lowry and Serge Ibaka, the Raptors length continues to be the problem for the Magic. I expect the same on Friday with the visiting team cruising to another double-digit win.
ATS: The Raptors are an amazing 5-1 ATS in their last six games against the Magic. If that record doesn’t convince you to pick the Raptors in cover betting, then it’s time to call your doctor and have yourselves checked.
TOTALs: The total opened at low 205 points. The total has gone OVER in four of the Raptors last five games. Sure, the Magic failed to score 100 points in the two games vs. the Raptors this season, but I have a big trust that Toronto’s offense will deliver.
Score Prediction: 115-95 Raptors