The Toronto Raptors (9-4) can continue a five-game home winning streak when they take on the Orlando Magic (6-7) at Scotiabank Arena. The game starts at 7:30 p.m. ET on Wednesday, November 20, 2019, and will air on The Sports Network.
Toronto is a 4-point favorite on the opening line from William Hill, while the Over/Under (O/U) for the game opened at 208.5 points.
Orlando Magic vs. Toronto Raptors Free Prediction
Although the Magic defeated the Washington Wizards in their last outing, 125-121, they were not able to cover as 5.5-point favorites. The game’s combined points (246) were well over the O/U total of 226.5. The Magic made 24 of their 26 free throws (92.3 percent) and held the Wizards to an offensive rebounding percentage of 18.0 (below their season average of 24.7). Orlando was lifted by Nikola Vucevic, who was the team’s high scorer with 30 points on 11-for-14 shooting.
The last time the Raptors took the court, they dismantled the Charlotte Hornets, 132-96, comfortably covering as 8.5-point favorites. The combined points for the game (228) finished over the projected point total of 214. The Raptors had a superb turnover percentage of 8.8 (better than their season average of 14.0) and had an offensive rebounding percentage of 36.4 (above their season average of 17.1). With 20 points, eight rebounds and five assists, Toronto’s Pascal Siakam had a solid performance.
This is the second game of the season between these two squads. Jonathan Isaac recorded 24 points and seven rebounds in the first matchup, in which the Magic lost 104-95, unable to cover as 4.5-point underdogs. The game finished with a total of 199 points, which was 11 points below the projected point total of 210 points. Toronto was effective at getting to and converting from the free throw line. The Raptors made 28 of their 30 free throws (93.3 percent), while the Magic were 15-18 (83.3 percent).
Orlando heads into the contest with records of 6-7 straight up (SU) and 4-7-2 against the spread (ATS). Of the Magic’s 13 games, seven have finished under the total.
Meanwhile, Toronto owns records of 9-4 SU and 8-5 ATS. Unlike Orlando, a little over half of Raptors games have finished over the projected point total.
Both teams have had a player step their game up over their last five games. Vucevic (19 points,13.8 rebounds,4.4 assists,1.4 blocks) has been great for the Magic while Fred VanVleet (21 points,8.6 assists,2.2 steals) has contributed greatly to the Raptors.
From an effective field goal percentage perspective, Toronto should have a considerable advantage. The Raptors defense ranks first in effective field goal percentage allowed (0.477), while the Orlando offense is ranked 30th in effective field goal percentage (0.480).
Orlando Magic at Toronto Raptors Free Pick
Pick: ATS Winner – Magic
Orlando is 1-3 ATS on the road with 3 unders and 1 over.
At home, Toronto is 4-1 ATS with 4 overs and 1 under.
Orlando is 4-1 when they hold opponents under 100 points, while Toronto is 3-1.
The Magic are 4-2 when they reach the century mark, while the Raptors are 9-3.
Orlando averages 47.5 rebounds per game, which ranks fifth in the NBA. Toronto ranks 29th in rebounds allowed per game (49.4).
The Raptors rank first in fast break points per game (21.5) while the Magic rank 23rd (11.5).
Orlando ranks second in blocks per game (6.3) while Toronto ranks 22nd in blocks allowed per game (6.1).
The Magic rank 10th in three pointers allowed per game (32.2) while the Raptors rank 29th (39.1).
Orlando ranks 14th in second chance points per game (13.4) while Toronto ranks last (9.3).
The Raptors rank third in points off turnovers per game (20.2) while the Magic rank 17th (16.8).
Toronto is third in the league with 42.2 points allowed in the paint per game while Orlando is fourth with 42.6 points allowed in the paint per game.
The Magic and Raptors rank third in steals allows per game (6.5).
Over its last five contests, Orlando is 2-2-1 ATS with 4 overs and 1 under.
Toronto is 3-2 ATS with 3 overs and 2 unders over its last five games.
The Magic’s average margin of victory in their last five games has been 9.2, up from 0.7 for the season.
During their last five games, the Raptors have scored an average of 109.8 points per game (3.5 below their season average) and allowed an average of 102.8 points per game (3.3 below their season average).