The Toronto Raptors will be at home in Scotiabank Arena when they square off against the Orlando Magic to open the First Round of the Eastern Conference Playoffs. The game’s Over/Under (O/U) opened at 213 points with Toronto set as an 8.5-point favorite. Tip-off is set for 5 p.m. ET on Saturday, April 13, 2019, and it can be seen on ESPN.
Orlando Magic vs. Toronto Raptors Betting Preview
These two teams have met four times already this year, each winning twice. Danny Green scored a game-high 29 points in the most recent contest, in which the Raptors beat the Magic 121-109, covering as 6.5-point favorites. He also put up five rebounds. The two teams combined for 230 points, which was 13.5 points above the projected point total of 216.5 points. Toronto did a fantastic job of converting from the charity stripe (18-22; 81.8 percent). Orlando, meanwhile, had a much better offensive rebounding percentage (25.0 vs. 14.6).
It might be a tough matchup for Toronto on the offensive glass. The Raptors rank 22nd in offensive rebounding percentage (21.9 percent), while Orlando ranks third in defensive rebounding percentage (79.7 percent). Additionally, the 21st-ranked offense of the Magic (offensive efficiency of 107.1) will go head-to-head against the fourth-ranked defense of the Raptors (defensive efficiency of 105.0).
Of Orlando’s 82 games, 44 have finished under the O/U total, while 45 of Toronto’s 82 games have finished over the O/U total. The Raptors hold the sizable advantage straight up (SU) (58-24 vs. 42-40), but the Magic have the better against the spread (ATS) record (44-35-3 vs. 38-42-2).
Magic vs. Raptors Prediction
Prediction: SU Winner – Raptors, ATS Winner – Magic, O/U – Over
Orlando ranks second in assists allowed per game (23.1) while Toronto ranks 14th (24.5).
Orlando ranks fifth in blocks per game (5.4) while Toronto ranks eighth (5.3).
Toronto is 18-22-1 ATS at home, while Orlando is 23-18-2 ATS on the road.
Toronto is 4-1 ATS with 2 overs, 2 unders and 1 push in its last five games.
Across its past five outings, Orlando is 4-1 ATS with 5 overs.
The Raptors’ average margin of victory in their last five games has been 9.6, up from 6.1 for the season.
During their last five games, the Magic have scored an average of 122.0 points per game (14.7 above their season average) and allowed an average of 111.2 points per game (4.6 above their season average).