Magic vs. Thunder - 10/30/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Oklahoma City Thunder (1-0) at Orlando Magic (0-1)
NBA Basketball: Friday, October 30, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Amway Center)
The Line: Orlando Magic +7.5 -- Over/Under: 206 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSOK, FSFL
The Oklahoma City Thunder and Orlando Magic square off Friday night at the Amway Center.
The Oklahoma City Thunder look to get off to a solid 2-0 start after beating the Spurs opening night. The Oklahoma City Thunder are averaging 112 points on 48.8 percent shooting and are allowing 106 points on 48.4 percent shooting. Russell Westbrook is averaging 33 points and 10 assists while Kevin Durant is averaging 22 points and six rebounds. Enes Kanter is grabbing 16 rebounds and D.J. Augustin is dishing four assists. The Oklahoma City Thunder have their team back and are extremely dangerous when Durant and Westbrook are on the same page like they were in their opening game. The Thunder currently have seven players averaging at least eight points, and if that continues, it will be very tough to beat OKC this season with that kind of depth.
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The Orlando Magic look to bounce back after losing to the Wizards in their opening game. The Orlando Magic are averaging 87 points on 37 percent shooting and are allowing 88 points on 39.3 percent shooting. Victor Oladipo is averaging 17 points and 11 rebounds while Tobias Harris is averaging 15 points and seven rebounds. Elfrid Payton is dishing eight assists and Aaron Gordon is grabbing seven rebounds. The Orlando Magic lost to Washington on the last play of the game, a crushing way to start the season for this young squad. However, the Magic showed a lot of promise opening night and have six players scoring in the double digits. This will be another early test for an Orlando team with possible playoff hopes.
The Thunder are 8-2-1 ATS in their last 11 vs. NBA Southeast and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest. The Magic are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS win and 3-8 ATS in their last 11 games playing on 1 days rest. The Thunder are 1-5 ATS in the last 6 meetings.
I'm going to be betting on this Magic team a lot this season, as this a sneaky playoff team that will continue to get a lot of points from oddmakers. Thunder probably win but Orlando will keep it close once again.