Phoenix Suns vs. Orlando Magic - 12/9/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Orlando Magic (12-9) at Phoenix Suns (9-13)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, December 9, 2015 at 9:00 pm (Talking Stick Resort Arena)
The Line: Phoenix Suns -4.5 -- Over/Under: 206.5 See the Latest Odds
The Phoenix Suns play host to the Orlando Magic tonight at the Talking Stick Resort Arena.
The Magic had their five-game win streak snapped in a tough loss to the Clippers on Saturday, but they rebounded with a scrappy 85-74 over the Nuggets last night. Nikola Vucevic and Elfrid Payton led the team with 18 points each while Tobias Harris added 17 points as the Magic won despite making just one of their 16 3-point attempts. Defensively, the Magic have held five of their last six opponents below 100 points and were absolutely dominant in a 46-27 second half against the Nuggets thanks to a 54-34 scoring advantage in the paint. With the win, Orlando improves to 12-9 on the season and 5-6 on the road.
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Meanwhile, the Suns have been absolutely struggling lately, but they'll be breathing a sigh of relief after snapping a four-game skid with a hard-fought 103-101 win at Chicago. Brandon Knight led the scoring with 21 points while Eric Bledsoe added 16 points, but with the game tied, it was Mirza Teletovic who snagged an offensive rebound and made the game-winning fadeaway shot at the buzzer to finish with 20 points for the game. With the win, Phoenix improves to 9-13 on the season and 4-8 on the road.
In ATS trends, the Magic are 4-0-1 ATS in their last five games following a win and 6-0-1 ATS in their last seven games overall, while the Suns are 9-4-1 ATS in their last 14 games against a team with a winning record but just 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games overall.
Head to head, the Magic are 10-4 ATS in the last 14 meetings overall and 7-2 ATS in the last nine meetings in Phoenix.
The Suns will be absolutely buoyed by their thrilling win in their last outing, but the Magic have clearly been the team in better form and I think they just might cause the upset here.