Magic vs. Suns - 3/4/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Phoenix Suns (15-46) at Orlando Magic (27-33)
NBA Basketball: Friday, March 4, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Amway Center)
The Line: Orlando Magic -12.5 -- Over/Under: 217.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSAZ, FSFL
The Phoenix Suns and Orlando Magic square off Friday night at the Amway Center.
The Phoenix Suns have won just one game since February. The Phoenix Suns are averaging 100.5 points on 43.6 percent shooting and allowing 107.9 points on 47.2 percent shooting. Mirza Teletovic is averaging 11 points and 3.3 rebounds while Devin Booker is averaging 10.7 points and 1.8 assists. T.J. Warren is grabbing 3.1 rebounds and Archie Goodwin is dishing 2.1 assists. The Phoenix Suns are shooting 35.9 percent from beyond the arc and 75.2 percent from the free throw line. The Suns are allowing 38.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.3 rebounds per game. The Phoenix Suns haven’t won a road game since December 7.
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The Orlando Magic look for consistency after splitting their last 10 games. The Orlando Magic are averaging 100.9 points on 44.9 percent shooting and allowing 102.2 points on 45.3 percent shooting. Nikola Vucevic is averaging 17.8 points and 8.9 rebounds while Victor Oladipo is averaging 14.7 points and 3.9 assists. Elfrid Payton is dishing six assists and Aaron Gordon is grabbing 6.5 rebounds. The Orlando Magic are shooting 35.3 percent from beyond the arc and 77.3 percent from the free throw line. The Magic are allowing 35.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.2 rebounds per game. The Orlando Magic have split their last eight home games.
The Suns are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games playing on 0 days rest and 5-15-1 ATS in their last 21 Friday games. The Magic are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Friday games and 11-4-1 ATS in their last 16 vs. Western Conference. The Suns are 2-5 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Orlando and 4-11 ATS in the last 15 meetings overall.
I've said it time and time again, the Suns are unbackable regardless of what the line is. Phoenix has so many injured players and limited talent you can back them in any way. Orlando should win this by double digits but the best bet would probably be leaving this game alone.