Phoenix Suns at Orlando Magic - 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 -13 -- Over/Under: 216 See the Latest Odds
The Phoenix Suns travel to the Amway Center to take on the Orlando Magic tonight.
The offeseason just can't come quick enough for the Suns who have lost 15 of their last 16 games overall. Last night against at Miami, Devin Booker poured in 34 points, Alex Len added 12 points and 13 rebounds while Mirza Teletovic had 11 points off the bench but the Suns were never really in the contest after falling behind by 21 points midway through the second quarter. With the loss, Phoenix drops to 15-46 on the season which is good enough for second last in the Western Conference and third last in the league overall.
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Meanwhile, the Magic have split their last eight games and and will be aiming for their third win in four games after beating the Bulls by 102-89 on Wednesday. Nikola Vucevic led the way with 24 points, Mario Hezonja added 21 points while Victor Oladipo had 17 as the Magic took advantage of a slumping Bulls team playing without their best player in Jimmy Butler. Orlando is now 27-33 on the season and 3.5 games behind the eighth-placed Detroit so they have plenty of work to do if they want to feature in the playoffs this season.
In ATS trends, the Suns are 15-33 ATS in their last 48 games overall and 5-21 ATS in their last 26 road games, while the Magic are 5-2 ATS in their last seven home games and 11-4-1 ATS in their last 16 against the Western Conference.
Head to head, the Suns are 2-5 ATS in the last seven meetings in Orlando and 4-11 ATS in the last 15 meetings overall.
The Magic haven't quite been at their best lately, but surely they're more than good enough to blow past these lowly Suns who will be playing on zero days rest. I'm rolling with Orlando to continue their climb up the standings with an easy win tonight.