Magic vs. Bulls - 3/26/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Chicago Bulls (36-35) at Orlando Magic (29-43)
NBA Basketball: Saturday, March 26, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Amway Center)
The Line: Orlando Magic -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: CSNC, FSFL
The Chicago Bulls and Orlando Magic square off early Saturday night at the Amway Center.
The Chicago Bulls look for consistency after splitting their last 12 games. The Chicago Bulls are averaging 101.8 points on 44 percent shooting and allowing 102.9 points on 43.7 percent shooting. Jimmy Butler is averaging 21.7 points and 4.5 assists while Pau Gasol is averaging 17 points and 11.2 rebounds. Derrick Rose is dishing 4.9 assists and Doug McDermott is grabbing 2.4 rebounds. The Chicago Bulls are shooting 37 percent from beyond the arc and 78.5 percent from the free throw line. The Bulls are allowing 33.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 47.1 rebounds per game. The Chicago Bulls have lost 10 of their last 11 road games.
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The Orlando Magic could use a win in order to snap a six-game losing streak. The Orlando Magic are averaging 100.8 points on 44.8 percent shooting and allowing 103.3 points on 45.6 percent shooting. Nikola Vucevic is averaging 17.8 points and nine rebounds while Victor Oladipo is averaging 16 points and 3.9 assists. Evan Fournier is dishing 2.7 assists and Aaron Gordon is grabbing 6.6 rebounds. The Orlando Magic are shooting 34.8 percent from beyond the arc and 76.4 percent from the free throw line. The Magic are allowing 36.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.7 rebounds per game. The Orlando Magic have split their last eight home games.
The Bulls are 3-8 ATS in their last 11 road games and 4-13 ATS in their last 17 games playing on 1 days rest. The Magic are 0-6-1 ATS in their last 7 Saturday games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games. The Bulls are 0-4 ATS in the last 4 meetings in Orlando and 0-6 ATS in the last 6 meetings overall.
The Bulls just got swept by the Knicks, now I'm going to lay chalk with them on the road against the Magic. No, thanks. Give me the Magic at home and the two free buckets.