Toronto Raptors vs. Orlando Magic - 2/23/14
Orlando Magic (17-40) at Toronto Raptors (30-25)
NBA Basketball: Sunday, February 23, 2014 at 6:00 pm (Air Canada Centre)
The Line: Toronto Raptors -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Orlando Magic travel to the Air Canada Centre to take on the Toronto Raptors tonight.
The Magic were able to snap a three-game skid on Friday by taking down the Knicks by 129-121 in double overtime thanks to a monster night from Victor Oladipo who poured in 30 points nine rebounds and 14 assists. Arron Afflalo scored a team-high 32 points and Tobias Harris added 22 as the Magic weathered the storm of 44 points from Carmelo Anthony. With the win, Orlando improved to 17-40 on the season and 14-15 at home, but they've actually lost their last 14 road games dating all the way back to Dec. 16 where they won at Chicago by 83-82.
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Meanwhile, the Raptors have been much more consistent than the Magic, winning four of their last five and coming off a 98-91 win over the Cavaliers. Terrence Ross led the team with 20 points while Jonas Valanciunas added 18 points, 10 of which came in a game-changing 37-21 third quarter as the Raptors snapped the Cavaliers' six game winning streak. With the win, Toronto improved to 30-25 overall and 10-3 at home since Jan. 1.
In ATS trends, the Magic are 3-8 ATS in their last 11 games following a win and 7-19 ATS in their last 26 road games, while the Raptors are 6-2 ATS in their last eight games against a team with a losing record and 13-5 ATS in their last 18 games following a win.
Head to head, the Magic are 1-4 ATS in the last five meetings and the Under is 4-1 in the last five meetings in Toronto.
Afflalo didn't make the trip with the team to Toronto which is a massive loss for the Magic who rely so heavily on him to score, so I have to go with the Raptors to win and cover at home. The spread is a bit hefty, but it's either the Raptors or nothing.