Orlando Magic vs. Toronto Raptors - 3/30/14
Toronto Raptors (41-31) at Orlando Magic (21-52)
NBA Basketball: Sunday, March 30, 2014 at 6:00 pm (Amway Center)
The Line: Orlando Magic +5 -- Over/Under: 198 See the Latest Odds
The Orlando Magic and Toronto Raptors will for the third and final time this season when they meet up on Sunday. The Raptors lead the series 2-0.
The Raptors have won four of their last six games, as they continue to hold off the Chicago Bulls for the third seed in the East. On the season, the Raptors average 101 points on 44.3 percent shooting and allow 97.7 points on 44.7 percent shooting. Toronto shooting guard DeMar DeRozan is coming off his fourth 30-point performance in the month of March in a Friday win over the Boston Celtics. Toronto relies on its defense to win games, as the Raptors are just 2-5 SU in their last seven games when allowing 100-plus points. The Toronto Raptors are 43-28-1 ATS overall and 24-12 ATS on the road.
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The Orlando Magic have snapped a nine-game losing streak with two consecutive wins, which includes a 110-105 victory over the Charlotte Bobcats on Friday. On the season, the Magic average 96.9 points on 44.3 percent shooting and allow 102 points on 45.4 percent shooting. The Magic have one of the worst offenses in the league and are just 2-13 in their last 15 games when allowing their opponent to score 100 or more points. Small forward Tobias Harris has carried much of the offensive load recently for the Magic, as he’s shooting 48.4 percent from the field in his last five games. The Orlando Magic are 31-40-2 ATS overall and 19-16 ATS at home.
The Raptors are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games following a ATS loss and 19-8 ATS in their last 27 road games. The Magic are 12-3 ATS in their last 15 home games and 7-18-1 ATS in their last 26 games following a ATS win. The Raptors are 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings vs. Orlando.
The Magic have been money ATS at home over the last month or so, but the Raptors have been money all season long and need this win to keep the Bulls off their back in the standings.
I like the Raptors to get another big road win and cover the number in the process.