Toronto Raptors vs. Orlando Magic - 11/11/14 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Orlando Magic (2-5) at Toronto Raptors (6-1)
NBA Basketball: Tuesday, November 11, 2014 at 7:30 pm (Air Canada Centre)
The Line: Toronto Raptors -10.5 -- Over/Under: 202.5 See the Latest Odds
The Toronto Raptors look to stay undefeated at home tonight against the visiting Orlando Magic.
The Toronto Raptors have started the season an impressive six wins in seven games and will be looking to build on a four-game win streak after making light work of the 76ers on Sunday. DeMar DeRozan led six players in double figures with 24 points while Terrence Ross had 17 as the Raptors blew away the winless 76ers by 120-88 in an absolute rout. As a team, the Raptors shot over 56 percent from the field which is really no surprise as they are currently averaging a league-best 107.4 points per game so far, but their defense has been right up there as well, allowing just 95.9 points which is good enough for eighth in the league.
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Meanwhile, the Orlando Magic have won just two of their first seven games and are coming into this one off a 104-94 loss against the Nets despite a big night of 27 points and 12 rebounds from Nikola Vucevic. Evan Fournier added 19 points while the Magic shot a healthy 52 percent as a team, but the Nets employed a small lineup in the fourth quarter and it really slowed down Vucevic, who couldn't even attempt a shot for the entire fourth quarter. With Elfrid Payton still struggling to find any sort of consistency, the Magic have sputtered on the offense without the injured Victor Oladipo, averaging just 95.1 points per game which ranks them at 22nd in the league.
In ATS trends, the Magic are 6-23-2 ATS in their last 31 road games and 1-6 ATS in their last seven games following a loss, while the Raptors are 4-0 ATS at home so far this season and 13-5 ATS in their last 18 games following a win of more than 10 points.
Head to head, the Magic are just 2-5 ATS in their last seven meetings in Toronto and 0-5-1 ATS in the last six meetings overall.
I'm not even going to muck around with this one because the Raptors have been a perfect 4-0 ATS at home this season and have simply dominated the Magic over the last couple seasons.