Golden State Warriors vs. Orlando Magic - 12/2/14 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Orlando Magic (7-12) at Golden State Warriors (14-2)
NBA Basketball: Tuesday, December 2, 2014 at 10:30 pm (Oracle Arena)
The Line: Golden State Warriors -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Golden State Warriors hope to have Stephen Curry in the lineup when they host the Orlando Magic tonight.
The Orlando Magic were able to put a halt to a four-game losing streak on Sunday with a hard-fought 93-90 win over the Suns. Tobias Harris led the way with 21 points while Nikola Vucevic added 18 as the Magic built led by as many as 16 points early in the fourth quarter before holding off a late Suns rally to escape with the win to improve to 7-12 overall and 5-7 on the road.
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Meanwhile, the Golden State Warriors are coming off a ninth straight win after blowing past the Pistons by 104-93 on Sunday. Draymond Green had the hot hand and led the way with five threes en route to 20 points while Klay Thompson added 15 points and Shaun Livingston added 12, but the win was definitely spoiled by the injury of Stephen Curry who sprained his ankle and is likely to miss tonight's game. However, even without him, the Warriors really did look great, moving the ball freely and finding the open man. With the win, Golden State improved to 14-2 on the season and a ridiculous 9-1 on the road.
In ATS trends, the Magic are 6-1 ATS in their last seven games against a team with a winning record and 7-2 ATS in their last nine road games, while the Warriors are 8-2 ATS in their last 10 home games and 12-3 ATS in their last 15 games following a win.
Head to head, the Magic are 7-3 ATS int he last 10 meetings in Golden State and the Under is 3-1-1 in the last five meetings overall.
I was definitely leaning towards the Warriors in this one but the bookies are just giving too many points so I'm taking the Magic to keep the final score somewhat respectable here.