Orlando Magic vs. Phoenix Suns - 3/4/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Phoenix Suns (31-29) at Orlando Magic (19-42)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, March 4, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Amway Center)
The Line: Orlando Magic +4 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Phoenix Suns invade the Amway Center to take on the Orlando Magic on Wednesday night.
The Phoenix Suns have lost 10 of their last 13 overall and will be looking to avoid a third straight loss after getting thumped by the Heat in a 115-98 rout on Monday. PJ Tucker and Eric Bledsoe led the team with 20 points apiece while Markieff Morris and Brandon Knight added 13 points each, but there was just no stopping the Heat who took control early on with a 39-24 second quarter. In particular, there was just no stopping the former Suns' player, Goran Dragic who played just 15 minutes while battling foul trouble but still managed to scorch the Suns with 21 points. With the loss, Phoenix drops to 31-30 on the season and 14-17 on the road.
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Meanwhile, the Orlando Magic have lost five of their last eight overall and are coming off a third straight loss, falling to the 98-83 to the Hornets on Sunday. Victor Oladipo had a strong outing of 21 points and five assists but the Magic have been relying heavily on Nikola Vucevic all season and unfortunately he was kept to just 10 points in this game which really hurt the Magic. As a team, the Magic shot just 36.5 percent from the field and were outscored by 55-41 in the second half to drop to 19-42 on the season and 9-20 at home where they've won just four of their last 11.
Looking at ATS trends, the Suns are 4-1 ATS in their last five games following a loss of more than 10 points and 2-7-1 ATS in their last 10 road games, while the Magic are 4-1 ATS in their last five games against a team with a winning record and 7-3-1 ATS in their last 11 games overall.
Head to head, the Suns are 3-10 ATS in the last 13 meetings overall and just 1-5 ATS in the last six meetings in Orlando.
There's rumors that there are going to be some new lineup changes which could just be what the Magic need to mix things up a bit and turn over a new leaf so with that and the one-sided ATS trends in favor of the Magic, I'll be taking the home team with the points here.