Magic vs. Bulls - 4/8/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Chicago Bulls (46-31) at Orlando Magic (24-53)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, April 8, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Amway Center)
The Line: Orlando Magic +7 -- Over/Under: 193.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: CSNC, FSFL
The Chicago Bulls and Orlando Magic meet Wednesday night at the Amway Center.
The Chicago Bulls look for a win after splitting their last four games. On the season, the Bulls are averaging 100.7 points on 44.2 percent shooting and are allowing 98.2 points on 43.7 percent shooting. Jimmy Butler is averaging 20.1 points and 5.8 rebounds while Pau Gasol is averaging 18.5 points and 11.8 rebounds. Aaron Brooks is dishing 3.2 assists and Taj Gibson is grabbing 6.3 rebounds. The Chicago Bulls are shooting 47.3 percent in their last five games and have won five of their last six when topping 100 points. The Bulls are pretty much locked into the third seed in the East if they can win a couple more games. Kirk Hinrich is questionable with a knee injury.
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The Orlando Magic look for a third straight win for the first time since February. On the season, the Magic are averaging 95.9 points on 45.4 percent shooting and are allowing 101.7 points on 46.5 percent shooting. Nikola Vucevic is averaging 19.6 points and 11.2 rebounds while Victor Oladipo is averaging 17.6 points and 4.2 assists. Elfrid Payton is dishing 6.4 assists and Channing Frye is grabbing four rebounds. The Orlando Magic are allowing 43.9 percent shooting in their last five games and have split their last six games when allowing less than 100 points. Eight of the Magic’s last 10 victories have come on their home court. Luke Ridnour is questionable for this game due to personal reasons.
The Bulls are 3-8 ATS in their last 11 road games and 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 2 days rest. The Magic are 4-10 ATS in their last 14 vs. NBA Central and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 home games. The Bulls are 1-5 ATS in the last 6 meetings.
The Bulls still need to win if they hope to lockup the third seed, and the Magic aren't going to put up much of a fight. Look for Chicago to win by double digits.