Magic vs. Raptors - 4/10/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Toronto Raptors (46-32) at Orlando Magic (25-53)
NBA Basketball: Friday, April 10, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Amway Center)
The Line: Orlando Magic +6 -- Over/Under: 204.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: TSN2, FSFL
The Toronto Raptors and Orlando Magic square off Friday night at the Amway Center.
The Toronto Raptors look for a win after winning four of their last six games. On the season, the Raptors are averaging 104.3 points on 45.6 percent shooting and are allowing 101.2 points on 46.1 percent shooting. DeMar DeRozan is averaging 19.9 points and 4.6 rebounds while Louis Williams is averaging 15.4 points and two assists. Jonas Valanciunas is grabbing 8.7 rebounds and Terrence Ross is dishing 1.1 assists. The Toronto Raptors are shooting 48.5 percent from the field and 36.7 percent from deep in their last five games. The Raptors are still fighting for the third seed in the East with the Bulls. Amir Johnson is questionable with an ankle injury.
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The Orlando Magic look for a win after splitting their last eight games. On the season, the Magic are averaging 96 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 11.1 rebounds while Victor Oladipo is averaging 17.7 points and 4.2 assists. Elfrid Payton is dishing 6.4 assists and Channing Frye is grabbing four rebounds. The Orlando Magic are shooting 46 percent from the field in their last five games and have split their last eight when topping 100 points. The Magic look to win their fourth straight game for the first time this season. Willie Green and Luke Ridnour are questionable with injuries.
The Raptors are 9-21-1 ATS in their last 31 games playing on 1 days rest and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 vs. Eastern Conference. The Magic are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 Friday games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games. The Raptors are 4-0-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Orlando and 6-1-1 ATS in the last 8 meetings overall.
The Raptors are trying to get the third seed so they avoid the Cavs as long as possible in the playoffs. The Magic are just too inconsistent to back. Take Toronto to win fairly easily.