Orlando Magic vs. Toronto Raptors - 11/6/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Toronto Raptors (5-0) at Orlando Magic (1-4)
NBA Basketball: Friday, November 6, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Amway Center)
The Line: Orlando Magic +5.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Toronto Raptors pay a visit to the Orlando Magic tonight at the Amway Center.
The Raptors will be looking to stay undefeated tonight as they head into Orlando off a 103-98 win over the Thunder, their first straight win to start the season. DeMar DeRozan led all scorers with 28 points, shooting seven of 18 from the field and 14 of 15 from the free throw line, while Kyle Lowry and Jonas Valanciunas chipped in with 17 points each as the Raptors overcame an eight-point deficit in the final six minutes to beat the Thunder and extend their perfect start to the season. Offensively, the Raptors shot just 41.8 percent from the field, but were able to feast at the charity stripe where they outscored the Thunder 32-12.
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Meanwhile, the Magic will be looking to recover from a rough start to the season as they've lost four of their first five games and are coming off a 119-114 overtime loss at Houston. Evan Fournier led the team with 29 points, Aaron Gordon added 19 points while Victor Oladipo added 18 points as the fought well to force overtime before losing in the extra period. Nikola Vucevic injured his knee on a non-contact play in the third quarter of Wednesday's loss to the Rockets and has been diagnosed with a bone bruise in his right knee, leaving him unavailable for tonight's game.
In ATS trends, the Raptors are 5-0 ATS in their last five games following a win and 5-11 ATS in their last 16 against the Eastern Conference, while the Magic are 4-1 ATS in their last five home games and 5-0 ATS in their last five games overall.
Head to head, the Raptors are 6-2-1 ATS in the last nine meetings overall and 4-1-1 ATS in the last six meetings in Orlando.
The Magic have been pretty disappointing to start the season and could be in for another long night as I don't think they have enough without Vucevic to stay competitive against the red-hot Raptors.