Magic vs. Bulls - 3/2/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Chicago Bulls (30-28) at Orlando Magic (26-32)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, March 2, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Amway Center)
The Line: Orlando Magic -3 -- Over/Under: 209 See the Latest Odds
TV: CSNC, FSFL
The Chicago Bulls and Orlando Magic square off Wednesday night at the Amway Center.
The Chicago Bulls need a win after losing eight of their last 11 games. The Chicago Bulls are averaging 101.6 points on 43.7 percent shooting and allowing 102.3 points on 43.2 percent shooting. Pau Gasol is averaging 17 points and 11.1 rebounds while Doug McDermott is averaging 9.2 points and 2.4 rebounds. Mike Dunleavy is dishing 1.4 assists and Taj Gibson is grabbing 7.1 rebounds. The Chicago Bulls are shooting 36.2 percent from beyond the arc and 78.3 percent from the free throw line. The Bulls are allowing 32.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 47.9 rebounds per game. The Chicago Bulls have lost six straight road games.
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The Orlando Magic need a win after losing five of their last eight games. The Orlando Magic are averaging 100.8 points on 45 percent shooting and allowing 102.1 points on 45.3 percent shooting. Nikola Vucevic is averaging 17.7 points and nine rebounds while Victor Oladipo is averaging 14.9 points and four assists. Elfrid Payton is dishing 5.9 assists and Ersan Ilyasova is grabbing four rebounds. The Orlando Magic are shooting 35.5 percent from beyond the arc and 77.2 percent from the free throw line. The Magic are allowing 35.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.9 rebounds per game. The Orlando Magic have lost seven of their last six of their last 10 home games.
The Bulls are 2-7 ATS in their last 9 games playing on 0 days rest and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games. The Magic are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 vs. Eastern Conference and 9-4 ATS in their last 13 games overall. The Bulls are 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Orlando and 0-5 ATS in the last 5 meetings overall.
The Bulls aren't playing a lick of defense right now and have been lousy on the road. Allowing the Heat to shoot 67.5 percent from the field? No, thanks. I'll take the home team and small line.