Orlando Magic at Golden State Warriors - 3/7/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Orlando Magic (27-34) at Golden State Warriors (55-6)
NBA Basketball: Monday, March 7, 2016 at 10:30 pm (Oracle Arena)
The Line: Golden State Warriors -14.5 -- Over/Under: 222.5 See the Latest Odds
The Golden State Warriors play host to the Orlando Magic tonight at the Oracle Arena.
The Magic have lost four of their last six games and are coming off a disappointing 102-84 loss to the lowly Suns. Elfrid Payton led the team with a double-double of 19 points and 11 rebounds, Nikola Vucevic added 15 points and 12 rebounds while Evan Fournier had 12 points, but the Magic just couldn't make a shot to save their lives and it really cost them as the Suns were clearly the more aggressive team and they got out in the open and feasted on fast-break opportunities. With the loss, Orlando falls to 27-34 on the season, good enough for 11th place in the Eastern Conference.
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Meanwhile, the Warriors have absolutely been on fire for a couple seasons now but they had their momentum halted last night thanks to the Lakers who trounced them by 112-95. Stephen Curry led the team with 18 points while Klay Thompson added 15 points, but no other player finished in double figures as the Warriors came out flat in easily their worst game of the season. As a team, the Warriors shot just 40 percent from the field while connecting on just four of 30 three-pointers. Despite the shock loss, the Warriors are still number one in the league with a record of 55-6, so it doesn't change much at all.
In ATS trends, the Magic are 5-1 ATS in their last six games following a loss and 9-2 ATS in their last 11 games against a team above .600, while the Warriors are 20-7-2 ATS in their last 29 games following a loss of more than 10 points and 3-7-1 ATS in their last 11 games overall.
Head to head, the Magic are 1-4 ATS in the last five meetings overall and 8-3 ATS in the last 11 meetings in Golden State.
This may seem like a lot of points to be laying, but the Warriors will come out all guns blazing after last night's horrific performance against the Lakers.