Orlando Magic vs. Sacramento Kings - 11/3/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Sacramento Kings (2-3) at Orlando Magic (1-3)
NBA Basketball: Thursday, November 3, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Amway Center)
The Line: Orlando Magic -3 -- Over/Under: 203 See the Latest Odds
The Sacramento Kings and Orlando Magic meet Thursday night in NBA action at the Amway Center.
The Sacramento Kings look for their second road win of the season to get back to a .500 record. The Sacramento Kings are averaging 100.8 points on 44.7 percent shooting and allowing 102.6 points on 45.5 percent shooting. DeMarcus Cousins is averaging 26.8 points and 9.6 rebounds while Rudy Gay is averaging 23.8 points and 2.4 assists. Arron Afflalo is grabbing 2.4 rebounds and Ty Lawson is dishing 6.2 assists. The Sacramento Kings are shooting 31.9 percent from beyond the arc and 78.5 percent from the free throw line. The Sacramento Kings are allowing 35.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 40.6 rebounds per game. The Sacramento Kings have lost six of their last nine road games.
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The Orlando Magic look for back-to-back victories that will help them rebound from a 1-3 start to the season. The Orlando Magic are averaging 95 points on 40.8 percent shooting and allowing 105.5 points on 47.2 percent shooting. Evan Fournier is averaging 16.8 points and 3.3 rebounds while Nikola Vucevic is averaging 14.8 points and three assists. Elfrid Payton is the third double-digit scorer and Serge Ibaka is grabbing 5.3 rebounds. The Orlando Magic are shooting 29.2 percent from beyond the arc and 69.9 percent from the free throw line. The Orlando Magic are allowing 33.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.2 rebounds per game. The Orlando Magic have won five of their last seven home games.
The Kings are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games playing on 1 days rest and 4-9-1 ATS in their last 14 vs. Eastern Conference. The Magic are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 home games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Kings are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Orlando and the underdog is 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings.
The Magic have actually been pretty decent on their home court dating back to the end of last season and know they have to win games like this at home if this is going to be an improved season. The Kings are a two-man team offensively with no third double-digit scorer so far and Cousins continues to make boneheaded plays that cost his team late. I'll take the Magic and the small line at home. The Kings look like the same immature team from the past that will find ways to lose games.