Chicago Bulls vs. Orlando Magic - 11/7/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Orlando Magic (3-3) at Chicago Bulls (3-3)
NBA Basketball: Monday, November 7, 2016 at 8:00 pm (United Center)
The Line: Chicago Bulls -7 -- Over/Under: 203 See the Latest Odds
The Orlando Magic travel to the United Center to take on the Chicago Bulls on Monday night.
The Magic will be looking to build on their current three-game win streak after sneaking past the Wizards in an 88-86 win on Saturday night. Evan Fournier scored 13 points while Serge Ibaka added 11 points, but in a scrappy game where both teams shot under 40 percent from the field, it was the second unit led by 18 points from Jeff Green who brought the Magic back from a 12-point deficit in the third quarter to steal the win and improve to 3-3 on the season and 2-1 at home.
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Meanwhile, the Bulls seem to be headed in the opposite direction as they're coming off their third straight loss after kicking off the season with three straight wins. Jimmy Butler and Bobby Portis scored 16 points each while Robin Lopez and Doug McDermott chipped in with 12 points apiece but the Bulls were playing their second back to back set of the season and it showed as they fell behind early and were down by 62-43 going into the halftime break.
In ATS trends, the Magic are 2-5 ATS in their last seven games overall and 1-5 ATS in their last six road games, while the Bulls are 4-1 ATS in their last five home games and 7-3 ATS in their last 10 home games against a team with a losing road record.
Head to head, the Magic are 13-3 ATS in the last 16 meetings overall and 7-1 ATS in the last eight meetings in Chicago.
The Magic are the team in better form coming into this matchup, but the Bulls will be eager to atone for their poor showing in their last outing so I'm actually leaning towards the Bulls to bounce back in a big way at home.