San Antonio Spurs (4-0) at Orlando Magic (3-1)
NBA Basketball: Friday, October 27, 2017 at 7:00 pm (Amway Center)
The Line: Orlando Magic +5.5 -- Over/Under: 205.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The San Antonio Spurs and Orlando Magic meet Friday in NBA action at the Amway Center.
The San Antonio Spurs look for their third road victory of the season to improve to 5-0 on the season. The San Antonio Spurs are averaging 103 points on 46.3 percent shooting and allowing 93.2 points on 42.5 percent shooting. LaMarcus Aldridge is averaging 26 points and 8.8 rebounds while Rudy Gay is averaging 14.8 points and 1.8 assists. Danny Green is the third double-digit scorer and Dejounte Murray is grabbing eight rebounds. The San Antonio Spurs are shooting 34.3 percent from beyond the arc and 75 percent from the free throw line. The San Antonio Spurs are allowing 31.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 50.2 rebounds per game. The San Antonio Spurs have won five of their last seven road games.
The Orlando Magic look for a statement victory to build on their impressive 3-1 start. The Orlando Magic are averaging 119 points on 48 percent shooting and allowing 112.2 points on 43.4 percent shooting. Aaron Gordon is averaging 27.5 points and 11.5 rebounds while Nikola Vucevic is averaging 23.8 points and 10.3 rebounds. Evan Fournier is the third double-digit scorer and Jonathon Simmons is grabbing 2.5 rebounds. The Orlando Magic are shooting 45.5 percent from beyond the arc and 83.7 percent from the free throw line. The Orlando Magic are allowing 29.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.2 rebounds per game. The Orlando Magic have won four of their last five home games.
The Spurs are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 Friday games, 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games following a straight up win and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 vs. NBA Southeast. The Magic are 0-7 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 2 days rest, 13-27-1 ATS in their last 41 home games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 Friday games. The Spurs are 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings in Orlando, 2-5 ATS in the last 7 meetings and the under is 5-0 in the last 5 meetings.
The Orlando Magic are off to an impressive start, which includes a road win over the Cleveland Cavaliers. However, the San Antonio Spurs haven't missed a beat without their best player on the court and are being led by Aldridge, who is playing like he was in Portland. The Spurs are highly effective at both ends of the floor and need to keep winning to keep Golden State at bay. With already a two-game lead over the Warriors, the Spurs have a chance to create some early distance for home court advantage, even if we're still in the first month of the season. All these games count the same, and you don't want to give away ground to a team with lesser talent. Look for the Spurs to keep their foot on the pedal and for a comfortable victory to take place.