Oklahoma City Thunder (8-11) at Orlando Magic (8-13)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at 7:00 pm (Amway Center)
The Line: Orlando Magic +5.5 -- Over/Under: 211 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Oklahoma City Thunder and Orlando Magic meet Wednesday in NBA action at the Amway Center.
The Oklahoma City Thunder need a confidence boosting win after losing four of their last five games. The Oklahoma City Thunder are averaging 102 points on 43.9 percent shooting and allowing 98.1 points on 43.9 percent shooting. Russell Westbrook is averaging 21.6 points and 9.7 assists while Paul George is averaging 20.4 points and 5.9 rebounds. Carmelo Anthony is the third double-digit scorer and Steven Adams is grabbing 8.1 rebounds. The Oklahoma City Thunder are shooting 34.5 percent from beyond the arc and 73.7 percent from the free throw line. The Oklahoma City Thunder are allowing 35.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.4 rebounds per game. The Oklahoma City Thunder have lost six straight road games.
The Orlando Magic also need a victory here to snap a nine-game losing streak. The Orlando Magic are averaging 107.3 points on 46.3 percent shooting and allowing 111 points on 46.5 percent shooting. Evan Fournier is averaging 17.8 points and three assists while Aaron Gordon is averaging 17.4 points and eight rebounds. Nikola Vucevic is the third double-digit scorer and Jonathon Simmons is grabbing three rebounds. The Orlando Magic are shooting 38.3 percent from beyond the arc and 73.7 percent from the free throw line. The Orlando Magic are allowing 36.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.1 rebounds per game. The Orlando Magic have lost four of their last five home games.
The Thunder are 0-6 ATS in their last 6 road games, 11-3 ATS in their last 14 vs. Eastern Conference and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Magic are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games, 6-2-1 ATS in their last 9 vs. Western Conference and 1-5-1 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Thunder are 2-8 ATS in the last 10 meetings, the underdog is 8-2 ATS in the last 10 meetings and the road team is 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings.
The Magic have cooled off after a strong start to the season, and they're being outscored by 12 points in their last five games. On the flipside, the Thunder aren't playing any better, as they've lost four of their last five games and all four of those losses came when they were favorties. OKC struggles with consistent offense, can't get stops down the stretch and the offense relies way too much on iso plays. All that talent and the Thunde rjust haven't figured it out yet. I don't love this game and probably will stay away, but in terms of making a pick for the article, I'd take the points and the Magic as more of a fade from OKC.