Golden State Warriors (16-6) at Orlando Magic (9-13)
NBA Basketball: Friday, December 1, 2017 at 7:00 pm (Amway Center)
The Line: Orlando Magic +11 -- Over/Under: 230 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Golden State Warriors and Orlando Magic meet Friday in NBA action at the Amway Center.
The Golden State Warriors look for another victory after winning five of their last seven games. The Golden State Warriors are averaging 117.3 points on 50.7 percent shooting and allowing 107.1 points on 43.4 percent shooting. Stephen Curry is averaging 26.1 points and 6.4 assists while Kevin Durant is averaging 24.9 points and 6.8 rebounds. Klay Thompson is the third double-digit scorer and Draymond Green is grabbing 7.4 rebounds. The Golden State Warriors are shooting 39.7 percent from beyond the arc and 81.5 percent from the free throw line. The Golden State Warriors are allowing 34.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.4 rebounds per game. The Golden State Warriors have won seven of their last nine road games.
The Orlando Magic could duse another victory after losing nine of their last 10 games. The Orlando Magic are averaging 108 points on 46.8 percent shooting and allowing 110.9 points on 46.1 percent shooting. Aaron Gordon is averaging 18.6 points and 8.4 rebounds while Evan Fournier is averaging 17.7 points and three assists. Nikola Vucevic is the third double-digit scorer and Jonathon Simmons is grabbing 2.8 rebounds. The Orlando Magic are shooting 38.5 percent from beyond the arc and 73.5 percent from the free throw line. The Orlando Magic are allowing 36.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.9 rebounds per game. The Orlando Magic have split their last eight home games.
The Warriors are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 Friday games, 0-5 ATS in their last 5 road games and 2-7 ATS in their last 9 games overall. The Magic are 3-10 ATS in their last 13 games following a straight up win, 7-2-1 ATS in their last 10 vs. Western Conference and 2-5-1 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Warriors are 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings in Orlando, the road team is 6-1 ATS in the last 7 meetings and the under is 7-3-1 in the last 11 meetings.
The Warriors have just been skating by lately, as the blowouts aren't there and neither are the covers. Also, the Warriors are just 5-7 this season against the number when a double-digit favorite. The Magic got off to a fast start, lost nine straight and then showed signs of returning to form after blowing out the OKC Thunder. Orlando is also 2-0 ATS this season when a double-digit underdog. Not sure what to make of this Magic team, but I can't lay big chalk when Golden State is just cruising through the regular season. I'll take a stab with the points if I have to make a pick.