Orlando Magic vs. Toronto Raptors - 8/5/20 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Toronto Raptors (48-18) at Orlando Magic (32-36)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, August 5, 2020 at 8:00 pm (Visa Athletic Center)
The Line: Orlando Magic +5 -- Over/Under: 224.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Toronto Raptors and Orlando Magic meet Wednesday in NBA action at the VISA Athletic Center.
The Toronto Raptors look for another victory to build on their impressive six-game winning streak. The Toronto Raptors are averaging 112.9 points on 45.8 percent shooting and allowing 106.3 points on 42.8 percent shooting. Pascal Siakam is averaging 23.5 points and 7.6 rebounds while Kyle Lowry is averaging 20 points and 7.6 assists. Fred VanVleet is the third double-digit scorer and Norman Powell is grabbing 3.6 rebounds. The Toronto Raptors are shooting 37.2 percent from beyond the arc and 80.2 percent from the free throw line. The Toronto Raptors are allowing 33.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.3 rebounds per game.
The Orlando Magic look for a statement victory after winning five of their last six games. The Orlando Magic are averaging 106.7 points on 44.3 percent shooting and allowing 107.5 points on 46.4 percent shooting. Nikola Vucevic is averaging 19.5 points and 11 rebounds while Evan Fournier is averaging 18.9 points and 2.5 rebounds. Terrence Ross is the third double-digit scorer and Aaron Gordon is grabbing 7.7 rebounds. The Orlando Magic are shooting 34.2 percent from beyond the arc and 77.2 percent from the free throw line. The Orlando Magic are allowing 36.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.5 rebounds per game.
The Raptors are 40-17 ATS in their last 57 games playing on 1 days rest and 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Magic are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games as an underdog, 13-6-1 ATS in their last 20 Wednesday games and 10-1 ATS in their last 11 games overall. The over is 10-4 in Raptors last 14 Wednesday games. The over is 19-7-2 in Magic last 28 overall. The Raptors are 5-0 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
The Toronto Raptors have been one of the more impressive teams in the bubble and are riding a six-game winning streak, building even more confidence as the playoffs inch closer. The Orlando Magic don't get much love from oddsmakers in general, but they're also on the end of a back to back here, and the injury to Jonathan Isaac doesn't help. You can argue the Toronto Raptors should be a bigger favorite than they are here. I'll lay the reasonable number with the dinosaurs.