Oklahoma City Thunder (1-3) at Orlando Magic (4-1)
NBA Basketball: Saturday, January 2, 2021 at 7:00 pm (Amway Center)
The Line: Orlando Magic -7.5 -- Over/Under: 218.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Oklahoma City Thunder and Orlando Magic meet Saturday in NBA action at the Amway Center.
The Oklahoma City Thunder need a win to snap a three-game losing streak. The Oklahoma City Thunder are averaging 101.3 points on 44.9 percent shooting and allowing 112 points on 47.3 percent shooting. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is averaging 19.5 points and 5.3 rebounds while Luguentz Dort is averaging 16 points and 3.5 rebounds. George Hill is the third double-digit scorer and Isaiah Roby is grabbing 6.5 rebounds. The Oklahoma City Thunder are shooting 32.7 percent from beyond the arc and 62.3 percent from the free throw line. The Oklahoma City Thunder are allowing 36.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.5 rebounds per game.
The Orlando Magic look for a win to build on their 4-1 record. The Orlando Magic are averaging 114.6 points on 45.5 percent shooting and allowing 112.6 points on 49 percent shooting. Terrence Ross is averaging 21 points and 0.8 assists while Nikola Vucevic is averaging 19.8 points and 11.2 rebounds. Markelle Fultz is the third double-digit scorer and Evan Fournier is grabbing 1.6 rebounds. The Orlando Magic are shooting 32.8 percent from beyond the arc and 82.8 percent from the free throw line. The Orlando Magic are allowing 34.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.8 rebounds per game.
The Thunder are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 road games and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 Saturday games. The Magic are 5-13 ATS in their last 18 home games and 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The under is 5-2 in Thunder last 7 overall. The over is 24-6 in Magic last 30 overall. The Thunder are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
The Oklahoma City Thunder have seen their point total decrease in each of their last three games and they already lost to the Magic this season. However, OKC is still a talented, young team I'm not ready to bail on after a few games. I also don't believe the Orlando Magic are as good as their start suggests. The Thunder are going to be a team that's going to produce a profit in the underdog role this season. Give me the Thunder and the points.