Chicago Bulls (8-12) at Orlando Magic (8-14)
NBA Basketball: Friday, February 5, 2021 at 7:00 pm (Amway Center)
The Line: Orlando Magic +1 -- Over/Under: 221 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Chicago Bulls and Orlando Magic meet Friday in NBA action at the Amway Center.
The Chicago Bulls look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Chicago Bulls are averaging 114.8 points on 47.7 percent shooting and allowing 117.1 points on 47.9 percent shooting. Zach LaVine is averaging 26.5 points and 5.2 assists while Lauri Markkanen is averaging 19.6 points and 6.2 rebounds. Coby White is the third double-digit scorer and Wendell Carter Jr. is dishing 2.4 assists. The Chicago Bulls are shooting 37.5 percent from beyond the arc and 79.3 percent from the free throw line. The Chicago Bulls are allowing 37.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.9 rebounds per game.
The Orlando Magic look to snap a four-game losing streak. The Orlando Magic are averaging 104.8 points on 42.8 percent shooting and allowing 111.6 points on 47.4 percent shooting. Nikola Vucevic is averaging 22.5 points and 11.2 rebounds while Evan Fournier is averaging 17.6 points and 3.6 assists. Terrence Ross is the third double-digit scorer and Aaron Gordon is grabbing 7.2 rebounds. The Orlando Magic are shooting 34.9 percent from beyond the arc and 78.9 percent from the free throw line. The Orlando Magic are allowing 36.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.5 rebounds per game.
The Bulls are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 road games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Magic are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 home games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The under is 4-1 in Bulls last 5 overall. The over is 33-16-2 in Magic last 51 overall. The under is 20-6 in the last 26 meetings.
The Chicago Bulls continue to be a team nobody talks about but a club that's impressive offensively and covers numbers. The Orlando Magic are watching their season slip away, and they're losing their last five games by an average of 11.8 points while shooting just 42.3 percent from the field. It's hard to back the Magic with confidence these days. I'll take the Bulls in this near pick em spot.