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Oklahoma City Thunder vs Orlando Magic 11/1/22 NBA Picks, Predictions, Odds

Orlando Magic (1-6) vs. Oklahoma City Thunder (3-3)
November 1, 2022 8:00 pm EDT
The Line: Oklahoma City Thunder -4; Over/Under: +217.5
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The Orlando Magic invade the Paycom Center to battle the Oklahoma City Thunder on Tuesday night.

The Orlando Magic have really struggled to get going this season as they’ve lost six of their first seven games overall and they will be hoping to bounce back after getting beaten by the Mavericks in a 114-105 road loss on Sunday. Paolo Banchero led the way with 18 points, Bol Bol added 16 points with 11 rebounds and three blocks while Wendell Carter Jr and RJ Hampton scored 15 points apiece. As a team, the Magic shot 45 percent from the field and 11 of 29 from the 3-point line as they set the tone with 34 points in the first quarter and kept pace with the Mavericks until the fourth quarter where they managed just 22 points to allow the Mavericks to slip away.

Meanwhile, the Oklahoma City Thunder have been in great shape as they will be looking to build on their current three-game win streak after outlasting the Mavericks in a 117-111 overtime road win on Saturday. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander led the way with 38 points, six rebounds and nine assists, Darius Bazley and Isaiah Joe each scored 15 points while Luguentz Dort chipped in with 16 points. As a team, the Thunder shot 49 percent from the field and a miserly five of 25 from the 3-point line, but they played terrific defense and were able to get plenty of support from their reserves who outscored the Mavericks’ reserves by 50-27.

Looking at the betting trends, the Magic are 0-6-1 ATS in their last seven road games and 6-13-1 ATS in their last 20 games overall. The Thunder are 5-2 ATS in their last seven games against a team below .400, 4-1 ATS in their last five home games and 5-1 ATS in their last six games overall.

Head to head, the over is 5-2 in the last seven meetings in Oklahoma City, the Magic are 1-7 ATS in the last eight meetings overall and the Magic are 7-3 ATS in the last 10 meetings in Oklahoma City.

The Magic are going to be shorthanded once again as Gary Harris, Moritz Wagner, Jalen Suggs and Cole Anthony are all out, while the Thunder are still missing key players Chet Holmgren and Josh Giddey. The Magic have had little to cheer about so far this season and they’re just so banged up right now. The Thunder have hit a patch of form, they have home court advantage and an extra days rest. The Magic are just 1-7 ATS in the last eight meetings overall and I think that trend continues here as the Thunder get their fourth straight win.

Peter Tran's Free Pick: Oklahoma City Thunder -4

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