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Orlando Magic vs San Antonio Spurs 12/23/22 NBA Picks, Predictions, Odds

San Antonio Spurs (10-21) vs. Orlando Magic (12-21)
December 23, 2022 7:00 pm EDT
The Line: Orlando Magic -7; Over/Under: +226.5
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The San Antonio Spurs and Orlando Magic meet Friday in NBA action at the Amway Center. The San Antonio Spurs have split their last 8 games. The Orlando Magic have won 7 of their last 8 games.

The San Antonio Spurs are averaging 110.3 points on 46.5 percent shooting and allowing 119.5 points on 50.5 percent shooting. Keldon Johnson is averaging 21.1 points and 5.2 rebounds, while Devin Vassell is averaging 20 points and 3.5 assists. Tre Jones is the third double-digit scorer and Jakob Poeltl is grabbing 9.5 rebounds. The San Antonio Spurs are shooting 34.6 percent from beyond the arc and 72.7 percent from the free throw line. The San Antonio Spurs are allowing 38.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.5 rebounds per game.

The Orlando Magic are averaging 109.4 points on 46.9 percent shooting and allowing 113.5 points on 47.2 percent shooting. Paolo Banchero is averaging 21.6 points and 3.9 assists, while Franz Wagner is averaging 19.9 points and 4.1 rebounds. Wendall Carter Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Cole Anthony is grabbing 4.5 rebounds. The Orlando Magic are shooting 34.2 percent from beyond the arc and 80.3 percent from the free throw line. The Orlando Magic are allowing 33.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.3 rebounds per game.

The Spurs are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 road games and 4-11 ATS in their last 15 games overall. The Magic are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 home games and 9-0 ATS in their last 9 games overall. The over is 4-1 in Spurs last 5 overall. The over is 4-1 in Magic last 5 overall. The Spurs are 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings in Orlando and 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings.

I’m not excited to lay big chalk with the Orlando Magic, but they’re playing their best ball in recent memory, and they have the rest advantage here. The San Antonio Spurs not only played last night, but they lose in blowout fashion most nights, and they’re losing on the road by an average of 8.9 points. Probably better options out there, but give me the Magic if forced to pick.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick: Orlando Magic -7

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