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Toronto Raptors vs Orlando Magic 12/3/22 NBA Picks, Predictions, Odds

Orlando Magic (5-17) vs. Toronto Raptors (11-10)
December 3, 2022 8:00 pm EDT
The Line: Toronto Raptors -10.5; Over/Under: +216.5
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The Orlando Magic invade the Scotiabank Arena to take on the Toronto Raptors on Saturday night.

The Orlando Magic have been in a real slump as they’ve lost nine of their last 10 games and they will be hoping to avoid an eighth straight victory after falling to the Cavaliers in a 107-96 road loss last night. Paolo Banchero led the team with 22 points, five rebounds and four assists, Cole Anthony added 19 points on seven of 11 shooting off the bench while Franz Wagner and Moritz Wanger each scored 16 points. As a team, the Magic shot 49 percent from the field and eight of 23 from the 3-point line which was enough to hang in the contest until the third quarter where they managed just 17 points to fall behind by as many as 20 points.

Meanwhile, the Toronto Raptors have been in a real funk as they’ve lost four of their last six games and they will be hoping to avoid a third straight defeat after getting routed by the Nets in a 114-105 road loss last night. Pascal Siakam led the way with 24 points, seven rebounds and four assists, OG Anunoby added 21 points while Scottie Barnes chipped in with 17 points, nine rebounds and three assists. As a team, the Raptors shot 43 percent from the field and seven of 24 from the 3-point line, but they were never in the contest in this one after getting blown out by 41-17 in a nightmare of a first quarter.

Looking at the betting trends, the Magic are 3-8-1 ATS in their last 12 road games, 0-4 ATS in their last four games against a team with a winning record and 4-1 ATS in their last five games playing on zero days’ rest. The Raptors are 5-2 ATS in their last seven home games and 0-6 ATS in their last six games against a team with a losing record.

Head to head, the over is 4-1 in the last five meetings in Toronto, the Magic are 2-10 ATS in the last 12 meetings overall and the Magic are 2-6 ATS in the last eight meetings in Toronto.

The Magic will be shorthanded again with Mo Bamba, Gary Harris, Chuma Okeke and Jalen Suggs all listed as out, while the Raptors are again without Otto Porter Jr. The Magic haven’t been able to get anything going over the past 10 games and they didn’t look good in their loss to the Cavaliers where they failed to score 100 points. The Raptors haven’t really been much better as they’ve been plagued by injuries all season, but they’re starting to get some players back now and they will surely turn things around sooner rather than later. The Magic are only 2-10 ATS in the last 12 meetings overall and I think that trend continues as the Raptors get the win they desperately need to get back on track.

Peter Tran's Free Pick: Toronto -10.5

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