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Orlando Magic vs Oklahoma City Thunder 1/4/23 NBA Picks, Predictions, Odds

Oklahoma City Thunder (16-21) vs. Orlando Magic (13-24)
January 4, 2023 7:00 pm EDT
The Line: Orlando Magic -2; Over/Under: +230
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The Oklahoma City Thunder and Orlando Magic meet Wednesday in NBA action at the Amway Center. The Oklahoma City Thunder have won 5 of their last 8 games. The Orlando Magic have split their last 8 games.

The Oklahoma City Thunder are averaging 115.2 points on 45.9 percent shooting and allowing 116.8 points on 46.7 percent shooting. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is averaging 30.8 points and 5.8 assists, while Josh Giddey is averaging 14.9 points and 5.4 assists. Luguentz Dort is the third double-digit scorer and Jalen Williams is grabbing 3.7 rebounds. The Oklahoma City Thunder are shooting 34.6 percent from beyond the arc and 79.3 percent from the free throw line. The Oklahoma City Thunder are allowing 36.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.6 rebounds per game.

The Orlando Magic are averaging 109.8 points on 46.7 percent shooting and allowing 113.9 points on 47.3 percent shooting. Paolo Banchero is averaging 20.9 points and 3.9 assists, while Franz Wagner is averaging 19.9 points and 4 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 79.6 percent from the free throw line. The Orlando Magic are allowing 34.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.2 rebounds per game.

The Thunder are 37-18 ATS in their last 55 road games. The Magic are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 home games and 10-3 ATS in their last 13 games overall. The under is 9-4 in Thunder last 13 overall. The over is 40-15-1 in Magic last 56 Wednesday games. The Thunder are 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings in Orlando and 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings.

The Oklahoma City Thunder are on the end of a back to back and could be in a letdown spot after blowing the doors off the Celtics, but we’re still getting a free bucket with the better team. OKC is a better team than the Magic, no matter how you slice it. The Orlando Magic have also taken a step back over the last wee or so, and they also lose at home by an average of 2.2 points. Give me the Thunder.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick: Oklahoma City Thunder +2

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