The Golden State Warriors and Orlando Magic meet Thursday in NBA action at the Amway Center. The Golden State Warriors look to snap a 3-game losing streak. The Orlando Magic look to rebound from a 1-7 start.
The Golden State Warriors are averaging 117.5 points on 46.5 percent shooting and allowing 121.3 points on 46.7 percent shooting. Stephen Curry is averaging 30 points and 6.5 assists, while Andrew Wiggins is averaging 17.8 points and 2.9 assists. Jordan Poole is the third double-digit scorer and Klay Thompson is dishing 2.4 assists. The Golden State Warriors are shooting 34.6 percent from beyond the arc and 80.7 percent from the free throw line. The Golden State Warriors are allowing 34.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.8 rebounds per game.
The Orlando Magic are averaging 105.9 points on 45.4 percent shooting and allowing 111 points on 44.8 percent shooting. Paolo Banchero is averaging 21.8 points and 3.6 assists, while Wendall Carter Jr. is averaging 16.1 points and 9.5 rebounds. Franz Wagner is the third double-digit scorer and Cole Anthony is grabbing 4.8 rebounds. The Orlando Magic are shooting 31 percent from beyond the arc and 78.2 percent from the free throw line. The Orlando Magic are allowing 33.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46 rebounds per game.
The Warriors are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 road games and 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Magic are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 home games and 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The over is 6-1-1 in Warriors last 8 overall. The over is 5-2 in Magic last 7 Thursday games. The under is 10-4 in the last 14 meetings in Orlando and 5-2 in the last 7 meetings.
The Golden State Warriors obviously have the ability to blow the doors off in this matchup, but their defense has been their downfall through 8 games, and it makes them hard to trust at the moment. The Warriors are 29th in the league in points per game allowed. The Orlando Magic may not win much, but they're a young team that plays hard and this is their championship game, getting the defending champs at home. Should be a packed house more than usual and guys should play hard. Give me the points.