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Orlando Magic vs. Chicago Bulls - 2/22/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Chicago Bulls at Orlando Magic
Date & Time Friday February 22, 2019, 7:00 PM (EST)
Location
Amway Center
Orlando, Florida,
The Line
The Line: Orlando Magic -8 -- Over/Under: 217
TV Channel
WGN, FSFL
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The Chicago Bulls and Orlando Magic meet Friday in NBA action at the Amway Center.

The Chicago Bulls could use a win after losing 18 of their last 22 games. The Chicago Bulls are averaging 103.2 points on 45.1 percent shooting and allowing 111.6 points on 46.7 percent shooting. Zach LaVine is averaging 23 points and 4.4 assists while Otto Porter Jr. is averaging 22.5 points and 5.8 rebounds. Lauri Markkanen is the third double-digit scorer and Kris Dunn is dishing 6.5 assists. The Chicago Bulls are shooting 35.4 percent from beyond the arc and 78.9 percent from the free throw line. The Chicago Bulls are allowing 35.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.1 rebounds per game. The Chicago Bulls have lost eight of their last 11 road games.

The Orlando Magic look to stay hot after winning seven of their last eight games. The Orlando Magic are averaging 105.8 points on 45 percent shooting and allowing 106.9 points on 45.5 percent shooting. Nikola Vucevic is averaging 20.5 points and 12.1 rebounds while Aaron Gordon is averaging 15.8 points and 7.3 rebounds. Evan Fournier is the third double-digit scorer and Terrence Ross is grabbing 3.3 rebounds. The Orlando Magic are shooting 35.2 percent from beyond the arc and 78.6 percent from the free throw line. The Orlando Magic are allowing 35.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.4 rebounds per game. The Orlando Magic have won their last four home games.

The Bulls are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games, 11-5 ATS in their last 16 games playing on 3 or more days rest and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 vs. NBA Southeast. The Magic are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 home games, 7-19 ATS in their last 26 Friday games and 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The over is 5-1 in Bulls last 6 overall. The under is 6-2 in Magic last 8 Friday games. The Bulls are 3-7 ATS in the last 10 meetings in Orlando and the underdog is 22-10 ATS in the last 32 meetings.

This is the biggest favorite the Orlando Magic have been this season and they're 10-8 ATS as a favorite overall. The Orlando Magic headed into the all-star break on a tear where they won seven of their last eight games, while holding teams under 40 percent shooting while winning their last five games by an average of 22.8 points. The Chicago Bulls are 11-14 ATS this season when an underdog of at least eight points, and they're losing on the road by an average of 7.5 points. Laying this many points with the Magic doesn't feel right, but it's hard to make a case for the Bulls when they get blown out so often. It's Magic and the chalk or pass for me.

Pick:
Orlando Magic -8

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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