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Orlando Magic vs. San Antonio Spurs - 11/15/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
San Antonio Spurs at Orlando Magic
Date & Time Friday November 15, 2019, 7:00 PM (EST)
Location
Amway Center
Orlando, FL
The Line
Even
TV Channel
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The San Antonio Spurs hit the road for a matchup with the Orlando Magic.  The Spurs are (5-6) on the season, coming off a 129-114 loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves.  The Magic are (4-7), after enjoying a win over the Philadelphia 76ers, 112-97.

In the Spurs loss to the Timberwolves, the Spurs were guided by DeMar DeRozan.  DeRozan was 12 of 18 from the floor, totaling 27 points.  LaMarcus Aldridge chipped in 23 points, making 10 of his 16 attempts from the floor.  The Spurs made 48% of their shots from the floor.  The 3-point shooting was the struggle in the game for the Spurs.  The Spurs 3-points defense saw the Timberwolves make 11 of 34 (32%).  The Spurs made just 3 of 17 from distance for 17%.  That right their was the difference in the game.

During the Magic victory over the 76ers, the Magic were carried by the big performance of Nikola Vucevic.  Vucevic was 11 of 18 from the floor, netting 25 points.  Vucevic also had 12 rebounds in the game, to give hime a double-double.  The Magic trailed by 3 points going into the 4th quarter, but used a huge 4th quarter to come from behind and win by double digits.  The Magic shot 44% from the floor and 31% from 3-point range.  

Recent Betting Trends:

Spurs are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 road games.

Spurs are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall.

The under is 12-5 in Spurs last 17 road games.

Magic are 15-7-1 ATS in their last 23 home games.

Magic are 8-21 ATS in their last 29 Friday games.

The under is 11-4-1 in Magic last 16 overall.

The road team is 9-3 ATS in the last 12 matchups between the two.  The Spurs have won 7 of the last 10 meetings.  The Spurs have been awful this year in covering the spread.  The Magic are coming off a win against a good 76ers squad.  The Spurs have lost 5 of 6 and are sliding in the wrong direction.  The Magic's offense ranks 30th, but the Spurs defense ranks near the bottom.  While the Magic don't score the ball that well, their success comes from the defense.  The Magic defense is ranked first in giving up the fewest points per contest.  I'll take the Magic in this because of their defense and because of the Spur's lack of success in covering the spread this year.   

Pick:
ORL
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