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Orlando Magic vs. Toronto Raptors - 4/19/19 NBA - Playoffs Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Toronto Raptors at Orlando Magic
Date & Time Friday April 19, 2019, 7:00 PM (EDT)
Location
Amway Center
Orlando, Florida
The Line
The Line: Orlando Magic +4 -- Over/Under: 210
TV Channel
ESPN
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The Toronto Raptors and Orlando Magic meet Friday in game three of the NBA playoffs at the Amway Center.

The Toronto Raptors look to take control of this series with another victory to improve to a 2-1 lead. The Toronto Raptors are averaging 106 points on 46.9 percent shooting and allowing 93 points on 38.6 percent shooting. Kawhi Leonard is averaging 31 points and five rebounds while Pascal Siakam is averaging 21.5 points and 9.5 rebounds. Kyle Lowry is the third double-digit scorer and Marc Gasol is grabbing 4.5 rebounds. The Toronto Raptors are shooting 32.4 percent from beyond the arc and 80.6 percent from the free throw line. The Toronto Raptors are allowing 36.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.5 rebounds per game. The Toronto Raptors have won five of their last six road games.

The Orlando Magic look to take advantage of home court advantage and improve to a 2-1 series lead. The Orlando Magic are averaging 93 points on 38.6 percent shooting and allowing 106 points on 46.9 percent shooting. D.J. Augustin is averaging 17 points and five assists while Aaron Gordon is averaging 15 points and 7.5 rebounds. Evan Fournier is the third double-digit scorer and Terrence Ross is grabbing 4.5 rebounds. The Orlando Magic are shooting 36.5 percent from beyond the arc and 70.5 percent from the free throw line. The Orlando Magic are allowing 32.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.5 rebounds per game. The Orlando Magic have won each of their last nine home games.

The Raptors are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 road games, 1-5 ATS in their last 6 Friday games and 7-3 ATS in their last 10 Conference Quarterfinals games. The Magic are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 2 days rest, 6-20 ATS in their last 26 Friday games and 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Raptors are 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Orlando and 1-5-1 ATS in the last 7 meetings. The over is 7-1 in Magic last 8 overall. The under is 3-1-1 in Raptors last 5 overall.

The Orlando Magic deserve respect based on how they finished the regular season and what they did in their game one victory. This line is too much respect. The Toronto Raptors showed what they can do against the Magic when they're locked in at both ends of the floor, and that's two games in a row where they completely shutdown Nikola Vucevic. The Magic have no shot in this series if Augustin is going to be the leading scorer. They just don't. Vucevic has had little impact in the first games and the Magic are going to get washed again if that continues. The Magic are 9-3-1 ATS in their last 13 home games as an underdog, so you can make a case for the points. However, there's a clear gap between the Magic and the Raptors, and this line is too small to consider the home team.

Pick:
Toronto Raptors -4

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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