Toronto Raptors vs. Orlando Magic
Monday, October 28, 2019 at 6:30 PM (Scotiabank Arena)
TOR -4.5 O/U 212.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Orlando Magic are set to visit Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, Canada for an Eastern Conference clash against the Toronto Raptors. The Orlando Magic come into this matchup with a 1-1 record, and they will be looking to rebound after dropping their recent road game against the Atlanta Hawks, 103-99. Evan Fournier led the way for the Orlando Magic despite a shaky shooting game as he contributed 23 points. The Magic all-star center Nikola Vucevic was able to record a double-double against the Hawks as he pitched in 16 points and 10 rebounds.
The Orlando Magic struggled shooting the ball against the Atlanta Hawks as they connected on 35 of their 99 field goal attempts (35.4%), and they were even worse from behind the three-point line (16.1%). The Orlando Magic won the turnover battle against the Atlanta Hawks (18-10), but they were slightly outrebounded by the Hawks (59-55).
The Toronto Raptors come into this matchup with a 2-1 record, and they will be looking to continue their success after winning their recent road game against the Chicago Bulls, 108-84. Leading the way for the Raptors is their young star Pascal Siakam as he contributed 19 points and 6 rebounds. Veteran forward had an efficient game off the bench for Toronto as he connected on 8 of his 12 field goal attempts for 18 points and 7 rebounds.
The Toronto Raptors were solid at shooting the ball against the Chicago Bulls as they connected on 38 of their 82 field goal attempts (46.3%), but they struggled behind the three-point line (35.7%). The Toronto Raptors lost the turnover battle against the Chicago Bulls (24-15), but they outrebounded the Bulls (65-56).
The Toronto Raptors have been impressive to open the season, despite losing their all-star Kawhi Leonard, but they should once again be a team that competes for a playoff spot in the East. The Raptors young star Pascal Siakam has been amazing through the first three games as he is averaging 28.7 PPG and 10.7 RPG, but we can’t forget about the backcourt as Kyle Lowry and Fred VanVleet are combining for 40 PPG. The Magic are a young team and were able to make the playoffs last season, but I don’t see them going on the road and beating a solid Toronto team.