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Toronto Raptors vs. Orlando Magic - 4/8/18 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Orlando Magic (24-55) at Toronto Raptors (57-22)
Date & Time Sunday April 8, 2018, 6:00 PM (EDT)
The Line
The Line: Toronto Raptors -12.5 -- Over/Under: 210.5
TV Channel
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NBA | Orlando Magic (24-55) at Toronto Raptors (57-22)

The Orlando Magic and Toronto Raptors meet Sunday in NBA action at the Air Canada Centre.

The Orlando Magic could use a feel good victory here after losing seven of their last 10 games. The Orlando Magic are averaging 103.7 points on 45.2 percent shooting and allowing 108.5 points on 46.9 percent shooting. Aaron Gordon is averaging 17.9 points and 8.1 rebounds while Evan Fournier is averaging 17.8 points and 2.9 assists. Nikola Vucevic is the third double-digit scorer and Jonathon Simmons is grabbing 3.5 rebounds. The Orlando Magic are shooting 35.2 percent from beyond the arc and 76 percent from the free throw line. The Orlando Magic are allowing 36.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.6 rebounds per game. The Orlando Magic have lost five of their last six road games.

The Toronto Raptors look to get back on track after splitting their last 10 games. The Toronto Raptors are averaging 111.7 points on 47.1 percent shooting and allowing 103.8 points on 44.9 percent shooting. DeMar DeRozan is averaging 23.1 points and 3.9 rebounds while Kyle Lowry is averaging 16.2 points and 6.8 assists. Jonas Valanciunas is the third double-digit scorer and Serge Ibaka is grabbing 6.3 rebounds. The Toronto Raptors are shooting 35.9 percent from beyond the arc and 79.6 percent from the free throw line. The Toronto Raptors are allowing 35.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.9 rebounds per game. The Toronto Raptors have won nine of their last 11 home games.

The Magic are 12-5 ATS in their last 17 road games, 1-5 ATS in their last 6 vs. Eastern Conference and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Raptors are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 Sunday games, 2-5 ATS in their last 7 home games and 2-9 ATS in their last 11 games overall. The Magic are 7-3 ATS in the last 10 meetings, the underdog is 7-3 ATS in the last 10 meetings and the under is 8-3 in the last 11 meetings.

The Toronto Raptors seem to have taken their foot off the gas with the top seed in the east wrapped up and the playoffs right around the corner. Guys have a hard time getting up for these last couple of games when there's nothing left to play for. The Orlando Magic are pure trash, but they are a solid 10-3 ATS this season when a double-digit underdog. Hard not to side with the points in this spot.

Orlando Magic +12.5

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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