Don’t miss out on the NBA showdown between the Magic and Suns. The game is starting at 8:00 ET on AZFa, and it’s hosted by the Suns at Footprint Center in Phoenix, AZ. Get ready to place your bets! The odds for this non-conference game currently have the Suns as the betting favorite with the over/under line sitting at 229.5 points.
The Orlando Magic travel to take on the Suns with an overall record of 19-12 this season. They are currently 4th in the Eastern Conference and lead the Southeast Division.
Orlando’s stats as the underdog this season include an average scoring differential of -2.1 points per game and a straight-up record of 9-10. The Magic have gone on to cover the spread in three straight games as the underdog.
So far, Orlando has seen 23 of their games have lower over/under lines than today’s line of 229.5 points. Their average over/under line for the season is 226 points. Today, their over/under record is 15-16.
On the road, the Magic have put together an average scoring margin of -4.9 points per game compared to +9.2 at home. Their 7-8 road record has also resulted in an ATS record of 9-6.
In their most recent game vs. the Knicks, the Magic scored 117 points while shooting 44.9% from the field and hitting 7 three-pointers. Over their last three games, Orlando has an effective field goal percentage of 51.4%, slightly lower than their season-long EFG of 53% (23rd in the league). When looking at their five most recent games, the Magic are 2nd in three-point shooting percentage at 30.4%.
This season, the Magic defense has been impressive, holding the 5th position in the league while permitting an average of 110.6 points per contest. The Orlando defense has allowed opponents to shoot 36.2% from beyond the arc this season. Opposing teams are also hitting 47.0% of their field goal attempts vs. Orlando.
As the Suns get ready to host the Magic, they are favored by 6 points and sit 8th in the West. Through 31 games, Phoenix has a record of 16-15 and are 3rd in the Pacific Division.
Against the spread, the Suns are 11-20 this season. When playing at home, they have gone just 8-9 straight up and 5-12 ATS. Phoenix will also be looking to snap their five-game ATS losing streak at home.
The over/under record in their games is currently 18-13, and the over has hit in two straight games. Today’s over/under line of 229.5 is slightly above their average OU line of 229.1. In their previous games with higher OU lines than 229.5, their OU record is 5-9.
Against other teams in the Western Conference, the Suns have put together an 11-11 record compared to going 5-4 in non-conference games.
In their most recent game, the Suns put up 133 points against the Hornets. They shot 62.2% from the field and made 18 threes. Looking at the season as a whole, the Suns are 12th in field goal percentage at 47%. In terms of three-pointers, they are 12th in percentage and 23rd in makes.
In terms of defense, Suns is currently on par with the NBA average for points allowed, giving up an average of 114.6 points per game. When it comes to defending inside the arc, the Suns squad is permitting opposing teams to shoot at a clip of 53.0% inside the arc, and they’re also giving up 36.6% from downtown.
Last season, the Magic and Suns did not face off head-to-head. When looking back over the last three times these two teams have played, the Suns have the leg up at 2-1. However, against the spread the Magic went 3-0. The over/under record in these matchups was 1-2 on an average of 213 points per game. As the host vs. the Magic, the Suns have gone 0-3 vs the spread.
How to Bet Suns vs. Magic in Arizona
We’re calling a win for the Suns, with a final score of 162-128, and we’re taking them to cover the spread. Our recommendation is to bet on the Suns at -6. Regarding the over/under, the current line is set at 229.5, and our model predicts the Magic and Suns to score a combined 290 points. We recommend betting on the over.
- ArizonaSharp ATS Prediction: Suns -6
- ArizonaSharp OU Predict: Over 229.5