Making on a bet on this NBA game featuring the Suns versus the Magic? Tip off is at at 6:00 ET, and you can watch it all unfold on BSF. The game will be played at Kia Center in Orlando, FL. In this non-conference matchup, the Suns are the betting favorite against the Magic. The over/under for the game is 227.5 points.
So far this season, the Suns have gone 23-22 on the over/under, and their games have averaged a combined 231.2 points per game. Today’s O/U line is set at 227.5.
In non-conference games, the Suns are 9-5 compared to 17-14 against the Western Conference. This season, they are 26-19 overall, which is good for 6th place in the West.
Against the spread, the Suns are 16-28 overall and 9-11 on the road. As the favorite, their ATS record is 11-21, and they are favored by 2 points today.
Phoenix’s last game was a 133-131 loss to the Pacers. The O/U line for that game was 243.5, and the Suns were favored by 5 points going into the game.
Overall, the Suns have won three straight games at home, and they are 14-11 at home this season. On the road, their record is 12-8, and they have an average scoring differential of +2.8 PPG.
In their game against the Pacers, the Suns put up 131 points, which is more than their season-average of 116.8 points per game. As they prepare for today’s game, Kevin Durant leads the team in scoring with an average of 28.8 points per game. Devin Booker is also averaging 28.2 points per game this season.
In terms of defense, Suns is currently on par with the NBA average for points allowed, giving up an average of 114.5 points per game. On two point field goal attempts, the Suns’ defensive unit is allowing a field goal percentage of 53.5% and allowing 37.1% from beyond the arc.
The Magic are currently 23-22 on the season and are in 8th place in the Eastern Conference. In the Southeast Division, they are in 2nd place.
Orlando has lost two straight games and their ATS record is 28-17 for the season. As the underdog, they are 13-19 and 19-13 ATS as the underdog.
In their last game against the Grizzlies, the Magic lost by a score of 107-106. The O/U line for that game was 212 points, and Orlando was favored by 6.5 points going into the game.
This season, the Magic have an O/U record of 21-24. Their games have averaged a combined 222.4 points per game, which is lower than today’s line of 227.5.
In non-conference games, the Magic are 6-9 compared to 17-13 against the Eastern Conference. On the road, they are 9-15 compared to 14-7 at home.
In their most recent game, the Magic offense scored 106 points vs. the Grizzlies. They shot 46.9% from the field and hit 9 three-pointers. Paolo Banchero was the top scorer for the Magic with 27 points vs. the Grizzlies. Wendell Carter Jr. also added 20 points.
In the current season, the Magic defense has excelled, sitting 6th in the NBA by allowing 111.1 points per game. In terms of two point field goal attempts, the Magic defense has allowed a shooting percentage of 54.5% while allowing 35.7% from downtown.
The Suns and Magic did not have any head-to-head matchups last season. But over the last three times playing each other, the Suns have a record of 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 219 points per game. As the host vs. the Suns, the Magic have gone 2-1 vs the spread.
How to Bet Magic vs. Suns in Arizona
We’re backing the Suns for a victory, with the projected score at 119-109. Additionally, we favor them to cover the spread, so we recommend placing a bet on the Suns at -2. As for the total, the line is currently sitting at 227.5 and our model has the Suns and Magic finishing with a combined 228 points. Our pick is to take the over.
- ArizonaSharp ATS Prediction: Suns -2
- ArizonaSharp OU Predict: Over 227.5