Toronto Raptors vs. Orlando Magic - 10/28/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Orlando Magic (1-1) at Toronto Raptors (2-1)
NBA Basketball: Monday, October 28, 2019 at 7:30 pm (Scotiabank Arena)
The Line: Toronto Raptors -5 -- Over/Under: 211.5
TV: SNET, FSFL
The Orlando Magic and Toronto Raptors meet Monday in NBA action at the Scotiabank Arena.
The Orlando Magic need a win here to get a game above a .500 record. The Orlando Magic are averaging 96.5 points on 38.9 percent shooting and allowing 94 points on 44.2 percent shooting. Evan Fournier is averaging 19.5 points and three rebounds while Nikola Vucevic is averaging 18.5 points and 10 rebounds. Markelle Fultz is the third double-digit scorer and D.J. Augustin is dishing 4.5 assists. The Orlando Magic are shooting 23 percent from beyond the arc and 77.8 percent from the free throw line. The Orlando Magic are allowing 28.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46 rebounds per game. The Orlando Magic have split their last eight road games.
The Toronto Raptors look for another win to build on their 2-1 start to the NBA season. The Toronto Raptors are averaging 114.7 points on 44.5 percent shooting and allowing 106 points on 37 percent shooting. Pascal Siakam is averaging 28.7 points and 10.7 rebounds while Kyle Lowry is averaging 20.7 points and seven assists. Fred VanVleet is the third double-digit scorer and Serge Ibaka is grabbing 6.7 rebounds. The Toronto Raptors are shooting 39.8 percent from beyond the arc and 86.3 percent from the free throw line. The Toronto Raptors are allowing 34.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 54 rebounds per game. The Toronto Raptors have won their last four home games.
The Magic are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 vs. Eastern Conference, 17-7-1 ATS in their last 25 vs. NBA Atlantic and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Raptors are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest, 5-1-1 ATS in their last 7 home games and 10-2-1 ATS in their last 13 games overall. The home team is 7-3-1 ATS in the last 11 meetings and the under is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings. The over is 5-2 in Raptors last 7 home games. The under is 6-1 in Magic last 7 overall.
The Orlando Magic haven't shot the ball well through their first two games and that's an issue that's going to be hard to correct on the road in a tough venue. The Toronto Raptors can improve in a few areas, but they've been solid for the most part through three games and the defense is getting after it. As long as the Raptors young core continues to play like young stars, they're going to be fine and remain a tough team to beat. I'll lay the reasonable chalk with the Raptors at home.