Orlando Magic vs. Golden State Warriors - 12/1/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Golden State Warriors (4-16) at Orlando Magic (7-11)
NBA Basketball: Sunday, December 1, 2019 at 6:00 pm (Amway Center)
The Line: Orlando Magic -8.5 -- Over/Under: 208.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Golden State Warriors and the Orlando Magic duke it out at the Amway Center on Sunday night.
The Golden State Warriors have been struggling mightily as they've lost 11 of their last 13 games and they will be hoping to bounce back after getting routed by the Heat in a 122-105 road loss on Friday. Jonathan Poole led the team with 20 points off the bench, Eric Paschall added 17 points while Alec Burks chipped in with 16 points. As a team, the Warriors shot just 39 percent from the field and 10 of 28 from the 3-point line but this game felt like it was always going to finish one way after the Heat took a 20-point lead in the first quarter. Draymond Green scored just six points with four assists in 19 minutes of action.
Meanwhile, the Orlando Magic have been in a rut lately as they've lost four of their last five games and they will be hoping to bounce back after falling short against the Raptors in a 90-83 home loss on Friday. Evan Fournier led the team with 19 points and six assists, Markelle Fultz added 15 points while Mo Bamba chipped in with 11 points. As a team, the Magic shot just 35 percent from the field and seven of 29 from the 3-point line as they took a lead in the first half thanks to their defense. However, their hard work came undone in the third quarter where they were outscored by 26-12. Aaron Gordon finished with just eight points on two of 11 shooting while Terrence Ross scored just seven points on three of nine shooting.
Looking at the betting trends, the Warriors are 4-0 ATS in their last four games following a loss, 6-2 ATS in their last eight games against a team with a losing record and 2-5-1 ATS in their last eight games against the Eastern Conference. The Magic are 1-4 ATS in their last five home games, 5-1 ATS in their last six games following a loss and 2-5 ATS in their last seven games overall.
Head to head, the road team is 8-2 ATS in the last 10 meetings, the under is 8-3 in the last 11 meetings in Orlando and the Warriors are 5-1 ATS in the last six meetings in Orlando.
The Warriors have already been through so much this season and they're coming into this one fresh off another double-digit loss, but the Magic haven't been much better so it's surprising that they're favored by so many points. The Magic are a mess on offense with Nikola Vucevic, they are 1-4 ATS in their last five home games and the Warriors are 5-1 ATS in the last six meetings in Orlando. I'm not saying the Warriors will pull off the upset here, but it just seems like the bookies are giving the shorthanded Magic too much respect here.
Peter’s Pick Golden State +8.5
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