Orlando Magic: 2020 NBA Restart Prediction and Picks
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The Orlando Magic will be looking to improve their seeding in these final 8 games of the regular season. The Magic currently sit in 2nd place in the Southeast, with a record of (30-35). The Magic are recording over 106 points per contest, while allowing just over 107 per contest. Orlando has been guided by Nikola Vucevic. Let’s take a closer look at the Magic roster, upcoming games, and odds for the postseason.
Roster Breakdown: Vucevic is leading the way with 19.5 points on average, while also pulling down 11 rebounds per game, which gives the center a double-double on average. Evan Fournier is collecting 18.8 points per contest, while dishing out 3.2 assists per contest. Fournier is knocking down over 40 percent from behind the 3-point arch. Aaron Gordon has been solid, as he is averaging over 14 points and 7 boards per game. Terrance Ross has done a nice job off the bench, as he is totaling nearly 15 points per game. Other notable players that have contributed on a consistent basis are: Markelle Fultz and Jonathan Isaac.
Remaining Schedule: Indiana Pacers, Sacramento Kings, New Orleans Pelicans, Philadelphia 76ers, Toronto Raptors, and either the Los Angeles Lakers or the Portland Trail Blazers.
Help or Hurt: The Magic will essentially be hosting the playoffs, but Orlando will need to put work in, as it is not guaranteed that the Magic will be a team in the playoffs. Depending on how you look at this, the Coronavirus break could have hurt and helped. It hurt the Magic, as Orlando had put together 3 wins in a row, all on the road before the break happened. The break could be beneficial, if the Magic are able to find a way into the playoffs, since the playoffs will be in Orlando.
Odds: The Orlando Magic have been given +10000 odds to win the Eastern Conference Finals and +25000 odds to win the NBA Finals Championship. The Magic have work to do, if the organization wants to turn heads in the playoffs. The Magic don’t exactly have the easiest of schedules once play resumes, but the good news is, the games will all be at a neutral site. The Magic have some talent, but will need to prove their worth in these final games, to hopefully earn a spot in the 2020 playoffs.