Phoenix Suns vs. Orlando Magic - 1/10/20 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Orlando Magic (18-20) at Phoenix Suns (14-23)
NBA Basketball: Friday, January 10, 2020 at 9:00 pm (Talking Stick Resort Arena)
The Line: Phoenix Suns -3 -- Over/Under: 218 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Orlando Magic and Phoenix Suns meet Friday in NBA action at the Talking Stick Resort Arena.
The Orlando Magic look for a win after winning six of their last nine games. The Orlando Magic are averaging 103.7 points on 43.4 percent shooting and allowing 103.4 points on 44.8 percent shooting. Evan Fournier is averaging 18.8 points and 2.6 rebounds while Nikola Vucevic is averaging 18.6 points and 11.2 rebounds. Terrence Ross is the third double-digit scorer and Aaron Gordon is grabbing 7.5 rebounds. The Orlando Magic are shooting 33.5 percent from beyond the arc and 76.9 percent from the free throw line. The Orlando Magic are allowing 35.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45 rebounds per game. The Orlando Magic have lost four of their last five road games.
The Phoenix Suns look for a win after splitting their last six games. The Phoenix Suns are averaging 113.9 points on 46.2 percent shooting and allowing 115.2 points on 47.7 percent shooting. Devin Booker is averaging 26.2 points and 6.5 assists while Kelly Oubre Jr. is averaging 18.2 points and 6.1 rebounds. Deandre Ayton is the third double-digit scorer and Ricky Rubio is dishing 9.3 assists. The Phoenix Suns are shooting 34.6 percent from beyond the arc and 80.6 percent from the free throw line. The Phoenix Suns are allowing 37.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.3 rebounds per game. The Phoenix Suns have lost five of their last six home games.
Will update with trends once they're released.
I've said it countless times that I don't understand why the Phoenix Suns keep getting the respect from oddsmakers that they've been getting. While wins are happening here and there, there's not much difference in these Suns than past years, as the defense is horrible and they're 8-9 ATS as a favorite this season. The Orlando Magic have issues of their own, but they're winning their last five games by an average of 14.8 points while allowing just 39.3 percent shooting. I don't want to back the Suns in a favorite role. I'll take the free bucket with the Magic.