Golden State Warriors at Orlando Magic - 2/19/21 NBA Picks and Prediction
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Orlando Magic (11-18) vs Golden State Warriors (16-13)
Game Info: Friday, February 19, 2021 at 7:00 pm (Amway Center)
Betting Odds: Orlando Magic +4 -- Over/Under: 220.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Golden State Warriors and the Orlando Magic duke it out at the Amway Center on Friday night.
The Golden State Warriors have been in pretty good form lately as they’ve won four of their past five games and they will be aiming for a third straight victory after outlasting the Heat in a 120-112 overtime win on Wednesday. Stephen curry led the way with 25 points and 11 assists, Andrew Wiggins and Kelly Oubre Jr each scored 23 points while Kent Bazemore scored a team-high 26 points on 10 of 19 shooting off the bench. As a team, the Warriors shot 45 percent from the field and 18 of 52 from the 3-point line as they struggled early on, falling behind by as many as 19 points before rallying to pull away in the overtime period. Draymond Green sat out the game with ankle soreness and he is currently listed as questionable for Friday.
Meanwhile, the Orlando Magic have been in decent form considering the season they’re having as they’ve won three of their past seven games and they will be looking to build some momentum after Wednesday’s 107-89 win over the Knicks. Terrence Ross led the team with 30 points on 10 of 16 shooting, Evan Fournier added 19 points while Nikola Vucevic chipped in with 16 points, 16 rebounds and five assists. As a team, the Magic shot 45 percent from the field and 16 of 34 from the 3-point line as they struggled early on and trailed by 11 points in the first half, before taking over in the second half where they outscored the Knicks by 54-33.
Looking at the betting trends, the Warriors are 5-1 ATS in their last six games against a team with a losing record and 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games playing on one days’ rest. The Magic are 9-20-1 ATS in their last 30 games against a team with a winning record and 1-5 ATS in their last six games following a win of more than 10 points.
Head to head, the under is 4-0 in the last four meetings overall and the Warriors are 6-1 ATS in the last seven meetings in Orlando.
Draymond Green is questionable for this game with ankle soreness, James Wiseman isn’t expected back until later in this road trip, while Kevon Looney isn’t expected back until next week, so the Warriors will be shorthanded once again. James Ennis and Evan Fournier are both expected to return for the Magic, so I wouldn’t be shocked at all if they were good enough to pull off the upset here. I’m tempted to take the Warriors who are 6-1 ATS in the last seven meetings in Orlando, but they just seem a little too shorthanded here and I think the Magic will be good enough to take advantage behind a big game from Vucevic.