Orlando Magic at Toronto Raptors - 4/16/21 NBA Picks and Prediction
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Toronto Raptors (22-34) vs Orlando Magic (18-37)
Game Info: Friday, April 16, 2021 at 7:30 pm (Amalie Arena)
Betting Odds: Toronto Raptors -2 -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Orlando Magic and Toronto Raptors meet Friday in NBA action at the Amalie Arena.
The Orlando Magic need a win after losing six of their last seven games. The Orlando Magic are averaging 104.3 points on 43.1 percent shooting and allowing 112 points on 47 percent shooting. Terrence Ross is averaging 15.8 points and 3.5 rebounds while Wendall Carter Jr. is averaging 14 points and 2.1 assists. Cole Anthony is the third double-digit scorer and Dwayne Bacon is grabbing three rebounds. The Orlando Magic are shooting 34.8 percent from beyond the arc and 77.7 percent from the free throw line. The Orlando Magic are allowing 37.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.8 rebounds per game.
The Toronto Raptors look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Toronto Raptors are averaging 112 points on 45 percent shooting and allowing 111.6 points on 45.7 percent shooting. Pascal Siakam is averaging 20.8 points and 4.7 assists while Fred VanVleet is averaging 19.8 points and 4.2 rebounds. Gary Trent Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Kyle Lowry is grabbing 5.5 rebounds. The Toronto Raptors are shooting 36.9 percent from beyond the arc and 82.4 percent from the free throw line. The Toronto Raptors are allowing 37.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.4 rebounds per game.
The Magic are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 road games and 6-1 ATS in their last 7 Friday games. The Raptors are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games and 3-9 ATS in their last 12 games overall. The over is 6-2 in Magic last 8 overall. The under is 4-1 in Raptors last 5 Friday games. The Magic are 0-5 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Toronto and 0-8 ATS in the last 8 meetings.
The Toronto Raptors are a tough team to get behind in the favorite role, but this is a game they should win at home. The Orlando Magic are a G League roster that's lost six of their last seven games and are losing their last five games by an average of 14.2 points. The Raptors have issues of their own, but they have far and away more NBA caliber players on their roster. If the Raptors can't win this game, something is seriously wrong.