Chicago Bulls at Orlando Magic - 11/26/21 NBA Picks and Prediction

Chicago Bulls at Orlando Magic - 11/26/21 NBA Picks and Prediction Photo by Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

Orlando Magic (4-15) vs Chicago Bulls (12-7)

Game Info: Friday, November 26, 2021 at 7:00 pm (Amway Center)

Betting Odds: Orlando Magic +8.5 -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Chicago Bulls pay a visit to the Orlando Magic at the Amway Center on Friday night.

The Chicago Bulls have been in good form as they've won six of their past 10 games, but they will be hoping to avoid a third straight defeat after falling just short to the slumping Rockets in a 118-113 road loss on Wednesday. Zach LaVine led the team with 28 points on 11 of 22 shooting, Lonzo Ball added 19 points with five assists, DeMar DeRozan added 17 points with seven assists while Nikola Vucevic chipped in with 14 points, 13 rebounds and four assists. As a team, the Bulls shot 45 percent from the field and 15 of 35 from the 3-point line as they poured in 64 points in the first half to lead by as many as 11 points, before seeing their hard work go down the drain in the third quarter where they managed just 18 points. Coby White finished with just three points on one of five shooting while DeRozan shot just six of 19 from the field. 

Meanwhile, the Orlando Magic have been in a real slump as they've lost seven of their past eight games and they will be hoping to arrest a four-game slide after getting stopped by the Hornets in a 106-99 home loss on Wednesday. Mo Bamba led the team in scoring with 18 points and 12 rebounds, Franz Wagner added 16 points with seven rebounds and four assists, Wendell Carter Jr. scored 14 points while Jalen Suggs chipped in with 17 points and six assists. As a team, the Magic shot just 40 percent from the field and 15 of 42 from the 3-point line as they did a decent job of hanging in the contest until late in the third quarter where the Hornets went on a pivotal 15-0 run to pull away and escape with the win. 

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Looking at the betting trends, the Bulls are 7-2 ATS in their last nine games following a loss, 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games against a team with a losing record and 13-6 ATS in their last 19 games overall. The Magic are 3-13-1 ATS in their last 17 home games, 5-2 ATS in their last seven games against a team with a winning record and 4-1 ATS in their last five games overall.

Head to head, the under is 21-7 in the last 28 meetings overall and the under is 20-6 in the last 26 meetings in Orlando.

The Magic haven't been able to build any momentum this season, they're still missing Cole Anthony and could also be without Terrence Ross who is listed as questionable for this one. The Bulls have cooled off a bit lately, but they will be so disappointed after losing the league-worst Rockets in their last outing. The Bulls haven't been at their best lately, but they are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games against a team with a losing record and I think they bounce back in fine fashion here.

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Peter’s Pick Chicago -8.5

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