Golden State Warriors vs Orlando Magic Prediction NBA Picks 3/27/24

Orlando Magic (42-29) vs Golden State Warriors (36-34)

Game Info: Wednesday, March 27, 2024 at 7:00 pm (Kia Center)

Betting Odds: Orlando Magic -6.5 -- Over/Under: 217.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Golden State Warriors and Orlando Magic meet Wednesday in NBA action at the Kia Center. We will look at this from a betting perspective and determine the best bets for this game. Here’s a Warriors vs Magic prediction.

Golden State Warriors

The Golden State Warriors have been in a rut as they've lost six of their last nine games overall and they will be hoping to avoid a third straight defeat after falling short to the Timberwolves in a 114-110 road defeat on Sunday. Stephen Curry led the team with 31 points, Klay Thompson added 16 points off the bench while Jonathan Kuminga chipped in with 14 points. As a team, the Warriors shot 44 percent from the field and 14 of 36 from the 3-point line as they played great defense to hold the Timberwolves to just 18 points in the first quarter to take an early 12-point lead, but they never put the Timberwolves away and it cost them and it came back to bite them in the fourth quarter where they allowed 36 points to suffer one of their more disappointing losses of the season.

Orlando Magic

Meanwhile, the Orlando Magic have been in great shape as they've won 10 of their last 13 games overall, but they will be hoping to bounce back in this one after having their five-game win streak halted by the Kings in a 109-107 loss on Saturday. Jonathan Isaac led the team with 25 points on 10 of 13 shooting off the bench, Paolo Banchero added 22 points with seven rebounds and five assists while Franz Wagner chipped in with 18 points. As a team, the Magic shot 47 percent from the field and 10 of 35 from the 3-point line as they kept pace with the Kings all the way until late in the fourth quarter where the Kings used a pivotal 14-4 run to slip away in a tight finish. The Magic will take on the Clippers after this one.

Orlando Magic Player Facts

  • Jalen Suggs ranks 4th in the Eastern Conference amongst qualified players for steals per game (1.4) this season.
  • Paolo Banchero is one of only 11 qualified players in the league averaging at least 20.0 points, 5.0 assists and 5.0 rebounds this season.

Golden State Warriors Player Facts

  • Stephen Curry ranks 1st amongst qualified players for three-pointers made Per Game (4.8) this season.
  • Klay Thompson ranks 3rd amongst qualified players for FT% (91.7%) this season.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Magic rank 1st in the league for opponent assists per game this season (23.9).
  • The Magic rank 1st in the league for opponent rebounds per game this season (39.7).
  • The Warriors rank 1st in the league for rebounds per game this season (46.7).
  • The Warriors rank 2nd in the league for three-point field goals made per game this season (14.8).

Warriors vs Magic prediction

The Warriors are still slightly shorthanded with Trayce Jackson-Davis still out, while the Magic are still without Caleb Houston and Gary Harris. The Warriors have been relatively healthy for a while now but that hasn't translated into the success you would expect from them, while the Magic have quietly been one of the hottest teams in the league as they had reeled off five straight wins before losing to the Kings in a tough one on Saturday. The Warriors are bound to turn things around sooner or later, but the Magic are the team in better shape and they haven't played since Saturday, so I'm going with the Magic in this spot.


Peter’s Pick Orlando -6.5

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