Orlando Magic vs Phoenix Suns betting tips and predictions for Tuesday’s NBA game. It’s a game of two teams looking to bounce back from losses over the weekend as the Orlando Magic host the Phoenix Suns. Read on for all our free predictions and betting tips.
- Start date: 08.03.2022 at 7:00 PM
- Location: Amway Center, Orlando
Getting Markelle Fultz back from injury was a welcome sight for Orlando Magic fans, however the team hasn’t responded the way they would have liked as they are only 1-2 SU in 3 games with him. Fultz is averaging 9 points per game in those 3 outings, it’ll take some time for him to get his rhythm back after missing so much time.
Orlando remains on the bottom of the Eastern Conference, 2 games behind the 14th placed Detroit Pistons and it looks like they are destined to finish as the team with the worst record this season. They’ve got just 4 wins in their last 12 games and against Western Conference opponents they’ve won 3 of 18 games.
Surprisingly against the Suns they have a 6-4 SU record over the past 10 meetings, however the earlier meeting in the season was won by Phoenix 132-105. In their last 8 games against them at Amway Center the Magic are just 2-6 ATS.
The Suns had high hopes in the NBA Finals re-match against the Milwaukee Bucks over the weekend, but they came up short 132-122 for their 3rd loss in 5 games. They won’t be worried too much by that as we all know they are a much better team with both Devin Booker and Chris Paul in the line-up.
Those 2 should be ready in time for the postseason, until they come back everyone is chipping in to compensate. Deandre Ayton had 30 points, while Cam Payne and Jae Crowder added 23 and 19 in the loss to Milwaukee.
The defence has taken a big hit with the absence of their top 2 players and Khris Middleton took full advantage by torching them for 44 points on Sunday. The good news is Orlando doesn’t have anyone as good on their team to do something similar tonight, but still the Suns should be cautious here.
Phoenix is just a 7.5-point favorite here, Orlando has pulled off a few upsets lately but with them being just 7-22 SU in 29 home games this season I just don’t rate their chances high against the finalists from last season. Go with the road team here.
Orlando Magic vs Phoenix Suns Predictions & Odds
Phoenix tried to speed things up against the Bucks and it didn’t work, they lost by 10 in a high scoring game. Now it’s time for them to return to the old habits that work and win them games. This team ranks 3rd in defensive efficiency allowing just 103.8 points per 100 possessions and in the first meeting of the season they held the Magic to just 105 points.
These 2 teams are averaging just 217.5 points per game in their last 10 meetings, which is almost 7 points less than the projected total set for tonight’s game. The 3 most recent meetings have produced an average of 219.6 points per game, which would still keep us under the total.
Orlando has gone under in 4 of their last 5 games, while the Suns are 13-16 on the O/U in road games this season. With Paul and Booker out this team could struggle with scoring here, if that’s the case I can definitely see them operating a lot more in the half court offensively which should result in a low scoring output on both ends. Go with the under here.