San Antonio Spurs vs Orlando Magic Predictions

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San Antonio Spurs vs Orlando Magic Predictions

San Antonio Spurs vs Orlando Magic betting tips and predictions for Friday’s NBA clash. Two teams that have struggled early on in the season meet for the 2nd time after their season opener on October 21st. Read on for all our free predictions and betting tips.

The Spurs dominated that season opener and won by 26 points, but since then they’ve been able to win just 1 game in 7 attempts. After trading away their two star players it’s now a young team without any real veteran presence, so they lack the leadership and experience which is proving to be costly early on in the season. Dejounte Murray is putting up solid numbers with 18.3 points, 7.8 rebounds and 8.4 assists per game, but other than him nobody else has impressed so far. The one key advantage the Spurs have in this game is coaching, so they are in a good spot heading into this one.

Orlando reminds me a little bit of the Philadelphia 76ers team that were tanking hard before the Process started. There’s a bunch of teenagers on the team and they are trying their best to lose as many games as possible to have another high draft pick. Cole Anthony leads them in scoring with 18.7 points per game, he came into the league in 2020. Another youngster Jalen Suggs is averaging 12.7 points per game, at this point the Magic are concentrated on developing their young core, so we shouldn’t expect much from them.

Having dominated the Magic already this season it’s really hard to look past the Spurs in this one, despite them having just one win on the road in 4 games so far. I expect them to play a bit more under control here and take advantage of the young and inexperienced Orlando team. Let’s back San Antonio -4.0 Point Spread.

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A total of 220 points were scored in the first meeting of the season between these two teams on opening night. Since then they’ve played a decent number of games for us to have an idea of how they play. San Antonio currently ranks 3rd in pace of play, while the Magic are somewhere in the middle. When it comes to offensive efficiency, neither team will wow you, but with Orlando struggling to stop teams I think we should be in for a higher scoring game again here. The Magic allow 109.6 points per 100 possessions, only 3 teams are worse than that currently in the NBA. Also, in the last 10 meetings the total has gone over 6 times. In San Antonio’s last 11 games against Eastern Conference teams the total has gone over 9 nine times. Orlando simply isn’t able to stop anyone right now, so we’ll probably see a high number of points in this one. Let’s back the over.

Over 212 Total Points available at 10/11 odds on be365!