Magic vs Suns Prediction and Odds
Magic vs Suns Prediction and Odds: The Phoenix Suns are expected to win this game as per the bookmarkers and stats.
The Orlando Magic (28-41) have another mighty challenge as they are set to face the Phoenix Suns (37-32) at Footprint Center in the upcoming NBA matchup. It has been another disappointing campaign for the Magic. With almost negligible playoff hopes, they are expected to give more chances to the young guns from the roster. Orlando is currently in the 13th position in the Eastern Conference. They are coming off a crushing 114-132 defeat against the San Antonio Spurs in the last game.
The Phoenix Suns will look to return to winning ways in the next away game against the Magic. After three consecutive defeats, the situation is quite alarming for Monty Williams’ men. They can’t afford to extend their losing streak to remain strong in the playoff race. Phoenix is currently in the 4th position in the Western Conference. In the last fixture, they faced a 104-116 loss to the Milwaukee Bucks.
Magic vs Suns Prediction and Odds: Last 5 Games Stats
The Orlando Magic have won 2 of the last 5 away fixtures.
They won against the Charlotte Hornets and New Orleans Pelicans. The defeats came against teams like the San Antonio Spurs, Milwaukee Bucks, and Toronto Raptors. The Magic have an away record of 12-22 in the current season.
In the last 5 away games
- The Orlando Magic have scored 112.4 points per game.
- The Orlando Magic have conceded 118.6 points per game.
- Number of games that ended with a difference of 3 points or less: 0
- Number of games that ended with a difference of 4-10 points: 2
The Phoenix Suns have won 2 of the last 5 home fixtures.
Phoenix won 2 games against the OKC Thunder. They lost to the Milwaukee Bucks, Sacramento Kings, and LA Clippers. The Suns have won 22 out of 34 home games as of now.
In the last 5 home games
- The Phoenix Suns have scored 117.2 points per game.
- The Phoenix Suns have conceded 115.2 points per game.
- Number of games that ended with a difference of 3 points or less: 0
- Number of games that ended with a difference of 4-10 points: 3
The Phoenix Suns have performed much better than the Orlando Magic this season. The home advantage will also be on their side.
Magic vs Suns Prediction and Odds: Attack and Defense Analysis
The Orlando Magic have maintained a low scoring rate of 111.6 points per game so far. They shot 47.1% from the field and 34.8% from the 3-point line. The free throw success rate is currently at 78.4%. The Magic are the 5th lowest-ranked side in the attack with an Adjusted Offensive Rating of 112.1.
The Phoenix Suns are playing with an average of 113.2 points per game. They attained a conversion rate of 46.7% in field goals, 37.6% in 3-pointers, and 79.2% in free throws. The Suns are given a rank of 15 in the attack with an Adjusted Offensive Rating of 114.4.
The Phoenix Suns have a more formidable attack than the Orlando Magic.
The Orlando Magic have given away 114.6 points per game till now. They played with an average of 42.8 rebounds per game. The average number of steals and the average number of blocks per game are currently at 7.2 and 4.5 respectively. The Magic rank 18 in the defense with an Adjusted Defensive Rating of 114.6.
The Phoenix Suns have conceded 111.4 points per game so far. They maintained an average of 44.3 rebounds along with 7.3 steals and 5.0 blocks per game. The Suns are the 6th-best side in the defense with an Adjusted Defensive Rating of 112.7.
The Phoenix Suns are clearly ahead in the defense as well.
Suns vs Magic Prediction: Odds
- Phoenix Suns: -7 (-112)
- Orlando Magic: +7 (-108)
- Phoenix Suns: -285
- Orlando Magic: +240
- Phoenix Suns: 77%
- Orlando Magic: 23%
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Magic vs Suns Prediction and Odds: Last Game Analysis
Can the Magic bring out something special?
It was another frustrating outing for the Orlando Magic when they visited the San Antonio Spurs in the last fixture. Orlando seemed to struggle to counter San Antonio’s flawless shooting led by Sochan from the start of the contest. They allowed the Spurs to shoot 56.5% from the field and 53.7% from the 3-point line. The Magic also lost 22-39 on rebounds and were outscored 15-13 in the fast break points by the Spurs.
Paolo Banchero led the scoring for the Magic with 27 points. He also added 6 rebounds. Wendell Carter Jr. scored 16 points with 10 rebounds and 3 assists.
Will the Suns bounce back?
The Phoenix Suns faced their third consecutive defeat by losing to the Milwaukee Bucks in the last game. Cameron Payne’s 3-pointer helped Phoenix secure their first lead of the contest in the second half. The Suns moved ahead by 3 points and the battle looked close for the next few minutes. However, the Bucks snatched the lead back after a corner 3 from Pat Connaughton. Milwaukee went for a 24-9 run to finish the game which handed a 12-point defeat to the Suns. Phoenix was outrebounded 46-41 by Milwaukee. They also lost 36-54 in the paint.
Devin Booker scored the most points (30) for the Suns. with 4 rebounds and 3 assists. Deandre Ayton gave a contribution of 16 points and 8 rebounds.
Suns vs Magic Prediction: Head-to-Head Stats
Both these teams have met 66 times in the regular season of the NBA. The Phoenix Suns are leading with 39 wins, while the Orlando Magic were on the winning side in 27 games.
If we check out the last 5 meetings, 3 matchups were won by the Suns and 2 by the Magic. The previous clash took place in the current season on 11 November 2022. The Orlando Magic won that game with a score of 114-97.
Head-to-Head Key Highlights: Last 5 Meetings
- The Phoenix Suns hosted 2 games and won both of them.
- Average Number of Total Points scored: 214.2
- Average Number of Points scored by the Phoenix Suns: 110.2
- Average Number of Points scored by the Orlando Magic: 104.0
Suns vs Magic Prediction: Players to Watch Out
Devin Booker (Shooting Guard)
Points Per Game: 27.8 | Assists Per Game: 5.7 | Rebounds Per Game: 4.5
Deandre Ayton (Center)
Points Per Game: 18.4 | Rebounds Per Game: 10.2 | Assists Per Game: 1.9
Chris Paul (Point Guard)
Points Per Game: 13.5 | Assists Per Game: 9.1 | Steals Per Game: 1.6
Paolo Banchero (Power Forward)
Points Per Game: 20.0 | Assists Per Game: 3.7 | Steals Per Game: 0.9
Franz Wagner (Small Forward)
Points Per Game: 18.8 | Rebounds Per Game: 3.9 | Assists Per Game: 3.5
Wendell Carter Jr (Center)
Points Per Game: 15.3 | Rebounds Per Game: 8.8 | Assists Per Game: 2.4
Magic vs Suns Winner Prediction
- Home Advantage: Suns
- Offensive Advantage: Suns
- Defensive Advantage: Suns
- Overall: Suns to win
It will surely be a mammoth task for the Orlando Magic to dominate the Suns in their home arena. On the other hand, the Phoenix Suns are surely looking like a stronger team as per the team’s strength and performance in the current season. They won’t like to miss an easy opportunity to make a solid comeback. All the odds and stats are suggesting a win for the Suns in this fixture.