Toronto Raptors vs Orlando Magic NBA Odds and Predictions
The 2018-19 NBA champions Toronto Raptors is set to lock horns against the Orlando Magic in their 20th game of the season.
Raptors who didn’t have a particularly good 2019 season, have once again found themselves in a hole whereas Magic who had shown signs of recovery have once again been marred with massive defeats.
The game is scheduled to be held on 1st February in the Amalie center. Despite the fact that the none of the teams have the edge over another going into this game, the Raptors have their noses slightly ahead given that it is a home clash for them.
Currently Toronto Raptors are 12th in the Eastern Conference points table while the Magic after 8 wins and 12 losses are at 11th position.
Toronto Raptors vs Orlando Magic NBA Odds and Predictions: Players to watch out
Pascal Siakam will be the power forward in the side with an overall rating of 86 and average of 18.1 points in every outing so far. He was one of the key contributors in the last game as he accumulated 32 points along with 4 rebounds.
Kyle Lowry is an important point guard with a field goal success of 42.5% and a 3-pointer conversion of 37.9% so far. He is the prime assist in the side and was there on the pitch for 37 minutes against Kings.
Aron Baynes who has played at the center position has tons of experience in NBA with an average of 5.1 points and 4.9 rebounds per game in his career. Fred Vanvleet is another important key guard who averages close to 18.9 points in every outing.
Nikola Vucevic who has played at the center position has tons of experience in NBA with an average of 23.6 points and 3.6 assists in this season so far.
Dwayne Bacon who is the shooting guard has a rating of 73 while the point guard Markelle Fultz needs to do better than 12.9 points per game in this season.
Aaron Gordon brings the power and versatility to the center with a free throw percentage of 60.8% and a field goal percentage of 43.2% in this edition.
Terrence Ross has been a versatile player who has gathered points from several positions for the side. He averages 14.7 points along with 1.2 steals every game.
Toronto Raptors vs Orlando Magic NBA Odds and Predictions: Recent form
The Toronto Raptors were off to a slow start with defeats in the first three encounters. They finally registered their 1st win of the season with a triumph against Knicks. Their dismal form resumed yet again with three consecutive defeats that acted as a salt to their wounds.
They are well off their play-off spot as they are under the pump to win games consistently. They played Kings in the last game which went down to the wire but their opponents held on to win it 126-124.
They are currently reeling under pressure with 7 victories and 12 defeats in the season so far.
The Orlando Magic came into this edition with an underdog tag. They defied all odds by getting off to a flyer winning as many games as possible in the initial phase.
Their winning trend continued with victories coming their way when they faced Wizards and Thunder in the subsequent games. Their campaign started going downhill from then on as they lost against Thunder, 76ers and Rockets.
It has been a bumpy ride for the Orlando based club in this season. They were brutally thrashed by Clippers in their last outing. This meant that they fell back to 11th place in the Eastern conference.
Toronto Raptors vs Orlando Magic NBA Odds and Predictions: Head-to-head:
Regular season (89 games): Raptors – 50 wins, Magic – 39 wins.
Playoffs played: 0
Previous meeting: Raptors won 109-99 on 5th August 2020 in a regular season fixture.
Toronto Raptors vs Orlando Magic NBA Odds and Predictions: Predicted Winner
The odds for this particular game between Raptors and Magic will be updated on the day of the clash. Looking at the outright predictions, it is very clear that the Raptors have a very good chance to win the NBA championship whereas their opponents need a miracle to lift the NBA title.
According to BettingExpert, the Raptors have the 5th best chance in the Atlantic part of the Eastern conference while the Orlando Magic need a monumental effort in order to progress further in the tournament. On the other hand, hosts are regarded to be one of the favorites to win the NBA championship with an outside chance, based on SMarkets.