NBA Playoffs Betting Preview: Orlando Magic vs. Toronto Raptors – Sunday, April 21, 2019
Matchup at a Glance
Where: Amway Center in Orlando, Florida
When: Sunday April 21st at 7:00 PM ET
Spread: Toronto -5.5
BetDSI has the Toronto Raptors favored by 5.5 points over the Orlando Magic. The Toronto Raptors enter this game with a record of 60-25 and have won four of their last five games including games two and three in this series.
The Orlando Magic enter this game with a record of 43-42 and have won three of their last five games, but have lost two games in a row including game three of the series at home on Friday by a score of 93-98. Let’s take a closer look at these two teams and we’ll start with the underdog Orlando Magic.
The Magic are 43-32 overall and 46-37-2 ATS. The Orlando Magic won game one of the series, but are in danger of falling down in the series 1-3 with a loss on Sunday. Orlando is 46-37-2 ATS overall, 21-18-2 ATS after a loss, 23-17-1 ATS at home and 31-24-1 ATS as an underdog.
Terrence Ross leads the team in scoring with 49 points. D.J. Augustin, Aaron Gordon and Nikola Vucevic are tied for the team lead in assists with 12 apiece. Nikola Vucevic leads the team in rebounds with 29. Evan Fournier, Aaron Gordon and Terrence Ross are tied for the team lead in steals with 4 apiece. Jonathan Isaac and Nikola Vucevic are tied for the team lead in blocks with 5 apiece.
Orlando is averaging 106.81 points per game which ranks 24th in the NBA. They are averaging 10.01 offensive rebounds per game which ranks 17th in the NBA. They are averaging 25.29 assists per game which ranks 14th in the NBA.
The Magic are allowing 106.49 points per game which ranks 4th in the NBA. They are averaging 35.39 defensive rebounds per game which ranks 11th in the NBA. They are averaging 6.61 steals per game which ranks 26th in the NBA.
The Raptors are 60-25 overall and 38-46-1 ATS. The Raptors are one of the best teams in the NBA and with a win would take a commanding 3-1 series lead against the Magic in the series. Toronto is 38-46-1 ATS overall, 26-32-1 ATS after a win, 19-22-1 ATS on the road and 29-40-1 ATS as a favorite.
Kawhi Leonard leads the team in scoring with 78 points. Kyle Lowry leads the team in assists with 25. Pascal Siakam leads the team in rebounds with 30. Marc Gasol leads the team in steals with 8. Serge Ibaka leads the team in blocks with 4.
Toronto is averaging 114.05 points per game which ranks 10th in the NBA. They are averaging 9.48 offensive rebounds per game which ranks 24th in the NBA. They are averaging 25.4 assists per game which is tied for 12th in the NBA.
The Raptors are allowing 107.81 points per game which ranks 9th in the NBA. They are averaging 35.61 defensive rebounds per game which ranks 8th in the NBA. They are averaging 8.28 steals per game which ranks 10th in the NBA.
Toronto gets the win, but the Magic get the cover
There’s no doubt that despite losing game one of the series the Raptors are the more talented team and should win the series against the Magic. Orlando is 6-3-1 ATS in their last ten match-ups with Toronto while the Raptors are outscoring the Magic by an average of 103.1 to 99.9 in those games.
The Magic are 2-1 ATS in their last three meetings with the Raptors while Toronto is outscoring Orlando by an average of 103.33 to 93 in those contests. I look for those trends to continue with a Raptors win, but a Magic cover in the game on Sunday. Make sure to bet this match-up on BetDSI.