Orlando Magic (19-10) vs Golden State Warriors (14-7)Date : 11/26/2018
Time : 10:30 pm EST
Location : Oracle Arena, Oakland, California
Pick, Prediction, & Preview:
Orlando Magic vs Golden State Warriors
The Orlando Magic will play game 3 of a six-game road trip as they will visit the Golden State Warriors on Monday night at 10:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time at Oracle Arena, in Oakland, California. After winning three straight games, Orlando Magic have found themselves hitting a rough patch in losing their last two games with their last being a 112 – 87 road loss to the Denver Nuggets in their last outing as their offense was non-existent in shooting 40% from the night while going only 8 – 32 from 3-point range. Terrence Ross led the Magic in scoring with 18 points on the night while Nikola Vucevic added 16 in the loss.
On the other hand, the Golden State Warriors won their second straight game by picking up a 117 – 116 home victory over the Sacramento Kings in their last outing as the Warriors overcame 15 turnovers for the night while shooting 47% from the field en route to their second straight loss after losing four straight games.
Orlando Magic's Latest Performance :
Golden State Warriors were able to continue their hot streak in their last match up as they recorded a slim victory over a motivated Sacramento Kings Squad at home as Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson shined once again for a short-handed Warriors Squad in scoring 44 and 31 points respectively, in the win with Thompson hitting the game winning shot. Durant also recorded 14 rebounds along with 7 assists in the win while Thompson only went 5 – 12 from 3 point range; Nonetheless, it was certainly enough to get them over the hump versus a Sacramento squad that possessed six players in double figures for the game led by Buddy Hield who scored 28 points for the night while going 4-6 in three-point range.
The Warriors allowed to Kings to play a very solid game as the home team would go down by four points at the half while using a 35-29 3rd quarter in which to regain a slim advantage to begin the fourth quarter. In all, the Warriors were certainly able to pull out a much-needed win and move on to face an Orlando Magic squad that can be very dangerous on both sides of the ball as well, yet, has struggled mightily, particularly on offense, in recent matchups.
Golden State Warriors's Latest Performance :
Orlando’s loss to Denver in their last matchup marked the second time in as many games that the Magic offense was unable to score 100 points for the contest. Denver’s defense has played well all season long and illustrated this versus an Orlando Magic offense that simply could not get anything going throughout the matchup as they shot 40% from the night, as stated, while also shooting just 25% from 3 point range. Ross and Vucevic kept the team in the game, however, as they were able to put up 18 and 16 points for Orlando; however, Aaron Gordon struggled on the night in going 4-11 and ending with only 14 points for Orlando.
And aside from being heavily outrebounded by the Denver Nuggets by a 51-37 margin, the defense for the Magic allowed the Nuggets to shoot 47% from the night. In all, Orlando will like to erase the memory of this game as quickly as possible with a great showing versus the Golden State Warriors, a team that has struggled lately yet possesses a dangerous nucleus of players that, when healthy, can certainly be considered a top-tier team in the league.
How Orlando Magic & Golden State Warriors Matchup.
Vegas Odds, Offshore Odds, & Odds ATS:
Orlando is 10 – 9 ATS while the OU is 7 – 12
golden state is 9-11 ATS while the OU is 10 – 10
In-Depth Analysis of each team:
Wtih Golden State reeling on the defensive end at this point, look for the Orlando Magic to attempt to come out of an offensive funk as they have not scored 100 points in their last two matchups. On the other hand, their defense has remain solid throughout as they continue limit offensive opportunities for opponents; However, Orlando will certainly need their offense to be much better moving forward if they are to get back to the form that they exhibited earlier in the season.
Against The Spread Selection: Pick: Golden State Warriors
My reason for the pick :
I will back the home team in this matchup as I expect the Warriors to consistently put the ball in the basket in this matchup as either team has not been as aggressive on the defensive side of the ball lately. However, look for the home team to also have the more successful outing, overall, en route to a much-needed win. In all, I will back Golden State in this matchup as I see them winning as a result of their two stars in Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson putting up major points in absence of Curry and Green.
Totals Selection: Pick: Over
My reason for the prediction :
I will side with the over in this contest as I simply see both teams having a great night’s on the offensive end, as stated. With that being said, look for the total to indeed surpass its set limit for this contest as both Durant and Thompson will take advantage of a defense that has struggled for Orlando. On the other hand, Orlando will certainly look to push the pace versus a Golden State team that has also struggled and defensive transition recently during a disastrous four-game losing streak. In all, this contest will certainly be interesting and exciting as it will certainly be an offensive-minded showdown from start to finish.
Betting trends for Orlando Magic:
- The Magic is 4 – 1 ATS in last 5 games
- The Under is 6 – 4 in Magic last 10 games
Betting trends for Golden State Warriors:
- The Warriors 1-6 ATS in last 7 games
- The Under is 4-2 in Warriors last six games