Warriors Looking To Bounce Back
For the second time this season, it will be the Orlando Magic and Golden State Warriors set to do battle. This is not a matchup that looks to be competitive on paper, but this has actually been a good battle over the last few seasons.
Orlando is a team on the rise in the Eastern Conference, but it is 14-25. The Magic have dropped four of their last five games, and are just not able to be competitive on a nightly basis.
Golden State comes in 20-19, but are nearly unbeatable at home. The Warriors are still waiting to make a big run, and njuries have kept them from really taking off in 2022-23.
The NBA betting lines for this game have the Golden State Warriors as 6.5-point betting favorites over the Orlando Magic.
Let’s check the latest NBA odds, stats, injury report and NBA lines for Magic vs Warriors. We’ve plenty of NBA betting odds for you to consider.
Magic Struggling To Get Stops
Defense is usually the last thing that young players learn in the NBA, and that appears to be the case with this Magic team. Orlando has given up at least 115 points in each of its last four games.
The Magic do have a ton of talent on offense, and are a team that can score both inside and out. Orlando recently poured in 126 points in a win over the Oklahoma City Thunder, but they are going to struggle to score in this one.
Forward Paolo Banchero leads the way with 21.3 points per game, and he is having a monster rookie season. Orlando is good enough to beat any team when they are shooting the ball well.
Warriors Winning Without Stars
The injured list for the Golden State Warriors remains long as the team continues to be without Stephen Curry and Andrew Wiggins. After the five-game winning streak ended this week, head coach Steve Kerr said, “I just told the guys how proud I am of them for holding down the fort these last couple weeks.”
Jordan Poole has taken over as the leading scorer for the Warriors, and he is averaging close to 21 points per game. Klay Thompson has also shown that he can still take over when needed, but the Warriors are not as explosive without their stars.
Golden State does remain a solid defensive team, and Draymond Green sets the tone. The Warriors will try to win this game on that end of the floor and then hope to make enough shots to win.
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Magic vs Warriors Head-to-Head
This will be the second and final meeting between the Magic and the Warriors. Looking at the scores and odds from the first matchup can help you out in this game, and Orlando did pick up a one-point win at home. These two teams have actually split the last six head-to-head meetings.
Magic vs Warriors Game Information
- Game: Magic (14-25) vs Warriors (20-19)
- Location: Chase Center, San Francisco, CA
- Day/Time: Saturday, January 7, 8:30 p.m. ET
- Magic vs Warriors Live Stream: NBA Game Pass
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Magic vs Warriors Picks & Prediction
Putting together this NBA betting preview is more than just looking at the overall records; you have to look at the location of this matchup. Golden State has been nearly unbeatable at home this season, and shouldn’t have a ton of trouble with the Magic.
Look for the Warriors to break this game wide open in the second half as they are able to cruise to another win at home.
Head to BetUS Sportsbook and take the Golden State Warriors to not only win this game (-255) but to also cover the 6.5-point spread (-110).
The Orlando Magic are listed at +208 in our Vegas Lines. This means that if you wager $100 on the Magic, you have a chance to win $208. The Golden State Warriors are -255, offering a chance to win $39.
The implied probability attached to the betting lines give the Magic a 32.47% chance to win, with the Warriors at 71.83%.
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Warriors vs Magic Previous Game (Nov. 03 2022)
Luckily for the Golden State Warriors, who are on a three-game losing streak, their next opponent is the 1-7 Orlando Magic, which could be a get-right game for the defending NBA champions.