Two of the worse teams of the Eastern Conference and of the whole league are clashing, when the Chicago Bulls (19-36), are hosting the Orlando Magic (18-37), with both teams coming off single defeats and will be looking to return to the winning ways today. Orlando Magic vs Chicago Bulls Spread and Prediction.
Date/Time: 02-12-2018, 20:00 EDT
Spread: Chicago Bulls -4
Bulls have a 19-36 record (30-24-1 against the spread) so far this season and currently sit on the 12th place of the East. They have lost eight of their last nine matches and in their last game they lost at home against the Wizards with a 90-101 score, not beating the odds. They are led in scoring by Zach LaVine with 17.2 ppg, adding 4.5 rebounds. He is followed by Lauri Markannen with 15.3 ppg and a team high 7.7 rebounds per game, while Kris Dunn adds 13.7 ppg, 4.6 rebounds and a team high 6.4 assists per game but he is out with an injury.
Magic have an 18-37 record (25-29-1 against the spread) so far this season and currently sit on the second to last place of the East. In their last game they saw a three-game winning streak getting snapped by losing at home against the Bucks with a 104-111 score, not beating the odds. They are led in scoring by Aaron Gordon with 18.4 ppg, adding 8.3 rebounds per game but he is out with an injury. He is followed by Evan Fournier with 17.9 ppg, while Nikola Vucevic adds 17.4 ppg and a team high 9.3 rebounds per game but he is injured as well.
Bulls have won both previous meetings against the Magic this season by an average of 20 points. Bulls are 12-15 at home so far this season, while Magic are 7-22 on the road. Magic are better offensively, scoring 105.7 ppg to Magic’s 103.4, while Bulls are better defensively, allowing 109.1 ppg to Magic’s 109.9. Magic have a better field goal percentage, shooting with 46.09% to Bulls’ 43.75%, while Bulls have a slightly better 3-point percentage, shooting with 35.99% to Magic’s 35.48%. Bulls are better in rebounding (44.7 to 41.4), while both teams are very close in assists made (23.6 and 23.3). Bulls are the favorite in this game and Vegas odds give them a -4 spread which they are expected to beat for the home victory.
Orlando Magic vs Chicago Bulls Prediction: Chicago Bulls -4 (-108)
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Orlando Magic vs Chicago Bulls Spread and Prediction