The defending champions Golden State Warriors (10-3) that have finally found their groove and are the hottest team in the West right now, are hosting the Orlando Magic (8-5), who want to bounce back after a loss in their latest matchup.
Date/Time: 11-13-2017, 22:30 EDT
Spread: Golden State Warriors -13
Warriors have a 10-3 record (7-6 against the spread) so far this season and are currently tied with the Rockets in the first place of the West. They have 6 consecutive wins (9-1 in their last 10) and in their last game they won at home against Philadelphia with a 135-114 score, beating the odds easily. They are led in scoring by Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant with 25.2 ppg apiece. Curry adds 6.7 assists per game, while Durant adds 7.5 rebounds per game. Klay Thompson follows with 21.1 ppg.
Magic have an 8-5 record (7-6 against the spread) so far this season and currently sit on the 4th place of the East. In their last game they saw a two-game winning streak getting snapped by losing on the road against Denver with a 107-125 score, not beating the odds. They are led in scoring by Evan Fournier with 19.8 ppg, while Aaron Gordon adds 19 ppg, shooting with a league-best of 55.3% from behind the arc, adding a team high 7.7 rebounds per game. Nikola Vucevic adds 17.7 ppg and 7.5 rebounds per game.
Golden State won both games against Orlando last season. Warriors are 5-2 at home so far this season, while Magic are 4-3 on the road. Warriors have the best offense in the league, scoring 120.3 ppg to Magic’s 110.5, while Magic are slightly better defensively, allowing 107.6 ppg to Warriors’ 108.3. Warriors lead the league both in field goal percentage, shooting with 52.1% to Magic’s 47.7% and in 3-point percentage, shooting with 41.5% to Magic’s second-best of 40.6%. They also lead the league in assists made, with 31.2 while Magic are third with 25.2. Warriors are also better in rebounding (44.5 to 41.7) and in turnovers committed (15.6 to 17.5). Warriors have been killing it against the spread and Vegas odds give them a -13 spread for tonight, and expect them to beat the odds easily once again.
Orlando Magic vs Golden State Warriors Prediction: Golden State Warriors -13 (-112)
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