Phoenix Suns vs Orlando Magic
Phoenix Suns - Orlando Magic
Well ... we have two young teams here, yet the Suns team is the youngest and the Magic look as the more rounded one.
Especially since coach Clifford came in Orlando, this team has started to look good.
They could look bad as of late, when you consider they have only one win in their past 4 games, but at a closer look ... Toronto, Denver, Golden State, Portland ... elite NBA teams (no2, 3 and 5 in the West and no1 in the East) are those who have beaten this Orlando team. Moreover, the Magic have covered the spread 4-1 during that stretch, when they also beat straight up the Lakers, in Los Angeles.
Orlando is tonight without Aaron Gordon, but the Suns will be as well without their second best player offensively and defensively, TJ Warren.
The Magic have covered the spread without Gordon in Portland, while losing a close 3 point game.
While they have constantly recorded better margins at half time, they will have also the advantage that they already adjusted to missing Gordon while the Suns will need time to adjust to playing the first game i 13 without Warren.
Better results for the Magic at half time than at the end of the matches combined with better odds for the hald time win are saying to me ... let's go green!
Phoenix Suns vs Orlando Magic prediction
|Orlando Magic -0 HT||Pinnacle||1.96||9||48-51 WON (+8.64 units)|