The Chicago Bulls (6-9) host the Orlando Magic (4-11) at United Center on Friday, November 18, 2022. The contest begins at 8:00 PM ET and airs on NBCS. The Bulls are 8.5-point favorites in the game. The over/under is 221 points for the matchup.
Chicago Bulls vs. Orlando Magic Odds
The spread for this matchup is set at 8.5 points, with oddsmakers listing the Bulls as the favorites.
As for the moneyline, the Bulls have -364 odds to pick up the win, while the Magic are listed at +291 to claim victory.
Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 221 points.
Bulls vs. Magic Game Time and How to Watch
- Game Day: Friday, November 18, 2022
- Game Time: 8:00 PM ET
- TV Channel: NBCS
- Location: Chicago, Illinois
- Arena: United Center
Bulls vs. Magic Betting Trends
The Bulls have played 15 games, with eight wins against the spread. Chicago has been the favorite in four games this season and has come away with the win three times (75%) in those contests. Bulls games this year have hit the over 40% of the time (six out of 15 games with a set point total).
The Magic are 6-8-1 against the spread this year. Orlando has won four of the 14 games it was the underdog on the moneyline this season (28.6%). Magic games this year have gone over the total in eight of 15 opportunities (53.3%).
Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players
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Bulls vs. Magic Injury Report
Bulls: Patrick Williams: Questionable (Ankle), Coby White: Questionable (Quadricep), Lonzo Ball: Out (Knee)
Magic: Wendell Carter: Probable (Foot), Gary Harris: Probable (Knee), Paolo Banchero: Out (Ankle), Cole Anthony: Out (Oblique), Moritz Wagner: Out (Ankle), Jonathan Isaac: Out (Hamstring), Markelle Fultz: Out (Toe)
What you need to know about the Chicago Bulls
With 110.7 points per game on offense, Chicago is 18th in the NBA. At the other end, it surrenders 111.8 points per contest, which ranks 12th in the league. On offense, the Bulls post 110 points per game in home games, compared to 111.6 points per game when playing on the road. The Bulls’ offense has been less productive over their last 10 games, racking up 110.5 points a contest compared to the 110.7 they’ve averaged this year.
Chicago has found it difficult to sink three-pointers, ranking fourth-worst in the league with 10.4 treys per game. It ranks 15th with a 35.9% shooting percentage from downtown this season. This year, the Bulls have taken 66.4% two-pointers, accounting for 74.3% of the team’s buckets. They have shot 33.6% three-pointers (25.7% of the team’s baskets).
What you need to know about the Orlando Magic
Orlando puts up 109.9 points per game and allow 113.3, ranking them 21st in the NBA offensively and 15th on defense. The Magic are putting up more points at home (114.9 per game) than on the road (102.3). The Magic are putting up 112.7 points per contest in their previous 10 games, compared to their season average of 109.9.
Beyond the arc, Orlando is third-worst in the league in 3-pointers made per game (10.2). It is ranked 24th in 3-point percentage at 33.6%. In 2022-23, the Magic have taken 35.9% percent of their shots from behind the 3-point line, and 64.1% percent from inside it. In terms of makes, 25.4% of the Magic’s baskets have been 3-pointers, and 74.6% have been 2-pointers.
Bulls vs. Magic Predictions and Pick
Our pick to win this contest is the Bulls, and we expect that Magic will cover the spread (Bulls -8.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 221 points.
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