The Chicago Bulls (26-30) host the Orlando Magic (23-34) at United Center, beginning at 8:00 PM ET on Monday, February 13, 2023. The Bulls are 4.5-point favorites in the game, the third matchup between the squads this season. The over/under is set at 224 points for the matchup.
How to bet Bulls vs. Magic
Chicago Bulls vs. Orlando Magic Odds
The spread for this matchup is set at 4.5 points, with sportsbooks listing the Bulls as the favorites.
As for the moneyline, the Bulls have -182 odds to pick up the win, while the Magic are listed at +154 to claim victory.
Finally, the total for the game is set at 224 points.
Bulls vs. Magic Game Time and How to Watch
- Game Day: Monday, February 13, 2023
- Game Time: 8:00 PM ET
- TV Channel: NBCS
- Location: Chicago, Illinois
- Arena: United Center
Bulls vs. Magic Betting Trends
The Bulls have played 56 games, with 30 wins against the spread. Chicago has come away with 12 wins in the 24 contests it has been listed as the favorite in this season. Bulls games this year have hit the over on 23 of 57 set point totals.
The Magic are 32-23-2 against the spread this season. Orlando has gone 19-29 in games it was the underdog on the moneyline (winning 39.6% of those games). Magic games this season have gone over the point total 49.1% of the time (28 out of 57 games with a set point total).
Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players
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Bulls vs. Magic Injury Report
Magic: R.J. Hampton: Out (Not With Team), Patrick Beverley: Out (Trade Pending)
What you need to know about the Chicago Bulls
Offensively, Chicago is putting up 113.7 points per game (18th-ranked in league). It is giving up 113.6 points per contest on defense (15th-ranked). Offensively the Bulls have performed better when playing at home this season, putting up 115.7 points per game, compared to 111.9 per game when playing on the road. In their last 10 games, the Bulls have been scoring 109.1 points per contest, an average that’s a little lower than the 113.7 they’ve scored over the course of the 2022-23 season.
Chicago has struggled to drain three-pointers, ranking second-worst in the league with 10.4 treys per game. It ranks 13th with a 36.1% shooting percentage from beyond the arc this season. The Bulls have taken 66.9% two-pointers and 33.1% from beyond the arc this season. Of the team’s buckets, 75.6% are two-pointers and 24.4% are threes.
What you need to know about the Orlando Magic
In 2022-23, Orlando is fourth-worst in the NBA offensively (111.1 points scored per game) and 17th on defense (113.9 points conceded). The Magic average 113.5 points per game at home, and 108.5 on the road. The Magic have fared better offensively over their past 10 games, posting 111.5 points per contest, 0.4 more than their season average of 111.1.
Orlando is 25th in the NBA in 3-pointers made (10.7 per game) and 21st in 3-point percentage (35%). The Magic take 36% percent of their shots from behind the 3-point line, and 26.7% of their made baskets are from there. Inside the arc, they attempt 64% of their shots, with 73.3% of their makes coming from there.
Our prediction to win this contest is the Bulls, and we project that Bulls will cover the spread (Bulls -4.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 224 points.
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