Bulls vs Magic Prediction: Picks, Live Odds & Moneyline – Saturday, January 28, 2023

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The Chicago Bulls (22-26) visit the Orlando Magic (19-30) at Amway Center, tipping off at 7:00 PM ET on Saturday, January 28, 2023. The Magic are slight, 2.5-point underdogs in the game. The over/under is 230.5 points for this matchup.

How to bet Bulls vs. Magic

Chicago Bulls vs. Orlando Magic Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 2.5 points, with bookmakers listing the Bulls as the favorites.

Moneyline

As for the moneyline, the Bulls have -139 odds to pick up the win, while the Magic are listed at +118 to claim victory.

Over/Under

Finally, the total for the game is set at 230.5 points.

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Bulls vs. Magic Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Saturday, January 28, 2023
  • Game Time: 7:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: NBCS
  • Location: Orlando, Florida
  • Arena: Amway Center

Bulls vs. Magic Betting Trends

The Bulls have 26 wins against the spread in 48 games this year. Chicago has come away with eight wins in the 19 contests it has been listed as the favorite in this season. The Bulls have gone over the point total in 42.9% of their opportunities this year (21 times in 49 games with a set point total).

In the Magic’s 49 games this year, they have 28 wins against the spread. Orlando has won 37.5% of the games this season it was the moneyline underdog (15-25). Magic games this season have gone over the total in 26 of 49 opportunities (53.1%).

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Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players

Bulls

Bulls Leaders
Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
DeMar DeRozan 45 26.3 5 4.9 1.1 0.5 0.4
Zach LaVine 44 23.6 4.7 4.2 1 0.2 2.9
Nikola Vucevic 48 17.3 11 3.3 0.7 0.9 1.7
Patrick Williams 48 10.2 4.3 1.3 0.7 0.9 1.5
Ayo Dosunmu 46 9.4 3.1 2.7 0.7 0.3 0.8

Magic

Magic Leaders
Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Paolo Banchero 42 20.7 6.3 3.7 1 0.5 1.4
Franz Wagner 48 20.2 4 3.5 0.9 0.2 1.7
Wendell Carter Jr. 30 15.4 8.7 2.7 0.4 0.7 1.3
Markelle Fultz 28 12.3 3.9 5.7 1.5 0.4 0.5
Cole Anthony 31 11.9 4.5 4.1 0.7 0.5 1.1
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Bulls vs. Magic Injury Report

Magic: Jonathan Isaac: Out (Injury Management), Chuma Okeke: Out (Knee)

What you need to know about the Chicago Bulls

Offensively, Chicago is putting up 114.2 points per game (15th-ranked in league). It is surrendering 114.6 points per contest at the other end of the court (18th-ranked). The Bulls are posting 115.2 points per game when playing at home. On the road, they are averaging 113.4 points per contest. The Bulls have seen a downturn in scoring recently, racking up 113.3 points per game in their last 10 contests, 0.9 points fewer than the 114.2 they’ve scored this season.

Chicago has found it difficult to rack up threes, ranking third-worst in the league with 10.6 threes made per game. It ranks 11th with a 36.4% shooting percentage from beyond the arc this season. Of the shots attempted by the Bulls in 2022-23, 66.9% of them have been two-pointers (75.3% of the team’s made baskets) and 33.1% have been from beyond the arc (24.7%).

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What you need to know about the Orlando Magic

Orlando is the fourth-worst squad in the NBA in points scored (111.1 per game) and 17th in points allowed (114.4). In 2022-23 the Magic are averaging 7.2 more points per game at home (114.7) than away (107.5). The Magic are compiling 114.4 points per contest in their last 10 games, compared to their season average of 111.1.

Beyond the arc, Orlando is 23rd in the league in 3-pointers made per game (11). It is 20th in 3-point percentage at 35.3%. The Magic attempt 63.2% percent of their shots from inside the arc, and 36.8% percent from beyond it. In terms of makes, 72.6% of the Magic’s buckets are 2-pointers, and 27.4% are 3-pointers.

Our pick to win this matchup is the Bulls, and we project that Magic will cover the spread (Bulls -2.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 230.5 points.

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WRITTEN BY

Dan Weiner

Hailing from Atlanta and attending college at the University of Texas, Dan is passionate about sports, particularly college football and soccer. He's a diehard Atlanta pro sports and Texas Longhorns fan. He likes every sport and will watch anything and everything the weirder the better. He joined Betsperts after an 11 year career in television production at ESPN.

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