The Orlando Magic (6-5) face the Chicago Bulls (4-8) on November 17, 2023 at United Center.
The Bulls are a 2.5-point favorite against the Magic when Bulls and Magic square off. The matchup features a point total of 215.
Bulls vs. Magic Odds
Point Spread for Bulls vs. Magic
The spread for this matchup is set at 2.5 points, with oddsmakers listing the Bulls as the favorite.
Chicago vs. Orlando Moneyline
As for the moneyline, Chicago has -142 odds to win the game, while Orlando is listed at +120 to claim victory.
Finally, the total for the game is set at 215 points.
Game Time and How to Watch
- When: Friday, November 17, 2023 at 8:00 PM ET
- Where: United Center in Chicago, Illinois
- TV: NBCS
Bulls vs. Magic Betting Trends
The Bulls have registered a 4-7-1 record against the spread this season. This season, Chicago has won three out of the seven games in which it has been favored. This season, six of the Bulls’ games have gone over the point total out of 11 chances.
The Magic have covered the spread eight times this season (8-3-0). Orlando has been victorious in three of the eight contests it has been chosen as an underdog in this season. Magic games have finished with a final combined score above the over/under three times this year.
Bulls vs. Magic Key Players to Watch
DeMar DeRozan posts 23.3 points, 3.3 boards and 3.3 assists per contest. At the other end, he averages 1.5 steals and 1.3 blocks. Nikola Vucevic posts 14.5 points, 10.5 boards and 2.3 assists per contest, shooting 45.3% from the floor. Zach LaVine is posting 24.5 points, 1.3 assists and 4.5 boards per game. Alex Caruso puts up 7.3 points, 6.0 boards and 3.0 assists per game. Defensively, he averages 2.0 steals (eighth in NBA) and 0.8 blocks.
Franz Wagner gives the Magic 21.0 points, 4.5 boards and 2.5 assists per game. He also averages 1.0 steal and 0.5 blocks. Cole Anthony contributes with 19.0 points per game, plus 6.0 boards and 2.0 assists. The Magic receive 13.0 points per game from Paolo Banchero, plus 6.0 boards and 4.5 assists. The Magic get 9.5 points per game from Jalen Suggs, plus 4.5 boards and 1.0 assists.
What you need to know about the Bulls
The Bulls are scoring just 108.5 points per game (fifth-worst in NBA), but they’ve played better at the other end of the court, where they are giving up 112.3 points per game (15th-ranked). The Bulls rank second-worst in the NBA with 48.6 rebounds allowed per game. Meanwhile, they are grabbing 42.3 boards per game (22nd-ranked in league). The Bulls haven’t produced many assists this season, ranking second-worst in the NBA with 22.1 assists per game.
Chicago is scoring 110.4 points per game this season at home, which is 4.6 more points than it is averaging on the road (105.8). Chicago is 23rd in the NBA with 11.0 three-pointers per game so far this year. Meanwhile, it ranks 22nd with a 34.3% shooting percentage from three-point land. Chicago is allowing 14.6 three-pointers per game (third-worst in NBA), and it is allowing a 36.8% three-point percentage (22nd-ranked) to opposing teams.
What you need to know about the Magic
Offensively, the Magic are the second-worst team in the league (108.3 points per game). Defensively, they are sixth (106.6 points allowed per game). On the boards, Orlando is 12th in the league in rebounds (44.6 per game). It is second-best in rebounds allowed (40.9 per game). The Magic are fifth-worst in the NBA in assists (23.7 per game) in 2023-24.
The Magic are scoring more points at home (113.8 per game) than on the road (103.7). The Magic are the fourth-worst squad in the NBA in 3-pointers made (10.3 per game) and fourth-worst in 3-point percentage (33.0%). Defensively, Orlando is seventh in the league in 3-pointers conceded per game at 11.8. It is 15th in 3-point percentage allowed at 35.4%.
Bulls vs. Magic Prediction & Pick
Our pick to win this game is Magic, and we project that Magic will cover the spread (Bulls -2.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 215 points.
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