The Orlando Magic (27-39) host the Utah Jazz (31-35) at Amway Center, beginning at 7:00 PM ET on Thursday, March 9, 2023. The Magic are 4-point favorites in the game, the second matchup between the squads this season. The over/under for the contest is set at 233.
How to bet Magic vs. Jazz
Orlando Magic vs. Utah Jazz Odds
The spread for this matchup is set at 4 points, with bookmakers listing the Magic as the favorites.
As for the moneyline, the Magic have -166 odds to pick up the win, while the Jazz are listed at +141 to claim victory.
Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 233 points.
Magic vs. Jazz Game Time and How to Watch
- Game Day: Thursday, March 9, 2023
- Game Time: 7:00 PM ET
- TV Channel: BSF
- Location: Orlando, Florida
- Arena: Amway Center
Magic vs. Jazz Betting Trends
The Magic have played 66 games, with 35 wins against the spread. Orlando has been chosen as the favorite in 13 games this year and has walked away with the win six times (46.2%) in those games. Magic games this year have gone over the total in 32 out of 66 opportunities (48.5%).
The Jazz are 35-31-0 against the spread this season. Utah is 15-19 in games it was listed as the moneyline underdog (winning 44.1% of those games). Jazz games this season have gone over the point total 36 times in 66 opportunities (54.5%).
Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players
Magic: Patrick Beverley: Out (Trade Pending), Wendell Carter: Out (Hip), Jonathan Isaac: Out (Injury Management), Admiral Schofield: Probable (Concussion)
Jazz: Russell Westbrook: Out (Not With Team), Collin Sexton: Out (Hamstring), Jordan Clarkson: Questionable (Hand), Walker Kessler: Questionable (Illness)
What you need to know about the Orlando Magic
Orlando is scoring only 111.2 points per game (third-worst in NBA), but it has played more consistently on defense, where it is giving up 114 points per game (17th-ranked). The Magic are posting 113.6 points per game this year when playing at home, which is 4.9 more points than they’re averaging on the road (108.7). The Magic have seen a downturn in scoring recently, putting up 110.9 points per game in their last 10 outings, 0.3 points fewer than the 111.2 they’ve scored this year.
Orlando has struggled to rack up threes, ranking fourth-worst in the league with 10.6 threes made per game. It ranks 23rd with a 34.6% shooting percentage from beyond the arc this season. The Magic have taken 64.2% two-pointers and 35.8% from three-point land this year. Of the team’s buckets, 73.7% are two-pointers and 26.3% are three-pointers.
What you need to know about the Utah Jazz
Offensively Utah is the sixth-ranked team in the league (117 points per game). On defense it is 22nd (117.2 points conceded per game). In 2022-23 the Jazz are averaging 2.7 more points per game at home (118.4) than away (115.7). The Jazz are putting up 114.6 points per contest in their previous 10 games, which is 2.4 fewer points than their average for the season (117).
At 13.8 made 3-pointers per game and shooting 35.8% from downtown, Utah is sixth and 18th in the NBA, respectively, in those categories. The Jazz attempt 56.6% percent of their shots from inside the 3-point line, and 43.4% percent from beyond it. In terms of makes, 67.1% of the Jazz’s baskets are 2-pointers, and 32.9% are 3-pointers.
Our pick to win this matchup is the Magic, and we project that Jazz will cover the spread (Magic -4). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 233 points.
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