Magic vs Spurs Prediction: Odds, Picks, Best Bets – Friday, December 23, 2022

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The Orlando Magic (12-21) host the San Antonio Spurs (10-21) at Amway Center on Friday, December 23, 2022. The contest tips at 7:00 PM ET and airs on BSF. The Spurs are 6.5-point underdogs in the game. The matchup has a 227.5 point total.

How to bet Magic vs. Spurs

Orlando Magic vs. San Antonio Spurs Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 6.5 points, with oddsmakers listing the Magic as the favorites.


As for the moneyline, the Magic have -255 odds to pick up the win, while the Spurs are listed at +208 to claim victory.


Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 227.5 points.

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Magic vs. Spurs Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Friday, December 23, 2022
  • Game Time: 7:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: BSF
  • Location: Orlando, Florida
  • Arena: Amway Center

Magic vs. Spurs Betting Trends

The Magic have played 33 games, with 18 wins against the spread. Orlando has won one of the four contests in which it was the favorite this year. The Magic have gone over the point total in 54.8% of their opportunities this year (17 times in 31 games with a set point total).

The Spurs are 13-18-0 against the spread this year. San Antonio has won nine of the 29 games it was listed as the moneyline underdog this season (31%). Spurs games this year have eclipsed the over/under 48.4% of the time (15 out of 31 games with a set point total).

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Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players


Magic Leaders
Paolo Banchero 26 21.9 6.9 4 1 0.6 1.2
Franz Wagner 33 19.8 4.2 3.4 0.8 0.3 1.5
Wendell Carter Jr. 15 16.6 9.1 3.3 0.5 0.5 1.2
Cole Anthony 16 12.9 4.3 4.1 0.9 0.3 1.3
Moritz Wagner 15 12.5 6.9 2.2 0.9 0.3 0.9


Spurs Leaders
Keldon Johnson 27 21.1 5.2 2.9 0.8 0.1 2.7
Devin Vassell 25 19.6 4.2 3.6 1.1 0.4 2.8
Tre Jones 30 12.7 3.5 6.6 1.4 0.2 0.7
Jakob Poeltl 23 12.4 9.2 3.1 0.9 1 0
Josh Richardson 22 10.8 2.4 2.9 0.7 0.1 1.9
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Magic: Wendell Carter: Questionable (Foot), Gary Harris: Questionable (Hamstring), Jonathan Isaac: Out (Knee), Jalen Suggs: Out (Ankle), Chuma Okeke: Out (Knee)

Spurs: Keldon Johnson: Out (Lower Back), Jakob Poeltl: Probable (Knee), Blake Wesley: Out (Knee), Joshua Primo: Out (Undisclosed)

What you need to know about the Orlando Magic

While Orlando ranks in the bottom five in the NBA in points per game with 109.6 (fourth-worst), it ranks 15th in the league with 113.2 points allowed per contest. Offensively the Magic have played better at home this season, posting 113 points per game, compared to 106 per game in away games. The Magic’s offense has been better over their last 10 games, racking up 113.8 points per contest compared to the 109.6 they’ve averaged this year.

This season, Orlando is sinking 10.7 threes per game (25th-ranked in NBA) and is shooting 34.3% (21st-ranked) from beyond the arc. Of the shots taken by the Magic in 2022-23, 63.1% of them have been two-pointers (72.9% of the team’s made baskets) and 36.9% have been three-pointers (27.1%).

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What you need to know about the San Antonio Spurs

San Antonio is the fifth-worst team in the league in points scored (110.5 per game) and worst in points allowed (119.7). The Spurs score 109.7 points per game at home, and 111.6 on the road. While the Spurs are putting up 110.5 points per game in 2022-23, they have fallen short of that over their last 10 games, amassing 110.4 points per contest.

At 11.5 made 3-pointers per game and shooting 34.6% from downtown, San Antonio is 16th and 18th in the league, respectively, in those categories. The Spurs take 36.7% percent of their shots from beyond the arc, and 27.2% of their made shots are from there. Inside the 3-point line, they attempt 63.3% of their shots, with 72.8% of their makes coming from there.

Our prediction to win this contest is the Magic, and we project that Magic will cover the spread (Magic -6.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 227.5 points.

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You can bet on Magic vs. Spurs at every legal online sportsbook. For more NBA odds, including moneylines, spreads, over/under totals as well as NBA prop odds, check out the latest NBA lines as well as our guide to the best NBA betting sites.

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Luis Escalante

Luis has been a regular contributor to 4for4 since 2014 and is currently the Director of Strategy at Betsperts Group. Luis comes from an analytics background, leveraging his data skills with multiple years of experience in NFL, fantasy football, daily fantasy sports, and betting.

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