Thunder vs Magic Prediction: Live Odds, Stats, History & Picks – Wednesday, January 4, 2023

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The Oklahoma City Thunder (16-21) hit the court against the Orlando Magic (13-24) as slight, 1.5-point favorites on Wednesday, January 4, 2023 at 7:00 PM ET on BSF. The over/under in the game is set at 230.

How to bet Thunder vs. Magic

Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Orlando Magic Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 1.5 points, with bookmakers listing the Thunder as the favorites.

Moneyline

As for the moneyline, the Thunder have -119 odds to pick up the win, while the Magic are listed at -101 to claim victory.

Over/Under

Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 230 points.

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Thunder vs. Magic Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Wednesday, January 4, 2023
  • Game Time: 7:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: BSF
  • Location: Orlando, Florida
  • Arena: Amway Center

Thunder vs. Magic Betting Trends

Against the spread, the Thunder are 22-15-0 this season. Oklahoma City has come away with three wins in the nine contests it has been listed as the favorite in this season. Thunder games this year have hit the over 54.1% of the time (20 out of 37 games with a set point total).

Against the spread, the Magic are 19-16-2 this season. Orlando has won 36.7% of the games this season it was the moneyline underdog (11-19). The Magic have eclipsed the over/under 51.4% of the time this season (19 of 37 games with a set point total).

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Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players

Thunder

Thunder Leaders
Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Josh Giddey 32 15.3 8.1 5.4 0.7 0.5 1
Luguentz Dort 36 14.1 4.2 2.3 1.1 0.3 1.8
Jalen Williams 33 11.7 3.6 2.7 0.8 0.4 0.8
Tre Mann 32 9.1 2.6 1.7 0.8 0.2 1.5
Isaiah Joe 28 7.4 2 1.1 0.6 0.1 1.8

Magic

Magic Leaders
Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Paolo Banchero 30 20.9 6.7 3.9 0.9 0.6 1.2
Wendell Carter Jr. 18 16 8.4 3.1 0.5 0.4 1.2
Cole Anthony 19 12.9 4.5 4.4 0.8 0.4 1.3
Markelle Fultz 16 11.3 4.1 5.3 1.6 0.3 0.6
Gary Harris 9 9.7 2.4 1.6 0.6 0.2 1.4
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Thunder: Shai Gilgeous-Alexander: Out (Illness), Aleksej Pokusevski: Out (Leg), Jeremiah Robinson-Earl: Out (Ankle), Ousmane Dieng: Out (Wrist), Chet Holmgren: Out (Foot)

Magic: Bol Bol: Out (Health Protocols), Franz Wagner: Out (Suspension), Kevon Harris: Out (Suspension), Admiral Schofield: Out (Suspension), Moritz Wagner: Out (Suspension), Jonathan Isaac: Out (Knee), Jalen Suggs: Out (Ankle), Chuma Okeke: Out (Knee)

What you need to know about the Oklahoma City Thunder

Offensively, Oklahoma City is averaging 116.1 points per game (seventh-ranked in league). It is ceding 116.8 points per contest at the other end of the court (25th-ranked). When playing at home, the Thunder are scoring 4.9 more points per game (118.4) than they are away from home (113.5). The Thunder have been putting up 117.1 points per contest in their last 10 times on the court, an average that’s slightly higher than the 116.1 they’ve scored over the course of the 2022-23 season.

With 11.8 three-pointers per game, Oklahoma City ranks 16th in the NBA. It has a 35.1% shooting percentage from three-point land, which ranks 17th in the league. This year, the Thunder have taken 63.7% two-pointers, accounting for 72.5% of the team’s buckets. They have shot 36.2% threes (27.5% of the team’s baskets).

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What you need to know about the Orlando Magic

In 2022-23, Orlando is fourth-worst in the NBA on offense (109.8 points scored per game) and 16th on defense (113.9 points conceded). The Magic are putting up more points at home (113.2 per game) than on the road (105.7). In their previous 10 games, the Magic are averaging 114.3 points per game, 4.5 more than their season average (109.8).

Beyond the arc, Orlando is third-worst in the NBA in 3-pointers made per game (10.5). It is ranked 20th in 3-point percentage at 34.2%. The Magic attempt 36.2% percent of their shots from behind the 3-point line, and 63.8% percent from inside it. In terms of makes, 26.5% of the Magic’s buckets are 3-pointers, and 73.5% are 2-pointers.

Our prediction to win this contest is the Thunder, and we predict that Magic will cover the spread (Thunder -1.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 230 points.

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You can bet on Thunder vs. Magic 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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WRITTEN BY

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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