Suns vs Magic Prediction: Picks, Live Odds & Moneyline – Thursday, March 16, 2023

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The Phoenix Suns (37-32) host the Orlando Magic (28-41) at Footprint Center on Thursday, March 16, 2023. The contest starts at 10:00 PM ET and airs on NBA. The Suns are 8-point favorites in the game, the second matchup between the teams this season. The over/under is 228.5 points for the matchup.

How to bet Suns vs. Magic

Phoenix Suns vs. Orlando Magic Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 8 points, with sportsbooks listing the Suns as the favorites.


As for the moneyline, the Suns have -329 odds to pick up the win, while the Magic are listed at +262 to claim victory.


Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 228.5 points.

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Suns vs. Magic Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Thursday, March 16, 2023
  • Game Time: 10:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: NBA
  • Location: Phoenix, Arizona
  • Arena: Footprint Center

Suns vs. Magic Betting Trends

The Suns have 35 wins against the spread in 69 games this year. Phoenix has been chosen as the favorite in 42 games this year and has walked away with the win 28 times (66.7%) in those games. Suns games this year have hit the over on 31 of 69 set point totals.

Against the spread, the Magic are 36-31-2 this season. Orlando has been the underdog on the moneyline 54 total times this season. Orlando has finished 22-32 in those games. The Magic have hit the over 50.7% of the time this season (35 of 69 games with a set point total).

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Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players


Suns Leaders
Devin Booker 42 27.8 4.5 5.7 0.9 0.4 2.2
Deandre Ayton 60 18.4 10.2 1.9 0.6 0.8 0.1
Chris Paul 48 13.5 4.3 9.1 1.6 0.4 1.6
Cameron Payne 37 11 2.2 4.6 0.8 0.2 1.6
Damion Lee 68 8.4 3.1 1.4 0.4 0.1 1.5


Magic Leaders
Paolo Banchero 62 20.1 6.6 3.6 0.9 0.5 1.2
Franz Wagner 68 18.7 3.9 3.5 0.9 0.2 1.7
Wendell Carter Jr. 46 15.3 8.9 2.5 0.4 0.5 1.2
Markelle Fultz 48 13.6 4 5.5 1.5 0.4 0.4
Cole Anthony 49 12.3 4.5 4 0.6 0.6 1.1
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Suns: Torrey Craig: Probable (Heel), Kevin Durant: Out (Ankle), Landry Shamet: Out (Foot)

Magic: Patrick Beverley: Out (Trade Pending), Jonathan Isaac: Out (Injury Management), Gary Harris: Questionable (Hip)

What you need to know about the Phoenix Suns

Phoenix sports a top-five defense this season, ranking fourth-best in the league with 111.4 points allowed per game. On offense, it ranks 19th with 113.2 points scored per contest. In home games, the Suns are averaging 1.9 more points per game (114.2) than they are away from home (112.3). The Suns’ offense has been improved over their last 10 games, scoring 115.9 points per contest compared to the 113.2 they’ve averaged this year.

This season, Phoenix is making 12.3 threes per game (13th-ranked in NBA) and is shooting 37.6% (sixth-ranked) from beyond the arc. The Suns have taken 63.7% two-pointers and 36.3% threes this year. Of the team’s baskets, 70.7% are two-pointers and 29.3% are three-pointers.

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What you need to know about the Orlando Magic

Orlando is the fifth-worst squad in the NBA in points scored (111.6 per game) and 17th in points conceded (114.6). At home the Magic are putting up 114.3 points per game, 5.5 more than they are averaging on the road (108.8). The Magic are posting 115.7 points per game over their past 10 games, which is 4.1 more than their average for the season (111.6).

Beyond the arc, Orlando is 25th in the league in 3-pointers made per game (10.7). It is 22nd in 3-point percentage at 34.8%. The Magic attempt 64.3% percent of their shots from inside the 3-point line, and 35.7% percent from beyond it. In terms of makes, 73.6% of the Magic’s buckets are 2-pointers, and 26.4% are 3-pointers.

Our prediction to win this game is the Suns, and we project that Suns will cover the spread (Suns -8). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 228.5 points.

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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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