The Golden State Warriors and Orlando Magic meet Friday in NBA action at the Amway Center.
The Golden State Warriors look for a win after winning four of their last five games. The Golden State Warriors are averaging 114.7 points on 46.3 percent shooting and allowing 112.8 points on 43.9 percent shooting. Stephen Curry is averaging 30.1 points and 5.9 assists while Andrew Wiggins is averaging 17.5 points and 4.6 rebounds. Kelly Oubre Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and James Wiseman is grabbing 6.1 rebounds. The Golden State Warriors are shooting 37.4 percent from beyond the arc and 77.7 percent from the free throw line. The Golden State Warriors are allowing 36.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.8 rebounds per game.
The Orlando Magic need a win after losing 10 of their last 14 games. The Orlando Magic are averaging 104.9 points on 43 percent shooting and allowing 111 points on 47 percent shooting. Nikola Vucevic is averaging 24 points and 11.5 rebounds while Evan Fournier is averaging 17.8 points and 3.6 assists. Terrence Ross is the third double-digit scorer and Aaron Gordon is grabbing 7.2 rebounds. The Orlando Magic are shooting 35 percent from beyond the arc and 78.1 percent from the free throw line. The Orlando Magic are allowing 36.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.9 rebounds per game.
The Warriors are 9-4 ATS in their last 13 Friday games. The Magic are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 1 days rest. The under is 5-2 in Warriors last 7 Friday games. The under is 5-1 in Magic last 6 overall. The Warriors are 6-1 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Orlando.
The Golden State Warriors are enjoying their best stretch of the season, and that includes winning their last five games by an average of 10.2 points. The Orlando Magic have not only lost 10 of their last 14, but they don’t cover numbers and they lose at home by an average of 5.1 points. In the underdog role, the Magic lose by an average of 10.1 points. I’ll side with the Warriors and the reasonable chalk.