Magic vs. Raptors Prediction: NBA Odds, Point Spread

Payton Matthews | Updated Oct 28, 2019

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This is the first of four meetings this season between these two teams. The Raptors are 25-18 all-time at home versus the Magic.

Orlando
33-40
AT
October 28, 2019, 7:30 PM ET
Scotiabank Arena
Toronto
53-19

The Toronto Raptors return home Monday for the first time since raising their championship banner to the rafters at Scotiabank Arena as they welcome the Orlando Magic.

NBA Point Spread and Betting Analysis

Orlando was much improved last season under then first-year coach Steve Clifford as Orlando jumped from 25 wins in the 2017-18 season under former coach Frank Vogel to 42 wins last year and the team’s first playoff spot since 2012.

Of course, the Magic faced the Raptors in the post-season. Orlando pulled a 104-101 surprise in Toronto in Game 1 but then was only competitive in one of the remaining four games as the Dinos won four in a row. The teams split four regular-season meetings, each going 1-1 at home.

Nikola Vucevic, who was re-signed to a big contract this off-season, averaged 20.0 points, 15.5 rebounds and 4.8 assists for the Magic in those four regular-season meetings. Evan Fournier put up 16.5 points and former Raptors first-round pick Terrence Ross 13.0 points.

Kawhi Leonard played in three of the four – missed the home loss – and put up 18.0 points and 6.3 rebounds per game. Former Magic player Serge Ibaka 15.0 points and 7.0 rebounds and Pascal Siakam just 8.8 points.

This is the first of four meetings this season, with the Magic returning to Toronto on Nov. 20 for the next one. The teams finish the regular season in Orlando. The home team is 7-3-1 ATS in the past 11 meetings. The under is 4-1 in the previous five.

Orlando Magic

Orlando comes off a 103-99 loss in Atlanta on Saturday in the Magic’s first road game of the early season. The Magic were 17-24 last regular season on the road. Their 17 road wins were the most since 2010-11. They essentially couldn’t stop Trae Young in Saturday’s loss. Orlando also made just 5-for-31 from deep – Young had 5 made three-pointers by himself. The Magic shot only 35.4 per cent overall. Fournier is the lone guy who did much with 23 points.

You may not be aware that former 76ers No. 1 overall pick Markelle Fultz is now with the Magic as he tries to salvage his career. He’s off to a decent start, putting up 12.0 points and 4.5 assists off the bench. Orlando is 0-4 ATS in its past four vs. Eastern Conference teams.

Toronto Raptors

Toronto was a 108-84 winner in Chicago on Saturday in the second of a back-to-back. Siakam had 19 points and six rebounds in 28 minutes and OG Anunoby 17 points and six rebounds in 26 minutes. The Raptors missed just one free throw in 18 attempts. Rondae Hollis-Jefferson made his Raptors debut off a groin injury but played only four minutes. Toronto held Chicago to 29.9 per cent shooting from the field – the Dinos didn’t hold single opponent under 30 per cent last season.

For this one, the Raptors will play the first of six 95 Rewind nights with the players wearing the inaugural season jersey and also with an alternate court pattern. Toronto is 25-18 all-time at home vs. Orlando. The Raptors are 2-5-1 ATS in their past eight on Monday.

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