Two squads sitting outside the playoff places of the Eastern Conference are dclashing today, when the Orlando Magic (27-32), who have been playing much better lately having lost only once in their last 8 games, are hosting the Chicago Bulls (14-44), who are looking to turn a rare victory into a streak.

Date/Time: 02-22-2019, 19:00 EDT

Spread: Orlando Magic -8

Total: +217.5

Orlando Magic have a 27-32 record (32-26-1 against the spread) so far this season and currently sit in the 10th place of the East. They have won seven of their last eight matches and in their last game they won at home against the Hornets with a 127-89 score, beating the odds. They are led in scoring by Nikola Vucevic with 20.5 ppg, adding 3.8 dimes and a team high 12.1 boards per game. He is followed by Aaron Gordon with 15.8 ppg, 3.5 dimes and 7.3 boards per game.

Chicago Bulls have a 14-44 record (25-32-1 against the spread) so far this season and currently sit in the third to last place of the East. In their last game they snapped a two-game losing streak by winning at home against the Grizzlies with a 122-110 score, beating the odds. They are led in scoring by Zach LaVine with 23 ppg, adding 4.5 boards and 4.4 dimes per game. He is followed by Otto Porter Jr. with 22.5 ppg and 5.8 boards per game.

In their three previous meetings earlier this season the Magic lead the Bulls 2-1 wins, having won the previous home game by 6 points. Magic have a 14-15 home record, while the Bulls are 8-20 on the road. Magic are better both offensively, scoring 105.8 ppg to Bulls’ 103.2 and defensively, allowing 106.9 ppg to Bulls’ 111.6. Both teams have almost identical percentages both in field goals (45.1% to 45%) and in 3-pointers (35.4% to 35.2%). Magic are better in turnovers committed (12.9 to 14), in dimes made (24.9 to 22) and in boards grabbed (44.4 to 42.1). Magic are the favorite in this game and Vegas odds give them a -8 spread and expect them to beat the odds for the home victory.

Chicago Bulls vs Orlando Magic Prediction: Orlando Magic -8 (-111)

 

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