The Footprint Center will be electrifying when the Orlando Magic (28-41) swing by to take on the Phoenix Suns (37-32) in an inter-conference game this Thursday. The Phoenix Suns take to the court seeded fourth in the Western Conference, while the Orlando Magic rank 13th in the Eastern Conference. The Orlando Magic had an impressive victory when these two teams faced off for the first time, with a score of 114-97. They will go head-to-head for one last time during the regular season.
Phoenix Suns VS Orlando Magic Betting expert picks
Phoenix Suns VS Orlando Magic Moneyline
Take the Phoenix Suns to win (1.34) on the moneyline.
Despite the -291 odds suggesting there is a 74% chance of a Phoenix Suns win, their recent form suggests otherwise. The Phoenix Suns have lost their last two matches at the Footprint Center and their most recent result was a 104-116 loss against the Milwaukee Bucks. The Orlando Magic have been struggling lately, dropping six of their last ten matches. In their most recent game, they were defeated by the San Antonio Spurs by a score of 132-114. Because of their current form, the visitors are the +235 underdogs.
Take the Phoenix Suns (-291) to win outright on the moneyline for the upcoming match at the Footprint Center. They look the better pick of the two sides, having gone 5-5 in the last ten matches and 37-32 for the season.
Phoenix Suns VS Orlando Magic Spread
Take the Phoenix Suns -7.0 (1.91) to cover the spread at AZ sports betting sites.
The Phoenix Suns are the clear frontrunners in the game, holding a 7-point advantage over the Orlando Magic. The Phoenix Suns were victorious in four out of their last five home encounters in this series. The average margin of victory was 17.0 points.
The Phoenix Suns have a 36-31-2 ATS record in all games this season. Their record at the Footprint Center is 18-15-1 ATS. The last ten home contests saw the Phoenix Suns cover four times. They scored 114.3 points per game and gave up 111.9 points on average.
The Orlando Magic have gone 19-13-2 ATS on the road. Their overall record for the season is 37-30-2 ATS. The Orlando Magic covered three times in their last ten games, scoring an average of 115.7 points and conceding 119.8 points.
Phoenix Suns VS Orlando Magic Total
Take Total over 228.5 (1.91) on the total.
With just 205.5 points thrown down in their last ten showdowns combined, the Phoenix Suns and the Orlando Magic look in for a tense, hold-your-breath kinda duel.
The total line is set at 228.5. The Phoenix Suns and the Orlando Magic’ combined points total has not exceeded this 228.5 line seven times in their last ten matchups. Betting Under on the Total market returns odds of -110.
The Phoenix Suns have gone 33-34 O/U for the season. The total went over in five of their last six games. The hosts have gone 4-1 O/U in their past five home games, while their record for the last ten is 7-3 O/U.
The Orlando Magic have an 35-34 O/U record this season, following a streak of five games that all went above the line. In the past five games, the Orlando Magic saw the total go over five times, averaging 231.0 points.
Phoenix Suns VS Orlando Magic Betting trends
- Moneyline (ML): Orlando Magic (+235) | Phoenix Suns (-291)
- Against the spread (ATS): Orlando Magic +7.0 (-110) | Phoenix Suns -7.0 (-110)
- Over/Under (O/U): 228.5 (-110) | (-110)
Phoenix Suns Form
The Phoenix Suns have encountered a slump in form, their latest match proving to be no exception. Despite putting up an admirable effort against the Milwaukee Bucks, they ultimately fell short with a score of 104-116. The defeat extended their losing run to three games, leaving them 5-5 in their last ten outings.
Heading into Thursday’s match, the Phoenix Suns have been nothing special in their offensive production, clocking in at an average of 113.2 points per contest. Despite typically boasting a solid defense, the Phoenix Suns have struggled of late. They’ve given up an average of 118.8 points – far greater than their usual 111.4-point allowance per game.
The Phoenix Suns are a legitimate postseason contender once more. Last season’s Conference semi-finalists are currently sitting in fourth place in the Western Conference with a record of 37-32. They are ranked second in the Pacific Division after 69 games.
Kevin Durant and Landry Shamet are both out injured for the Phoenix Suns.
Orlando Magic Form
The current situation looks bad for the Orlando Magic. They have lost four out of the last five games, resulting in a season record of 28-41. Their most recent game ended with a score of 132-114 against the San Antonio Spurs prior to their upcoming clash with the Phoenix Suns.
The Orlando Magic have had trouble scoring points this season. Their 111.6 points per game average ranks them near the bottom of NBA teams in this category. Defensively, the Orlando Magic haven’t been as effective in shutting out opponents recently, giving up 126.6 points in the last five matches and 114.6 points for the season.
The Orlando Magic ended their last season with a 22-60 record and found themselves 15th in the Eastern Conference and fifth in the Southeast Division, thus failing to make the playoffs. This season, their chance of reaching the postseason looks grim, as their record currently stands at 28-41.
Jonathan Isaac is the only reported injury concern for the Orlando Magic ahead of Thursday’s game.
Phoenix Suns VS Orlando Magic H2H history
The Orlando Magic bagged a 114-97 win over the Phoenix Suns in the previous matchup between these two franchises. The encounter took place at the Amway Center in November 2022. The Phoenix Suns have enjoyed the upper hand over the Orlando Magic from their previous ten matchups. The home side celebrated six wins to go 6-4 in this series and will look to continue their dominance at the Footprint Center.
While the Phoenix Suns averaged 104.1 points, the Orlando Magic performed an average of 101.4 points in their ten most recent head-to-head games.