Orlando Magic (5-4) vs. Chicago Bulls (4-7)
Orlando Magic vs. Chicago Bulls 11/15/23 – as the NBA season advances, one of the most anticipated matchups will take place between Orlando Magic and Chicago Bulls on Wednesday, November 15, 2023. With Orlando boasting 5-4 record, they hope to secure victory against an underperforming Bulls squad at 4-7 record; fans and bettors alike are searching for effective NBA picks today in order to predict this intriguing contest.
The Orlando Magic is an energetic team, boasting a slightly above.500 record. Averaging 110.1 points per game on 45.4% field goal percentage, their offensive strategy focuses on high-percentage shots with effective ball movement that results in 24.2 assists per game; their three-point shooting at 33.1% could prove decisive; on defense they excel on boards (45.3 average per game), turnover creation (9.7 steals per game) but their 15.4 turnover average needs attention.
However, Chicago Bulls should not be underestimated; their scoring is almost on par with that of Orlando Magic while their field goal percentage falls slightly to 44.3%. Their strength lies in three-point shooting as they average 11.2 threes at 34.9% per game on average; free throw line efficiency was also strong (79.9% success rate in close games); however their rebounding (41.4 per game) and turnover rate (10.6 per game) may present vulnerabilities for them compared with Magic.
Orlando Magic vs. Chicago Bulls 11/15/23 Game Info
|When:||Wednesday, November 15, 2023 at 8:00 PM ET|
|Stream:||NBA League Pass|
Paolo Banchero (PF) vs. Zach LaVine (SG)
Paolo Banchero has been an unexpected surprise this season for the Magic. Through 9 games, he’s averaged 18.9 points and 6.9 rebounds per game while contributing 5.3 assists per game to make him an all-around threat. Unfortunately, however, Banchero’s 3.7 turnovers per game suggest there could be room for improvement when facing Bulls defense.
Zach LaVine of the Bulls is an offensive force to be reckoned with, averaging 21.9 points per game and providing crucial contributions to Chicago’s success. LaVine can stretch the floor with his shooting, making him difficult for any defense to match up with him; although his assist-to-turnover ratio may be slightly lower than Banchero’s it may give him an edge in this matchup due to scoring efficiency and experience.
Banchero and LaVine meet on the court in a matchup pitting promising talent from Orlando against an experienced scorer from Chicago. Banchero may present defensive challenges for LaVine; however, LaVine could use his scoring acumen and experience to take advantage of Banchero’s relative inexperience and capitalize on it for scoring purposes.
NBA Odds/Point Spread: Orlando Magic +119, Total Odds: 216.5
The current betting odds suggest a closely contested game, with the Magic being slight underdogs. The total odds at 216.5 indicate expectations of a moderately high-scoring affair, aligning with both teams’ offensive capabilities.
Orlando Magic Betting Trends
The Magic have been impressive recently against the spread, going 4-1 over their last 5 games against it and 3-1 when playing away (3-1 against it). Their road success (3-1 against it in road games) augurs well for this matchup; however, only two out of those five games went over total points line.
Chicago Bulls Betting Trends
The Bulls have been less reliable lately, going 2-3 in their last 5 games overall and against the spread in road games. Their ability to surpass total points lines is notable: four of their last five and six home games went over their set total point limits; this trend may impede betting strategies when combined with this set total for this matchup.
Orlando Magic vs. Chicago Bulls 11/15/23 Betting Picks
Analysis and betting trends indicate that the Magic, although underdogs, have demonstrated resilience and the ability to cover the spread, making them an intriguing pick. Their offensive-defensive balance, coupled with Chicago Bulls inconsistency makes this pick stand out; however, their home advantage and superior three-point shooting makes this matchup potentially tighter than expected.
Prop bets and over/under wagers: the Bulls tend to score more points than expected, leading to an inclination toward betting on higher total scores overall. When making direct picks between both teams, Orlando Magic may edge ahead due to recent form and Chicago Bulls struggles weighing against each team.
Professional picks would lean towards a Magic cover and a total score going over the 216.5 line, reflecting both teams’ offensive capabilities and recent trends.
Free Pick and Prediction: Orlando Magic 112, Chicago Bulls 109