Orlando Magic (6-5) vs. Chicago Bulls (4-8)
Orlando Magic vs. Chicago Bulls 11/17/23 – Orlando Magic and Chicago Bulls’ match-up on Friday promises to provide an engaging display of strategic play and athletic ability from both teams, so our NBA picks and previews aim to provide a comprehensive analysis of this eagerly anticipated match-up.
The Orlando Magic have enjoyed an admirable performance thus far, showcasing their ability to adapt and overcome in various matches. Their offense averages 108.3 points per game with a 44.7% field goal percentage demonstrating efficient shooting; their 3-point shooting boasts 10.3 makes per game on average; however their defense still needs improvement as they surrender 108.5 points on average per game; rebounding has proven successful as their team effort yields 44.6 boards per game on average.
On the other side, Chicago Bulls despite their lower standing have shown glimpses of brilliance. Averaging 108.5 points per game, they are nearly tied with Orlando Magic for scoring average. Furthermore, their free throw accuracy was stellar with an 80.5 success rate and defensively they allowed less points per game while maintaining 44% field goal percentage; showing signs that more consistent shooting may be necessary to maximize results.
Orlando Magic vs. Chicago Bulls Game Info
|When:||Friday, November 17, 2023 at 8:00 PM ET|
|Stream:||NBA League Pass|
Paolo Banchero (PF) vs. Zach LaVine (SF)
Paolo Banchero of Orlando Magic as power forward has displayed exceptional play. Averaging 18.7 points and 7 rebounds across 33.9 minutes per game, Banchero has been an essential member of both offensive and defensive plays – his defensive abilities demonstrated by an average of 1.5 steals per game; though his ball handling/decision-making skills require improvement as his average turnovers per game stand at an estimated average of 3.3 turnovers per game.
As opposed to Banchero, Zach LaVine of the Chicago Bulls has proven an important figure. Averaging 21.7 points over 35.2 minutes a game and adding 4.9 rebounds and 3 assists per contest he is an invaluable member of their squad. Yet similar to Banchero his 2.2 turnovers per game may be exploitable weaknesses for their opponent.
Banchero and LaVine will lock horns in an exciting matchup of two dynamic forwards, with Banchero’s size and rebounding ability posing potential problems for LaVine while LaVine’s scoring prowess testing Banchero’s defensive capabilities – their performances could significantly determine the outcome of their matchup.
NBA Odds/Point Spread: Orlando Magic +125, Total Odds: 218
The current betting odds slightly favor the Bulls, with a -3 point spread and a -145 moneyline. The total points are set at 218, reflecting expectations of a moderately high-scoring game.
Orlando Magic Betting Trends
Orlando Magic have posted an impressive 8-3 against the spread in their last 11 games, showing their ability to exceed expectations and outperform them. Their recent results against Chicago include going 5-2 ATS and 4-2 SU. In addition, 9-4 against the spread road games and 6-1 against at United Center also demonstrate their success away from home.
Chicago Bulls Betting Trends
The Bulls have struggled recently, posting only two victories out of eight (SU and ATS combined) over Orlando in home games over that timeframe and seven out of 20 (and 7 out of 8 overall against Southeast Division opponents) games going under this season versus Orlando, suggesting an increased tendency toward lower scoring games when facing these teams.
Orlando Magic vs. Chicago Bulls 11/17/23 Betting Picks
Analyzing the data and trends, the Orlando Magic seem to have an edge, especially considering their strong ATS record on the road and against the Bulls. Their balanced attack and solid 3-point shooting could exploit the Bulls’ defensive weaknesses.
As far as picking a winner goes, Orlando Magic are an obvious candidate given their recent form and ATS record against the Bulls. Paolo Banchero could provide plenty of points and rebounds, reflecting his consistent play. Under 218 total points is also an intriguing proposition due to their tendency for low-scoring games vs. Southeast Division teams; our multi-expert best picks lean towards them covering the spread while keeping total points under – reflecting both teams’ current trends and historical interactions with one another.
Free Pick and Prediction: Orlando Magic 110, Chicago Bulls 105