When the season ends, the Chicago Bulls games that may cause the franchise the most heartache are the ones they let slip away. On Wednesday, Chicago rallied from a 19-point deficit to tie a game with the Magic with less than five seconds remaining on a 3-point by Zach LaVine. But then things went wrong.
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- NBA Pick: The Bulls are -115 on the moneyline, while the Magic are -106.
Second-year Magic star Paolo Banchero would make the key play according to Magic vs Bulls betting analysis. Banchero made a jumper with one second remaining to give Orlando a two-point victory. Both franchises have struggled mightily on offense this season and each side will hope to do better than they did in their first meeting.
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Orlando Magic vs Chicago Bulls Information
Orlando Magic vs Chicago Bulls
Location of the game: United Center, Chicago
Date & Time: Friday, Nov. 17, 2023 8:00 p.m.
How to watch: NBA League Pass
Orlando Magic vs Chicago Bulls Recent Scores
The Orlando Magic standings improved after a 96-94 win over the Bulls earlier this week. Orlando is now above .500 with a 6-5 record, while Chicago fell to 4-8.
Orlando Magic vs Chicago Bulls Betting Analysis
Orlando’s Momentum is Starting to Point Upward
The Magic have now won two of its past three games. NBA stats show that Orlando will need to find a more consistent offense to maintain its success. The Magic are 29th in the league in scoring at 108.3 points per game.
Orlando also doesn’t shoot well from the perimeter, ranking 27th in the league by making 32.9 percent of its attempts. The Magic’s outside shooting wasn’t good in its meeting with the Bulls earlier this week either. Orlando only shot 28.6 from beyond the arc. Jalen Suggs, Cole Anthony and Banchero each made two treys for the Magic.
Orlando has seen seven of its 11 games thus far go under the total according to Magic vs Bulls betting analysis.
Bulls Would Like DeRozan Back
Chicago’s offense, which has DeMar DeRozan in the lineup, had an especially hard time without him Wednesday night. NBA player stats show DeRozan is second on the team by averaging 21.2 points per game. He missed Wednesday night’s game due to a personal matter and is questionable for Friday.
Chicago also struggled to shoot 3-points against Orlando. The Bulls only made 27.3 percent (9 of 33) of their attempts. This isn’t one of those NBA matchups that will be easy on a viewer’s eyes. Chicago is 4-7-1 against the spread this season. The total has gone 6-6 in Chicago’s games this season.
The Bulls haven’t seen many teams on the NBA schedule they can score against. Chicago is 27th in the league by avering 108.5 points per game. The Bulls only shoot 44 percent from the field.
Anyone making NBA picks today will see that Chicago forward Dalen Terry has been ruled out for this game. Bulls shooting guard Alex Caruso is day-to-day with a toe injury. DeRozan is also day-to-day due to a personal matter. Orlando point guard Markelle Fultz won’t play Friday night due to a knee injury.
Orlando Magic vs Chicago Bulls Betting Preview
Anyone looking at NBA odds today will see that Chicago is a 1-point favorite. The Bulls are -115 on the moneyline, while the Magic are -106. The over/under has been set at 216.5 points.
Orlando Magic vs Chicago Bulls Betting Prediction
Anyone doing Magic vs Bulls betting analysis shouldn’t expect this game to be a run-and-gun affair. Neither team has shown the capability to play that way. Both teams also defended each other well Wednesday night. This game will be similarly close and should stay under the total.
- Pick: Under 216.5
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