The Orlando Magic are hoping to see major Improvement in their roster this NBA season. The Magic have hovered around .500 for much of the early part of this season and are still hoping to improve. Orlando still has plenty of time to make up ground.
Magic vs Bulls Picks
- NBA Pick: Chicago is -130 on the moneyline, while the Magic are +110.
Meanwhile, the Chicago Bulls are kind of a mess. The Bulls veteran roster hasn’t produced the way they hoped. Anyone making Magic vs Bulls picks and parlays will see that Chicago will need to stack wins quickly if they hope to make the playoffs this season.
Orlando Magic vs Chicago Bulls Odds
Orlando Magic vs Chicago Bulls Picks & Parlays
Magic vs Bulls Pick:
- Orlando Magic +110 over the Chicago Bulls
Magic vs Bulls Parlay:
- Magic +110
- Over 216 (-110)
- Paolo Banchero over 19.5 (-130)
Orlando Magic vs Chicago Bulls Information
Orlando Magic vs Chicago Bulls
Location of the game: United Center
Date & Time: Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2023 8:00 p.m.
How to watch: NBA League Pass
Orlando Magic vs Chicago Bulls Betting Analysis
Looking at NBA matchups will show that Magic point guard Markelle Futlz will miss this game with a knee injury. Fultz has only played in five games this season for Orlando, but he has contributed 11.4 points and 4.0 assists per game when he does play. Anyone making Magic vs Bulls picks and parlays will see that second-year player Paolo Banchero has continued to play well for the Magic.
Banchero leads the team in scoring (18.9 points per game, rebounding (6.8) and assists (5.1). Franz Wagner supports Banchero well on the offense, also averaging 18.8 points per game. The Magic have struggled to score consistently this season. Orlando is 26th in the league in scoring offense, only averaging 109.5 points per game.
The Magic’s 3-point shooter is especially rough, ranking 28th in the league by shooting 33.3 percent from the perimeter. Orlando’s defense has been soliding, ranking sixth in the league by allowing 107.9 points per game. This will be a tough game on the Chicago Bulls schedule.
The Bulls will be without small forward DeMar DeRozan, who will miss the game due to a family matter. When DeRozan plays, he is second on the Bulls in scoring at 21.2 points per game. Chicago is off to a 4-7 start to the season and hasn’t seemed to find the right mix to start the year.
Shooting guard Zach LaVine leads the team by averaging 21.9 points per game. Chicago shoots 34.9 percent from the 3-point line. The Bulls rank 27th in the league in field goal percentage by shooting 44.3 percent from the field. Chicago is a slightly better 3-point shooting team, averaging 34.9 percent from the perimeter.
NBA expert picks shows the Bulls have a long way to go in order to get their offense straightened out.
Orlando Magic vs Chicago Bulls Betting Picks
Anyone making Magic vs Bulls picks and parlays we’ll see this is a good spot to back Orlando. The Magic have played solid defense and will make life difficult for Chicago. While Orlando’s offense hasn’t been efficient, this is a mild upset on the NBA schedule that the Magic are capable of pulling off.
While NBA team stats will reflect that neither team has shot the ball well this year, there is always a chance that both teams may be reenergized by playing against each other. Orlando has mostly been facing playoff-level competition over the past few weeks.
Orlando Magic stats show that Banchero has proven himself of being the No. 1 pick in the draft like he was last year. Over four of the past six games, Banchero has topped 20 points. Banchero has had a successful November, averaging 23.2 points per game. He should be able to top 20 points against Chicago.
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