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Spurs vs. Magic: Preview, Predictions and Betting Picks

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On Friday, Nov. 5, 2021, the San Antonio Spurs (2-6) are playing the Orlando Magic (2-7) at Amway Center. Entering today’s game, the Spurs are 5-3 against the spread in the 2021-22 NBA regular season, whereas the Magic are 3-6 against the spread. BetUS odds are viewable below.

San Antonio Spurs vs. Orlando Magic odds, predictions, picks and game preview

Start time: 7 p.m. ET

Location: Amway Center; Orlando, Florida

TV channels: Bally Sports Florida, Bally Sports Southwest, NBA League Pass

Radio broadcast: WYGM-FM/AM, WOAI/KXTN

Live stream: DIRECTV STREAM (cancel within 14 days for a full refund)

ESPN’s Basketball Power Index: Spurs have a 55.8% probability of winning

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San Antonio Spurs vs. Orlando Magic news

Based on Land of Basketball’s NBA statistics, a total of 66 regular season games have been played between these two franchises. The Spurs lead the all-time record 47 to 19 versus the Magic. To add insult to injury, San Antonio is also 3-0 in their last three head-to-head matches against Orlando. On Oct. 20, 2021, the last time these teams played one another, the Spurs won 123-97 at home. Plus, the Spurs are 7-3 in their past 10 head-to-head meetings.

Heading into Friday night’s intraconference mismatch, the top story for the Spurs is the organization assigning shooting guard Joshua Primo to the Austin Spurs. In two games played with the Spurs in the NBA, he averaged 2.5 points and almost 1.0 rebound per game. Primo was selected 12th overall by the team in the 2021 NBA Draft. The eighteen-year-old Canadian is not quite ready to play alongside veterans.

San Antonio Spurs vs. Orlando Magic betting odds and lines

Spurs vs. Magic: Preview, Predictions and Betting Picks

Sportsbook: BetUS

Over/Under: 213

Point spread: Spurs -3.5 (-110)

Best moneyline: Spurs -160, Magic +140

San Antonio Spurs vs. Orlando Magic injury report

Spurs: C Jakob Poeltl (out indefinitely) | PF Zach Collins (out indefinitely)

Magic: SG E’Twaun Moore (questionable) | SG Michael Carter-Williams (questionable) | SG Gary Harris (questionable) | PF Jonathan Isaac (out indefinitely) | PG Markelle Fultz (out indefinitely)

San Antonio Spurs vs. Orlando Magic preview

Moreover, in the Spurs’ 109-108 loss at home to the Mavericks on Wednesday, guard Dejounte Murray led his team in points and rebounds, accumulating 23 points and 9.0 rebounds in 34 minutes on the court. Devin Vassell contributed 21 points, 3.0 rebounds and 1.0 assist in 31 minutes played as well. Although the Spurs were out-rebounded 56 to 40, they did outscore the Mavs 66 to 50 in the paint.

Needless to say, this was a winnable game for San Antonio. They shot 43-for-88 (48.9%) from the field and 7-for-21 (33.3%) from three-point range. The Mavs’ Jalen Brunson scored 31 points, and the Spurs failed to limit his offensive production in the fourth quarter. San Antonio is now on a two-game losing streak; they are 1-3 at home and 1-3 on the road.

Meanwhile, on Wednesday, in the Magic’s 92-79 loss versus the Celtics, forward Wendell Carter Jr. ended his performance with 13 points, 13 rebounds and 4.0 assists in 35 minutes of action. Likewise, guard Cole Anthony closed out his night with 13 points, 5.0 rebounds and 4.0 assists in 37 minutes played. It should go without saying that Orlando played horrendous offensively.

They shot 27-for-84 (32.1%) from the floor and 9-for-43 (20.9%) from behind the arc. The biggest letdown for the fanbase was the team’s third quarter performance. They were outscored 31 to 10. Not many teams in today’s NBA can be held to only 10 points in a given quarter. Orlando is now 0-3 at home and 2-4 away.

Projected starting lineup:

Spurs: PG Dejounte Murray | SG Derrick White | SF Keldon Johnson | PF Doug McDermott | C Drew Eubanks

Magic: PG Jalen Suggs | SG Cole Anthony | SF Franz Wagner | PF Wendell Carter Jr. | C Mo Bamba

San Antonio Spurs vs. Orlando Magic prediction

Additionally, the total for tonight’s intraconference matchup is set at 213. According to the spread consensus, approximately 59% of bettors are anticipating the Spurs to cover the spread. As for the total consensus, 61% of gamblers are expecting the total to go over 213. Thus far, San Antonio is 1-1 as a selected favorite and 1-5 as an underdog this season, while Orlando is 0-0 as a selected favorite and 2-7 as underdogs. The Spurs’ effort was disappointing against the Pacers, but the Magic are in worse shape right now.

For key betting trends, San Antonio is 6-3 ATS in the team’s last nine games. Not to mention, they are 1-6 straight up in their past seven performances. The total has also gone over in nine of the team’s previous 11 contests played versus Eastern Conference opponents. To add to these betting statistics, the total has gone over in five of the Spurs’ last six games played against Southeast Division opponents.

On the other side, the Magic are 4-12 ATS in their past 16 games. And, the total has gone over in eight of the team’s previous 11 games. Also, they are 2-16 SU in their last 18 performances. Not only are the Magic 2-9 SU in their past 11 contests played versus Western Conference opponents, they are 0-5 ATS at Amway Center in their last five games.

San Antonio Spurs vs. Orlando Magic betting pick

Pick the Spurs to win at home, they will cover the spread and the total will go over 213. San Antonio is a 3.5-point favorite with BetUS.

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James is a Basketball Insiders contributor. He earned his bachelor's degree in English and Creative Writing at Southern New Hampshire University. James enjoys watching sports and helping gamblers win money.

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