Orlando
Magic
Stadium Amway Center
42-40 Overall | EASTERN 7th
TEAM STATSPTS/GOPP PTS/G
Southeast Division107.3106.6
Schedule
Preseason
Sat  10/5
@
San Antonio
8:30pm
Mon  10/7
@
Detroit
7:00pm
Wed  10/9
@
Atlanta
7:30pm
Fri  10/11
vs
Boston
7:00pm
Sun  10/13
vs
Philadelphia
6:00pm
Regular season
Wed  10/23
vs
Cleveland
7:00pm
Sat  10/26
@
Atlanta
7:30pm
Mon  10/28
@
Toronto
7:30pm
Wed  10/30
vs
New York
7:00pm
Team Outlook and Scouting Report

SEASON FORECASTS AND FUTURES PICKS

Their championship odds are 200/1, 0.5% (#18 best). They are not a good bet to win the championship. Their 0.2% chance is #16 in the league. In simulations, they win the East 1.1% of the time and are not a good value at 80/1, 1.2%. The Magic are averaging 39.9 wins per sim so we recommend betting them to come under 42 wins. At -200 the Magic are not a good value to make the playoffs with a 59.2% chance. Their odds of winning their division are 3/2, 40%. They win the division in 28.2% of simulations. Their average wins per simulation puts them at #8 in the East.

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REGULAR SEASON RECAP AND UPCOMING GAMES

They overachieved last season. Their game odds projected to 36.8 wins. Their 42-40 record last season was way ahead of what was expected of them. They were very good against the spread going 44-36-2 for (+440 profit). More of their games came in under (44) than went over (38). They are heavy favorites in their upcoming game vs the Cleveland Cavaliers. The table below shows their upcoming games, their simulation based win percentage and their recent head to head record (WL, ATS, OU).

TEAM STATISTICAL STRENGTHS AND WEAKNESSES

SHOOTING (WEAKNESS): This is a below average shooting team with a true FG% of 54.9% (#23 in League). Despite the weak shooting %, they still average more points per game (107.3) than expected (106.6). On the road they average 105.3 (105.2 expected), and at home 109.3 ppg (108 expected).

DEFENSE (STRENGTH): They are an above average defensive team holding opponents to 55.2 true FG% (#12 in League). Team defense is trending down allowing opponents to shoot 58.7% in their last 7 games. They allow 106.6 pts per game vs an expected value of 108.2. They are allowing 106.5 (109.4 expected) on the road, and at home 106.7 ppg (106.9 expected).

REBOUNDING (ABOVE AVERAGE): They are slightly outrebounding opponents by +0.7 per game (#11 in league).

TURNOVERS (BELOW AVERAGE): They have an average turnover margin of -0.3 per game (#16 in league).

TEAM FANTASY LEADERS

The table below show the most valuable fantasy players on the team led by Nikola Vucevic who is projected to be the #5 Center. The Better Option column shows the player directly above him and the Better Than column shows the player directly below him in the projected position rankings.

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Roster
NoPlayerPosHeightWeightBirthdateEXPCOLLEGE
2 Aminu, Al-Farouq PF6-922009/21/19909Wake Forest
14 Augustin, D.J. PG6-018311/10/198711Texas
5 Bamba, Mo C7-124105/12/19981Texas
24 Birch, Khem C6-923309/28/19922Pittsburgh; Nevada-Las Vegas
7 Carter-Williams, Michael PG6-619010/10/19916Syracuse
10 Fournier, Evan SG6-720510/29/19927No College
35 Frazier, Melvin SG6-620008/30/19961Tulane
20 Fultz, Markelle PG6-420005/29/19982Washington
00 Gordon, Aaron PF6-922009/16/19955Arizona
--- Gravett, Hassani SG6-218807/16/19960South Carolina
1 Isaac, Jonathan PF6-1021010/03/19972Florida State
25 Iwundu, Wesley SF6-719512/20/19942Kansas State
--- Jefferson, Amile PF6-922205/07/19932Duke
19 Jeffries, DaQuan F6-521608/30/19970Western Texas Coll. (J.C.); Tu
23 Law, Vic F6-72000Northwestern
4 Magette, Josh PG6-116011/28/19891Alabama-Huntsville
3 Okeke, Chuma PF6-823008/18/19980Auburn
8 Ross, Terrence SG6-720602/05/19917Washington
9 Vucevic, Nikola C7-026010/24/19908USC