Orlando
Magic
Stadium Amway Center
30-35 Overall | EASTERN 8th
TEAM STATSPTS/GOPP PTS/G
Southeast Division106.4107.3
Schedule
Regular season
Mon  3/2
vs
Portland
L107-130
Wed  3/4
@
Miami
L113-116
Fri  3/6
@
Minnesota
W132-118
Sun  3/8
@
Houston
W126-106
Tue  3/10
@
Memphis
W120-115
Thu  3/12
vs
Chicago
POSTPONED
Sun  3/15
vs
Charlotte
POSTPONED
Tue  3/17
@
Detroit
POSTPONED
Thu  3/19
vs
Cleveland
POSTPONED
Sat  3/21
vs
Sacramento
POSTPONED
Team Outlook and Scouting Report

SEASON FORECASTS AND FUTURES PICKS

Their championship odds are 200/1, 0.5% (#18 best). Their 0.2% chance is #16 in the league which is not high enough to be a good bet. They are a good bet to win the East at 80/1, 1.2%. Their sim chance is 1.4%. 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 58.5% chance. Their odds of winning their division are 3/2, 40%. They win the division in 26.3% of simulations. Their average wins per simulation puts them at #8 in the East.

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REGULAR SEASON RECAP AND UPCOMING GAMES

Their 42-40 record last season was way ahead of what was expected of them. Their expected win percentage was just 45%. 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 favored 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.

Roster
NoPlayerPosHeightWeightBirthdateEXPCOLLEGE
2 Aminu, Al-Farouq PF6-822009/21/19909Wake Forest
14 Augustin, D.J. PG5-1118311/10/198711Texas
5 Bamba, Mo C7-023105/12/19981Texas
24 Birch, Khem PF6-923309/28/19922Pittsburgh; Nevada-Las Vegas
7 Carter-Williams, Michael PG6-519010/10/19916Syracuse
12 Clark, Gary PF6-622511/16/19941Cincinnati
11 Ennis III, James SF6-621507/01/19905Oxnard; Ventura Coll. CA (J.C.
10 Fournier, Evan SG6-720510/29/19927No College
35 Frazier Jr., Melvin SG6-521508/30/19961Tulane
20 Fultz, Markelle PG6-320905/29/19982Washington
00 Gordon, Aaron PF6-823509/16/19955Arizona
1 Isaac, Jonathan PF6-1123010/03/19972Florida State
25 Iwundu, Wes SF6-619512/20/19942Kansas State
13 Johnson, BJ SF6-720012/21/19951Syracuse; La Salle
23 Law, Vic F6-72000Northwestern
31 Ross, Terrence SG6-620602/05/19917Washington
9 Vucevic, Nikola C6-1126010/24/19908USC