The Orlando Magic (13-43) play the second game of their four-game road trip when they face the Utah Jazz (34-21) Friday. Tip-off is 9 p.m. ET at Vivint Arena. Below, we look at the Magic vs. Jazz odds and lines, and make our expert NBA picks, predictions and bets.
The Magic opened their road trip with a 113-95 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers Tuesday. Five of their 13 wins have come in their last nine games. Orlando has a modest two-game win streak on the road.
The Jazz last played Wednesday when they picked up their fourth straight win with a 111-85 beatdown of the Golden State Warriors. They are 4-0 so far during their six-game homestand and are the fourth place in the Western Conference.
Magic at Jazz odds, spread and lines
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Money line: Magic +700 (bet $100 to win $700) | Jazz -1200 (bet $1,200 to win $100)
Against the spread (ATS): Magic +13.5 (-112) | Jazz -13.5 (-108)
Over/Under (O/U): 221.5 (O: -112 | U: -108)
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Magic at Jazz key injuries
F Bol Bol (foot) out
G Markele Fultz (knee) out
G R.J. Hampton (knee) out
F Jonathan Isaac (knee) out
G Jalen Suggs (Achille) questionable
F Moritz Wagner (ribs) out
F Rudy Gay (knee) out
C Rudy Gobert (calf) questionable
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Magic at Jazz odds, lines, picks and predictions
Jazz 114, Magic 103
PASS on the money line.
The Magic are 8-23 on the road this season while the Jazz are 19-10 at home. Projecting a Magic win would be just a shot in the dark. Meanwhile, it is not worth wagering 12 times your potential return on this regular-season game.
Against the spread
The two teams are vastly different in terms of wins and losses but are very similar in their performance against the spread this season.
The Magic are 25-31 ATS overall this season. Utah is 24-29-2 ATS.
Orlando has covered the spread in five of their last nine games, although they have not covered the spread in any of their last five losses.
The Jazz have covered the spread in their last three games but are 3-2 ATS in their last five victories.
Utah struggles to cover the spread at home with an 11-17 ATS record, while the Magic are 18-13 ATS on the road despite winning just eight road games all season.
Take the MAGIC +13.5 (-112).
The Magic are one of the league’s lowest-scoring teams with 103.1 points per contest (28th). However, they have scored 110 points or more in six of their last seven games and 115 or more four times.
They face a Jazz squad that has allowed an average of 98.8 points per game in their four-game win streak and haven’t allowed more than 104 points in that span.
Take UNDER 221.5 (-108).
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