The Phoenix Suns (51-13) continue their three-game Eastern Conference road trip with a stop in Florida to face the Orlando Magic (16-49) Tuesday night. Tip-off is 7 p.m. ET at Amway Center. Below, we look at the Suns vs. Magic odds and lines, and make our expert NBA picks, predictions and bets.
The Suns continue to have the best record in the NBA, but they are 2-3 in their five games since the All-Star break. They are coming off a 10-point loss to the Milwaukee Bucks Sunday in a rematch of last year’s NBA Finals, but the Suns were without three of their top six players, including guards Devin Booker and Chris Paul. They have an eight-game lead over the second-place Memphis Grizzlies.
The Magic are in last place in the Eastern Conference but have won three of five games since the All-Star break. They last played Saturday, suffering a 124-96 loss to the Grizzlies.
Suns at Magic odds, spread and lines
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Money line: Suns -300 (bet $300 to win $100) | Magic +230 (bet $100 to win $230)
Against the spread (ATS): Suns -6.5 (-115) | Magic +6.5 (-107)
Over/Under (O/U): 222.5 (O: -115 | U: -107)
Suns at Magic key injuries
G Devin Booker (health and safety protocols) out
F Cameron Johnson (thigh) out
F Frank Kaminsky (knee) out
G Chris Paul (thumb) out
F Dario Saric (knee) out
F Bol Bol (foot) out
F Jonathan Isaac (knee) out
G Jalen Suggs (ankle) questionable
Suns at Magic odds, lines, picks and predictions
Suns 113, Magic 102
PASS on the money line unless you are including it in a parlay. The Suns are the league’s No. 1 road team at 23-6. The Magic are the league’s worst home team at 7-22. That’s a bad combination.
And while the Suns are shorthanded, they are one of the deepest teams in the league, so there is no shortage of firepower. The Suns beat the Magic at home 132-105 Feb. 12.
As for the Magic’s recent wins, two of three came against the Houston Rockets and Indiana Pacers, two of the league’s worst teams this season.
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Against the spread
The Suns have 51 wins straight-up wins this season but are 34-30 ATS on the season. They have failed to cover the spread in four of their last five games. However, they are a fantastic bet on the road at 18-11 ATS this season away from home.
The Magic are 29-36 ATS this season but 9-20 ATS at home. And in their last 10 games, they have only covered the spread once in a loss.
Take the SUNS -6.5 (-115).
The Magic average only 103.8 points per game this season, the third-lowest average in the league. They have not reached 100 points in their last two games, averaging 96.5 points.
In their matchup last month in Phoenix, the game had 237 points. However, the Suns are 20-15 O/U at home this season, while they are 12-16-1 O/U on the road.
Phoenix plays with a faster pace with Cameron Payne at the point, but ultimately Orlando won’t score enough to help push the total.
Take UNDER 222.5 (-107).
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