Wednesday, October 5 2022

Through 2 Quarters

We’ve seen some fireworks two quarters in as the Sacramento Kings and the Orlando Magic have combined for 128 points. Either team is in a position to win, but Sacramento leads 66-62.

Point guard Davion Mitchell has led the way so far for the Kings, as he has 18 points and four assists in addition to three rebounds. One thing to keep an eye out for is Damian Jones’ foul situation as he currently sits at three.

Orlando has been relying on small forward Franz Wagner, who has 13 points and two assists along with two boards, and center Mo Bamba, who has 13 points along with seven rebounds.

The Magic haven’t been much of a second-half team this year, losing 85% of the time when they were down at the break.

Who’s Playing

Sacramento @ Orlando

Current Records: Sacramento 26-48; Orlando 20-54

What to Know

This Saturday, the Sacramento Kings are hoping to patch up the holes in a defense that has allowed an average of 115.77 points per contest. After a few days’ rest for both teams, they and the Orlando Magic will meet up at 7 p.m. ET March 26 at Amway Center. If the game is anything like the Kings’ 142-130 victory from their previous meeting in December of last year, the scorekeeper will be kept real busy.

Sacramento escaped with a win on Wednesday against the Indiana Pacers by the margin of a single free throw, 110-109. Sacramento’s point guard Davion Mitchell looked sharp as he had 25 points and seven assists.

Meanwhile, the matchup between Orlando and the Oklahoma City Thunder on Wednesday was not a total blowout, but with Orlando falling 118-102 on the road, it was darn close to turning into one. Orlando’s defeat came about despite a quality game from point guard Cole Anthony, who dropped a double-double on 17 points and 11 dimes along with five boards.

Sacramento’s win lifted them to 26-48 while Orlando’s loss dropped them down to an irreparable 20-54. We’ll see if Sacramento can repeat their recent success or if the Magic bounce back and reverse their fortune.

How To Watch

  • When: Saturday at 7 p.m. ET
  • Where: Amway Center — Orlando, Florida
  • TV: Bally Sports Florida
  • Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
  • Follow: CBS Sports App
  • Ticket Cost: $9.00

Odds

The Magic are a slight 2.5-point favorite against the Kings, according to the latest NBA odds.

The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Magic as a 3.5-point favorite.

Over/Under: -110

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Series History

Sacramento have won eight out of their last 13 games against Orlando.

  • Dec 08, 2021 – Sacramento 142 vs. Orlando 130
  • Feb 12, 2021 – Orlando 123 vs. Sacramento 112
  • Jan 27, 2021 – Sacramento 121 vs. Orlando 107
  • Aug 02, 2020 – Orlando 132 vs. Sacramento 116
  • Jan 13, 2020 – Orlando 114 vs. Sacramento 112
  • Jan 07, 2019 – Sacramento 111 vs. Orlando 95
  • Oct 30, 2018 – Sacramento 107 vs. Orlando 99
  • Mar 09, 2018 – Sacramento 94 vs. Orlando 88
  • Jan 23, 2018 – Sacramento 105 vs. Orlando 99
  • Mar 13, 2017 – Sacramento 120 vs. Orlando 115
  • Nov 03, 2016 – Orlando 102 vs. Sacramento 94
  • Mar 11, 2016 – Orlando 107 vs. Sacramento 100
  • Nov 21, 2015 – Sacramento 97 vs. Orlando 91

Injury Report for Orlando

  • Wendell Carter Jr.: Out (Wrist)
  • Jalen Suggs: Out (Ankle)
  • Bol Bol: Out for the Season (Foot)
  • Jonathan Isaac: Out for the Season (Hamstring)

Injury Report for Sacramento

  • De’Aaron Fox: Out (Hand)
  • Domantas Sabonis: Out (Knee)
  • Richaun Holmes: Out for the Season (Personal)
  • Terence Davis: Out (Wrist)

Source: CBSSports.com

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