Tuesday, September 27 2022

Through 3 Quarters

The point spread is against the Orlando Magic, but thus far the points are on their side. Three quarters in and their offense has really been able to impose its will, dominating the Toronto Raptors 72-60 three quarters in.

Orlando hasn’t had any offensive standouts so far with all players held to 13 points or fewer. Another thing to keep an eye out for is Mo Bamba’s foul situation as he currently sits at four.

Power forward Pascal Siakam has led the way so far for Toronto, as he has 22 points in addition to nine boards.

the Raptors have lost 79% of the time when they were down heading into the fourth quarter this year, so this one seems just about wrapped up

Who’s Playing

Orlando @ Toronto

Current Records: Orlando 15-48; Toronto 34-28

What to Know

The Orlando Magic have enjoyed the comforts of home their last four games, but now they must head out on the road. They will square off against the Toronto Raptors at 7:30 p.m. ET Friday at Scotiabank Arena. Orlando has some work to do to even out the 6-21 series between these two since November of 2015, but a win here would be a good start.

The Magic fought the good fight in their overtime matchup against the Indiana Pacers on Wednesday but wound up with a less-than-desirable result, falling 122-114. Orlando was up 91-76 at the end of the third quarter but couldn’t hold on to the lead. Despite the loss, they had strong showings from small forward Franz Wagner, who had 28 points along with six rebounds, and center Mo Bamba, who dropped a double-double on 19 points and 12 boards.

Meanwhile, the point spread favored Toronto on Thursday, but luck did not. It was close but no cigar for Toronto as they fell 108-106 to the Detroit Pistons. One thing holding Toronto back was the mediocre play of shooting guard Gary Trent Jr., who did not have his best game: he finished with 14 points on 4-for-23 shooting in his 38 minutes on the court.

The losses put the Magic at 15-48 and the Raptors at 34-28. A couple offensive stats to keep in the back of your head while watching: Orlando is stumbling into the contest with the third fewest points per game in the league, having accrued only 104 on average. Toronto has experienced some struggles of their own as they have only been able to knock down 44.30% percent of their shots, which is the fifth lowest field goal percentage in the league. It’s possible one of these Achilles’ heels will wind up tripping the losing team up.

How To Watch

  • When: Friday at 7:30 p.m. ET
  • Where: Scotiabank Arena — Toronto, Ontario
  • TV: The Sports Network
  • Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
  • Follow: CBS Sports App
  • Ticket Cost: $38.00

Odds

The Raptors are a big 7.5-point favorite against the Magic, according to the latest NBA odds.

The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Raptors as an 8-point favorite.

Over/Under: -110

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Series History

Toronto have won 21 out of their last 27 games against Orlando.

  • Oct 29, 2021 – Toronto 110 vs. Orlando 109
  • Apr 16, 2021 – Toronto 113 vs. Orlando 102
  • Feb 02, 2021 – Toronto 123 vs. Orlando 108
  • Jan 31, 2021 – Toronto 115 vs. Orlando 102
  • Aug 05, 2020 – Toronto 109 vs. Orlando 99
  • Nov 29, 2019 – Toronto 90 vs. Orlando 83
  • Nov 20, 2019 – Toronto 113 vs. Orlando 97
  • Oct 28, 2019 – Toronto 104 vs. Orlando 95
  • Apr 23, 2019 – Toronto 115 vs. Orlando 96
  • Apr 21, 2019 – Toronto 107 vs. Orlando 85
  • Apr 19, 2019 – Toronto 98 vs. Orlando 93
  • Apr 16, 2019 – Toronto 111 vs. Orlando 82
  • Apr 13, 2019 – Orlando 104 vs. Toronto 101
  • Apr 01, 2019 – Toronto 121 vs. Orlando 109
  • Feb 24, 2019 – Orlando 113 vs. Toronto 98
  • Dec 28, 2018 – Orlando 116 vs. Toronto 87
  • Nov 20, 2018 – Toronto 93 vs. Orlando 91
  • Apr 08, 2018 – Toronto 112 vs. Orlando 101
  • Mar 20, 2018 – Toronto 93 vs. Orlando 86
  • Feb 28, 2018 – Toronto 117 vs. Orlando 104
  • Mar 27, 2017 – Toronto 131 vs. Orlando 112
  • Feb 03, 2017 – Orlando 102 vs. Toronto 94
  • Jan 29, 2017 – Orlando 114 vs. Toronto 113
  • Dec 18, 2016 – Toronto 109 vs. Orlando 79
  • Mar 20, 2016 – Toronto 105 vs. Orlando 100
  • Jan 14, 2016 – Toronto 106 vs. Orlando 103
  • Nov 06, 2015 – Orlando 92 vs. Toronto 87

Injury Report for Toronto

  • D.J. Wilson: Out (Knee)
  • David Johnson: Out (Knee)
  • Fred VanVleet: Out (Knee)
  • OG Anunoby: Out (Finger)

Injury Report for Orlando

  • Moe Wagner: Out (Ribs)
  • Markelle Fultz: Out (Rest)
  • Wendell Carter Jr.: Out (Illness)
  • Jonathan Isaac: Out (Knee)
  • Bol Bol: Out for the Season (Foot)

Source: CBSSports.com

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