Thursday, September 29 2022

Through 3 Quarters

The Toronto Raptors were the heavy favorites here for a reason. Three quarters in and their offense has really been able to impose its will, dominating the Orlando Magic 85-63 three quarters in.

The top scorers for the Raptors have been point guard Fred VanVleet (16 points), shooting guard Gary Trent Jr. (15 points), power forward Scottie Barnes (15 points), and power forward Pascal Siakam (14 points). This also makes it three games in a row in which Fred VanVleet has had at least three steals.

Orlando hasn’t had any offensive standouts so far with all players held to 13 points or fewer.

Orlando has lost 85% of their games in which they were down going into the fourth quarter. Barring a miraculous turnaround, this game will end the same way.

Who’s Playing

Toronto @ Orlando

Current Records: Toronto 44-32; Orlando 20-57

What to Know

After a four-game homestand, the Toronto Raptors will be on the road. They will take on the Orlando Magic at 7 p.m. ET Friday at Amway Center. The Raptors won’t have the home-court advantage, but they do enjoy an 11.5-point advantage in the spread.

Toronto’s game against the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday was close at halftime, but Toronto turned on the heat in the second half with 63 points. Everything went Toronto’s way against Minnesota as they made off with a 125-102 victory. The oddsmakers were on Toronto’s side, but they didn’t give the team enough credit as the margin was unexpectedly wide. Toronto’s shooting guard Gary Trent Jr. was one of the most active players for the squad, shooting 6-for-8 from downtown and finishing with 29 points.

Meanwhile, Orlando ended up a good deal behind the Washington Wizards when they played on Wednesday, losing 127-110. The Magic’s loss shouldn’t obscure the performances of point guard Markelle Fultz, who had 19 points and seven assists, and small forward Franz Wagner, who had 28 points in addition to five boards.

Toronto’s win lifted them to 44-32 while Orlando’s defeat dropped them down to an irreparable 20-57. We’ll see if the Raptors can repeat their recent success or if Orlando bounces back and reverse their fortune.

How To Watch

  • When: Friday 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: $14.00

Odds

The Raptors are a big 11.5-point favorite against the Magic, according to the latest NBA odds.

The line has drifted a bit towards the Raptors, as the game opened with the Raptors as a 9.5-point favorite.

Over/Under: -110

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Series History

Toronto have won 21 out of their last 28 games against Orlando.

  • Mar 04, 2022 – Orlando 103 vs. Toronto 97
  • 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 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 Toronto

  • Yuta Watanabe: Out (Quadriceps)
  • Malachi Flynn: Out (Hamstring)

Source: CBSSports.com

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