Friday, March 31 2023
NBA: Playoffs-Dallas Mavericks at Phoenix Suns
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The Orlando Magic will take on the Phoenix Suns at 7 p.m. ET on Friday at the Amway Center. Orlando is 3-9 overall and 3-3 at home, while Phoenix is 8-3 overall and 2-2 on the road. The Magic only have one player in their regular rotation over 24 years of age while the Suns don’t have anybody in their rotation under 24. So it will be a battle of youth vs. experience on Friday night.

The Suns have won two of the last three head-to-head matchups between these two teams but the Magic have covered in two of those three contests. This time around, Phoenix is favored by 7.5 points in the latest Magic vs. Suns odds from Caesars Sportsbook and the over/under is set at 217.5. Before entering any Suns vs. Magic picks, you’ll want to see the NBA predictions from the model at SportsLine.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every NBA game 10,000 times and has returned well over $10,000 in profit for $100 players on its top-rated NBA picks over the past four seasons. The model enters Week 4 of the 2022-23 NBA season on a stunning 97-66 roll on all top-rated NBA picks that dates back to last season, returning more than $2,300. Anyone following it has seen huge returns.

Now, the model has set its sights on Magic vs. Suns. You can head to SportsLine to see its picks. Here are several NBA betting lines for Magic vs. Suns:

  • Magic vs. Suns spread: Magic +7.5
  • Magic vs. Suns over/under: 217.5 points
  • Magic vs. Suns money line: Orlando +250, Phoenix -320
  • Magic vs. Suns picks: See picks here
Featured Game | Orlando Magic vs. Phoenix Suns

What you need to know about the Magic

The Magic netted a 94-87 win over the Dallas Mavericks on Wednesday. Small forward Franz Wagner (22 points) was the top scorer for Orlando as rookie sensation Paolo Banchero (ankle) did not dress for the game. Wagner went 9-for-17 from the floor and also dished out six assists, while Wendell Carter Jr. had a double-double on 13 points and 12 rebounds.

Banchero is listed as questionable for Friday’s game against the Suns and having the No. 1 overall pick back in the lineup would provide a huge boost. Banchero is averaging 23.5 points, 8.3 rebounds and 3.6 assists per game this season and he’s the current frontrunner for NBA Rookie of the Year honors as well as the unquestionable No. 1 scoring option for Orlando.

What you need to know about the Suns

Meanwhile, Phoenix didn’t have too much trouble with the Minnesota Timberwolves on the road on Wednesday as they won 129-117. Phoenix’s success was spearheaded by the efforts of small forward Mikal Bridges, who had 31 points and five assists along with nine rebounds, and shooting guard Devin Booker, who shot 5-for-7 from beyond the arc and finished with a double-double on 32 points and 10 assists.

With sharpshooter Cam Johnson out for 1-2 months with a shoulder injury, having Bridges pick up his scoring efforts to supplement Booker is a necessity for Phoenix to stick around near the top of the Western Conference. Bridges is averaging a career-high 16.3 points per game while shooting career-bests 59.1% from the floor and 46.4% from the 3-point line.

How to make Suns vs. Magic picks

The model has simulated Magic vs. Suns 10,000 times and the results are in. We can tell you that the model is leaning Over and it’s also generated a point-spread pick that is hitting in almost 70% of simulations. You can only see the pick at SportsLine.

So who wins Magic vs. Suns? And which side of the spread hits nearly 70% of the time? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the Suns vs. Magic spread you need to jump on Friday, all from the model that has crushed its NBA picks, and find out.



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