Monday, October 3 2022

Through 3 Quarters

The Oklahoma City Thunder are giving their home crowd exactly what it was hoping to see. After three quarters it’s looking more and more like their high-powered offense is just too much for the Orlando Magic as Oklahoma City lead 85-74.

The Thunder have been relying on center Isaiah Roby, who has 15 points in addition to five rebounds and two blocks, and point guard Tre Mann, who has 21 points. Orlando has been led by point guard Cole Anthony, who so far has 14 points and nine assists along with five boards.

the Magic have lost 85% of the time when they were down heading into the fourth quarter this season, so this one seems just about wrapped up

Who’s Playing

Orlando @ Oklahoma City

Current Records: Orlando 20-53; Oklahoma City 20-52

What to Know

After a six-game homestand, the Orlando Magic will be on the road. They will take on the Oklahoma City Thunder at 8 p.m. ET Wednesday at Paycom Center. The contest is expected to be a close one, with Orlando going off at just a 2.5-point favorite.

The Golden State Warriors typically have all the answers at home, but on Tuesday the Magic proved too difficult a challenge. Orlando narrowly escaped with a victory as the team sidled past the Warriors 94-90. Orlando’s small forward Franz Wagner filled up the stat sheet, picking up 18 points.

Meanwhile, Oklahoma City came up short against the Boston Celtics on Monday, falling 132-123. Oklahoma City was down 108-84 at the end of the third quarter, which was just too much to recover from. Point guard Tre Mann put forth a good effort for the losing side as he shot 7-for-12 from beyond the arc and finished with 35 points and seven rebounds.

The Magic’s win brought them up to 20-53 while the Thunder’s loss pulled them down to 20-52. A pair of offensive numbers to keep in mind before tip-off: Orlando is stumbling into the game with the second fewest points per game in the league, having accrued only 104.1 on average. Oklahoma City has experienced some struggles of their own as they have only been able to knock down 42.60% percent of their shots, which is the 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: Wednesday at 8 p.m. ET
  • Where: Paycom Center — Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • TV: Bally Sports Florida
  • Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
  • Follow: CBS Sports App
  • Ticket Cost: $6.00

Odds

The Magic are a slight 2.5-point favorite against the Thunder, 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 2-point favorite.

Over/Under: -111

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Series History

Oklahoma City have won nine out of their last 13 games against Orlando.

  • Mar 20, 2022 – Orlando 90 vs. Oklahoma City 85
  • Jan 02, 2021 – Oklahoma City 108 vs. Orlando 99
  • Dec 29, 2020 – Orlando 118 vs. Oklahoma City 107
  • Jan 22, 2020 – Oklahoma City 120 vs. Orlando 114
  • Nov 05, 2019 – Oklahoma City 102 vs. Orlando 94
  • Feb 05, 2019 – Oklahoma City 132 vs. Orlando 122
  • Jan 29, 2019 – Oklahoma City 126 vs. Orlando 117
  • Feb 26, 2018 – Oklahoma City 112 vs. Orlando 105
  • Nov 29, 2017 – Orlando 121 vs. Oklahoma City 108
  • Mar 29, 2017 – Oklahoma City 114 vs. Orlando 106
  • Nov 13, 2016 – Orlando 119 vs. Oklahoma City 117
  • Feb 03, 2016 – Oklahoma City 117 vs. Orlando 114
  • Oct 30, 2015 – Oklahoma City 139 vs. Orlando 136

Injury Report for Oklahoma City

  • Derrick Favors: Out (Back)
  • Kenrich Williams: Out (Knee)
  • Shai Gilgeous-Alexander: Out (Ankle)
  • Josh Giddey: Out (Hip)
  • Jeremiah Robinson-Earl: Out (Foot)
  • Mike Muscala: Out for the Season (Ankle)
  • Ty Jerome: Out for the Season (Groin)
  • Luguentz Dort: Out for the Season (Shoulder)

Injury Report for Orlando

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

Source: CBSSports.com

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