The Toronto Raptors will take on the Orlando Magic at 7 p.m. ET on Friday at the Amway Center. Orlando is 20-57 overall and 10-27 at home, while the Raptors are 44-32 overall and 23-16 on the road. Toronto has won 12 of the last 13 meetings between these teams.
Toronto is favored by 11-points in the latest Magic vs. Raptors odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the over-under is set at 216.5. Before entering any Raptors vs. Magic picks, you'll want to see the NBA predictions from the proven computer model at SportsLine.
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- Magic vs. Raptors spread: Magic +11
- Magic vs. Raptors over-under: 216.5 points
What you need to know about the Magic
Orlando will be trying to snap a four-game losing skid after a rough finish to the month of March. The Magic were on the road for three of those games, including a 127-110 loss at Washington on Wednesday. They led by eight points near the halfway mark of the third quarter, but the Wizards took over down the stretch.
Point guard Cole Anthony leads the team with 16.7 points, 5.8 assists and 5.5 rebounds per game. The Magic are going to be without two of their top four scorers on Friday night, as Wendell Carter Jr. (wrist) and Jalen Suggs (ankle) are both sidelined. Small forward Franz Wagner, who averages 15.5 points and 4.6 rebounds per game, is coming off a 28-point showing against Washington.
What you need to know about the Raptors
Toronto comes into this contest on a four-game winning streak following wins over Cleveland, Indiana, Boston and Minnesota. The Raptors successfully swept their four-game homestand and are currently in sixth place in the Eastern Conference standings. Pascal Siakam scored 12 points, grabbed 10 rebounds and dished out a career-high 13 assists for his second career triple-double on Wednesday.
Siakam is Toronto's leading scorer, averaging 22.4 points and 8.3 rebounds per game. Guards Fred VanVleet (20.3) and Gary Trent Jr. (18.1) have been key scoring weapons as well. The Raptors have covered the spread in nine of their last 12 games, including six of their last seven on the road.
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