Orlando Magic at Golden State Warriors Free NBA Picks & Odds
by Tony Sink - 3/16/2014
Tuesday, March 18, 10:30 PM on FSFL, CSBy
ORACLE Arena, Oakland, California
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Barring a major meltdown, the Warriors should be a lock for the Western Conference playoffs. They can solidify that spot and work their way towards a better seed with a home win over the down trodden Magic. Orlando has gone 3-11 in their last 14 games in a last ditch effort to increase their lottery probability. That record includes 5 straight defeats, although they have gone 2-3 ATS over that span. One positive aspect of Tuesday nights game in Golden State will be the fact that the Magic will have had 4 days of rest before the tilt with their last game a Friday night overtime loss to Washington.
Golden State will be looking to get back on a winning streak like they did over a 5 game span from March 4th to March 11th. The streak included 4 wins over potential playoff teams but was abruptly halted with losses to the Clippers and Cavs.
The Warriors hope to emulate the results of the first time the teams met up this season with a 94-81 victory on New Year's Eve to close out 2013. The Magic didn't exactly start the new year off right as the loss to Golden State was the start of a 10 game skid. Warrior star Steph Curry was held in check in the first matchup, scoring only nine points and marking just the 3rd time all season he's failed to reach double figures. David Lee and Klay Thompson picked up the slack scoring 24 and 15 points respectively. Orlando was unable to cover as six point home underdogs and the total of 202 went under by 27 points.
Orlando is 15-16-0 ATS on the road this season
Orlando is 14-17-0 against the over/under on the road this season
Golden State is 14-16-2 ATS at home this season
Golden State is 13-19-0 against the over/under at home this season
Injuries to Watch
03/14/14 C Nikola Vucevic Ankle Questionable
11/02/13 C Festus Ezeli Knee out indefinitely
03/16/14 F Andre Iguodala Knee probable
03/15/14 G Klay Thompson Personal probable
Tony's Pick: Take Orlando
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