Magic face the Raptors on 3-game win streak
Mon, Nov 20, 2023
NBA News (AP)
Toronto Raptors (6-7, 11th in the Eastern Conference) vs. Orlando Magic (8-5, fifth in the Eastern Conference)
Orlando, Florida; Tuesday, 7 p.m. EST
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK NBA LINE: Magic -2.5
BOTTOM LINE: Orlando is looking to prolong its three-game win streak with a victory over Toronto.
The Magic are 4-2 in conference games. Orlando is ninth in the Eastern Conference with 32.8 defensive rebounds per game led by Wendell Carter Jr. averaging 5.5.
The Raptors have gone 3-6 against Eastern Conference opponents. Toronto ranks fourth in the Eastern Conference with 46.5 rebounds per game led by Scottie Barnes averaging 8.7.
The Magic average 10.1 made 3-pointers per game this season, 2.1 fewer makes per game than the Raptors give up (12.2). The Raptors average 110.8 points per game, 4.2 more than the 106.6 the Magic give up.
TOP PERFORMERS: Franz Wagner is averaging 21 points for the Magic. Paolo Banchero is averaging 20.8 points, 7.1 rebounds and 4.4 assists over the past 10 games for Orlando.
Barnes is averaging 21 points, 8.7 rebounds, 6.7 assists and three blocks for the Raptors. OG Anunoby is averaging 1.8 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games for Toronto.
LAST 10 GAMES: Magic: 6-4, averaging 110.1 points, 43.3 rebounds, 23.7 assists, 9.7 steals and 5.7 blocks per game while shooting 45.6% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 109.7 points per game.
Raptors: 5-5, averaging 113.4 points, 46.3 rebounds, 29.4 assists, 8.6 steals and 4.2 blocks per game while shooting 47.0% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 112.9 points.
INJURIES: Magic: Markelle Fultz: out (knee), Wendell Carter Jr.: out (hand).
Raptors: Thaddeus Young: day to day (illness), Christian Koloko: out (respiratory).
The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar."