Orlando Magic at Oklahoma City Thunder 3/23/22 - NBA Picks & Predictions
The Orlando Magic complete a back to back on Wednesday when visiting the Oklahoma City Thunder after playing at home on Tuesday against the Golden State Warriors. Orlando is last in the Southeast Division at 19-53 and 28 games behind the first-place Miami Heat. Orlando defeated the Thunder 90-85 on Sunday. Wendell Carter Jr. was the leading scorer for Orlando with 30 points including 10 in the fourth quarter. The victory snapped a three-game losing streak for Orlando.
Cole Anthony is leading Orlando in scoring and assists with averages of 17.0 points and 5.7 assists per game, while Wendell Carter Jr. is the leading rebounder with an average of 10.5 rebounds per game. Franz Wagner is the second-leading scorer with an average of 15.3 points per game and one of seven players for Orlando averaging in double-figures in scoring. Orlando is scoring an average of 104.3 points per game.
Oklahoma City looks to snap a 10-game losing streak when hosting Orlando on Wednesday. The Thunder are last in the Northwest division at 20-52 and 25 games behind the first-place Utah Jazz. Oklahoma City was defeated by the Boston Celtics on Monday 132-123. Terrence Mann was the leading scorer for Oklahoma City with 35 points.
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is the leading scorer and leader in assists for Oklahoma City with averages of 24.4 points and 5.9 assists per game, while the leading rebounder is Darius Bazley with an average of 6.3 rebounds per game. Oklahoma City has only two active players averaging double-figures in scoring and as a team is scoring an average of 102.8 points per game.
Oklahoma City has lost each of its last 10 but the Thunder looked a bit stronger in their most recent loss to Boston taking the Celtics to overtime before falling short. Oklahoma City has covered the number in four of the last five, while in contrast Orlando has failed to cover the number in each of its last three. Orlando is 21st in the NBA in points allowed at 112.1 points per game and opponents are shooting 45.8% against the Magic defense. Final Score Prediction, Oklahoma City Thunder wins and cover ATS 117-107.