San Antonio Spurs vs Orlando Magic Odds & Info
|Game||San Antonio Spurs vs Orlando Magic|
|Date & Time||Wednesday October 20, 2021, 8:30 PM (EDT)|
AT&T Center, San Antonio, TX
SA -5.5 ; O/U 212.5
The Orlando Magic open their NBA regular season on the road Wednesday against the San Antonio Spurs at the AT&T Center. The Orlando Magic were 21-51 and finished 14th in the Eastern Conference last season. During the off-season Orlando acquired Robin Lopez through free agency and drafted Jalen Suggs and Franz Wagner. No longer with the Magic is Otto Porter Jr. Jalen Suggs and Gary Harris are expected to be the starting backcourt for Orlando while Terrence Ross and Chuma Okeke will be the starting forwards with Wendell Carter Jr. at center.
The Magic must start the season without Jonathan Isaac who is recovering from an ACL tear, but Markelle Fultz is expected to play. Suggs is expected to give Orlando instant offense after being drafted out of Gonzaga. However, Orlando is very young and with Isaac still rehabbing from his ACL tear the Magic will be without one of their best offensive players. Cole Anthony, Franz Wagner and Mo Bamba will be the first three off the bench.
San Antonio was 33-39 and finished 10th in the Western Conference last season. The Spurs have added Al-Farouq Aminu, Thaddeus Young, Doug McDermott, Zach Collins, Bryn Forbes, Jacque Landale and drafted Joshua Primo and Joe Weiskamp. No longer with the Spurs are DeMar DeRozan, Patty Mills, Rudy Gay, Trey Lyles and Gorgui Dieng.
Dejounte Murray and Derrick White will be the starting backcourt for San Antonio while Doug McDermott and Keldon Johnson will be the starting forwards and Jakob Poeltl will start at center. Zach Collins will not play until December and Lonnie Walker IV, Devin Vassell and Young will be the first three off the bench. San Antonio has one of the youngest rosters in the NBA and if Collins recovers quickly enough from his foot surgery, will compete for a Western Conference playoff spot.
Recent Betting Trends
- Orlando is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 on the road
- The OVER has cashed in 14 of the Magic’s last 19
- San Antonio is 3-1-1 ATS in its last 5 at home
- The OVER has cashed in each of the Spurs last 4 at home
Free NBA Pick:
Both Orlando and San Antonio have two very young rosters and both are missing top offensive contributors because of injury. San Antonio will be at home and the Spurs have a talented guard in Dejounte Murray who can also rebound well and play solid defense. The Spurs have covered the number in each of the last four as the favorite and three of the last five at home. Final Score Prediction, San Antonio Spurs win and cover ATS 110-101.