Phoenix Suns at Orlando Magic 3/8/22 - NBA Picks & Predictions
In Tuesday night NBA action, the Phoenix Suns will travel to the Amway Center to take on the Orlando Magic. The Suns (51-13) have won 23 of their 29 road games and own an eight-game lead for the best overall record in the league. On Sunday, Phoenix was outscored by 13 points during the second half of a 132-122 road loss against Milwaukee.
All five Phoenix starters scored in double figures and were led by Deandre Ayton with 30 points. Cameron Payne added 23 points and eight assists in a losing effort for the Suns.
The Orlando Magic have dropped 22 of their first 29 home games and own the worst overall record in the league. On Saturday, Orlando was outscored by 21 points during the second quarter of a 124-96 road loss against Memphis. The Magic (16-49) were outrebounded by a 55-41 margin and allowed the Grizzlies to shoot 50 percent from the field.
Cole Anthony led five Orlando players in double figures with 19 points (7-16 FG) and four assists. Rookie F Franz Wagner added 15 points, six assists, and five rebounds for the Magic.
Phoenix G Devin Booker (protocols) and G/F Cam Johnson (quad) will both remain sidelined for this contest. These two teams rank in the top ten of the league in tempo and the Magic are subpar on the defensive end of the floor. Take the over. Final Score Prediction, Phoenix Suns win 119-112.