Magic vs Spurs

March 11, 2021

Magic vs Spurs Betting Pick: Spurs -7
Betting Pick: Spurs -7

Magic vs Spurs is an inter-Conference tilt between two teams that have differing trajectories in 2021. The Spurs are a winning team well inside the playoff race in the Western Conference. The Spurs will be a playoff team in 2021 after a down cycle in previous seasons.

The Magic on the other hand are one of the worst teams in the Eastern Conference heading for a lottery selection in the NBA Draft with playoff hopes being very slim.

Magic vs Spurs has been played over five dozen times, with the split leaning mightily to the Spurs side. The Spurs have won nearly 70% of the historical matchups. Recent seasons however paint quite a different picture to that of the long term history, as the Magic and Spurs have been completely split in recent seasons and it has been far more competitive.

History would say this is an avalanche on the  Spurs side, but that would include the dynasty years of Tim Duncan and co. Even with the totally different look, the Spurs remain a better team than the Magic.

You will find the best NBA picks for Spurs vs Magic below.

Orlando Magic vs San Antonio Spurs Betting Pick

Friday Night at 9:00PM EST at the AT&T Center

Why bet the Spurs?

✅ Magic road woes: The Magic are an abysmal 2-13 in their last 15 road games, and there is no reason to think that tide turns any time soon. They have additionally lost six straight games overall and are just a shell of the roster that would just be average even at full strength.

✅ Magic injuries: All of Evan Fournier, Terrance Ross and Cole Anthony sat out Thursday night against the Heat, and it would be surprising if any were well enough to return for Friday night’s game against the Spurs. Even with the Spurs missing Demar Derozan for this game, they will bring the superior roster to their home floor Friday night.

✅ Spurs beasts against the East: While they have only played seven games against the Eastern Conference this year, the Spurs are 6-1 in those game, while the Magic are just 4-10 against Western Confernce opponents.

General Info about San Antonio Spurs vs Orlando Magic

Where do the Orlando Magic play their home games?

The Orlando Magic play their home games at the Amway Center in Orlando, Florida.

Where do the San Antonio Spurs play their home games?

The San Antonio Spurs play their home games at the AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas.

Where can you watch Spurs vs Magic?

You can tune into Spurs vs Magic on NBA League Pass.

Where can you bet on Magic vs Spurs?

Check out the Best Betting Sites for 2021 to get the best odds and betting options on the game.

Spurs vs Magic Predictions

Spurs vs Magic has been played over five dozen times, with the most massive edge going to the Spurs on the historical split. The more recent years are far more competitive and the historical split has more to do with the Tim Duncan and David Robinson led Spurs teams of old. The long term history as well as the recent years splits however, can be thrown out as the current rosters are not indicative of past teams. History is just one indicator, and it is certainly not one to look at for best predictions on Spurs vs Magic.

Check the Magic vs Spurs predictions above for this game’s best betting pick.

Magic vs Spurs Against the Spread Predictions

Magic vs Spurs against the spread predictions refer to whether the Orlando Magic or San Antonio Spurs win or lose by the necessary points to cover the spread. The spread is a set number of points the favorite needs to win by or the underdog needs to lose by less than to be considered a wagering winner.

For a hypothetical line, we will use the Spurs -7. This means a wager on the Spurs would require them to win by more than seven points to be considered a winner. A wager on the Magic, at +7, would require them to either win the game outright or to lose by fewer than seven points to have a wager be considered a winner.

Check above for the best Magic vs Spurs against the spread predictions.

San Antonio Spurs vs Orlando Magic Over/Under Betting

San Antonio Spurs vs Orlando Magic Over/Under betting is a way of wagering on the contest without being required to pick the team that wins the game. Instead, these wagers are against a set total of combined points scored by both teams in the game.

For a hypothetical example, we will use a total set at 215 points. Over/Under wagers on this San Antonio Spurs vs Orlando Magic contest would be betting over or under 215 combined points for the two teams.

There are many factors to be considered when diving into Over/Under wagering. These factors include pace (expected possessions per game), offensive efficiency and defensive efficiency.

Knowing which teams play faster and slower, and which teams play with a higher and lower level of efficiency at each end of the floor is a large edge when over/under wagering.

See above if there is a best Over/Under play for Spurs vs Magic.

Orlando Magic vs San Antonio Spurs Moneyline Predictions

Money Line wagering on NBA is a fun way to bet on one team or the other, while taking the point spread out of play in terms of the wager.

Instead of laying or taking the points on the point spread, you can lay odds on the favorite or take odds on the underdog to simply win the game outright instead of tussling with the point spread. If you are looking to wager on a game, and want the best Orlando Magic vs San Antonio Spurs Money Line predictions while wanting to avoid the point spread, a Money Line wager is worth considering.

For an example of how a Money Line wager differs from an against the spread wager, we will use our Spurs -8 hypothetical example from above. Instead of the standard -110 odds on an against the spread bet, the Spurs can be bet on to simply win outright while laying odds. The Magic can be wagered on to win the game outright while getting odds.

In our hypothetical, we would expect to have to lay about -265 on the Spurs and expect to get about +215 on the Magic.

With the all time series being played to a huge tilt tot the Spurs side, history can be just a slight help as a determining factor on a money line wager in this instance. However, history is just one piece of the puzzle and all other factors need to be considered. The current season’s trends siding with the San Antonio Spurs is a helpful indicator and is more important in terms of a betting selection.

There are hours of research required for successful NBA predictions, and we are here to provide that for you, with a conclusion summed up and bottom lined. Check above for a synopsis and who to play in this Orlando Magic vs San Antonio Surs matchup.

Spurs vs Magic Odds

The NBA carries the most fluid odds of all the major sports in the United States. We often see a snail paced release of odds and against the spread, over/under and money line odds all fluctuate, often suddenly throughout a given day leading up to tipoff. The Spurs vs Magic regular season matchup won’t draw a massive betting market from the general public, so just a handful of large wagers could move the lines significantly in one direction or the other.

Live Streaming Magic vs Spurs

We currently have no sports books in the United States that offer a service of streaming NBA games. This will eventually change in the future, but for now we are still required to turn to paid streaming services that might have the game you are looking for. For live streaming Magic vs Spurs you are limited to YouTubeTV, FuboTV, Hulu, and of course, NBA League Pass.

TJ Calkins
TJ Calkins was raised in a gambling loving household. He knew how to handicap horse races and follow line movements well before his tenth birthday. While sports betting remained a passion into adulthood, poker and Daily Fantasy Sports also became passions and remain as such today.