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Orlando Magic vs. San Antonio Spurs,
3-13-2018 - Pick and Prediction

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Game Snapshot with Current Line

#535 Orlando
Magic 205
#536 San Antonio
Spurs -10.5

Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at 8:35pm

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Game Stats

Orlando Magic

20 - 47

31-34
ATS
29-38
O/U
105
PPG
109
OPPG

San Antonio Spurs

37 - 30

32-31
ATS
30-36
O/U
102
PPG
99
OPPG

Orlando Magic at San Antonio Spurs

NBA: AT&T Center, San Antonio, Texas at 8:30 PM  ET, Tuesday, March 13, 2018

The Orlando Magic and the San Antonio Spurs face off from the AT&T Trip on Tuesday night. The Magic culminate their five-game, unsuccessful road trip, while the Spurs return home after an equally unsuccessful away stretch.

Magic lose four straight games

The Orlando Magic registered two decent wins, against Detroit and Memphis, but their inconsistency has come to the fore again, having lost four games on the bounce. They were beaten 113-105 by the Los Angeles Clippers in their previous game.

Aaron Gordon was sidelined with concussion symptoms. “They played lights out,” Magic coach Frank Vogel said. “You’ve got to tip your cap to them, they’re playing very well. Offensively, we couldn’t stop them.”

The Magic have been woeful defensively this season, partly the reason for their current predicament. They have allowed an average of 109.5 points per game, which puts them 25th in the NBA.

Will the Spurs actually not make the postseason?

The San Antonio Spurs have continued to struggle. Injuries haven’t helped either. They have lost three straight games, and are in a position where they may just not make the playoffs for the first time in a long time.

They were beaten 109-93 by the Houston Rockets in their previous game. Bryn Forbes and Derrick White scored 14 points each in LaMarcus Aldridge’s absence. Rudy Gay scored 13 points, Tony Parker had 12.

“Everybody tries to be the best they can be by playoff time and that will be our goal, too,” coach Gregg Popovich said. “To be in the playoffs and to be as good as we can possibly be no matter what the circumstances are.”

Trends:

Orlando Magic are:

  • 21-43-2 ATS in their last 66 games following an ATS win.
  • 3-7 ATS in their last 10 Tuesday games.
  • 5-12 ATS in their last 17 games playing on 2 days rest.

San Antonio Spurs are: 

  • 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games following a straight up loss of more than 10 points.
  • 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games vs. a team with a winning % below .400.
  • 8-2 ATS in their last 10 vs. NBA Southeast.

The Spurs will be desperate to win this one. The Magic are not the strongest of opponents, they have been eliminated from the postseason and their defense has struggled. All signs point to an ATS win for the Spurs.

The Pick: San Antonio Spurs

Nikhil Kalro

Nikhil has been working with ESPN since the age of 18 and covers cricket for their website ESPNcricinfo. When not writing or editing news, game reports, commentary and analysis stories, he is following American sports. A love for stats and patterns, research and results and plain simple learning with a few years of handicapping experience makes him almost 0.500 reliable. A degree in business administration and a keen eye for volatile industries like the stock market help too.

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