Suns vs. Magic Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets - Thursday, March 16, 2023

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Suns vs. Magic Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Thursday, March 16, 2023

NBA Predictions

Phoenix is an 8-point favorite against Orlando when the Devin Booker-led Suns (37-32) and Franz Wagner’s Magic (28-41) meet on March 16, 2023. The game features an over/under of 228.

Suns vs. Magic Odds

  • Suns odds to win: -327
  • Magic odds to win: +260
  • Spread: Suns (-8)
  • Total: 228

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Game Time and Information

  • When: Thursday, March 16, 2023 at 10:00 PM ET
  • Where: Footprint Center in Phoenix, Arizona
  • TV: NBA TV, BSAZ, and BSFL

Who Will Win Suns vs. Magic?

Suns and Magic Betting Trends, Records Against the Spread

The Suns have an 8-3-1 record against the spread this season when favored by 8 points or more.

In games this season in which they were an underdog by 8 points or more, the Magic have a 14-6-2 record against the spread.

The two teams average a combined 3.2 fewer points per game (224.8) than this matchup’s total of 228 points.

Opponents of the two teams average a combined 2.0 fewer points per game (226) than this matchup’s over/under of 228 points.

The average point total for Suns games this season is 3.4 fewer points than the total of 228 in this matchup.

Orlando’s games this season have averaged a total of 226.1 points, 1.9 fewer than the point total in this matchup.

Phoenix has a 35-31-3 record against the spread this season.

The Magic have a 36-31-2 record against the spread this year.

Suns Stats & Insights

The Suns average 113.2 points per game (19th in the league) while allowing 111.4 per contest (fourth in the NBA). They have a +126 scoring differential overall and outscore opponents by 1.8 points per game.

The 44.3 rebounds per game the Suns average rank ninth in the NBA, and are 1.6 more than the 42.7 their opponents grab per contest.

Phoenix makes 12.3 three-pointers per game (13th in the league), while its opponents have made 11.6 on average.

The Suns rank 16th in the league by averaging 111.7 points per 100 possessions on offense, and defensively are sixth in the NBA, allowing 110.0 points per 100 possessions.

The Suns have been better offensively at home, where they score 114.2 points per game, compared to road games, where they record 112.3 per game. Defensively, they are better when playing at home, where they concede 110.0 points per game, versus road games, where they allow opponents to average 112.8 per game.

Magic Stats & Insights

The Magic put up 111.6 points per game (26th in league) while allowing 114.6 per contest (17th in NBA). They have a -204 scoring differential and have been outscored by 3.0 points per game.

The 42.8 rebounds per game Orlando accumulates rank 18th in the NBA. Their opponents grab 42.0.

The Magic hit 10.7 three-pointers per game (25th in the league), 2.4 fewer than their opponents. They are shooting 34.8% from beyond the arc (22nd in NBA) and opponents are shooting 35.3%.

The Magic rank 27th in the league averaging 109.4 points per 100 possessions on offense, and defensively are 17th, allowing 112.0 points per 100 possessions.

At home, Orlando scores 114.3 points per game. On the road, it scores 108.8.

Suns Key Players to Watch

Booker leads active Suns players in scoring, tallying 27.8 points per game to go with 4.5 rebounds and 5.7 assists.

Chris Paul contributes with 13.5 points, 9.1 assists and 4.3 rebounds a game, and Deandre Ayton adds 18.4 points, 1.9 assists and 10.2 rebounds per contest.

Damion Lee makes more threes per game than any other (active) member of the Suns, knocking down shots from beyond the arc at a clip of 1.5 per contest.

Paul averages 1.6 steals per game, while Bismack Biyombo swats 1.2 shots per contest.

Magic Key Players to Watch

Wagner tallies 18.7 points per game. He also contributes 3.9 rebounds and 3.5 assists per game this season.

This season, Paolo Banchero has a statline that includes 20.1 points, 3.6 assists and 6.6 rebounds per game.

Wagner knocks down 1.7 threes per game.

Markelle Fultz’s 1.5 steals and Bol Bol’s 1.3 blocks per game are key to the Magic’s defensive performance.

Suns vs. Magic Prediction

  • Pick ATS: Suns (- 8)
  • Pick OU:

    Under (228)

  • Prediction:
    Suns 117 – Magic 108

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