Magic vs. Jazz Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats and Best Bets – Thursday, February 29, 2024

The Utah Jazz (27-32) are 6.5-point underdogs as they attempt to break a four-game road losing streak when they take on the Orlando Magic (33-26) on Thursday, February 29, 2024 at Amway Center. The game airs at 7:00 PM ET on BSF. The matchup has an over/under of 225.

Magic vs. Jazz Odds

  • Magic odds to win: -238
  • Jazz odds to win: +195
  • Spread: Magic (-6.5)
  • Total: 225
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    Game Time and Information

  • When: Thursday, February 29, 2024 at 7:00 PM ET
  • Where: Amway Center in Orlando, Florida
  • TV: BSF
  • Who Will Win Magic vs. Jazz?

    Magic and Jazz Betting Trends, Records Against the Spread

    The Magic have a 6-2 record against the spread this season when favored by 6.5 points or more.

    The Jazz are 5-8 against the spread when an underdog by 6.5 points or more this season.

    Between them, these two teams average 4.1 more points per game (229.1) than this game’s total (225).

    Opponents of the two teams average a combined 5.8 more points per game, 230.8, than this game’s total of 225 points.

    The average point total in Magic games this season is 3.3 fewer points than the over/under of 225 in this matchup.

    The average total in Utah’s games this year is 13.1 more points than the point total of 225 in this outing.

    Orlando’s ATS record is 38-21-0 this season.

    The Jazz’s ATS record is 32-27-0 this year.

    Magic Stats & Insights

    The Magic are outscoring opponents by 1.1 points per game with a +68 scoring differential overall. They put up 111.4 points per game (26th in the NBA) and give up 110.3 per outing (sixth in the league).

    The Magic pull down 42.8 rebounds per game (21st in the league) while allowing 40.4 per contest to their opponents. They outrebound opponents by 2.4 boards per game.

    Orlando connects on 11 three-pointers per game (30th in the league) at a 35.4% rate (25th in the NBA), compared to the 11.6 its opponents make while shooting 35.8% from beyond the arc.

    The Magic rank 23rd in the league by averaging 114.4 points per 100 possessions on offense, and defensively are fourth in the NBA, allowing 113.2 points per 100 possessions.

    The Magic have scored at a much higher clip at home than on the road in the 2023-24 season (114.4 at home versus 108.9 on the road), though they have allowed fewer points in home games than away from home (107.8 opponent points per home game versus 112.3 on the road).

    Jazz Stats & Insights

    The Jazz have been outscored by 2.8 points per game (posting 117.7 points per game, ninth in league, while giving up 120.5 per contest, 25th in NBA) and have a -166 scoring differential.

    The 46.6 rebounds per game Utah accumulates rank second in the NBA, 4.4 more than the 42.2 its opponents pull down.

    The Jazz make 13.3 three-pointers per game (12th in the league) while shooting 35.7% from beyond the arc (23rd in NBA). They are making 1.2 fewer threes than their opponents, who drain 14.5 per game at 39.1%.

    The Jazz rank 15th in the NBA with 117.3 points scored per 100 possessions, and 26th defensively with 120.1 points conceded per 100 possessions.

    Utah averages 123.2 points per game at home, and 112.3 away.

    Magic Key Players to Watch

    Paolo Banchero averages 22.7 points and 6.8 rebounds and 5.2 assists per game.

    Jalen Suggs leads active Magic in three-point shooting, making an average of 2.0 shots per game from beyond the arc.

    Suggs averages 1.4 steals per game, while Goga Bitadze swats 1.4 shots per contest.

    Jazz Key Players to Watch

    Lauri Markkanen racks up 23.1 points per game. He also contributes 8.4 rebounds and 2.0 assists per game this season.

    This season, John Collins has a statline of 14.2 points, 1.2 assists and 8.4 rebounds per game.

    Markkanen knocks down 3.2 threes per game.

    The Jazz’s defensive efforts get a boost from Kris Dunn’s 1.1 steals and Walker Kessler’s 2.7 blocks per game.

    Magic vs. Jazz Prediction

  • Pick ATS: Jazz (+ 6.5)
  • Pick OU:

    Over (225)

  • Prediction:
    Magic 118 – Jazz 112
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