Orlando Magic vs Phoenix Suns: Preview & Predictions 03/16/2023

Orlando Magic vs Phoenix Suns: Preview & Predictions 03/16/2023

March 16, 2023


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Orlando will try to keep their slim chances of making the playoffs alive by traveling to Phoenix on Thursday night, but their recent losing streak has made it nearly impossible for them to secure a postseason spot. Despite Phoenix’s recent three-game losing streak, they still hold the fourth place in the Western Conference standings.


Orlando was close to reaching the .500 mark in late December, but they have lost four of their last five games, making it challenging for them to qualify for the playoffs. They haven’t won two consecutive games since February and are currently four games behind the final spot in the Eastern Conference play-in tournament. Their chances of making the playoffs are less than 1%, and they have a difficult schedule ahead of them, facing teams that are currently in the playoff field.


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Rookie Paolo Banchero is leading Orlando’s scoring, averaging 20.1 points, 6.6 rebounds, and 3.6 assists per game. However, the team ranks 27th in the NBA in scoring, with only 111.6 points per game. It will be a challenge for them to face Phoenix’s strong defense, which ranks fourth in the league, allowing only 111.4 points per game.


Despite a shaky start, Phoenix won 16 of their next 21 games and reached eight games above the .500 mark, but they have recently lost three straight games. They currently hold fourth place in the Western Conference standings, one game ahead of the Warriors and Clippers. They are playing without star Kevin Durant, who is expected to be out until the end of the month, but they hope to make a strong playoff run with his return. The Suns are averaging 113.2 points per game and will face an Orlando defense that is allowing 114.6 points per game, ranking 17th in the NBA.


Orlando Magic vs Phoenix Suns Game Information

  • Date: 03/16/2023
  • Time: 10:10 PM ET
  • Location: Footprint Center, Phoenix, AZ.
  • How to Watch Magic vs Suns : Bally Sports AZ
  • Live Stream: NBA Game Pass


Magic vs Suns Betting Lines

Magic are +250 according to our Vegas NBA Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $650. On the other side, Suns are -300 according to the Vegas NBA Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $33.

The implied probability for these two teams attached to the betting lines have Magic at a 28.57% chance of winning the game, meanwhile Suns have 75.00% probability of finishing the game with the W.


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