Heading into this early season matchup, the Chicago Bulls (6-9) will square off against the Orlando Magic (4-11) in Chicago on Friday, November 18 at United Center. Still in the early part of the season, each of these teams will of course be hoping for a win in this game as they look to establish a rhythym for the rest of the year. These two will tipoff at 7:00 PM CT, so make sure to place your bets and tune in!
For context related to Friday’s early-season matchup, how have the Bulls and the Magic stacked up against each other in the past?
So far this season, these teams haven’t played yet and the Bulls are preparing to go all out in their first tussle with the Magic. In their previous meeting on February 1, 2022, the score was 126-115 in favor of the Bulls. In that game, the Bulls had a 41.38% field goal percentage and a 36.67% three pointer percentage, whereas the Magic had a 47.73% field goal percentage and shot 35.9% from the perimenter. Elsewhere on the stat sheet, Chicago grabbed 49 rebounds and 25 assists while Orlando wound up with 36 boards and 33 assists.
Betting Preview for the Orlando Magic vs Chicago Bulls NBA Game on November 18 2022
Where: United Center in Chicago, Illinois
When: Friday, November 18, 2022
Betting on the Orlando Magic
Record: 4-11 | Southeast Division Standing: 4
The Orlando Magic have experienced a bit of a mixed bag with regard to wins and losses lately and are currently 13th in the conference. In their most recent game they defeated the Miami Hurricanes, 113-107, due to a reliable effort from Evan Fournier and Aaron Gordon. To that point, Fournier put up 25 points (69.23 FG%) and Aaron Gordon had 20 points (72.73 FG%). Check out our analysis below to learn how this performance has cast their odds for the upcoming game against Chicago on Friday.
Absences and Injuries
In terms of injuries, the Magic are missing Markelle Fultz (Toe), Cole Anthony (Oblique), Jonathan Isaac (Knee), Paolo Banchero (Ankle), and Moritz Wagner (Ankle). Gary Harris (Knee) is questionable.
Betting on the Chicago Bulls
Record: 6-9 | Central Division Standing: 4
The Chicago Bulls lost to the Atlanta Hawks in their most recent game on Wednesday, 104-124, in spite of the momentum-propelling contribution of Lauri Markkanen. Markkanen yielded 21 points (66.67 FG%), whereas Patrick Williams, who is out with an injury and listed as questionable for the next game, added 16 points (45.45 FG%). The Bulls are 11th currently in the conference. Be sure to review our evaluation of the odds for Friday’s game further down and think about how the squad’s recent form could influence their meeting versus Orlando.
Absences and Injuries
As far as inactive players go, the Bulls are lacking Lonzo Ball (Knee). Patrick Williams (Ankle) and Coby White (Quad) are listed as questionable.
Magic vs Bulls | Moneyline, Over/Under and Point Spread Odds
Moneyline Pick: Orlando Magic (+310) at FanDuel
Heading into this game, the Chicago Bulls are considered the favorite. The team could be experiencing a better start to November sporting a winning percentage of 30% in the last 10 games (a record of three wins and seven losses) while the winning percentage of the Orlando Magic on the other hand, is higher at 40% in the last 10 games (four wins and six losses).
Over/Under Pick: Under 222.5 Total Points (-110) at FanDuel
It is predicted that the total score for the game will be under 222.5.
The Chicago Bulls have registered 110.5 points an outing over their most recent 10 games. Alternatively, the Orlando Magic have logged an average of 109.2 points per game in the 10 games since October 29, though their per road game average of 102.4 has been less.
Spread Pick: Chicago Bulls -9 Points (-110) at FanDuel
The Chicago Bulls will need to win by the amount of the spread or more in order to cover.
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