Magic vs Spurs prediction and injury report for their NBA game on Wednesday, January 31st, 2024. The Spurs are underdogs at +5.0 (bet365).
The Orlando Magic and the San Antonio Spurs will meet on Wednesday, January 31st, 2024 (8:10 PM ET). The Spurs will host the game at a time when they are winning just a little bit. Still, San Antonio is an underdog in the upcoming game at +5.0 (bet365). My Magic vs Spurs prediction is that the latter team will prevail, at least with the help of their moderate handicap.
NBA Matchup: Magic vs Spurs
Away: Orlando Magic
Home: San Antonio Spurs
Game time: Wednesday, January 31st, 2024 @ 8:10 PM ET
Magic vs Spurs odds (home team's spread): +5.0 (bet365)
Orlando vs San Antonio Prediction: Recent NBA Headlines
The Orlando Magic are just 24-23 at this point in their season. For a team that started the campaign 14-5, this is a drastic development for the franchise. They had to have early-season hopes of making the playoffs. While it would still be reasonable to hope for that, things need to change for this team, one that has gone 10-18 in their last 28 games. A win over the Spurs would be a step in the right direction.
Orlando Magic injuries: recent news
Orlando is in good shape for the game. Gary Harris will miss it but otherwise, they don't have anything noted in their depth chart at ESPN.
Double-check for playing status updates with Orlando (01:24 ET time of writing):: Team's Depth Chart
The Spurs head into Wednesday as a 10-37 team. They last played on Monday, a game that they lost to the Washington Wizards, 118-113. But San Antonio does have three wins in their last seven games. That might not sound like many but when you are .213 on the season, a three-for-seven stretch isn't bad. One of their wins came over the Minnesota Timberwolves, a tough team to beat this season. Victor Wembanyama and Devin Vassell have been strong performers for the team lately.
San Antonio Spurs: Recent Form Alert
Formerly: 7 - 34 heading into January 20th, 2024
Currently: 10 - 37 (overall)
Recent form: 3 - 3 since January 20th, 2024
Recent winning rate: .500
San Antonio Spurs injuries: recent news
Heading into the day of action, there are a couple of injuries to note. Keldon Johnson is questionable due to a left elbow laceration. Zach Collins is also questionable for the game. These are two second-string players for the Spurs.
Double-check status updates San Antonio (01:24 ET time of writing):: Team's Depth Chart
Magic vs Spurs Prediction: Betting Tips
The Magic would be 2-9 if a -5.0 spread was applied to their last 11 games. Also, both of the wins would have been at home. They would be 0-10 in their last ten road games against -5.0. The last time they beat a team by more than five points in a road game was at Washington on Boxing Day. With the Spurs in just a little bit of an uptick, maybe they are finally taking themselves seriously. My recommendation is to back San Antonio with the helpers at +5.0 and -110 (bet365).
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