Raptors vs. Magic: NBA Betting Preview – August 5, 2020

Written By PlayPicks Staff on August 5, 2020

Toronto is a 6.5-point favorite (per DraftKings) against Orlando when the Pascal Siakam-led Raptors (48-18) and Nikola Vucevic’s Magic (32-36) square off on August 5, 2020. The points total for the matchup is 222.5.

The betting insights in this article reflect data as of August 5, 2020, 6:40 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds.

Raptors vs Magic Betting Odds

Injury Report as of August 5

Raptors: Patrick McCaw: Out (Knee), Oshae Brissett: Out (Knee)
Magic: Jonathan Isaac: Out For Season (ACL), Michael Carter-Williams: Day To Day (Foot), Al-Farouq Aminu: Out (Right Knee)

Examining the Over/Under

  • The Raptors and their opponents have totaled at least 222.5 points — this matchup’s over/under — in 29 of 66 outings (43.9%) this year.
  • Orlando and its opponents have combined to score more than 222.5 points in 35.3% of their games this season (24 of 68 opportunities).
  • The average point total in Raptors games this season is 3.4 less points than the total of 222.5 in this matchup.
  • Magic games this year have averaged a total of 214.9 points, 7.6 fewer than the point total in this matchup.
  • The two teams average a combined 2.6 fewer points per game (219.9) than this game’s over/under of 222.5 points.
  • The Raptors and the Magic have seen their opponents average a combined 8.4 fewer points per game than the over/under of 222.5 set in this matchup.

Head to Head

Toronto has a 3-0 record in games with Orlando this season. The Raptors have covered the spread more often than not against the Magic, holding a 3-0 record ATS in head-to-head meetings.

Date Favorite Home Team Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Result
11/29/2019 Raptors Magic -3 209.5 -157 132 90-83 TOR*
11/20/2019 Raptors Raptors -3 207.5 -157 132 113-97 TOR*
10/28/2019 Raptors Raptors -4.5 209.5 -186 155 104-95 TOR
  • 11/29/2019 DNP – Raptors: Kyle Lowry, Serge IbakaMagic: Nikola Vucevic
  • 11/20/2019 DNP – Raptors: Kyle Lowry, Serge Ibaka

Raptors Betting Information

  • Toronto and its opponents have hit the over in 53% of games (35 out of 66 matchups).
  • Toronto covered the spread more often than not this season, going 37-28-1 against the spread.
  • The Raptors have fared well as a 6.5-point favorite, going 13-8 against the spread when favored by 6.5 points.

Magic Betting Information

  • Against the spread this season, Orlando is under .500: 28-34-3.
  • When the Magic are underdogs of at least 6.5 points, they’re 6-6-1 against the spread.
  • Orlando has hit the over in 36 of 68 games this season (52.9%).

Raptors Leaders

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Pascal Siakam 55 23.5 7.5 3.6 1.0 0.9 2.2
Kyle Lowry 54 19.9 5.1 7.6 1.3 0.4 2.9
Fred VanVleet 50 17.9 3.8 6.6 1.8 0.3 2.8
Norman Powell 46 16.0 3.6 1.8 1.2 0.4 2.1
Serge Ibaka 52 15.8 8.2 1.4 0.5 0.8 1.3

Magic Leaders

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Nikola Vucevic 57 19.7 10.9 3.7 0.9 0.8 1.5
Evan Fournier 64 18.5 2.6 3.2 1.1 0.2 2.7
Terrence Ross 66 14.9 3.2 1.2 1.1 0.3 2.6
Aaron Gordon 61 14.5 7.6 3.7 0.8 0.6 1.2
Markelle Fultz 67 12.0 3.3 5.2 1.3 0.2 0.5

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