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Raptors
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Starts: Fri. Apr 19th @ 7:00 pm EST

Consensus Picks

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Displays which side the public is betting
TOR
85%
Picks
15%
ORL
-6
82%
ATS
18%
+6
U
74%
211.5
26%
O

SBD Predicted Score

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A statistically-based calculation predicting how many points each team will score
110.7 - 106.4

Current Raptors vs Magic Odds

Odds History
Moneyline Spread Total
-245 1.41 20/49 0.71 -6 -110 1.91 10/11 0.52 O 211.5 -110 1.91 10/11 0.52
+205 3.05 41/20 0.33 +6 -110 1.91 10/11 0.52 U 211.5 -110 1.91 10/11 0.52
Moneyline Spread Total
- -4 -115 1.87 20/23 0.53 O 210 -110 1.91 10/11 0.52
- +4 -105 1.95 20/21 0.51 U 210 -110 1.91 10/11 0.52
Moneyline Spread Total
-235 1.43 20/47 0.70 -5.5 -109 1.92 100/109 0.52 O 211.5 -109 1.92 100/109 0.52
+200 3.00 2/1 0.33 +5.5 -109 1.92 100/109 0.52 U 211.5 -109 1.92 100/109 0.52
Moneyline Spread Total
-180 1.56 5/9 0.64 -4 -110 1.91 10/11 0.52 O 210 -110 1.91 10/11 0.52
+150 2.50 3/2 0.40 +4 -110 1.91 10/11 0.52 U 210 -110 1.91 10/11 0.52

Matchup Overview

The Raptors will try to put another nail in the Magic’s coffin on Friday, April 19th when they travel to Orlando for Game 3 of their first-round playoff series. This Eastern Conference showdown gets underway at 7:00 p.m. EST at Amway Center.

Raptors Showed Plenty of Fight in Lopsided Game 2

Toronto bounced back from a shocking Game 1 loss by throttling Orlando 111-82 in Game 2.  Kawhi Leonard led the way with 37 points and the Raptors committed just seven turnovers as they executed their offense to near-perfection.

Toronto’s defense was also on point as it held Orlando to just 37% shooting from the floor and 26.5% from beyond the arc. Marc Gasol and Serge Ibaka played stifling D on All-Star center Nikola Vucevic, whom they limited to six points on just seven shots. The Montenegrin big man is contributing just 8.5 points per game in the series after averaging a career-high 20.8 during the regular season.

Lowry Has Rediscovered His Scoring Touch

One of the biggest developments from Game 2 was the performance of Kyle Lowry, who chipped in 22 points, seven assists, and four rebounds in 38 minutes. The five-time All-Star also did a spectacular job shutting down DJ Augustin, holding him to nine points on 1-6 shooting. It was a welcome turnaround from Game 1, when Lowry went scoreless and appeared to be badly out of sync.

The normally laconic Leonard had plenty to say about Lowry following Game 2. “He led us in intensity,” he told reporters. “He did a great job of bouncing back. He’s a pro. That’s what pros do, they know it’s just one game and they come in the next game ready to play.”

Raptors Are Favored… But Just Barely

The Raptors opened as 4.0-point favorites for this contest, with an over/under total of 210. Toronto is 39-45-0 against the spread this year and 47-37-0 over/under. Orlando, meanwhile, is 46-37-1 ATS and 38-46-0 over/under.

Orlando Magic vs Toronto Raptors Regular Season Statistical Comparison

OFFENSE

Magic
VS
Raptors

111.3 (9th) Offensive Rating 112.5 (5th)
107.3 (24th) Points 114.4 (8th)
25.5 (12th) Assists 25.4 (13th)
45.4 (18th) Field-Goal Percentage 47.4 (5th)
35.6 (11th) Three-Point Percentage 36.6 (6th)
+0.7 (14th) Plus/Minus +6.1 (3rd)

DEFENSE

Magic
VS
Raptors

107.5 (8th) Defensive Rating 106.8 (5th)
106.6 (5th) Points 108.4 (9th)
45.6 (11th) Field-Goal Percentage 44.9 (5th)
34.7 (10th) Three-Point Percentage 34.5 (8th)
47.2 (8th) Points In The Paint 47.5 (9th)

Orlando Will Have to Be Better from the Line

Orlando did a decent job of getting to the charity stripe, but couldn’t execute when they got there, missing 11 of their 24 attempts. It was a surprising result for a team that  connected on over 78% of their free-throws during the regular season.

Orlando’s Bench Production Was Far from Magical

Terrence Ross dropped in 15 points in Game 2 continuing his excellent run, but the rest of Orlando’s bench mustered just 17 points. That simply won’t do against a team as deep and talented as the Raptors. The Magic desperately need big games from Khem Birch or former Rookie of the Year Michael Carter-Williams to have any shot at advancing.