Stop Looking: Check Our Two Best NBA Picks For Spurs & Magic

Kevin Stott

Wednesday, February 10, 2016 1:23 PM GMT

Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016 1:23 PM GMT

Tony Parker and the San Antonio Spurs complete the second night of a Sunshine State Road trip back-to-backs at Orlando on Wednesday night. Let's review the NBA odds now!

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Final Score Prediction: Spurs 110  Magic 98
NBA Picks: Spurs -7.5 & Over 201 
Best Line Offered: at TheGreek

 

San Antonio Spurs vs. Orlando Magic
Kawhi Leonard and the San Antonio Spurs (43-8 SU, 15-8 Away) head to Orlando on Wednesday night to face the Orlando Magic (23-28 SU, 14-12 Home) at the Amway Center in the second of two Regular Season meetings between these two teams and the second of back-to-back night nights in the Sunshine State Road Trip (at Miami on Tuesday) for San Antonio. NBA Odds makers offshore have opened up the visiting Spurs as steep 7½-point favorites (Pinnacle) in this one with the Total (Points) set at 201 (Pinnacle).

 

San Antonio Spurs
The San Antonio Spurs (33-18-0 ATS, 14-9 ATS Away) and Head Coach Gregg Popovich headed into play on Tuesday night just 3½ games behind the team, the Golden State Warriors (46-4), whom some have deemed the best ever in the NBA, and one which may break the 1995/1996 Chicago Bulls record Regular Season mark of 72-10. So if San Antonio is currently this close to maybe the greatest teams in NBA history with four months to go in the Regular Season and Playoffs, how good are the Spurs? And New Kid On The Block Down Low LaMarcus Aldridge and San Antonio (4/1  to win NBA Championship, Matchbook) have been doing this all with their typical try-when-we-want playing style (aiming at the Playoffs) and with some key players like veterans and team leaders Manu Ginobili (Calf, Expected back late March) and Tim Duncan (Knee) as well as guys like and Matt Bonner (Groin, Out Tuesday) not 100% and out injured at times. An 84.3% win percentage with all that shows how deep this wonderful Spurs Roster is. And when you are smart enough and open minded enough sign a guy like Jonathon Simmons—who paid a $150 Registration Fee for a D-League tryout in order to give himself one last shot at a professional Hoops career, and it worked—and can still go 8-2 SU over your L10 games with Duncan—who reportedly took part in the team’s Shootaround on Tuesday without a Knee Brace and may be close to returning, maybe even here at Orlando—and Ginobili out, then elite is what you are. In their last game on Tuesday night as the Spurs embarked on their 15th Rodeo Road Trip which will last 8 games and return them home to the AT&T Center in San Antonio on March 2, and the Spurs led the Heat, 54-47 at Halftime at the time of publishing (SA -6½, 196) as Aldridge had 16 points, Danny Green 11 and Kawhi leonard a the visitors use a 34-23 2Q to pull out to the Halftime lead.

 

Orlando Magic
The Orlando Magic (28-22 ATS, 13-12 ATS Home) have hit a bump in the road and are just 3-7 SU over their L10 games after defeating the Hawks, 117-110 in OT in Philips Arena in Atlanta and have slipped to 10th place in the Eastern Conference and 3 games out of Playoff position. In the victory, the Magic played their second straight for Head Coach Scott Skiles and Orlando (99.5 AF-100.9 AA) had four starters in double-figures in C Nikola Vucevic (28 points, 12 rebounds), PG Elfrid Payton (20 points, 7 assists), SG Evan Fournier (16 points) and PF Aaron Gordon (12 points, 10 rebounds) while PF Jason Smith had 14 points off the Magic Bench in a game in which the host Hawks led 54-41 at Halftime and on a night when three NBA Road teams won in OT. When Orlando (1,000/1 to win NBA Title, Ladbrokes) lost at San Antonio in the first meeting nine days ago, the Magic (25-26 O/U) were just 39-for-96 from the field (40.6%) and 5-for-17 from 3-point range (29.4%), so this team will have to shoot better if they want to upset the Spurs here. On the Injury front for the Magic, SF Tobias Harris (Eye) was listed as Questionable on Tuesday for Wednesday’s game while PG CJ Watson (Calf) is Out Indefinitely.

 

Recent Series Trends, Other Dumb Trends and Logical Art+Science Picks
On Feb. 1, the Spurs pounded the Magic in San Antonio, 107-92 (SA -15½, 202) as LaMarcus Aldridge poured in a season-high 28 points for the winners as the hosts then moved to 24-0 at Home at the AT&T Center in the first of two meetings between these teams this season. In the L10 meetings in this series, the Spurs are 6-4 ATS while the Total has seen the Over go 6-4 ATS in those 10 games. And the Over is heavy in the Trends for this one and worth consideration as the Over is 7-3 in the L10 Magic games overall, the Over is 10-4 in the L14 meetings in this series and the Over is a powerful 11-4 ATS the L15 in this series played here in Orlando. Also, the Over is 10-4-2 in the L16 San Antonio games played on Wednesdays while the Spurs were a respectable 19-9 ATS in their L28 games overall heading into Tuesday night’s game against the Heat in Miami. The Spurs are an impressive 7-2 ATS this season on 0 Days Rest while the Magic are 18-12-1 ATS on 1 Day Rest. And San Antonio (104.9 PF-91.5 PA, +13.4 PD, best in NBA) had W4 heading into Tuesday’s night’s meeting with the Heat in Miami—San Antonio led 54-47 at Halftime—and with the Spurs having W9 straight SU against Orlando and chasing the Warriors, laying the lumber here (and maybe buying the half-point) with San Antonio is the call and don’t be surprised if Duncan sees some time Wednesday, depending of course how he is feeling and whether this loaded Roster even needs him to go. Add San Antonio to your NBA picks.

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