The Magic and the Bulls, two very problematic teams from the Eastern Conference in their own way, will converge with each other at the Amway Center (Orlando) as part of the next game day of the NBA regular season. Consider the predictions and betting odds for this match.

Chicago Bulls 12-19 (17-14 ATS)

For the match in Orlando, “Bulls” are suitable with a series of 2 victories. In the last 6 matches, the team of Jim Boylen has already 4 wins. Very good, given the frankly bad start to the season. While this is not enough, but at least some hope for their fans, the team from Illinois begins to give. 12-19 is not a sentence in today’s East. A lag of just 2 wins from the playoff zone is an insignificant gap.

First of all, it is worth noting that Boylen managed to establish protection. 107.4 points on average per game that the Bulls miss, this is a worthy 10th place in the performance rating. This is probably where you need to start. Leaders, Zach Lavigne and the company will have more stability and more victories.

Orlando Magic 12-17 (11-16-2 ATS)

Orlando Magic issue a terrible series. The team has lost 6 of their last 7 matches. This season, such segments happen to the wards of Steve Clifford quite often. At the same time, “Orlando” with negative 12-17 takes 8th place in the conference standings, which means a place in the playoffs zone. Looks like the East is really incredibly weak this season.

Magic, a team that plays purely defensive basketball, is corny enough scores. To date, the result of the game is made by the “small”, which “Orlando” lacks. So, now the franchise has 2 options: either something will be done before the deadline for exchanges, or distance failures, which are observed more often, will be pursued by a team from the state of Florida.

Statistic

  • Orlando have won 3 of their last 5 face-to-face meetings.
  • The Magic houses defeated Chicago in 5 of their last 9 matches.
  • In the native walls, “magicians” do not win for three weeks.

Injuries

  • Orlando: Al-Farooh Aminu, Michael Carter-Williams – will not play.
  • Chicago: Chandler Huttinson – will not play. Wendell Carter, Zach Lavigne – in doubt.

Orlando – Chicago: A History of Head-to-Head

This season the teams have not yet met each other, so here are the results of the seasonal series of the previous regular season:

  • 02/23/19 Orlando Magic – Chicago Bulls 109: 110
  • 01/03/19 Chicago Bulls – Orlando Magic 84: 112
  • 12/22/18 Chicago Bulls – Orlando Magic 90: 80
  • 12/14/18 Orlando Magic – Chicago Bulls 97: 91

Prediction

It is difficult here to give a prediction on who will win. The Magic has big problems, we can talk about this with confidence, and the Bulls are very unstable. Better consider TOTAL bets. Most likely, there will be an UNDER. Defense is the strength of both teams. Bookmakers are betting less than 208.0. And it happened in last year 3 out of 4 matches.