Orlando Magic Odds, Betting Guide & Picks for 2019-20
The Orlando Magic surprised by the league by vaulting from 25 to 42 wins and a playoff berth last season. They now bring back their 10 of their 11 leading scorers from a year ago, including All-Star Nikola Vucevic, who signed a four-year max deal with them over the offseason. Their ceiling is capped, but their floor is pretty high because of their excellent defense.
Here’s the key odds available and how you should bet them:
Magic Win-Total Betting
The Line: 40.5 with SugarHouse
The Magic may regress in a more complete Eastern Conference, but their defense is top-10 and players like Aaron Gordon could make even bigger jumps than the ones they made a year ago. This is at least a .500 team, especially getting four games against both the Hawks, Wizards and Hornets.
The Bet: Feel safe betting the over here.
Magic Southeast Division Odds
The Line: +130 with DraftKings
Their main competition is the Heat, who may have bigger star power but is nowhere near the complete team on both ends of the floor as the Magic. Expect the kids to make another jump while Vucevic, Terrence Ross and D.J. Augustin continue to provide veteran stability.
The Bet: We like the Magic to repeat as division winners, and you can get them at great odds.
Magic Eastern Conference Odds
The Line: +4200 with FanDuel
Simply put, there isn’t enough star power here to get them through the East. They should make the postseason again, and they may even be competitive in Round 1. But they have no shot against the Bucks and 76ers of the world.
The Bet: Avoid these odds.
Magic NBA Title Odds
The Line: +10000 with 888sport
If one of Gordon, Isaac or Bama eventually becomes a superstar down the line, maybe the Magic can start thinking big. For now, they’re an improving young team with rock-solid veterans.
The Bet: Avoid these long odds, even for a playoff team in the easier East.
Best Magic Player Prop Bets
Isaac’s length and versatility could make him the NBA’s next unicorn. He didn’t have a massive impact last season but is oozing with potential and is entering that sweet spot of Year 3, when most budding stars make their big jump. He gets it done on both ends, and should be a lock for 30 minutes a night.
The Bet: He’s worth a long look at these odds.
About the Author
Mark Strotman is a veteran sports journalist who has covered the Chicago Bulls and the NBA for NBC Sports Chicago since 2012. His work has also appeared on ESPN.com, FoxSports.com, The Chicago Tribune, Yahoo Sports and NBC Sports. He covered the NBA Playoffs in 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2017 as well as Team USA Basketball in 2014 and 2016. He has also covered high school football and was nominated for a Midwest Emmy in 2016 for his work on a documentary featuring local Chicago product and NFL prospect Miles Boykin. Strotman graduated from Marquette University in 2012 and during his time there reported on the men’s basketball team, covering both the Big East Tournament and NCAA Tournament in 2011 and 2012.