Suns vs. Magic Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Thursday, March 16, 2023

The Phoenix Suns (37-32) are 7-point favorites as they ready to take the court against the Orlando Magic (28-41) on March 16, 2023. A point total of 228.5 has been set for the matchup.

Suns vs. Magic Odds

  • Suns odds to win: -281
  • Magic odds to win: +232
  • Spread: Suns (-7)
  • Total: 228.5

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Game Time and Information

  • When: Thursday, March 16, 2023 at 10:00 PM ET
  • Where: Footprint Center in Phoenix, Arizona
  • TV: NBA TV, BSAZ, and BSFL

Who Will Win Suns vs. Magic?

Suns and Magic Betting Trends, Records Against the Spread

The Suns have a 9-6-1 record against the spread this season when favored by 7 points or more.

The Magic are 16-9-2 against the spread when an underdog by 7 points or more this year.

The two teams average a combined 3.7 fewer points per game (224.8) than this matchup’s over/under of 228.5 points.

Phoenix and Orlando have seen its opponents average a combined 2.5 fewer points per game than the over/under of 228.5 set for this game.

The average point total for Suns games this year is 3.9 fewer points than the over/under of 228.5 in this matchup.

Orlando’s games this year have averaged an over/under of 226.1 points, 2.4 fewer than the point total in this matchup.

Phoenix is 35-31-3 ATS this season.

The Magic are 36-31-2 against the spread this season.

Suns Stats & Insights

The Suns outscore opponents by 1.8 points per game (scoring 113.2 points per game to rank 19th in the league while allowing 111.4 per outing to rank fourth in the NBA) and have a +126 scoring differential overall.

The Suns rank ninth in the league at 44.3 rebounds per game. That’s 1.6 more than the 42.7 their opponents average.

Phoenix knocks down 12.3 three-pointers per game (13th in the league) compared to its opponents’ 11.6. It shoots 37.6% from deep while its opponents hit 35.9% from long range.

The Suns rank 15th in the NBA with 111.7 points scored per 100 possessions, and sixth in the league defensively with 110 points conceded per 100 possessions.

The Suns have scored at a higher rate in home games than on the road in the 2022-23 season (114.2 at home versus 112.3 on the road), though they have surrendered fewer points in home games than on the road (110 opponent points per home game versus 112.8 on the road).

Magic Stats & Insights

The Magic’s -204 scoring differential (being outscored by three points per game) is a result of putting up 111.6 points per game (26th in NBA) while giving up 114.6 per outing (17th in league).

Orlando averages 42.8 rebounds per game (18th in league), compared to the 42 of its opponents.

The Magic make 10.7 three-pointers per game (24th in the league) at a 34.8% rate (22nd in NBA), compared to the 13.1 per contest their opponents make, shooting 35.3% from deep.

The Magic rank 27th in the NBA with 109.4 points scored per 100 possessions, and 17th defensively with 112 points conceded per 100 possessions.

Orlando averages 114.3 points per game at home, and 108.8 away.

Suns Key Players to Watch

Devin Booker leads active Suns players in scoring, tallying 27.8 points per game to go with 4.5 rebounds and 5.7 assists.

Chris Paul contributes with 13.5 points, 9.1 assists and 4.3 rebounds per game, and Deandre Ayton adds 18.4 points, 1.9 assists and 10.2 rebounds per outing.

Damion Lee makes more threes per game than any other (active) member of the Suns, knocking down shots from beyond the arc at a clip of 1.5 per contest.

Paul averages 1.6 steals per game, while Bismack Biyombo swats 1.2 shots per contest.

Magic Key Players to Watch

Franz Wagner racks up 18.7 points per game. He also adds 3.9 rebounds per outing and 3.5 assists per contest.

This season, Paolo Banchero is averaging 20.1 points, 3.6 assists and 6.6 rebounds per game.

Wagner averages 1.7 made threes per game.

Markelle Fultz’s 1.5 steals and Bol Bol’s 1.3 blocks per game are vital to the Magic’s defensive performance.

Suns vs. Magic Prediction

  • Pick ATS: Suns (- 7)
  • Pick OU:

    Under (228.5)

  • Prediction:
    Suns 117 – Magic 108

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