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The Chicago Bulls (8-13) travel to meet the Orlando Magic (9-14) Friday at Amway Center for a 7 p.m. ET tip-off. Below, we analyze the Bulls-Magic NBA odds and lines, with picks and predictions.
Bulls at Magic: Odds, spread and lines
Odds via BetMGM; access USA TODAY Sports’ betting odds for a full list. Lines last updated at 8:45 a.m. ET.
- Money line : Bulls -115 (bet $115 to win $100) | Magic -105 (bet $105 to win $100)
- Against the spread/ATS : Bulls -1.5 (-105) | Magic +1.5 (-115)
- Over/Under : 223.5 (O: -110 | U: -110)
Bulls at Magic: Key injuries
- C Wendell Carter Jr. (quadriceps) out
- PF Lauri Markkanen (shoulder) questionable
- SG Adam Mokoka (concussion) out
- SF Otto Porter Jr. (back) questionable
- SF Al-Farouq Aminu (knee) out
- PG Michael Carter-Williams (foot) out
- PG Markelle Fultz (knee) out
- PF Aaron Gordon (ankle) out
- PF Jonathan Isaac (knee) out
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Bulls at Magic: Odds, lines, predictions and picks
Magic 118, Bulls 114
Money line (ML)
The MAGIC (-105) are the play as short ‘dogs after topping the Bulls (-115) in the front end of the double dip Friday. Orlando entered Friday’s game on a four-game skid, but they suddenly look attractive after tripping up Chicago in the opener.
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Against the spread (ATS)
The MAGIC +1.5 (-115) won as an underdog on Friday, and the Bulls -1.5 (-105) slipped to 2-6 ATS in the past eight as a favorite, including 1-5 ATS in the past six as a favorite on the road. Neither of these teams have been very consistent lately, so you have to go with what you saw lately, and that’s an Orlando win.
OVER 223.5 (-110) is the play for Saturday’s second end of the twin bill. We had a total of 242 points in Friday’s game, and we should see a slight decrease in scoring with both teams experiencing some tired legs after playing less than 24 hours prior. However, this won’t be confused with a defensive slog. The scoring will pick up in the second half, and we’ll still see the Over cash with about two minutes remaining in regulation.
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