Free NBA Picks Today: Orlando Magic vs San Antonio Spurs 12/23/22

Free NBA Picks Today: Orlando Magic vs San Antonio Spurs 12/23/22
Fri 23rd December 2022

The San Antonio Spurs (10-21, 5-9 Away) travel to face the Orlando Magic (12-21, 8-9 Home), who will be looking to add to their home winning streak, on Friday. San Antonio is playing on back-to-back days after losing to the New Orleans Pelicans 126-117 at Smoothie King Center yesterday.

With 23 points, nine rebounds, and six assists, Jeremy Sochan was a top performer in the loss. The Spurs are the 14th seed in the Western Conference. Orlando won on Wednesday at Toyota Center, beating the Houston Rockets 116-110. Franz Wagner had 25 points, leading the team. The Magic are the 13th seed in the Eastern Conference.

The teams are meeting for the first time this season. San Antonio won both games between the teams last season, the last of which was a 102-89 triumph at Amway Center in November 2021, their fifth straight head-to-head victory. Dejounte Murray led the Spurs with 20 points, 11 rebounds, and seven assists.

Cole Anthony had 21 points, nine rebounds, and six assists in defeat. The Spurs have been led this season by Keldon Johnson and Devin Vassell, who are averaging 21.1 and 19.6 points per game, respectively. Meanwhile, Jakob Poeltl is grabbing 9.3 rebounds per game, and Tre Jones is dishing 6.6 assists.

Paolo Banchero and Wagner have powered the Magic on offense, averaging 21.9 and 19.8 points per game, respectively. Banchero also has distributed 4.0 assists per game. Bol Bol has posted 7.3 rebounds per game.In the last 10 trips to Amway Center, the Spurs are a dominant 8-2.

Orlando is looking for a fifth consecutive win at home this season. Meanwhile, the Spurs are 1-4 when playing the second of a back-to-back this season and 1-3 in such games against rested opponents. The Magic are 0-1 with a rest advantage.

San Antonio is 4-6 in the last 10 games with an average margin of -6.6 (110.4-117.0). Orlando has gone 7-3 over the last 10, scoring 113.8 points per game on average while holding opponents to 111.0 (+2.8 margin).


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Jakob Poeltl: 15.3 | 24.7 | -9.4
Points per game:
Josh Richardson: 16.3 | 10.8 | +5.5
Rebounds per game:
Jakob Poeltl: 5.3 | 9.3 | -3.9


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Moritz Wagner: 25.2 | 19.1 | +6.1

SportsTips’ NBA Pick:

Orlando Magic -6.5 (-110)

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