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Monday wasn’t kind to us as Ja Morant and the Grizzlies weren’t able to hang with Zion Williamson and the Pelicans. It’s the second time in a week New Orleans has spoiled our party, so we may stay away from the Pels for the foreseeable future.
We’re going to go back to an over/under point total bet for Wednesday’s lock and take the under in a somewhat meaningless matchup.
NBA Lock For Wednesday, Aug. 5
Toronto Raptors vs. Orlando Magic
The Pick: Under 223.5
Tip-off: 8:00 PM EST
The Magic enters Wednesday’s contest against the Raptors averaging just 107.1 points per game this season. Toronto, on the other hand, averages 112.8 points per game.
Orlando is 2-1 since the season got back underway and in both its wins put up 128 points and 132 points against the Nets and Kings, respectively. That shouldn’t shy you away from the under here, however, seeing as how the Raptors allow the fewest points per game in the league. Looking at Toronto’s offense, it hasn’t clicked inside the bubble just yet and I wouldn’t expect that to start tonight as the Magic, despite a poor overall record, sit 7th in the league in points allowed per game.
The over is always the sexier pick when discussing point total wagers, but the under is sexy in its own right when it hits.
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