Bulls vs Magic Prediction NBA Picks Today 11/15

Bulls vs Magic Prediction NBA Picks Today 11/15

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Orlando Magic vs. Chicago Bulls - Game Preview

Chicago, IL; Wednesday, 6:00 p.m. EST

Line: CHI -2.5 | Over/Under: 216.5

Introduction

Excitement fills the air as the Orlando Magic take on the Chicago Bulls at the United Center. This preview explores the strengths, strategies, and potential outcomes for both teams.

 

Team Analysis

Orlando Magic

The Orlando Magic, with a 5-5 record, face a challenging back-to-back game on the road. Despite their recent struggles against the Atlanta Hawks, they seek to bounce back and secure a victory against the Chicago Bulls.

Player Spotlight: Paolo Banchero

Paolo Banchero leads the Magic with an average of 18.9 points per game. His scoring prowess will be crucial in overcoming the Bulls' defense.

Injury Update

Markelle Fultz is ruled out for the Magic, adding to their challenges in this matchup.

Recent Form

The Magic are coming off a convincing win against the Milwaukee Bucks but faced a setback against the Atlanta Hawks. Their ability to regroup quickly will be tested against the Bulls.

 

Chicago Bulls

The Chicago Bulls, with a 4-7 record, will be without key player DeMar DeRozan. Despite recent struggles, they aim to capitalize on the Magic's back-to-back game and secure a home victory.

Player Spotlight: Zach LaVine

Zach LaVine remains a scoring force for the Bulls, averaging 21.9 points per game. His performance becomes even more critical in the absence of DeRozan.

Injury Update

DeMar DeRozan is ruled out for the Bulls, while Alex Caruso and Patrick Williams are game-time decisions.

Recent Results

The Bulls faced a tough loss against the Milwaukee Bucks but secured a win against the Detroit Pistons. Their resilience will be tested in this matchup.

 

Prediction

Considering the Magic's struggles in scoring in their last game and the Bulls missing key player DeMar DeRozan, the under of 216.5 points stands out as the best bet. The total has gone UNDER in 15 of Chicago's last 20 games against Orlando and it has gone UNDER in 11 of Chicago's last 15 games against an opponent in the Eastern Conference conference.

Anticipate a defensive battle, with both teams facing challenges in scoring, making the under a favorable option for this matchup.

Pick: Under 216.5

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