The Orlando Magic take on the Phoenix Suns on Sunday, December 31. Tip-off is scheduled for 8:00 p.m. ET from the Footprint Center in Phoenix, Arizona. The Magic (19-12) bounced back from a home loss against the 76ers with a big win over the New York Knicks in their latest game, and the Suns are on a two-game winning streak after victories over the Rockets and the Hornets.
Josh Okogie is questionable for the Suns with an ankle injury. Joe Ingles is out for the Magic, and Jonathan Isaac (hamstring), Wendell Carter Jr. (knee), Markelle Fultz (knee), and Gary Harris (calf) are all listed as questionable.
The Suns are 5.5-point home favorites at DraftKings Sportsbook, with the total set at 232.5.
Magic vs. Suns, 8 p.m. ET
Pick ATS: Suns -5.5
The Suns have one of the worst ATS records in the NBA right now at 11-19-1, and while the Magic have one of the best at 21-10, I’m taking Phoenix at home against this young Orlando team. The Magic are short-handed here, and the Suns have been playing well as of late. The Magic’s defense will struggle to contain both Devin Booker and Kevin Durant, and the Suns end up covering in this matchup.
Over/Under: Under 232.5
The Magic have one of the top defenses in the league, allowing just 110.6 points per game (5th in NBA). Orlando contributes an average of just 113 points per game on offense, and the Suns land around the middle of the league in both stat lines. Go ahead and bet on the Orlando defense here.