The Orlando Magic take on the Golden State Warriors on Tuesday, January 2. Tip-off is scheduled for 10:00 p.m. ET from the Chase Center in San Francisco. After a 132-122 loss to the Mavericks on Saturday, the Warriors (15-17) find themselves on a three-game losing streak. The Magic (19-13) fell to the Suns in their latest game, and have lost two of their last three.
Jonathan Isaac (hamstring) and Markelle Fultz (ankle) are each listed as questionable for the Magic, and Joe Ingles is out with an ankle injury. The Warriors will be playing without Gary Payton II (calf). Draymond Green remains suspended.
The Warriors enter as 3-point home favorites at DraftKings Sportsbook, with the total set at 231.5.
Magic vs. Warriors, 10 p.m. ET
Pick ATS: Warriors -3
The Warriors have been struggling as of late, particularly on the defensive side of things. Golden State has allowed 116 points per game this season on average, and that number moved to 122 in their last three games. However, this could be the game that gets them back in the win column. Orlando ranks 23rd in scoring, and are one of the highest-fouling teams in the league, which should work to the Warriors’ advantage at home. Take the bet on Golden State’s shooters.
Over/Under: Under 231.5
The Magic excel on defense and are 14-17-1 on hitting the over this season. With their low-scoring average and the Warriors’ recent struggles, the under is the safer bet here in spite of the relatively low total.