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Orlando Magic 2024 NBA Playoffs Betting

Orlando Magic 2024 NBA Championship Odds

Not that anyone other than Sharps noticed, but the Orlando Magic quietly put together a good season and a highly profitable one. Orlando was one of the biggest moneymakers on the board this season, propelled by a strong defense that covered up for an offense that lacked secondary scoring. Orlando lacks the go-to man that is necessary for a deep playoff run. But they also lack the public popularity that serves to drag down betting value. Thus, the Magic may continue to be a quietly good value for what is expected to be a short postseason stint.

2024 NBA Championship Betting Odds

Orlando Magic NBA Betting Lines

The Orlando Magic are 47-35 straight up, 51-31 against the spread, and 37-45 over/under the total. Late on, Orlando has covered three out of their last eight games. While the Magic have gone over the total in five of its previous seven matchups. Orlando is 5th in the Eastern Conference playoff standings. Orlando is 17 games behind the Boston Celtics in the Eastern Conference playoff race.

Orlando has NBA metrics of 24th for scoring offense, 15th for field goal percentage, 24th for 3-point field goal percentage, 26th for free throw percentage, and 25th for offensive rebounding. On defense, the Magic have NBA metrics of 4th for scoring defense, 18th for field goal percentage permitted, 10th for 3-point field goal percentage allowed, and 1st for defensive rebounding.

Orlando will face the Cleveland Cavaliers in the first round of the NBA Playoffs. The series opens on Saturday, April 20, 2024.

Orlando Magic Key Players

PF Paolo Banchero leads Orlando with 22.6 points, 6.9 rebounds, and 5.4 assists per game. Banchero was the first overall pick of the 2022 NBA Draft out of Duke. He was the 2023 NBA Rookie of the Year and a 2024 NBA All-Star.

SF Franz Wagner averaged 19.7 points and 5.3 rebounds per contest. Wagner was the eighth overall pick of the 2021 NBA Draft out of Duke. He was named to the 2022 NBA All-Rookie team. Wagner is a native of Berlin, Germany.

Orlando Magic Head Coach

Jamahl Mosley took over as head coach of the Magic in 2021. He broke into the NBA in 2005 with the Denver Nuggets in the player development department before serving as an assistant for several teams. Mosley has improved the Magic each season he has been in charge. His career record is 103-143 in the regular season. This year marks the first postseason for Mosley in Orlando.

Season-by-Season Record (Last 6)

2023-24 82 47 35 1st, Southeast TBD
2022–23 82 34 48 4th, Southeast Did not qualify
2021–22 82 22 60 5th, Southeast Did not qualify
2020–21 72 21 51 5th, Southeast Did not qualify
2019–20 73 33 40 2nd, Southeast Lost in first round, 1–4 (Bucks)
2018–19 82 42 40 1st, Southeast Lost in first round, 1–4 (Raptors)
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Orlando Magic History

The Orlando Magic have not been as successful as their fellow Florida expansion team, the Miami Heat. Orlando has only had spurts of relevancy, but the Magic have had some of the most exciting players in the NBA at one time or another.

Orlando had its first superstar in 1992. The Magic selected Shaquille O’Neal with the No. 1 overall pick in the NBA Draft, and O’Neal led the Magic to the NBA Finals alongside Penny Hardaway in just his third season in the league. However, Orlando failed to win a game against the Houston Rockets, and O’Neal left for Los Angeles a few years later.

The Magic had Tracy McGrady and Grant Hill on the roster in the early 2000s, and it looked like they could become title contenders with those two stars. However, Hill suffered multiple injuries, and only played in 200 games during his seven years with the Magic.

Stan Van Gundy helped lead the Magic to the 2009 NBA Finals the last time that Orlando was relevant. Dwight Howard was the star of a team that also had solid players like Rashard Lewis, Hedo Turkoglu, and Jameer Nelson, but Orlando was only able to win a single game off the Los Angeles Lakers. Howard followed in Shaq’s footsteps and left for LA a few years later.

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