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Orlando Magic 2024 NBA Championship Odds

Orlando Magic 2024 NBA Championship Odds

At the top of the list of surprise teams that gamblers are taking a new love for is the Orlando Magic. Orlando is in the thick of the Southeast Division and 2024 NBA Playoffs race. And from a gambling perspective the Magic have been printing money hand over fist. Still, there are legitimate concerns about Orlando’s ability to sustain success. The reason is that the Magic are one of the worst offensive teams in the Association.

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At the approach of the All-Star Break, the Orlando Magic are 27-23 straight up, 33-17 against the spread, and 23-27 over/under the total. Late on, Orlando has covered seven out of their last ten games. While the Magic have gone over the total in four of its previous seven matchups. Orlando leads the Southeast Division but is 7th in the Eastern Conference playoff standings. Orlando is 11 games behind the Boston Celtics in the Eastern Conference playoff race.

Orlando has NBA metrics of 25th for scoring offense, 20th for field goal percentage, 28th for 3-point field goal percentage, 27th for free throw percentage, and 20th for offensive rebounding. On defense, the Magic have NBA metrics of 5th for scoring defense, 19th for field goal percentage permitted, 10th for 3-point field goal percentage allowed, and 4th for defensive rebounding.

Orlando has not made the NBA Playoffs since 2020 and has been in the postseason only twice since 2013. The Magic stand a good chance to return, but they must find additional scoring to close the deal. A big problem for the Magic is a lack of secondary scoring.

Orlando Magic Key Players

PF Paolo Banchero leads the Magic with 23.0 points, 6.9 rebounds, and 5.1 assists per game. Banchero was the 1st overall pick of the 2022 NBA Draft out of Duke by the Magic. He is a key component to the turnaround of the franchise. Banchero was the 2023 NBA Rookie of the Year and is a 2024 NBA All-Star selection.

SF Franz Wagner is averaging 20.8 points and 5.6 rebounds per contest. Wagner was the 8th overall pick of the 2021 NBA Draft out of Michigan. He was named to the 2022 NBA All-Rookie First Team and is a German native. So far, Wagner is on pace for a breakout season.

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.

Season-by-Season Record (Last 5)

SEASON GAMES WINS LOSSES FINISH PLAYOFFS
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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