How To Bet On Orlando Magic

The Orlando Magic have been rebuilding for what feels like forever. Really, it’s been since 2012-13. That isn’t too long. At the same time, they’re almost four years into their post-Dwight Howard rebuild and aren’t that much closer to returning to championship contention. That’s annoying for the fanbase for obvious reasons, but it’s comparably frustrating for the bettors in us. Many fear picking against them, both before and during the season, because the Magic are overdue for some success. Is that unnecessarily superstitious? Perhaps. [+]

But it’s a factor to consider when making bets, big-picture futures or single-game wagers, that bring you across the Magic.

At the moment, here are the most pertinent facts about this team: They’re young, they have a pretty good defense and they’re an opportunity betting play. Don’t make them the primary apple of your gambling eye. It’ll come back to haunt you sooner rather than later.

Orlando Magic Next Game

Looking at the Magic’s next opponent is a good way to discover those opporutnistic plays we just referenced. It’s here where your decision-making process kicks into high gear. [+]

See who’s on tap next, figure out how this opponent stacks up against the Magic and if a clear victor emerges from your comparision, you’ll know to hit the sportsbook.

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Orlando Magic Regular Season Schedule

Since the Magic are an opportunstic play, making this regular-seaosn schedule a part of your daily betting regimen is a non-neogitable must. There are other advantages, too. [+]

You can also determine their lottery and playoff odds, but you’ll mostly want to single out the games you consider to have easily determined outcomes. Mark those in red, keep track of the necessary storylines leading up to tip off, and you shouldn’t have a problem submitting a wager in which you feel totally confident. 

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Competitions Away Score Home Money Line
October 2016 (10)
Mon 3 Orlando Magic 97 - 102 Grizzlies +165 -189 Odds
Wed 5 Orlando Magic 102 - 117 Cavaliers +165 -189 Odds
Wed 12 Spurs 95 - 89 Orlando Magic -130 +110 Odds
Fri 14 Indiana Pacers 106 - 114 Orlando Magic -169 +150 Odds
Sun 16 Atlanta Hawks 105 - 98 Orlando Magic +180 -208 Odds
Tue 18 Orlando Magic 77 - 107 Miami Heat +130 -149 Odds
Thu 20 Pelicans 111 - 114 Orlando Magic +175 -204 Odds
Wed 26 Reg. Miami Heat 108 - 96 Orlando Magic
Fri 28 Reg. Orlando Magic 82 - 108 Detroit Pistons
Sat 29 Reg. Orlando Magic 99 - 105 Cavaliers
November 2016 (15)
Tue 1 Reg. Orlando Magic 103 - 101 Sixers
Thu 3 Reg. Sacramento Kings 94 - 102 Orlando Magic -118 +100 Odds
Sat 5 Reg. Wizards 86 - 88 Orlando Magic +220 -256 Odds
Mon 7 Reg. Orlando Magic 80 - 112 Chicago Bulls +230 -278 Odds
Wed 9 Reg. Wolves 123 - 107 Orlando Magic +125 -141 Odds
Fri 11 Reg. Utah Jazz 87 - 74 Orlando Magic -196 +170 Odds
Sun 13 Reg. Orlando Magic 119 - 117 Thunder +400 -476 Odds
Mon 14 Reg. Orlando Magic 69 - 88 Indiana Pacers +295 -345 Odds
Wed 16 Reg. Pelicans 82 - 89 Orlando Magic +280 -323 Odds
Sat 19 Reg. Dallas Mavericks 87 - 95 Orlando Magic +290 -345 Odds
Mon 21 Reg. Orlando Magic 89 - 93 Milwaukee Bucks +230 -263 Odds
Wed 23 Reg. Phoenix Suns 92 - 87 Orlando Magic +155 -175 Odds
Fri 25 Reg. Wizards 94 - 91 Orlando Magic -125 +115 Odds
Sun 27 Reg. Milwaukee Bucks 104 - 96 Orlando Magic +105 -120 Odds
Tue 29 Reg. Orlando Magic 95 - 83 Spurs +775 -1111 Odds
December 2016 (16)
Thu 1 Reg. Orlando Magic 94 - 95 Grizzlies -172 +160 Odds
Fri 2 Reg. Orlando Magic 105 - 88 Sixers +100 -115 Odds
Sun 4 Reg. Orlando Magic 98 - 92 Detroit Pistons +290 -323 Odds
Tue 6 Reg. Orlando Magic 124 - 116 Wizards +135 -145 Odds
Wed 7 Reg. Boston Celtics 117 - 87 Orlando Magic -112 +110 Odds
Fri 9 Reg. Orlando Magic 88 - 109 Hornets +250 -263 Odds
Sat 10 Reg. Denver Nuggets 121 - 113 Orlando Magic -120 +100 Odds
Tue 13 Reg. Orlando Magic 131 - 120 Atlanta Hawks +310 -357 Odds
Wed 14 Reg. L.A. Clippers 113 - 108 Orlando Magic -370 +355 Odds
Fri 16 Reg. Brooklyn Nets 111 - 118 Orlando Magic +245 -294 Odds
Sun 18 Reg. Toronto Raptors 109 - 79 Orlando Magic -233 +210 Odds
Tue 20 Reg. Orlando Magic 136 - 130 Miami Heat +150 -161 Odds
Thu 22 Reg. Orlando Magic 95 - 106 New York Knicks +155 -164 Odds
Fri 23 Reg. L.A. Lakers 90 - 109 Orlando Magic +180 -179 Odds
Mon 26 Reg. Grizzlies 102 - 112 Orlando Magic -161 +140 Odds
Wed 28 Reg. Hornets 120 - 101 Orlando Magic -169 +155 Odds
January 2017 (16)
Sun 1 Reg. Orlando Magic 104 - 117 Indiana Pacers +210 -244 Odds
Mon 2 Reg. Orlando Magic 115 - 103 New York Knicks +155 -169 Odds
Wed 4 Reg. Atlanta Hawks 111 - 92 Orlando Magic -130 +110 Odds
Fri 6 Reg. Houston Rockets 100 - 93 Orlando Magic -200 +180 Odds
Sun 8 Reg. Orlando Magic 95 - 111 L.A. Lakers +127 -145 Odds
Wed 11 Reg. Orlando Magic 96 - 105 L.A. Clippers +445 -556 Odds
Fri 13 Reg. Orlando Magic 115 - 109 Blazers +270 -294 Odds
Sat 14 Reg. Orlando Magic 107 - 114 Utah Jazz +700 -909 Odds
Mon 16 Reg. Orlando Magic 112 - 125 Denver Nuggets +205 -238 Odds
Wed 18 Reg. Orlando Magic 98 - 118 Pelicans +205 -208 Odds
Fri 20 Reg. Milwaukee Bucks 96 - 112 Orlando Magic -161 +140 Odds
Sun 22 Reg. Warriors 118 - 98 Orlando Magic -1667 +1075 Odds
Tue 24 Reg. Chicago Bulls 100 - 92 Orlando Magic -156 +140 Odds
Fri 27 Reg. Orlando Magic 98 - 128 Boston Celtics +280 -313 Odds
Sun 29 Reg. Orlando Magic 114 - 113 Toronto Raptors +575 -714 Odds
Mon 30 Reg. Orlando Magic 105 - 111 Wolves +315 -370 Odds
February 2017 (10)
Wed 1 Reg. Indiana Pacers 98 - 88 Orlando Magic -145 +125 Odds
Fri 3 Reg. Toronto Raptors 94 - 102 Orlando Magic -154 +180 Odds
Sat 4 Reg. Orlando Magic 86 - 113 Atlanta Hawks +260 -313 Odds
Tue 7 Reg. Orlando Magic 104 - 128 Houston Rockets +750 -1000 Odds
Thu 9 Reg. Sixers 112 - 111 Orlando Magic +245 -270 Odds
Sat 11 Reg. Orlando Magic 80 - 112 Dallas Mavericks +230 -278 Odds
Mon 13 Reg. Orlando Magic 116 - 107 Miami Heat +265 -313 Odds
Wed 15 Reg. Spurs 107 - 79 Orlando Magic -588 +470 Odds
Thu 23 Reg. Blazers 112 - 103 Orlando Magic -135 +130 Odds
Sat 25 Reg. Atlanta Hawks 86 - 105 Orlando Magic -161 +147 Odds
March 2017 (16)
Wed 1 Reg. New York Knicks 101 - 90 Orlando Magic Odds
Fri 3 Reg. Miami Heat 99 - 110 Orlando Magic -185 +170 Odds
Sun 5 Reg. Orlando Magic 114 - 115 Wizards +725 -909 Odds
Mon 6 Reg. New York Knicks 113 - 105 Orlando Magic +144 -154 Odds
Wed 8 Reg. Chicago Bulls 91 - 98 Orlando Magic -115 -104 Odds
Fri 10 Reg. Orlando Magic 81 - 121 Hornets +405 -455 Odds
Sat 11 Reg. Cavaliers 116 - 104 Orlando Magic -400 +355 Odds
Mon 13 Reg. Orlando Magic 115 - 120 Sacramento Kings -120 +110 Odds
Thu 16 Reg. Orlando Magic 92 - 122 Warriors +1041 -1250 Odds
Fri 17 Reg. Orlando Magic 109 - 103 Phoenix Suns +110 -128 Odds
Mon 20 Reg. Sixers 109 - 112 Orlando Magic +215 -227 Odds
Wed 22 Reg. Hornets 109 - 102 Orlando Magic -179 +163 Odds
Fri 24 Reg. Detroit Pistons 87 - 115 Orlando Magic -125 +108 Odds
Mon 27 Reg. Orlando Magic 112 - 131 Toronto Raptors +290 -333 Odds
Wed 29 Reg. Thunder 114 - 106 Orlando Magic -204 +180 Odds
Fri 31 Reg. Orlando Magic 19:30 Boston Celtics +562 -833 Odds
April 2017 (6)
Sat 1 Reg. Orlando Magic 18:00 Brooklyn Nets
Tue 4 Reg. Orlando Magic 19:00 Cavaliers
Thu 6 Reg. Brooklyn Nets 19:00 Orlando Magic
Sat 8 Reg. Indiana Pacers 18:00 Orlando Magic
Mon 10 Reg. Orlando Magic 20:00 Chicago Bulls
Wed 12 Reg. Detroit Pistons 20:00 Orlando Magic

Orlando Magic Standings

For the time being, the Magic’s place in the standings is most useful to determine their lottery odds. If it looks like they’re free falling toward the bottom. [+]

It would be a good time to lay down a prop bet on them landing the No. 1 pick. Whenever they become relevant, these standings are a tool that aides in keeping track of their playoff odds and postseason outlook. Run through potential first-round matchups, measure the strength of their opponets, etc. It will be your one-stop shop for making semi-informed bets on the go—though, as usual, extensively researching opponents outside this widget is strongly encouraged as well.

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# team P W L + - %
1 Boston Celtics Boston Celtics 75 48 27 8076 7881 0.640
2 Cleveland Cavaliers Cleveland Cavaliers 74 47 27 8126 7897 0.635
3 Washington Wizards Washington Wizards 75 45 29 8216 8040 0.613
4 Toronto Raptors Toronto Raptors 75 45 30 8039 7728 0.600
5 Milwaukee Bucks Milwaukee Bucks 75 39 36 7843 7811 0.520
6 Atlanta Hawks Atlanta Hawks 75 39 36 7721 7811 0.520
7 Miami Heat Miami Heat 75 37 38 7707 7638 0.493
8 Indiana Pacers Indiana Pacers 75 37 38 7825 7902 0.493
9 Chicago Bulls Chicago Bulls 75 36 39 7679 7741 0.480
10 Detroit Pistons Detroit Pistons 76 35 41 7675 7771 0.461
11 Charlotte Hornets Charlotte Hornets 75 34 41 7887 7827 0.453
12 New York Knicks New York Knicks 75 28 47 7862 8132 0.373
13 Philadelphia 76ers Philadelphia 76ers 75 28 47 7676 8065 0.373
14 Orlando Magic Orlando Magic 75 27 48 7544 8002 0.360
15 Brooklyn Nets Brooklyn Nets 75 16 59 7928 8467 0.213
1 Washington Wizards Washington Wizards 75 45 29 8216 8040 0.613
2 Atlanta Hawks Atlanta Hawks 75 39 36 7721 7811 0.520
3 Miami Heat Miami Heat 75 37 38 7707 7638 0.493
4 Charlotte Hornets Charlotte Hornets 75 34 41 7887 7827 0.453
5 Orlando Magic Orlando Magic 75 27 48 7544 8002 0.360
1 Golden State Warriors Golden State Warriors 75 61 14 8685 7818 0.813
2 San Antonio Spurs San Antonio Spurs 74 57 17 7854 7271 0.770
3 Houston Rockets Houston Rockets 75 51 24 8664 8173 0.680
4 Utah Jazz Utah Jazz 75 46 29 7542 7241 0.613
5 L.A. Clippers L.A. Clippers 77 46 31 8346 8076 0.597
6 Oklahoma City Thunder Oklahoma City Thunder 74 43 31 7922 7853 0.581
7 Memphis Grizzlies Memphis Grizzlies 75 41 34 7564 7512 0.547
8 Portland Trailblazers Portland Trailblazers 75 37 38 8120 8176 0.493
9 Denver Nuggets Denver Nuggets 73 35 38 8133 8113 0.479
10 New Orleans Pelicans New Orleans Pelicans 75 32 43 7792 7935 0.427
11 Dallas Mavericks Dallas Mavericks 74 31 43 7251 7427 0.419
12 Minnesota Timberwolves Minnesota Timberwolves 74 30 44 7787 7837 0.405
13 Sacramento Kings Sacramento Kings 75 29 46 7674 7975 0.387
14 Phoenix Suns Phoenix Suns 76 22 54 8139 8581 0.289
15 L.A. Lakers L.A. Lakers 75 21 54 7851 8418 0.280
1 San Antonio Spurs San Antonio Spurs 74 57 17 7854 7271 0.770
2 Houston Rockets Houston Rockets 75 51 24 8664 8173 0.680
3 Memphis Grizzlies Memphis Grizzlies 75 41 34 7564 7512 0.547
4 New Orleans Pelicans New Orleans Pelicans 75 32 43 7792 7935 0.427
5 Dallas Mavericks Dallas Mavericks 74 31 43 7251 7427 0.419
1 Utah Jazz Utah Jazz 75 46 29 7542 7241 0.613
2 Oklahoma City Thunder Oklahoma City Thunder 74 43 31 7922 7853 0.581
3 Portland Trailblazers Portland Trailblazers 75 37 38 8120 8176 0.493
4 Denver Nuggets Denver Nuggets 73 35 38 8133 8113 0.479
5 Minnesota Timberwolves Minnesota Timberwolves 74 30 44 7787 7837 0.405
1 Cleveland Cavaliers Cleveland Cavaliers 74 47 27 8126 7897 0.635
2 Milwaukee Bucks Milwaukee Bucks 75 39 36 7843 7811 0.520
3 Indiana Pacers Indiana Pacers 75 37 38 7825 7902 0.493
4 Chicago Bulls Chicago Bulls 75 36 39 7679 7741 0.480
5 Detroit Pistons Detroit Pistons 76 35 41 7675 7771 0.461
1 Boston Celtics Boston Celtics 75 48 27 8076 7881 0.640
2 Toronto Raptors Toronto Raptors 75 45 30 8039 7728 0.600
3 New York Knicks New York Knicks 75 28 47 7862 8132 0.373
4 Philadelphia 76ers Philadelphia 76ers 75 28 47 7676 8065 0.373
5 Brooklyn Nets Brooklyn Nets 75 16 59 7928 8467 0.213
1 Golden State Warriors Golden State Warriors 75 61 14 8685 7818 0.813
2 L.A. Clippers L.A. Clippers 77 46 31 8346 8076 0.597
3 Sacramento Kings Sacramento Kings 75 29 46 7674 7975 0.387
4 Phoenix Suns Phoenix Suns 76 22 54 8139 8581 0.289
5 L.A. Lakers L.A. Lakers 75 21 54 7851 8418 0.280

A Blowup is Coming in Orlando

The Magic are getting antsy. We saw it ahead of the NBA’s trade deadline, when they flipped Tobias Harris to the Detroit Pistons for Ersan Ilyasova and Brandon Jennings. That move was only the beginning.

More trades are coming. The Magic are going to have a top pick in this year’s draft, leaving them with a ton of assets that they will try parlaying into a superstar. Dealing Harris also opened up additional cap space. Expect them to be major free-agency players, as they seek to add a headlining name.

Likewise, don’t expect anyone to be off limits in trade talks. Victor Oladipo, Nikola Vucevic, Elfrid Payton and even Mario Hezonja should each be fair game. Gordon is probably the only untouchable player they have. 

Given the theorized instability surrounding their future, don’t place any big-picture bets on this team until at least midway through 2016-17. This is said a lot about every team, but it’s especially true of the Magic. They are going to be so active over the next year that their win projections could prove too generous or too conservative. And no matter what moves they make, regardless of how good, this team is too far away from championsip contention to consider any of the other fancy futures.