523 Magic (+3.5) over Suns
The Magic are the better team and they’re getting points. They’ll be without DJ Augustin but over the past week Markelle Fultz has been playing better and I’m expecting a big game from him and Nikola Vucevic as they will have the advantage in their matchups. Aaron Gordon should also have the advantage in his matchup if he plays but Birch should step in and play well if Gordon doesn’t go. Magic also have taken care of business over the last week vs teams under .500 going 2-1 with the 3rd best net rating (+12) while the Suns have struggled over the past week vs teams under .500 going 1-2 with the 21st net rating (-2.9). Booker is talented but it just isn’t enough and he isn’t having much of an impact on winning and changing the direction of this Suns team. Over the last 3 years the Magic are 4-2 SU and 3-3 ATS vs the Suns and the Magic are 5-0 ATS last 5 games in Phoenix.