Magic vs. Jazz Player Props, Odds & Predictions – Thursday, Feb 29

Utah Jazz forward/center Lauri Markkanen (23) reacts after a three point basket against the Denver Nuggets during the first half at the Delta Center.
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The Magic are all set to face off against the Utah Jazz on Thursday, Feb 29. Today’s game is slated to tip off at 7:00 ET and will be shown on BSF. Orlando enters this contest as 6.5-point favorites, and the over/under total stands at 225. Can the Jazz come out on top as the favorite? Our Magic vs. Jazz predictions can be found below.

Magic vs. Jazz Odds

  • Spread: Magic -6.5
  • Total 225

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Game Info

  • Date: Thursday, Feb 29
  • Time: 7:00 ET
  • Location: Kia Center, Orlando FL
  • TV: BSF

Jazz Betting Trends

  • Over their last five games, the Jazz have an over/under record of 2-3 and are 1-4 vs. the spread.
  • Although Utah has a straight up record of 1-4 in their last five road games, they have not held up as well vs the spread going 1-4. The team averaged 112 points per game in these games.
  • As the betting underdog, the Jazz have an ATS mark of just 3-7 in their last ten games. Utah posted a straight up mark of 2-8 in these matchups.

Magic Betting Trends

  • In their last five games, the Magic have an over/under record of 4-1 and are 4-1 vs. the spread.
  • In their last five games at home, the Magic have a straight up record of 3-2 while going 2-3 vs the spread. The team’s offense averaged 105 points per game in these contests.
  • As the betting favorite, the Magic have an ATS record of 4-1 in their last five games. In these matchups their, straight up record was 5-0.

Is a Win at Orlando Possible for the Jazz?

As the underdog, the Jazz have gone 15-27 this season and are 4-3 as the underdog against the spread. Today’s O/U line of 225 is lower than 52 of their games this season. Utah’s O/U record for the season is 32-26-1, and the under has hit in their last three games.

In their most recent game, the Jazz lost to the Hawks by a score of 124-97. The O/U line for that game was 238.5, and Utah was getting 2 points on the spread going into the game.

Overall, the Jazz are 27-32 this season and are currently 11th in the Western Conference. On the road, they have a record of 9-21, and they are 13-17 ATS on the road.

In the Western Conference, the Jazz are 14-22 compared to 13-10 in non-conference games. Today, they are 6.5-point underdogs and are 32-27 ATS for the season.

In their games this season, the Jazz have averaged 238.1 points per game compared to today’s O/U line of 225. This season, their games have averaged an over/under line of 234.4.

Utah is currently 9th in the NBA in scoring at 117.7 points per game. However, their offense is much better at home, where they average 123.2 points, compared to 112.3 on the road.

When it comes to pace, the Jazz are 7th in the league at 100.4 possessions per game. In terms of field goal percentage, Utah is 20th at 46%.

One area where the Jazz excel is in getting to the free-throw line. They are 5th in the NBA in free throws made at 19.1 per game. Overall, Utah is 8th in assists at 28.4 per game.

Looking at the Jazz defense, they will be looking for a better performance considering they are currently conceding 120.5 points per game (25th). In their previous game, the Jazz’s defense struggled against the Hawks, giving up 124 points on a field goal percentage of 37%.

Does Orlando Have What it Takes to Win as Home Favorites?

The Magic have won two straight games at home and are favored by 6.5 points today. In their last game, they easily covered the spread with a 27-point win over the Nets (108-81).

Orlando’s O/U record for the season is 29-30, and the under has hit in three straight games. On average, their games have seen 221.7 points scored, which is lower than today’s line of 225.

So far this season, the Magic are 38-21 against the spread, including a 19-8 mark at home. Against the Eastern Conference, they are 23-15 and are currently 8th in the East.

Orlando’s most recent win came against the Nets, where they covered the spread as 6.5-point favorites. The final score of that game was 108-81, and the O/U line was 209.

In their 33-26 overall record, the Magic are 17-3 as the favorite and have gone 15-5 ATS as the favorite. Today’s O/U line of 225 is higher than their season average of 224.2.

At home, the Magic are averaging 114.4 points per game, which is 19th in the league. Overall, Orlando is 26th in scoring at 111.4 points per game. In terms of pace, the Magic are 24th in the NBA at 97.4 possessions per game.

So far this season, the Magic have outscored the NBA scoring average in just 33.9% of their games. In terms of field goal percentage, Orlando is 15th in the league at 47%. From three-point range, the Magic are last in the NBA in made threes per game at 11.

Coming into the game, Orlando is 6th in the league in free throws made per game at 19.1. In terms of assists, the Magic are 25th in the league at 24.8 per game.

So far, the Magic defense is giving up 110.3 points per contest, which has them sitting 6th in the NBA. One thing to note, is they have given up more points than their season average in four straight matchups. In the terms of takeaways, Magic are causing 13.9 turnovers per game, ranking 22nd in the league. They also enter the matchup ranked 12th in rejections, averaging 5.3 blocked shots each game.

Magic vs. Jazz Player Prop

A player prop we are looking at is Paolo Banchero and his points prop of 21.5. Currently, the over for this prop is sitting at a payout of -110 while the under is at -117. With his prop line at 21.5, our model indicates that taking the over is the way to go as we project him to end up with 22. We foresee him having a field goal percentage of 47.1% and connecting on one three.

  • The Prop: Paolo Banchero Over 21.5 Points (-110)

Magic vs. Jazz Predictions

The Magic is our pick to not only win with a projected score of 136-111. But we also favor them to cover the spread. Our bet is on the Magic at -6.5.

As for the total, the line is currently sitting at 225 and our model has the Jazz and Magic finishing with a combined 247 points. Our pick is to take the over.

The Pick: Magic -6.5 | at Fanduel Sportsbook