Raptors vs. Magic Game 2 Betting Preview: Bet on Toronto to Bounce Back?

Apr 16, 2019 05:35 PM EDT

Photo credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: Kyle Lowry

Game 2 Betting Odds: Toronto Raptors vs. Orlando Magic

  • Spread: Raptors -10
  • Over/Under: 211.5
  • Time: 8 p.m. ET
  • TV Channel: TNT
  • Series Score: Magic Lead 1-0

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Despite a new coach plus several additions to the roster, the same old playoff Raptors showed up in Game 1, losing outright to the Magic. Will they bounce back in Game 2? Our analysts discuss.

Betting Trends to Know

The Raptors dropped Game 1 of their playoff series against the Magic as a 9.5-point favorite, continuing their trend of underperforming early in playoff series — especially in Game 1s. The Raptors are now 3-13 against-the-spread (ATS) overall and 1-8 ATS at home in franchise history in Game 1s.

Have the Raptors historically been able to rebound in Game 2? In the Kyle Lowry era (since 2012-13), Toronto is 2-6-1 ATS in Game 2s, failing to cover the spread by 6.6 points per game. – Evan Abrams

The Magic won Game 1 as a 9.5-point underdog and were about a 4-1 underdog on the moneyline. This season, the Magic are by far the most profitable team on the moneyline, profiting bettors $1,921 by wagering $100 per game. Since the NBA All-Star break, the Magic are 16-8 straight-up, profiting bettors $966, including 7-2 straight-up against teams above .500 (+$1,092). – Abrams

Game 1 of Raptors-Magic went under the closing total of 212.5. Since 2005, if a team’s previous game went under, the under in its next playoff game has gone 314-276-7 (53.2%). This strategy has been most profitable in the first round: 183-139-3 (56.8%). – John Ewing

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