Orlando Magic will host the Chicago Bulls as part of the regular season of the National Basketball Association.
“Mages” could not pass a difficult calendar without a series of defeats. In the last seven meetings, Orlando lost six times. However, it should be noted that virtually all the opponents were from the playoff zone, and several meetings were held with the favorites of the season (Milwaukee, Lakers, Clippers). With such a calendar, any of the clubs could earn a series of defeats. In the native walls, Florida lost two matches in a row, but before that, the Magic houses looked very decent – five wins in six games. The only defeat was in the game with Toronto. With strong rivals, Orlando plays frankly unsuccessfully, but with teams of the Chicago level, it gets Victoria.
After the unsuccessful performances in November, the Bulls changed a bit, having won four of the last six battles. The meeting against Orlando will be the fourth in a row away. At first, it was not possible to cope with Oklahoma, but then the bulls issued a rare series of two away victories, although the opponents were not from the top (Washington and Detroit). The game against the “magicians” will be the second in two days, which may also negatively affect the readiness of the Bulls to extend the series of Victoria.
Our prediction: the victory of Orlando with a handicap (-4.5)