Who’s Playing

Phoenix @ Orlando

Current Records: Phoenix 8-3; Orlando 3-9

What to Know

The Orlando Magic head home again Friday, but with the point spread against them by 7.5 points, it might not be quite the welcoming they would prefer. They will square off against the Phoenix Suns at 7 p.m. ET at Amway Center. The Magic aren’t favored, but they just beat the odds in their last contest, so don’t count them out.

Orlando was able to grind out a solid victory over the Dallas Mavericks on Wednesday, winning 94-87. The top scorer for Orlando was small forward Franz Wagner (22 points).

Meanwhile, Phoenix strolled past the Minnesota Timberwolves with points to spare on Wednesday, taking the matchup 129-117. Phoenix can attribute much of their success to small forward Mikal Bridges, who had 31 points and five assists in addition to nine boards, and shooting guard Devin Booker, who shot 5-for-7 from beyond the arc and finished with a double-double on 32 points and ten dimes.

The wins brought Orlando up to 3-9 and the Suns to 8-3. A couple numbers to keep in mind before tip-off: The Magic enter the game with a 47.90% field goal percentage, good for fourth best in the league. But Phoenix have been holding their opponents to a field goal percentage of 44.50%, which places them fourth in the league. We’ll see which of these strengths — offense or defense — will win out.

How To Watch

  • When: Friday at 7 p.m. ET
  • Where: Amway Center — Orlando, Florida
  • TV: Bally Sports – Arizona
  • Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
  • Follow: CBS Sports App
  • Ticket Cost: $24.00

Odds

The Suns are a big 7.5-point favorite against the Magic, according to the latest NBA odds.

The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Suns as a 7-point favorite.

Over/Under: -110

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Series History

Phoenix have won eight out of their last 14 games against Orlando.

  • Mar 08, 2022 – Phoenix 102 vs. Orlando 99
  • Feb 12, 2022 – Phoenix 132 vs. Orlando 105
  • Mar 24, 2021 – Orlando 112 vs. Phoenix 111
  • Feb 14, 2021 – Phoenix 109 vs. Orlando 90
  • Jan 10, 2020 – Phoenix 98 vs. Orlando 94
  • Dec 04, 2019 – Orlando 128 vs. Phoenix 114
  • Dec 26, 2018 – Phoenix 122 vs. Orlando 120
  • Nov 30, 2018 – Orlando 99 vs. Phoenix 85
  • Mar 24, 2018 – Orlando 105 vs. Phoenix 99
  • Nov 10, 2017 – Orlando 128 vs. Phoenix 112
  • Mar 17, 2017 – Orlando 109 vs. Phoenix 103
  • Nov 23, 2016 – Phoenix 92 vs. Orlando 87
  • Mar 04, 2016 – Phoenix 102 vs. Orlando 84
  • Dec 09, 2015 – Phoenix 107 vs. Orlando 104

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