Date & time: Sunday, January 22, 12:00 PM
Venue: Amway Center (Orlando)
Head to head record
Golden State Warriors vs Orlando Magic 119-113 (2015/2016 NBA)
Orlando Magic vs Golden State Warriors 114-130 (2015/2016 NBA)
Golden State Warriors vs Orlando Magic 98-97 (2014/2015 NBA)
Orlando Magic vs Golden State Warriors 96-111 (2014/2015 NBA)
Golden State Warriors vs Orlando Magic 103-89 (2013/2014 NBA)
Orlando Magic vs Golden State Warriors prediction
Golden State Warriors will be looking to extend their winning run in the league to seven games when they take on Orlando Magic at Amway Center. Magic returned to winning ways on Friday, but it remains to be seen if they are capable of upsetting the last season’s finalists in front of home fans.
Important win over Bucks
Following three straight defeats, Orlando Magic gave fans some cheer on Friday as they outplayed Milwaukee Bucks at their Amway Center. Frank Vogel’s team are eager to book their place in the Eastern Conference play-offs, but they need to keep on making progress if they are to turn their dream into reality. Key player Evan Fournier missed the Milwaukee Bucks game with injury and in his absence Elfrid Payton led Magic to the 112-96 triumph. Orlando face an uphill task in Sunday’s clash against Golden State Warriors and it remains to be seen if they are capable of recording their first win over Steve Kerr’s team since 2012. Frank Vogel’s charges recorded only one win in previous four games at home and I do not believe that home win should be considered.
Evan Fournier is a major doubt and he will be assessed on the match day. Jodie Meeks remains in the recovery room, but coach Frank Vogel has no other injury concerns ahead of the visit of Golden State.
Golden State Warriors suffered a shocking 119-128 loss to Memphis Grizzlies earlier in January, but the main contenders for the NBA trophy quickly returned to winning ways. The last season’s runners-up are on a six-game winning run in the league and seeing that they hammered title holders Cleveland Cavaliers 126-91 earlier this week, many people believe that Steve Kerr’s men are going to win the trophy without any difficulties. However, the season is long and the star-studded team will have to be at their sharpest in the NBA play-offs if they are to regain the title. Kevin Durant has been in a splendid form and the former Oklahoma City Thunder man, who led Warriors to a 125-108 victory over Houston Rockets on Friday, will be the man to watch in the away side. Stephen Curry has been playing below expectations this season, but “the Golden Boy” is widely expected to find his best form soon.
David West will be out of contention for two weeks with a thumb injury, but the former Indiana Pacers man is the only absentee in the away side.
- Golden State recorded six wins in previous seven away games
- Orlando conceded 100+ points in four of their last five home games
- Warriors are after their fourth consecutive win over Magic
- Stephen Curry scored 51 points in last meeting between the two teams
- Orlando have already suffered 13 defeats at home this season
Orlando Magic vs Golden State Warriors betting pick
Golden State Warriors seem to be on top of their game ahead of the trip to Orlando. Steve Kerr’s troops are brimming with confidence following six consecutive wins in the league and seeing that Orlando Magic ace Evan Fournier is likely to miss Sunday’s clash with injury, I am tempted to put my money on the Western Conference leaders.
Pick: Golden State Warriors -11.5