6:10 pm
November 7

Jazz @ Magic

Who will WIN this matchup?

Utah Jazz (7-2)

@ Orlando Magic (2-8)


Current odds:

Utah Jazz: (-800)

Orlando Magic: (+550)


The spread for the game is Utah by 11.5 points.

The matchup with Orlando completes the second back-to-back of the season for Utah, which dropped a 118-115 decision to the Miami Heat on Saturday despite Donovan Mitchell’s return to the lineup. The Jazz ended the month of October with a back-to-back, splitting road games against Chicago (107-99 loss) and Milwaukee (107-95 win).

Mitchell totaled a season-high 37 points on 14-for-28 shooting against the Heat, after he sat out Utah’s 116-98 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Thursday with a sprained ankle. He also had seven assists and two steals. Mike Conley (18 points, seven assists), Bojan Bogdanovic (16 points) and Royce O’Neale (15 points, six steals) scored in double figures as well for Utah, which nearly erased a 19-point, fourth-quarter deficit. Trailing by three points, Mitchell had an open look at a potential game-tying triple that missed to the right with nine seconds left.

Orlando started a five-game homestand with double-digit losses to Boston on Wednesday and San Antonio on Friday. At 0-4, the Magic are one of three NBA teams (Boston and New Orleans) without a home win this season. A pair of Orlando players — leading scorer Cole Anthony (ankle) and Ignas Brazdeikis (ankle) — are listed as questionable for the Utah game. Anthony, who is averaging 18.9 points per game, had a team-high 21 points, nine rebounds and six assists against San Antonio.

One bright spot for the Magic is an improved defensive rating (110.4) after they kept their last three opponents under 103 points. The Magic also registered 12 blocked shots against the Spurs as center Mo Bamba led the way with three. But turnovers and cold shooting continue to plague Orlando’s offense, which did not reach 90 points against both Boston and San Antonio. The Magic shot 32 percent (53-for-167) beyond the arc and had 71 total turnovers in their first four home games this season.

StreakSmarter Pick
Utah Jazz