Magic vs. Raptors NBA Preview (3/15/24): Odds, Lineups & Injuries

Written By Editorial Team on March 15, 2024
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Orlando Magic vs. Toronto Raptors (3/15/24)

The Orlando Magic travel to take on the Toronto Raptors in an Eastern Conference game at 7:30 p.m. ET on Friday at Scotiabank Arena. The game will not be nationally televised in the US but is available on NBA League Pass.

Magic vs. Raptors pregame odds

According to the latest NBA betting odds, the Magic are road favorites for their second meeting of the season with the Raptors. For the first matchup, Orlando came out on top with a 126-107 home win, covering the spread as a -1.5 favorite. The total went over the line of 215.5 points. Current odds for Friday’s game at Mass sportsbooks are as follows:

  • DraftKingsRaptors +8.5, over/under 217.5
  • FanDuelRaptors +8, over/under 217.0
  • Caesars: Raptors +8.5, over/under 217.0
  • BetMGM: Raptors +8.5, over/under 217.5

Odds are subject to change and vary between sportsbooks for the Magic vs. Raptors. 

Magic vs. Raptors projected starting lineups (3/15/24)

Magic starting lineup

PG: Jalen Suggs
SG: Gary Harris
SF: Franz Wagner
PF: Paolo Banchero
C: Wendell Carter

Raptors starting lineup

PG: Immanuel Quickley
SG: Gary Trent Jr. (Game-time decision)
SF: Ochai Agbaji
PF: Bruce Brown
C: Kelly Olynyk

Projected starting lineups & injuries for each team are provided by Sportsdata.

Magic vs. Raptors injuries for tonight’s game

Orlando enters Friday’s game with no injuries. Meanwhile, the Raptors have multiple players on their injury report. Guard Gary Trent Jr. is listed as a game-time decision due to a groin injury, while guard D.J. Carton (ankle), forward RJ Barrett (personal), center Chris Boucher (knee), center Jakob Poeltl (finger) and guard Scottie Barnes (hand) are all out for Friday’s game.

Team standings & stats for tonight’s game

Orlando Magic team stats ahead of tonight’s game

The Orlando Magic enter at 38-28 and in fifth place in the Eastern Conference. They’re 7-3 over their last 10 games and 1-2 over their last three, a stretch that started with a road loss to the New York Knicks. The Magic were last in action on Wednesday, exiting with a 114-106 home win over the Brooklyn Nets. Paolo Banchero was perfect from the field and eight of nine on free throws for a team-leading 21 points. Orlando won the previous matchup against the Raptors in November, 126-107, and is the better team based on overall records. Below are the Magic’s team stats on the season.

  • Points per game: 110.7 (26th)
  • Points allowed per game: 109.3 (3rd)
  • Rebounds per game: 42.7 (20th)
  • Assists per game: 24.5 (28th)
  • FG%: 47.6 (14th)
  • 3PT%: 35.3 (26th)

Toronto Raptors team stats ahead of tonight’s game

The Toronto Raptors are 23-43 and in 12th place in the Eastern Conference. They’re 3-7 in their last five games and riding a five-game losing streak. Last time out, they fell 113-104 to the Detroit Pistons. Immanuel Quickley topped the team in scoring with 25 points. Here are the Raptors’ key team stats for the season to date:

  • Points per game: 114.1 (17th)
  • Points allowed per game: 118.2 (24th)
  • Rebounds per game: 43.5 (17th)
  • Assists per game: 29.3 (3rd)
  • FG%: 47.5 (15th)
  • 3PT%: 35.4 (24th)

Player stats for Magic vs. Raptors on March 15

Orlando Magic leaders ahead of tonight’s game

Forward Paolo Banchero led Orlando with 21 points in Wednesday’s win over the Brooklyn Nets. Here are the top five players for Orlando from that victory:

  • Paolo Banchero (PF): 21 PTS, 3 RBS, 9 ASTS
  • Wendell Carter Jr. (C): 15 PTS, 8 RBS, 2 ASTS
  • Franz Wagner (SF): 14 PTS, 5 RBS, 6 ASTS
  • Jalen Suggs (SG): 14 PTS, 4 RBS, 2 ASTS
  • Gary Harris (SG): 13 PTS, 2 RBS, 1 AST

Two forwards lead the Magic with over 20 points per game — Paolo Banchero and Franz Wagner. Here are Orlando’s season leaders heading into tonight’s game:

  • Paolo Banchero: 22.9 PPG, 6.8 RPG, 5.3 APG
  • Franz Wagner: 20.0 PPG, 5.5 RPG, 3.9 APG
  • Jalen Suggs: 12.3 PPG, 3.3 RPG, 2.6 APG
  • Wendell Carter Jr.: 11.6 PPG, 6.9 RPG, 1.6 APG
  • Cole Anthony: 11.6 PPG, 3.9 RPG, 3.1 APG

Toronto Raptors leaders ahead of tonight’s game

Despite Immanuel Quickley leading the way with 25 points, Toronto lost to the Detroit Pistons on Wednesday. Here are the Raptor’s top five performing players from the team’s last outing against Detroit:

  • Immanuel Quickley (SG): 25 PTS, 5 RBS, 8 ASTS
  • Kelly Olynyk (PF): 19 PTS, 6 RBS, 8 ASTS
  • Bruce Brown (SF): 17 PTS, 4 RBS, 5 ASTS
  • Jordan Nwora (SF): 12 PTS, 2 RBS, 0 ASTS
  • Jontay Porter (C): 10 PTS, 6 RBS, 6 ASTS

The Raptors have struggled to get going all season, highlighted by losing five straight games. RJ Barrett is Toronto’s leading scorer, but he’s out for Friday’s game. Here are the top five Raptors players based on current season stats:

  • RJ Barrett (SG): 20.8 PPG, 6.2 RPG, 4.0 APG
  • Scottie Barnes (SF): 19.9 PPG, 8.2 RPG, 6.1 APG
  • Immanuel Quickley (SG): 18.2 PPG, 4.6 RPG, 6.6 APG
  • OG Anunoby (SF): 15.1 PPG 3.9 RPG, 2.7 APG
  • Gary Trent Jr. (SG): 12.3 PPG, 2.7 PRG, 6.1 APG
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