The Golden State Warriors against Orlando Magic predictions is for their match on Friday at Amway Center in Orlando, Florida. Golden State is 11th at 3-4 in the Western Conference and second in the Pacific Division. The Warriors will meet the Miami Heat before this match; Golden State won over the Heat 123-110 in their first meeting of the season.
The Orlando Magic is 15th at 1-6 in the Eastern Conference and fifth in the Southeast Division. Before this match, Orlando will be squaring off with the Oklahoma City Thunder at Paycom Center on Tuesday evening in Oklahoma City.
Golden State Warriors vs. Orlando Magic Predictions
The Warriors are in a 2-game losing skid after bowing to the Hornets at 120-113 and the Pistons at 128-114. Transition defense, ball movement, and too much fouling are the issues hounding the Warriors in their recent losses. However, Steve Kerr is confident that the Dubs will resolve the problems in time.
A Sense of Urgency for the Warriors
Against the Pistons, SG Jordan Poole displayed his game with a sense of urgency. Eventually, he brought in 30 points against the Pistons. In the same vein, PG Stephen Curry led the team with 32 points. Curry is the top scorer with 31.0 ppg, 47.0% in FG shooting, and 93.2% from the charity stripe.
Golden State is currently the third-ranked scoring team in the NBA with 118.7 PPG. Also, it is a team that has allowed 854 points so far this season. According to ESPN Stats and Information Research, the figure is the highest a defending champion allowed through seven games in NBA history. They have the No. 21 defensive rating in the league.
Expecting Stiff Resistance from the Orlando Magic
The Orlando Magic is 1-6 on the season and last in the Southeast Division. The Magic has SF Paolo Banchero with 22.7 points, 7.6 rebounds, and 3.9 dimes per game. Summing up, Orlando puts in an average of 105.6 points, 45.6 rebounds, 19.9 assists, 14.3 turnovers, and 110.3 points allowed per game.
Also, the Magic has Center Wendell Carter Jr. leading in rebounds with 9.1 RPG. SF Franz Wagner tops the assists and steals categories with 4.0 and 1.0, respectively. Center Bol Bol controls the blocks section with 2.4 blocks per game.
The Warriors’ last meeting with the Orlando Magic was on March 23, 2022. The Magic won 94-90 at Amway Center in Orlando, Florida. Cole Anthony recorded 14 points, five rebounds, and five assists. SG Jordan Poole made 26 points and six assists. In addition, SG Klay Thompson had 15 points for the Warriors in the losing effort.
The Dubs will dominate in this Golden State Warriors against the Orlando Magic Predictions.
Tip-off is at 7:30 pm est on Thursday, November 3, 2022.