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Toronto Raptors at Orlando Magic predictions, picks and best bets

Apr 3, 2019; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Toronto Raptors forward Kawhi Leonard (2) dribbles the ball against the Brooklyn Nets during the first half at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports

The Toronto Raptors and Orlando Magic take to Amway Center Friday for Game 3 of their Eastern Conference Quarterfinals with the first-round series tied at one game apiece. Tip-off comes shortly after 7 p.m. Eastern.

Odds provided by Bet365; for a full-set of today’s sports betting odds, access them at USA TODAY Sports.

Toronto Raptors at Orlando Magic: By the Numbers

  • The Raptors pulled off an impressive 29-point win in Game 2 after being upset on home court 104-101 in the series opener.
  • Raptors PG Kyle Lowry was held scoreless in Game 1 but answered with 22 points on 8-for-13 shooting in Game 2.
  • Toronto is shooting .469 from the floor in the series while Orlando is trailing behind at a .386 clip coupled with a rate of just .705 on free throws.
  • Magic PG D.J. Augustin is leading his team with 17 points per game in the postseason after averaging 11.7 over the regular season.

Toronto Raptors at Orlando Magic: Key Injuries

Raptors depth C Chris Boucher has been ruled out for the third consecutive game due to a back injury. PF OG Anunoby remains out following an appendectomy.

The Magic remains without Cs Timofey Mozgov and Mo Bamba, and PG Markelle Fultz.

Toronto Raptors at Orlando Magic: Best Bet

Moneyline: The Raptors are -185 favorites as they take to the road following a convincing win in Game 2. The conference’s second seed will go where Lowry leads. As long as he’s back on track after a strong outing Tuesday, Toronto‘s a safe play.

Against the spread: Toronto is being spotted 4.5 points as the favorite. Coming off their largest win since March 18 the Raptors are a good pick to cover at -110.

Over/under: Both Games 1 and 2 came in below Friday’s 210 total. The UNDER should be the pick again at -110.

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