The Morning Shootaround: Monday March 27th

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Orlando Magic at Toronto Raptors

Orlando Magic 48.21 25 41.36 20 40.78 15 46.74 18 51.3 23 98.7
Toronto Raptors 45.34 11 36.88 2 39.63 7 45.67 11 48.7 10 97.2
League Average 46.27 15.5 40.36 15.5 40.37 15.5 46.19 15.5 49.8 15.5

Vegas- Toronto -9.5 206 O/U

Orlando Projected Lineup- Elfrid Payton, Evan Fournier, Terrence Ross, Aaron Gordon, Nikola Vucevic

Toronto Projected Lineup- Cory Joseph, DeMar DeRozan, DeMarre Carroll, Serge Ibaka, Jonas Valanciunas

Injuries- Jeff Green (Out), DeMarre Carroll (Questionable-Back)

Top Plays- DeMar DeRozan, Evan Fournier, Serge Ibaka, Nikola Vucevic, Elfrid Payton

Secondary Plays- Terrence Ross, Aaron Gordon, Jonas Valanciunas, Cory Joseph, P.J. Tucker, Delon Wright

  • The Toronto Raptors have won five straight games and sit 3.5 games out of first in the East, and one behind Washington for third.
  • Toronto has allowed 91 points or fewer four times during their five-game winning streak.
  • The Orlando Magic have won three of their last four games as they continue to play spoilers against teams jockeying for playoff position.
  • The Raptors have lost their past two games against the Magic, however, 102-94 at Orlando Feb. 3 and 114-113 Jan. 29 at the ACC. The Raptors defeated the Magic 109-79 at Orlando on Dec. 18.
  • The Raptors have come back to win 19 times after trailing by double digits, which leads the NBA
  • Terrence Ross will face his former team for the first time since the All-Star break. Ross is averaging 12.3 points in 15 games with Orlando, and 16.5 points in the past four.
  • Nikola Vucevic is averaging 18.5 points and 12.5 rebounds in the last four games.
  • Elfrid Payton has a triple-double and two double-doubles over the last four games. Payton has averaged 12.25 points, 7.5 assists, and 8.25 rebounds over that stretch.
  • Payton has recorded four triple-doubles in the last 10 games.
  • DeMar DeRozan scored at least 40 points in back-to-back wins for Toronto before being limited to 18 against Dallas.
  • Serge Ibaka is averaging 14.6 points and 6.6 rebounds while shooting 41.5 percent from 3-point range in 15 games for Orlando.
  • Evan Fournier leads Orlando in scoring (16.9) and is averaging 18.5 in the last four.
  • The Orlando Magic rank fourth in opponent rebounds allowed per game (46.3) since the All-Star break.


Magic CourtIQ without Green this season


Raptors CourtIQ without Lowry and Carroll this season


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Brent Heiden

Brent has been playing fantasy sports for over 10 years now and made the transition over to DFS about two years ago. He is an avid NBA fan and enjoys looking at the sport from an analytical point of view. He is a cash game grinder but has enjoyed a lot of success in GPPs over the past two seasons, including a top-10 finish in the RotoWire MLB Championship. He has been writing MLB, NBA, and game theory articles for since it was founded. You can find him on Twitter @BrentHeiden1 and find all his articles on

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