Orlando Defeats Toronto 92-88 - Recap
The Magic got a 36-point performance from Dwight Howard as Orlando handed Toronto a 92-88 defeat on Monday at Air Canada Centre.
Orlando did not, however, defeat the Raptors against the spread, which closed at 6.5 at most sportsbooks. Totals bettors, meanwhile, saw the game go UNDER the closing number of 186.5.
Orlando got 19 points from Ryan Anderson and another 13 points from J.J. Redick. Hedo Turkoglu contributed 9 assists, while Ryan Anderson cleaned the glass with 13 rebounds.
Toronto got 23 points from DeMar DeRozan in a losing cause and another 15 points from Jerryd Bayless. James Johnson contributed 7 assists for the Raptors, while Aaron Gray had 11 rebounds.
First-half bettors who backed Orlando were victorious, as the score was 43-38 at the break.
Orlando had a 43-42 advantage in the rebounding department as they won the battle in the paint.
Orlando looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the Bobcats. The Raptors will aim to get back on the winning track vs Houston.