Play of the Day for Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Apr 22, 2008 7:36 PM


Game 2 at Orlando

Raptors +5½ Magic (199)

Orlando is on a 4-0 run against the spread, while Toronto is the polar opposite at 0-4. The Magic breezed to a 114-100 victory in Game 1 when the posted total was 196½. The 2½-point rise lends itself to a similar high-scoring contest, although Toronto’s best chance to square the series is to tighten up defensively. With that said, the stats don’t suggest this happening.

Orlando has scored 101 or more points in its last six games with Dwight Howard and Hedo Turkoglu off big opening games. Toronto doesn’t seem to have an answer for either. A 43-point first quarter from Orlando basically sealed the over and there should be a few 30-point periods available for either side. Expect Chris Bosh to carry the Toronto offense in a result that figures to again hit the century mark on both sides. OVER.