Orlando Magic vs. Toronto Raptors (Aug. 5, 2020): How to Watch, Odds and Prediction

Aaron Gordon had a strong showing in last year's Playoffs for the Orlando Magic. (Photo by Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images)
Aaron Gordon had a strong showing in last year's Playoffs for the Orlando Magic. (Photo by Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images) /

The Orlando Magic look to bounce back from their frustrating loss to the Indiana Pacers by jumping into the fire that is the Toronto Raptors.

Orlando Magic (32-36) vs. Toronto Raptors (48-18)


8 p.m./FOX Sports Florida



2020 Season Series:

Raptors 104, Magic 95

in Toronto on Oct. 28;

Raptors 113, Magic 97

in Toronto on Nov. 20;

Raptors 90, Magic 83

in Orlando on Nov. 29; Today at the NBA Campus

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OMD Prediction

The Orlando Magic had all their momentum going into the game against the Indiana Pacers. There was no reason to believe things would not continue or the team was not ready for the moment. Tuesday’s result was shocking for that reason. The Magic just did not look like any version of themselves. Certainly not one that was playoff ready or gearing toward the postseason. They get to go right back into it against a very good team with a chance to make good. That part will not be easy. The Toronto Raptors are also playing well and the Orlando Magic will have to be sharp — sharper than they were even against the Sacramento Kings.

104. 38. Prediction. 108. 81

1) Steve Clifford called the Orlando Magic’s loss to the Indiana Pacers “unacceptable” as the team fell behind early and never caught up. Orlando had some positive moments, but the team never recovered from a slow start.

2) Winning the seventh seed is not going to be easy and not a sure thing, Josh Robbins of The Athletic writes.

3) The Toronto Raptors must re-sign Fred VanVleet because the cost of losing him is far too high, Doug Smith of the Toronto Star writes.

4) The Toronto Raptors are thrilled that OG Anunoby is starting to pan out, Ryan Wolstat of The Toronto Sun writes.

5) Orlando Magic equipment manager Jacob Diamond describes life in the bubble to Mark Medina of USA TODAY.

6) Coaches are enjoying the casual look of the NBA campus and might be thinking of making it permanent, Zach Lowe of ESPN writes.

7) The Orlando Magic could not have been able to prepare for Jonathan Isaac’s disastrous moment. They are confident Isaac has the right mindset to come back.

8) The Orlando Magic should be exploring new rotations to balance their lineup for the inevitable close games ahead, Spencer Henderson writes.

9) The Orlando Magic will need their glue guys to get through this compressed schedule.

10) If the Orlando Magic match up with the Toronto Raptors in the Playoffs, their goal will be to steal a win again.

11) The Orlando Magic’s two-way players are always staying ready for their opportunity.