Trust Steph Curry to Bounce Back Against Horrible Magic Defense

Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry.
Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry. / Stan Szeto-USA TODAY Sports

Golden State Warriors superstar Steph Curry is coming off one of the worst shooting performances of his career, going just 7-for-28 from the field in Golden State’s loss to the San Antonio Spurs on Saturday. 

It’s the second game in the past three that Curry has struggled with his shot (he was 4-for-21 in one of Golden State’s games against the Phoenix Suns), but I think he is in a great spot to bounce back on Monday. 

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Curry and the Warriors are 16-point favorites against a young Orlando Magic team that really struggles on the defensive end this season. Orlando is 26th in the NBA in defensive rating, is allowing 110.5 points per game and opponents average 13.2 made 3-pointers per game against the Magic this season. 

This sets up as a great spot for Curry, whose points prop at WynnBET is at 28.5 (Over -115/Under -125) to hit the over tonight. Steph is still averaging 27.5 points per game and has gone over this number in eight games this season. 

It’s worth noting that both Phoenix (No. 2 in defensive rating) and San Antonio (No. 10 in defensive rating) are far superior defensive teams than Orlando. Curry dropped 32 points on the league’s worst defense, the Portland Trail Blazers, just a few games ago, and there’s no reason to believe that he can’t find his form again at home tonight. 

Five of Steph’s eight games going over 28.5 points have come at Chase Center this season, and he’s shooting better from the field (45.1 percent vs. 41.4 percent) and from 3 (41.5 percent vs. 40.2 percent) when playing in Golden State. 

I’m backing Curry tonight to torch Orlando in what should be an easy Warriors win.