At 7:00 ET, the Brooklyn Nets (+300) will travel to face the Orlando Magic (-383) in an Eastern Conference matchup. The over/under line for this game is currently set at 215.5 points.

Orlando (-9.5) is currently favored over Brooklyn. The Nets are 11th in the Eastern Conference with a record of 22-35, while the Magic are 8th in the East at 32-26.

BROOKLYN NETS VS ORLANDO MAGIC BETTING PICK

The Pick: Orlando Magic -9.5

This game will be played at Kia Center at 7:00 ET on Tuesday, February 27th.

WHY BET THE ORLANDO MAGIC:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 137-121 in favor of the Magic.
  • Our projections have Paolo Banchero finishing with Paolo Banchero points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists.
  • From the field, we have the Magic finishing with a field goal percentage of 48.1% and knocking down 14 threes.

Will the Nets Exceed Expectations on the Road?

This season, the Nets have an O/U record of 26-31, and the under has hit in their last four games. Their games have averaged 227.4 points per game, and today’s O/U line is set at 215.5.

When looking at their ATS record, the Nets are 25-29 for the season and 10-17 on the road. As underdogs, they are 14-22 vs. the spread compared to 11-7 as the favorite. Today, they are getting 9.5 points.

In their last game, the Nets defeated the Grizzlies by a score of 111-86. They were favored by 2.5 points heading into the game. This win improved their overall record to 22-35, which is currently 11th in the Eastern Conference.

Against Eastern Conference opponents, the Nets are 14-18 and 2-8 against other teams in their division. On the road, they are 9-18 for the season, and they are 9-30 as the underdog.

So far this season, the Nets have been a below-average offensive team, ranking 23rd in points per game at 112.5. In terms of scoring on the road, they are also 23rd in the league at 110.8 points per game.

When it comes to their three-point shooting, the Nets are 7th in the NBA in made threes per game, averaging 13.7. However, they are just 16th in three-point shooting percentage at 36%.

Overall, Brooklyn is 28th in field goal percentage at 45% and 25th in two-point shooting percentage at 52%. In terms of free-throw shooting, they are 27th in made free throws per game.

On average, the Brooklyn defense is giving up 114.9 points per game (16th). Right now, they are on a 3 game streak of giving up fewer points than their season average. When it comes to defending inside the arc, the Nets squad is permitting opposing teams to shoot at a clip of 53.1% inside the arc, and they’re also giving up 37.9% from downtown.

Are Orlando Ready for a Home Win?

The Magic are 9.5-point favorites today against the Nets. This season, they have gone 37-21 against the spread, but have failed to cover in their last two games.

Orlando’s O/U record for the season is 29-29, and the under has hit in their last two games. Today’s O/U line is 215.5, and their games have averaged 222.2 points per game.

In the Eastern Conference, the Magic are currently in 8th place with a record of 32-26. Against other Eastern Conference teams, they are 22-15 compared to 10-11 against the West.

Orlando’s last game was a 109-92 loss to the Hawks. They were 1.5-point underdogs in that game and are now 16-23 as underdogs this season. The Magic were also 2-0 vs. the spread as underdogs.

For the season, the Magic have an average scoring differential of +5.8 points per game at home and are 18-8 straight up at home. Their ATS record at home is also 18-8, while they are 19-13 on the road.

In their games this season, the Magic have been favored in 19 of their 58 games. As the favorite, their ATS record is 14-5, and they are 16-3 straight up. As the favorite, they have gone 9-4 vs. the spread.

When playing at home, the Magic are averaging 114.6 points per game (18th) compared to their season average of 111.5 points per game (26th). Overall, the Magic are 20th in true shooting percentage and 16th in field goal percentage.

Orlando has been getting to the free-throw line at a high rate this season, ranking 3rd in free-throw attempts per game. They are also 12th in offensive rebounds.

In terms of pace, the Magic are 24th in the league at 97.5 possessions per game. So far, they have been below the NBA scoring average in 65.5% of their games.

At this time, the Magic’s defense is positioned 7th in the NBA, permitting 110.8 points per game. When it comes to forced turnovers, the Magic are forcing 13.8 per game, which is 22nd in the league. They also come into the game sitting 12th in blocked shots at 5.3 per game.