Planning on watching today’s Magic and Nets game? Catch the action at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY, as the Nets hosts this showdown at 7:30 ET on YES. This Eastern conference matchup has an over/under of 218 points, and the Nets are favored to win at home vs. the Magic.
ORLANDO MAGIC VS BROOKLYN NETS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Orlando Magic +2.5
This game will be played at Barclays Center at 7:30 ET on Tuesday, November 14th.
WHY BET THE ORLANDO MAGIC:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 106-105 in favor of the Nets.
- Our projections have Mikal Bridges finishing with Mikal Bridges points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists.
- From the field, we have the Nets finishing with a field goal percentage of 47.6% and knocking down 14 threes.
Does Orlando Have What it Takes to Win as Road Underdogs?
Over the Magic’s last five games, they are 3-2 and come in with an overall record of 5-4. Currently, in the Eastern Conference, the team is ranked 7th, and they are 3rd in the Southeast division.
Orlando has an ATS record above .500, currently standing at 7-2 against the spread. Orlando has covered the spread in two straight home games and are 4-1 ATS at home compared to 3-1 on the road.
The Magic’s offense finished with 112 points in their previous game, mirroring their current average of 110.1 points per contest. Currently leading the team in scoring is Paolo Banchero who comes into today’s matchup averaging 18.9. Franz Wagner also heads into the game with a PPG average of 18.6.
Currently, the Magic’s defense holds the 6th rank in the NBA, allowing 106.1 points per game.
Most recently, the Magic’s defense put together a solid performance, giving up just 97 points to the Bucks.
Will the Nets Defense Show Up at Home?
Facing off against the Magic, the Nets are looking to secure a winning record, with their current record sitting at 5-5. Across their 10 games, the Nets have recorded a 4-4 record when facing teams from the Eastern Conference and a 1-1 record in non-conference games.
Brooklyn has an overall ATS record of 8-1 as they come into today’s game. As the favorite this season, Brooklyn is 2-0 vs. the spread while going 6-1 as the underdog.
Compared to their season average of 113.2 points per game, the Nets struggled in their previous game. Against the Wizards, the Nets scored 102 points while finishing with a field goal percentage of 37.8%. The team’s top scorer is Cam Thomas, who enters today’s matchup with an average of 26.9, while Mikal Bridges also carries a PPG average of 20.2 into the game.
The Nets’ defense is presently ranked 14th in the league, allowing an average of 113.3 points per contest.
In the terms of takeaways, Nets are causing 12.6 turnovers per game, ranking 8th in the league. They also enter the matchup ranked 14th in rejections, averaging 5.4 blocked shots each game.