Orlando Magic vs. Brooklyn Nets Betting Prediction 01/23/19

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A six-game home winning streak is on the line for the Brooklyn Nets (25-23) when they take on the Orlando Magic (20-27) at Barclays Center. The game can be seen on YES Network at 7:30 p.m. ET on Wednesday, January 23, 2019.

Orlando Magic at Brooklyn Nets Betting Odds

Both teams covered in their last game. The Nets (3.5-point favorites) defeated the Sacramento Kings 123-94, while the Magic (2-point underdog) beat the Atlanta Hawks 122-103. The Brooklyn game went 14 points under the projected point total of 231, while the Orlando game went 3 points over the projected point total of 222.

Orlando dominated every facet of the game. They had a great turnover percentage of 9.9 (better than their season average of 11.9) and a free throw rate of 0.209 (above their season average of 0.165). Atlanta recorded marks of 11.9 and 0.186, respectively, for those same stats. Meanwhile, Brooklyn dominated nearly every facet of their game. They had a free throw rate of 0.222 (above their season average of 0.212) and an offensive rebounding percentage of 30.8 (above their season average of 24.9). Sacramento was 0.065 and 18.5, respectively, for those same stats. D’Angelo Russell had a solid game for Brooklyn with 31 points and eight assists. Nikola Vucevic, meanwhile played well for Orlando, putting up 29 points and 14 rebounds.

In their first matchup this year, Russell led the Nets to a 117-115 victory. He scored a game-high 40 points. The two teams combined for 232 points, which was well over the projected point total of 216.5, and Brooklyn covered as a 3-point underdog. The Nets’ turnover percentage was their biggest advantage over the Magic. Brooklyn had a rate of 9.6, while Orlando posted a mark of 11.5.

Oddsmakers have a tendency to set the total high when the Magic are playing, as 55.3 percent of their games have finished under the total. Orlando comes into the game with records of 20-27 straight up (SU) and 22-22-3 against the spread (ATS).

Unlike Orlando, Nets games have a slight tendency to finish over the total (50.0 percent). Further, Brooklyn is 25-23 SU and 27-21 ATS.

Both teams have had a couple of players step their game up over their last five games. Terrence Ross (19 points) and Evan Fournier (16 points,4.0 assists,1.4 steals) have been great for the Magic, while Russell (26 points,6.8 assists) and Jarrett Allen (13 points,12.6 rebounds,3.2 blocks) have contributed greatly to the Nets.

Magic at Nets Free Pick

Pick: SU Winner – Nets, ATS Winner – Nets, O/U – Over

Betting Notes:

  • The Nets rank fifth in three pointers attempted per game (34.5) while the Magic rank 15th (31.3).
  • Orlando ranks fourth in second chance points allowed per game (11.3) while Brooklyn ranks 25th (14.4).
  • The Magic rank second in steals allowed per game (6.9) while the Nets rank 17th (7.7).
  • Orlando ranks 13th in blocks per game (5.3) while Brooklyn ranks 27th (4.1).
  • Brooklyn averages 45.9 rebounds per game, which ranks 11th in the NBA. Orlando ranks 22nd in rebounds allowed per game (45.8).
  • The Magic rank seventh in points allowed in the paint per game (46.6) while the Nets rank 25th (51.4).
  • The Nets rank third in fast break points allowed per game (10.9) while the Magic rank 14th (13.3).
  • Brooklyn ranks fifth in assists allowed per game (22.9) while Orlando ranks eighth (23.2).
  • Orlando ranks eighth in points off turnovers allowed per game (15.6) while Brooklyn ranks 25th (17.6).
  • Orlando is 8-2 when they allow under 100 points, while Brooklyn is 6-1.
  • The Nets are 24-17 when they score more than 100 points, while the Magic are 16-12.
  • Brooklyn is 13-11 ATS at home, while Orlando is 12-10-2 ATS on the road.
  • The total has gone under in 15 of the Magic’s 24 road games, while 13 of the Nets’ 24 home games have gone over.

Bettings Trends:

  • The Nets are 4-1 ATS over their last five games, while the Magic are 2-2-1.
  • In their last five games, Brooklyn has 3 overs and 2 unders, while Orlando has 5 overs.
  • The Nets’ average margin of victory in their last five games has been 4.8, up from 0.1 for the season.
  • During their last five games, the Magic have scored an average of 115.2 points per game (10.9 above their season average) and allowed an average of 113.4 points per game (5.6 above their season average).