Brooklyn Nets vs Orlando Magic NBA Betting Prediction

NBA Brooklyn Nets vs Orlando Magic Prediction 3/13/2024

The Brooklyn Nets (26-39) travel to face off against the Orlando Magic (37-28) on Wednesday, March 13th. This game will be played at Kia Center in Orlando and televised on BSF. The Nets are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Magic are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Cavaliers. Tip-off is set for 7:00 ET.

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The Nets Are Coming Off A Win

In their last game, the Nets defeated the Cavaliers with a final score of 120-101. the Nets entered the second half with an advantage, leading with 52-51.

So far this season, the Nets have a 26-39 overall record and are 1-2 in their last three games. In their home games, the Nets are 16-18 compared to a 10-21 record on the road.

Brooklyn comes in with an overall ATS record of 29-33 so far this season. During this season, Brooklyn has a 12-10 record against the spread as favorites and 17-23 as underdogs.

The Magic Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

In the Magic’s most recent game against the Pacers, Paolo Banchero led the Magic with 19 points while going 6/20 from the field. Cole Anthony contributed 16 points, but Orlando lost the game 111-97.

In their last three games, the Magic are 1-2 and have an overall record of 37-28. Against other Eastern Conference teams, the Magic are 26-17 and are 11-11 in non-conference games.

Orlando has an ATS record of 42-23 so far this season which includes their current two game losing streak vs. the spread. On the road, the Magic have an ATS record of 21-14, as opposed to a 21-9 record against the spread when playing at home.

Nets Offense Breakdown

This season, the Brooklyn offense is ranked 24th in the NBA in scoring at 111.9 points per game.

The Nets are a high-volume three-point shooting team, averaging 37.6 attempts per game (7th). However, they are just 13th in three-point shooting percentage at 36%. In terms of overall field goal percentage, the Nets are 26th in the league at 45%.

On the road, the Nets are averaging 109.8 points per game compared to 113.9 at home. Overall, they are 24th in the league in scoring at 111.9 points per game.

When it comes to pace, the Nets are 24th in the NBA at 97 possessions per game. In terms of assists, they are 13th in the league at 26.6 per game.

Magic Offense Breakdown

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The Magic come into today’s game as the 26th ranked scoring offense at 110.6 points per game.

At home, the Magic are averaging 113.8 points per game, which is 20th in the NBA. Overall, they are 26th in scoring at 110.6 points per game.

So far, Orlando has outscored the NBA scoring average in just 36.9% of their games. In terms of pace, the Magic are 25th in the league at 97 possessions per game.

When it comes to field goal percentage, Orlando is 14th in the NBA at 47%. However, they are just 26th in three-point shooting at 35%.

Nets Team Defense

At present, the Nets’ defense is ranked 15th, allowing 113.9 points per game. Most recently, the Nets’ defense put together a solid performance, giving up just 101 points to the Cavaliers.

Magic Team Defense

Currently, the Magic’s defense holds the 3rd rank in the NBA, allowing 109.4 points per game. Orlando’s defense is currently forcing 14 turnovers per game, which is 24th in the league. Additionally, they enter the game ranked 12th in blocked shots, with an average of 5.2 rejections per game.

Key Players For The Nets And Magic

Our game forecasts for today suggest that Cam Thomas is set to be the main scorer for the Nets, recording 21 points and shooting 8/17 from the field. This season, he is averaging 21.3 points per game along with 2.9 boards.

On the opposing side, we anticipate Paolo Banchero to be the top scorer for the Magic. Our projection has him finishing the game with 22, and he is expected to secure 7 rebounds. For the season, he has a field goal percentage of 45.9% and is averaging 22.8 points per contest.

Nets vs Magic Trends

  • Although Brooklyn has a straight up record of 1-2 in their last three road games, they have not held up as well vs the spread going 1-2. The team averaged 110 points per game in these games.
  • In their last ten games at home, the Magic have a straight up record of 7-3 while going 6-4 vs. the spread. The team averaged 103 points per game in this stretch.
  • The Nets have played well in their last three games as the betting underdog, going 3-0 straight up and 3-0 against the spread.
  • Orlando has done well both straight up and vs the spread when favored to win the game, going 4-1 SU and 4-1 ATS in their last five games.

Nets vs Magic Prediction

For a point-spread wager in this Magic vs. Nets game, we suggest taking the Nets at +7. Even though our predictions have the Magic winning 110-107, we see the Nets as the better choice on the point-spread.

As for the total, the line is currently sitting at 205.5 and our model has the Nets and Magic finishing with a combined 217 points. Our pick is to take the over.

All odds are courtesy of Action247 Sportsbook. Good luck!!

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