The Orlando Magic (5-4) travel to face off against the Brooklyn Nets (5-5) on Tuesday, November 14th. This game will be played at Barclays Center in Barclays Center and televised on YES. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. Tip-off is set for 7:30 ET.
Magic vs Nets
The Magic Are Coming Off A Win
The Magic won vs. the Bucks in their most recent game, ending with a score of 112-97. Before the game, the Magic were the underdogs with a +2 point advantage, securing both a straight-up and ATS victory. In terms of the over/under, the combined 209 points was below the over/under line of 226.5.
The Magic will face the Nets bringing in an overall record of 5-4 and a 1-2 record over their previous three games. In their nine games, the Magic have achieved a 1-1 record in games against Eastern Conference teams, and they have a 4-3 record in non-conference play.
Orlando arrives with an ATS record of 7-2 for the season up to this point. This season, Orlando has a 3-0 record against the spread when they are the favorites, and they are 4-2 as underdogs.
The Nets Are Coming Off A Win
In their latest game against the Wizards, Mikal Bridges was the top scorer for the Nets’ offense, scoring 27 points and shooting 11/29 from the field. Cameron Johnson also added 14 points as the Nets won the game by a score of 102-94.
Facing off against the Magic, the Nets are looking to secure a winning record, with their current record sitting at 5-5. Currently, in the Eastern Conference, the team is ranked 9th, and they are 4th in the Atlantic division.
Brooklyn currently has an ATS record of 8-1, placing them above .500 against the spread. In their last three home games, Brooklyn has successfully covered the spread, and they maintain an ATS record of 4-0 at home compared to 4-1 on the road.
Magic Offense Breakdown
In nine games games, Orlando has an average of 110.1 points per game (22nd). Coming into today’s game, the Magic will be looking to improve their 3-point shooting numbers, as they are averaging just 9.9 made 3’s per game. One area of the team’s offense that has been effective is their ability to get to the free-throw line. So far, they are ranked 4th, with an average of 20.9 made free-throws per game.
Nets Offense Breakdown
This season, the Brooklyn offense is ranked 15th in the NBA in scoring at 113.2 points per game. So far, the Nets are averaging 98.9 possessions per game, which places them below the NBA average. Not only is the team one of the more deliberate units in the NBA, they have yet to find their shooting stroke, ranking just 18th in the league in field goal percentage 18th%.
Magic Team Defense
At present, the Magic’s defense is ranked 6th, allowing 106.1 points per game.
When it comes to defending inside the arc, the Magic squad is permitting opposing teams to shoot at a clip of 54.7% inside the arc, and they’re also giving up 34.3% from downtown.
Nets Team Defense
On the defensive side, Nets is currently hovering around the NBA’s average for points allowed, conceding an average of 113.3 points per game.
Inside the arc, the Nets defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 54.4% and 33.0% from three-point territory.
Key Players For The Magic And Nets
Our game forecasts for today suggest that Paolo Banchero is set to be the main scorer for the Magic, recording 14 points and shooting 5/10 from the field. During this season, he is delivering an average of 18.9 points per game, along with 6.9 rebounds.
On the other side, Mikal Bridges is our projected leading scorer for the Nets. We have him ending the game with a team-high 14 and grabbing 5 rebounds. This season, he is shooting at a field goal percentage of 44.9%, and his scoring average is 20.2 points per game.
Magic vs Nets Trends
- Orlando has a 2-3 record in their last five road games. In this stretch, they averaged 106 points per game while allowing 111. The team also performed well vs the spread at 3-2.
- Brooklyn has played well in their previous three home games, going 2-1 straight up. In this stretch, they averaged 108 points per game while allowing 111. The team also performed well vs the spread at 2-1.
- Spanning across their last ten games as the betting underdog, the Magic have gone 6-4 vs the spread. Their overall record in these games was 2-8.
- Through their last five games as the favorite, the Nets have an ATS record of 4-1 and a straight up mark of 4-1.
For a point-spread bet in this Nets vs. Nets matchup, we’re leaning towards the Magic at +2.5. Although our projections show the Nets winning 106-105, we suggest placing your bet on the Magic for the point-spread.
As for the total, the line is currently sitting at 218 and our model has the Magic and Nets finishing with a combined 211 points. Our pick is to take the under.
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