The Denver Nuggets (10-4) travel to face off against the Orlando Magic (9-5) on Wednesday, November 22nd. This game will be played at Amway Center in Amway Center and televised on BSF. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. Tip-off is set for 7:00 ET.
Nuggets vs Magic
The Nuggets Are Coming Off A Win
Reggie Jackson scored 21 for Denver against the Pistons which was the most on the team. His field goal percentage for the game was 46%. The Nuggets picked up a 107-103 win, and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope also added 20 points which was 2nd on the team.
The Nuggets will face the Magic bringing in an overall record of 10-4 and a 1-2 record over their previous three games. The team is presently 2nd in the Western Conference and 2nd in the Northwest division.
For this season, Denver has an ATS record of 5-9, along with an ongoing six game losing streak against the spread. Denver has not been good vs. the spread in their last two home games, and they are 4-3 ATS at home compared to 1-6 on the road.
The Magic Are Coming Off A Win
Most recently, the Magic bested the Raptors with a score of 126-107. Not only did the Magic win this game straight-up, but they also covered the spread as -2 point favorites. The over/under line for this matchup was set at 215 points, and the teams managed to exceed that total.
Looking at the Magic’s previous ten games, they are 6-4 and face the Nuggets with an overall mark of 9-5. Currently, in the Eastern Conference, the team is ranked 5th, and they are 2nd in the Southeast division.
Orlando arrives with an ATS record of 11-3 for the season up to this point. In their three most recent home games, Orlando has covered the spread and they are 5-1 ATS at home compared to 6-2 on the road.
Nuggets Offense Breakdown
This season, the Denver offense is ranked 17th in the NBA in scoring at 113.2 points per game. So far, the Nuggets are averaging 96.5 possessions per game, which places them below the NBA average. If the Nuggets offense is going to turn things around, they will need to either generate more possessions or improve their overall efficiency. Currently, they are just 17th ranked team in 3-point shooting percentage.
Magic Offense Breakdown
Through 14 games the Magic are averaging 110.6 points per contest, placing them 21st in the NBA. Coming into today’s game, the Magic will be looking to improve their 3-point shooting numbers, as they are averaging just 10.2 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.
Nuggets Team Defense
In the current season, the Nuggets defense has excelled, sitting 6th in the NBA by allowing 107.7 points per game.
Most recently, the Nuggets’ defense put together a solid performance, giving up just 103 points to the Pistons.
Magic Team Defense
Coming into today’s game, the Magic’s defense is giving up an average of 106.6 points per contest.
Opponents are hitting 53.8% of their two-point field goal attempts this season, and they’re also connecting on 35.3% of their three-point attempts.
Key Players For The Nuggets And Magic
Our game forecasts for today suggest that Nikola Jokic is set to be the main scorer for the Nuggets, recording 22 points and shooting 9/15 from the field. During this season, he is delivering an average of 27.4 points per game, along with 13.1 rebounds.
As for Orlando, Franz Wagner is projected to be the primary scorer for the Magic. Our forecast has him finishing the game with 15, and adding 4 rebounds. For the season, he has a field goal percentage of 42% and is averaging 18.4 points per contest.
Nuggets vs Magic Trends
- Across the Nuggets last five road games, the team averaged 103 points per game while allowing 111. Their record vs the spread in these contests was 0-5, while going 1-4 straight-up.
- When looking at their past five home matchups, Orlando has an ATS record of 4-1 while averaging 109 per game. The team went 4-1 overall in these games.
- The Magic have played well in their last three games as the betting underdog, going 3-0 straight up and 3-0 against the spread.
- The last three games that Denver was favored, they have an ATS mark of 0-3 while going 1-2 straight up.
We’re putting our money on the Nuggets to win, and have the projected score sitting at 112-107. We also like them to cover the spread, so our recommendation is to bet on the Nuggets at -4.
Regarding the over/under, the current line is set at 217.5, and our model predicts the Nuggets and Magic to score a combined 219 points. We recommend betting on the over.
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