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NBA Betting Pick and Prediction: Brooklyn Nets vs. Orlando Magic
November 14, 2023
The Orlando Magic will travel to Brooklyn, New York to face the Brooklyn Nets at the Barclay Center on Tuesday evening with tipoff scheduled for 7:30 PM ET, and the game will air on Bally Sports Florida and the YES Network.
Orlando has been one of the bigger surprises in the NBA this season after starting the season off 2-2 the Magic have won three of their last five games and are coming off an impressive win at home on Saturday against the Milwaukee Bucks by a score of 112-97 while also covering the 2.5-point spread as a home underdog by winning the game outright which also ended their two-game losing streak and improved their record of 5-4 which gives them the 6
best record in the Eastern Conference. Their defense play has played a pivotal role in the success they have had this season as they enter this game allowing the 5
fewest points per game in the league with an average of 106.11 points per game, however, they like to play at a slower tempo than the majority of the league as they have been a below-average scoring team this season as they are averaging 110.11 points per game and there isn’t a player on the roster that is averaging over 20 points per game with Paolo Bancher and Franz Wagner averaging 18.9 and 18.6 points per game respectively.
The Brooklyn Nets are in 8
place in the Eastern Conference with a record of 5-5, however, they are above .500 in November with a record of 4-3 and are coming off a 102-94 win at home against the Washington Wizards on Sunday in which they covered the 7-point spread as a home favorite. The Nets continue to be an inconsistent team as they are averaging 113.2 points per game which is below the league average of 113.54 points per game and are an above-average team defensively that is allowing an average of 113.3 points per game this season. Cameron Thomas has played a pivotal role this season as he leads the team in scoring with an average of 26.9 points per game and the Nets will be looking to build on the momentum of winning in their last game when they host the Orlando Magic on Tuesday evening.
BookMaker has the Brooklyn Nets listed as 2.5-point favorites at home against the Orlando Magic on Tuesday evening. Brooklyn has won seven of the last ten and two of the last three meetings. The Magic are 6-4 ATS in the last ten and 2-1 ATS in the last three games in the series. The Orlando Magic are 7-2 ATS overall, 3-1 ATS on the road, and 4-2 ATS as an underdog this season while the Brooklyn Nets are 8-1-1 ATS overall, 4-0-1 ATS at home, and 2-0 ATS as a favorite.
This matchup features two of the best teams at covering the spread this season in the NBA with the Orlando Magic going 7-2 ATS overall and the Brooklyn Nets going 8-1-1 ATS overall. However, the Magic have been the better team at covering the spread in the series as they have gone 6-4 ATS in the last ten and 2-1 ATS in the last three games in the series which is why I am buying the .5 point and taking the points with the Orlando Magic when they face the Brooklyn Nets.
Spooky Express Pick: Orlando Magic +3
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