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Brooklyn Nets vs Orlando Magic Odds
Orlando will look to improve on its 5-9 record on Friday when they host Brooklyn in NBA odds action at Amway Center.
Supporters of the Nets have seen them go 10-4 and 9-4-1 ATS so far this season, while the Magic are at 5-9 and 7-7 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). In totals betting, the Magic are 6-7-1, while the Nets are 5-9.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 19 (Magic) and the No. 14 (Nets) teams in the league, according to our current NBA Power Rankings at Odds Shark. A 98-89 result in favor of the Nets is predicted by handicapping models.
How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Orlando's No. 8-rated squad against Brooklyn's No. 11-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Orlando rates No. 27 in the league with 5.5 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 14 with 7 per outing.
Defensively, the Nets feature the league's No. 2-rated defense on the road, giving up 90.2 points per game. Orlando, meanwhile, comes in at No. 21 in the league in scoring at home.
Brooklyn was a 95-83 winner in its last match on the road against the Celtics. They covered the 4-point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 178 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. The Nets grabbed a 95-83 win over the Celtics on Wednesday, behind an 18 -point effort from Joe Johnson at TD Garden.
The Magic were a 110-89 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Spurs. They failed to cover the 7.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (199) made winners of OVER bettors. Orlando was run off the court by the Spurs on Wednesday as San Antonio blasted them 110-89 at Amway Center.
Brooklyn Nets Trends:
When playing on Friday are 3-7
Before playing Miami are 4-6
After playing Boston are 3-7
After a win are 7-3
Orlando Magic Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing LA Lakers are 4-6
After playing San Antonio are 10-0
After a loss are 2-8
A few Nets at Magic trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Brooklyn's last 11 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Brooklyn's last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Brooklyn's last 6 games when playing Orlando
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Brooklyn's last 6 games when playing on the road against Orlando
Orlando is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games when playing at home against Brooklyn
Orlando is 10-2 SU in its last 12 games when playing Brooklyn
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Orlando's last 6 games when playing Brooklyn
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Orlando's last 6 games when playing at home against Brooklyn
Brooklyn at Miami, Saturday, December 1
Orlando at LA Lakers, Sunday, December 2