Magic take on Nets in hoops contest
Orlando Magic vs Brooklyn Nets Odds
The Nets will hit the floor running against the visiting Orlando Magic on Monday, looking to bolster their record and bolster wagering bankrolls in the process.
Supporters of the Magic have seen them go 14-29 and 21-22 ATS so far this season, while the Nets are at 26-18 and 20-22-2 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). In totals betting, the Nets are 20-24, while the Magic are 24-18-1.
The visitors opened this morning as 8.5-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark (including 5Dimes), while the total was hovering around 192.5 at BetOnline and other shops.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Nets - Magic odds would favor the Nets if the lines were set according to power ranks. Brooklyn is rated No. 16 in our latest Odds Shark poll, while the Magic sit at No. 23. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 98-93 win for the Nets.
How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Brooklyn's No. 16-rated squad against Orlando's No. 13-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Brooklyn rates No. 9 in the league with 7.6 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 16 with 6.9 per outing.
Defensively, the Magic feature the league's No. 14-rated defense on the road, giving up 98.7 points per game. Brooklyn, meanwhile, comes in at No. 17 in the league in scoring at home.
Orlando lost its last outing, a 104-102 result against the Pistons on January 27. The Magic failed to cover in that game as a 2.5-point favorite, while the 206 combined points took the game OVER the total. The Magic got a terrific 31-point performance from J.J. Redick but Detroit handed them a 104-102 defeat on Sunday at Amway Center.
Brooklyn lost its last outing, a 119-106 result against the Rockets on January 26. The Nets failed to cover in that game as a 4-point underdog, while the 225 combined points took the game OVER the total. Brooklyn got 27 points and 11 assists from Deron Williams in a losing cause in a 119-106 loss to Houston on Saturday at Toyota Center.
Orlando Magic Trends:
When playing on Monday are 3-7
Before playing New York are 7-3
After playing Detroit are 4-6
After a loss are 2-8
Brooklyn Nets Trends:
When playing on Monday are 5-5
Before playing Miami are 4-6
After playing Houston are 2-8
After a loss are 5-5
A few Magic at Nets trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Orlando's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 15 of Orlando's last 17 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Orlando's last 7 games when playing Brooklyn
Orlando is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Brooklyn
Brooklyn is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Brooklyn's last 7 games when playing Orlando
Brooklyn is 10-3 SU in its last 13 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Brooklyn's last 10 games when playing at home against Orlando
Orlando at New York, Wednesday, January 30
Brooklyn home to Miami, Wednesday, January 30