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Nets visit Magic in hoops battle

New Jersey NetsOrlando Magic
March 16, 7:00 PM | Amway Center

New Jersey Nets vs Orlando Magic Odds

15-29TEAM RECORD28-16

Orlando will look to improve on its 28-16 record on Friday when they host New Jersey in NBA odds action at Amway Center.

The Magic currently sports a record of 28-16, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 24-20 ATS. The Nets are 15-29 and 19-24-1 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Magic post a 23-20-1 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Nets have gone 24-20 against the number.

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Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark have the No. 28-rated Nets taking on the No. 8-rated Magic in this contest. Computer models indicate a possible 97-89 win for the Magic on Friday.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Orlando's No. 18-ranked offense (94.8 PPG) against a Nets defense that ranks No. 25 at 99 PPG. The Magic have averaged 44.2% from the field per game, more than the Nets have managed so far this season (42.8% on average).

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Nets own the league's No. 19-rated mark, allowing 98 points per game when on the road. Orlando, on the other hand, rates No. 16 in home scoring.

The Nets were a 98-84 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Raptors. They covered the 2-point spread as favorites, while the total score (182) made winners of UNDER bettors. The Raptors were burned for 26 points by Gerald Green on Wednesday as the Nets picked up a 98-84 win at Prudential Center.

Orlando was a 122-111 loser in its last match on the road against the Spurs. They failed to cover the 7.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 233 sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Orlando got 25 points from Jameer Nelson en route to a 122-111 loss against San Antonio on Wednesday at AT&T Center.

New Jersey Nets Trends:
When playing on Friday are 2-8
Before playing New Orleans are 3-7
After playing Toronto are 3-7
After a win are 2-8

Orlando Magic Trends:
When playing on Friday are 8-2
Before playing Miami are 6-4
After playing San Antonio are 9-1
After a loss are 7-3

A few Nets at Magic trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of New Jersey's last 9 games when playing on the road against Orlando
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of New Jersey's last 8 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 13 of New Jersey's last 18 games when playing Orlando
New Jersey is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Orlando is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing New Jersey
Orlando is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against New Jersey
Orlando is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Orlando's last 7 games at home

Next up:
New Jersey home to New Orleans, Saturday, March 17
Orlando at Miami, Sunday, March 18

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