Nuggets vs Magic NBA Game Preview
Denver Nuggets vs Orlando Magic Odds
Amway Center will feature Magic vs. Nuggets action on Friday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NBA action.
The Magic sit at 0-0 (0-0 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Nuggets are currently 0-1 (0-1 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Orlando is 0-0 OU, and Denver is 0-1 OU.
Oddsmakers opened the Magic as 5.5-point underdogs in this matchup, while the OVER/UNDER line was sitting at 198.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark have the No. 18-rated Nuggets taking on the No. 13-rated Magic in this contest. Computer models indicate a possible 40-31 win for the Magic on Friday.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Orlando's No. 24-ranked offense (0 PPG) against a Nuggets defense that ranks No. 9 at 84 PPG. The Magic have averaged 0% from the field per game, less than the Nuggets have managed so far this season (37.5% on average).
Defensively, the Nuggets feature the league's No. 19-rated defense on the road, allowing 84 points per game. Orlando, meanwhile, comes in at No. 14 in the league in scoring at home.
Last time out for Denver, they were an 84-75 loser as they battled the 76ers on the road. The Nuggets failed to cover in the match as a 2-point favorite, while 159 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Denver suffered an 84-75 loss against Philadelphia on Wednesday, getting 16 points from Ty Lawson in a losing effort at Wells Fargo Center.
Last time out for Orlando, they were a 105-87 loser as they battled the Pacers on the road. The Magic failed to cover in the match as a 10-point underdog, while 192 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Orlando got 27 points from Jameer Nelson en route to a 105-87 loss against Indiana on Tuesday at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.
Denver Nuggets Trends:
When playing on Friday are 9-1
Before playing Miami are 7-3
After playing Philadelphia are 5-5
After a loss are 8-2
Orlando Magic Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Phoenix are 5-5
After playing Indiana are 1-9
After a loss are 4-6
A few Nuggets at Magic trends to consider:
Denver is 6-0-1 ATS in its last 7 games when playing Orlando
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Denver's last 5 games when playing on the road against Orlando
Denver is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing Orlando
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Denver's last 10 games when playing Orlando
Orlando is 16-2 SU in its last 18 games when playing at home against Denver
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Orlando's last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Orlando's last 5 games when playing at home against Denver
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Orlando's last 10 games when playing Denver
Denver at Miami, Saturday, November 3
Orlando home to Phoenix, Sunday, November 4