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Pointspread favors Magic in battle with Nets

Orlando MagicNew Jersey Nets
Feb 22, 7:30 PM | Prudential Center

Orlando Magic vs New Jersey Nets Odds

21-12TEAM RECORD10-24

Orlando travels to New Jersey on Wednesday, hoping to boost its 21-12 mark with a victory over the Nets.

This season the Nets are 10-24 overall and 15-19 ATS against the number, while the Magic are 21-12 and 19-14 ATS. As for the totals, New Jersey is 18-16 on the OU, and Orlando is 15-17-1.

View Orlando vs New Jersey Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're backing the visitors in this one, you'll find the Magic listed as 6-point favorites. Meanwhile, the OVER/UNDER line for this game was set at 185.5.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game pits the Nets, currently No. 28 in the Odds Shark NBA Power Rankings, against the Magic, who rate No. 12 in the most recent survey. Meanwhile, math and computer handicapping models run on this game predict a 96-87 victory for the Magic.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up New Jersey's No. 24-ranked offense (92.6 PPG) against a Magic defense that ranks No. 5 at 91.1 PPG. The Nets have averaged 42.1% from the field per game, less than the Magic have managed so far this season (43.4% on average).

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Magic own the league's No. 3-rated mark, allowing 90.7 points per game when on the road. New Jersey, on the other hand, rates No. 27 in home scoring.

The Magic were a 93-90 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Bucks. They covered the 1-point spread as favorites, while the total score (183) made winners of UNDER bettors. Dwight Howard scored 28 points and chipped in with 16 rebounds for Orlando on Monday, leading the Magic to a 93-90 victory over Milwaukee at Bradley Center.

New Jersey won its last outing, a 100-92 result against the Knicks on February 20. The Nets covered in that game as an 8.5-point underdog, while the 192 combined points took the game UNDER the total. The Nets got a 38-point performance from Deron Williams as New Jersey handed New York a 100-92 defeat on Monday at Madison Square Garden.

Orlando Magic Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Atlanta are 4-6
After playing Milwaukee are 7-3
After a win are 5-5

New Jersey Nets Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 2-8
Before playing Dallas are 3-7
After playing New York are 2-8
After a win are 1-9

A few Magic at Nets trends to consider:
Orlando is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing New Jersey
Orlando is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against New Jersey
Orlando is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Orlando's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of New Jersey's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 13 of New Jersey's last 17 games when playing Orlando
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of New Jersey's last 8 games when playing at home against Orlando
The total has gone OVER in 5 of New Jersey's last 7 games at home

Next up:
Orlando at Atlanta, Thursday, February 23
New Jersey at Dallas, Tuesday, February 28

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