Brooklyn Nets vs. Orlando Magic - 4/13/14
Orlando Magic (23-56) at Brooklyn Nets (43-36)
NBA Basketball: Sunday, April 13, 2014 at 6:00 pm (Barclays Center)
The Line: Brooklyn Nets -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: FSFL, YES, NBATV
The Orlando Magic and Brooklyn Nets will meet Sunday for the fourth and final time this season. Surprisingly, the Magic have won two of the first three meetings.
The Magic have lost four of their last six games, but one of those two victories was a 115-111 win on Wednesday over the Nets. On the season, the Magic average 96.8 points on 44.5 percent shooting and allow 101.9 points on 45.5 percent shooting. While scoring has been an issue for the Magic all season, they are shooting 38.4 percent from three in their last five games. Arron Affalo has gotten back on track recently, scoring at least 18 points in three straight games. The Orlando Magic are 33-43-3 ATS overall and 12-25-2 ATS on the road.
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The Nets have lost two straight games and likely have to settle for the fifth seed in the East. On the season, the Nets average 98.7 points on 46 percent shooting and allow 99.4 points on 45.6 percent shooting. Despite a knee injury, Deron Williams will play in this game after sitting out in the loss to the Atlanta Hawks. Shaun Livingston, who has missed the last two games with a toe injury, is questionable. The Brooklyn Nets are 42-37 ATS overall and 24-15 ATS at home.
The Magic are 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 vs. NBA Atlantic and 4-20-2 ATS in their last 26 road games. The Nets are 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games following a S.U. loss and 19-7 ATS in their last 26 home games. The favorite is 7-2-1 ATS in the last 10 meetings, while the home team is 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings.
The Magic have been an automatic fade this season when playing on the road. However, the Nets should be coasting into the playoffs and shouldn't be really concerned with this matchup. While Brooklyn should still win with Williams in the lineup, this is a lot of points being given to Orlando.
I wouldn't play it, but the best avaible pick in this game is the Magic and the points.