Magic at Pelicans - 11/3/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Orlando Magic (0-3) at New Orleans Pelicans (0-3)
NBA Basketball: Tuesday, November 3, 2015 at 8:00 pm (Smoothie King Center)
The Line: New Orleans Pelicans -6 -- Over/Under: 201.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSFL, FSN
The Orlando Magic and New Orleans Pelicans meet Tuesday at the Smoothie King Center.
The Orlando Magic are still looking for their first win after a 0-3 start. The Orlando Magic are averaging 103.3 points on 40.2 percent shooting and allowing 106.3 points on 41.3 percent shooting. Tobias Harris is averaging 18.7 points and 7.7 rebounds while Nikola Vucevic is averaging 17 points and 8.3 rebounds. Victor Oladipo is dishing 5.7 assists and Aaron Gordon is grabbing 5.7 rebounds. The Orlando Magic have taken three playoff teams down to the wire, but would love to finish the job here. The one thing that’s killing the Magic is that they’re shooting 29.3 percent from three and getting just 26.3 points from their bench. The Magic have lost 15 of their last 17 road games.
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The New Orleans Pelicans also look for their first victory after a 0-3 start to the year. The New Orleans Pelicans are averaging 103 points on 42.7 percent shooting and allowing 119 points on 48.9 percent shooting. Anthony Davis is averaging 23 points and 10.3 rebounds while Toney Douglas is averaging 17 points and four assists. Jrue Holiday is dishing 4.5 assists and Ryan Anderson is grabbing 7.3 rebounds. The New Orleans Pelicans are allowing teams to shoot 41.3 percent from deep and have lost 10 of their last 13 regular season games when allowing 100 or more points. The things that have hurt the Pelicans are the amount of injuries they have and the fact two of their three games have been against the Warriors. Six of the Pelicans last nine wins have come on their home court.
The Magic are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games following a ATS win and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 road games vs. a team with a losing home record. The Pelicans are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 2 days rest and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Magic are 1-6 ATS in the last 7 meetings in New Orleans and 3-9 ATS in the last 12 meetings overall.
I told you guys before the season that I was high on the Magic, and while they're not winning yet, they've done a great job of keeping games close and covering. I'm not backing from Orlando based on what we've seen.