Orlando Magic vs. Brooklyn Nets - 12/14/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Brooklyn Nets at Orlando Magic (12-11)
NBA Basketball: Monday, December 14, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Amway Center)
The Line: Orlando Magic -2.5 -- Over/Under: 199 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSFL, YES
The Orlando Magic and Brooklyn Nets square off Monday night at the Barclays Center.
The Orlando Magic look to keep rolling after winning six of their last nine games. The Orlando Magic are averaging 99.9 points on 43.6 percent shooting and allowing 99.2 points on 42.8 percent shooting. Nikola Vucevic is averaging 15.5 points and 8.8 rebounds while Evan Fournier is averaging 15.1 points and 2.2 assists. Tobias Harris is grabbing 7.3 rebounds and Victor Oladipo is dishing 3.8 assists. The Orlando Magic are shooting 34.4 percent from the arc and 77.2 percent from the free throw line. The Magic are allowing 33.2 percent shooting from deep and are forcing 15.1 turnovers per game. The Orlando Magic have split their last six road games. C.J. Watson is questionable with a calf injury.
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The Brooklyn Nets could use a big victory after splitting their last 10 games. The Brooklyn Nets are averaging 96.6 points on 44.8 percent shooting and allowing 102.5 points on 45.8 percent shooting. Brook Lopez is averaging 19.4 points and 8.2 rebounds while Thaddeus Young is averaging 16.3 points and 8.9 rebounds. Jarrett Jack is dishing seven assists and Joe Johnson is grabbing 4.3 rebounds. The Brooklyn Nets are shooting 30.4 percent from beyond the arc and 75.9 percent from the free throw line. The Nets are allowing 36.6 percent shooting from deep and are forcing 15 turnovers per game. The Brooklyn Nets have won six of their last eight home games.
The Magic are 4-0-1 ATS in their last 5 road games and 7-1-1 ATS in their last 9 games overall. The Nets are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 home games and 13-3 ATS in their last 16 games overall. The Magic are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
The Nets are one of the worst teams in the NBA and you folks know how I feel about the Magic, a team that's been covering left and right since the start of the season. Nothing changes here. We're going to continue to back Orlando.