Orlando Magic vs. New Orleans Pelicans - 12/28/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
New Orleans Pelicans (10-20) at Orlando Magic (17-13)
NBA Basketball: Monday, December 28, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Amway Center)
The Line: Orlando Magic -3.5 -- Over/Under: 205 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSN, FSFL
The New Orleans Pelicans and Orlando Magic meet Monday night at the Amway Center.
The New Orleans Pelicans hope for a big road win after splitting their last 10 games. The New Orleans Pelicans are averaging 102.5 points on 44.7 percent shooting and allowing 107.1 points on 45.8 percent shooting. Anthony Davis is averaging 23.6 points and 11 rebounds while Ryan Anderson is averaging 17.3 points and 6.4 rebounds. Eric Gordon is dishing 2.8 assists and Tyreke Evans is grabbing 5.8 rebounds. The New Orleans Pelicans are shooting 36.1 percent from beyond the arc and 79.8 percent from the free throw line. The Pelicans are allowing 39 percent shooting from deep and are forcing 12.7 turnovers per game. The New Orleans Pelicans have lost seven of their last 10 road games.
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The Orlando Magic look for another victory after winning six of their last 10 games. The Orlando Magic are averaging 101 points on 45.3 percent shooting and allowing 98.9 points on 43.7 percent shooting. Nikola Vucevic is averaging 16.7 points and 8.7 rebounds while Tobias Harris is averaging 14.6 points and 7.3 rebounds. Elfrid Payton is dishing 6.2 assists and Victor Oladipo is grabbing 5.2 rebounds. The Orlando Magic are shooting 36 percent from beyond the arc and 76.3 percent from the free throw line. The Magic are allowing 34.1 percent shooting from deep and are forcing 15.1 turnovers per game. The Orlando Magic have won six of their last nine home games.
The Pelicans are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 vs. NBA Southeast and 5-11 ATS in their last 16 Monday games. The Magic are 18-7-1 ATS in their last 26 vs. Western Conference and 12-3-1 ATS in their last 16 games overall. The Pelicans are 8-3-1 ATS in the last 12 meetings in Orlando and 9-4 ATS in the last 13 meetings overall.
Nobody has had a better read on the Magic this season than yours truly. The Magic should get the job done here, as the Pelicans are trash and have shown no signs of truning around. Give me Orlando and the small chalk.