Magic vs. Nuggets - 3/15/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Denver Nuggets (28-38) at Orlando Magic (28-37)
NBA Basketball: Tuesday, March 15, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Amway Center)
The Line: Orlando Magic -5 -- Over/Under: 211 See the Latest Odds
TV: ALT, FSFL
The Denver Nuggets and Orlando Magic meet early Tuesday night at the Amway Center.
The Denver Nuggets look for consistency after splitting their last 12 games. The Denver Nuggets are averaging 102.1 points on 44.1 percent shooting and allowing 104.2 points on 45.9 percent shooting. Will Barton is averaging 15.1 points and 2.4 assists while Kenneth Faried is averaging 12.8 points and 8.8 rebounds. D.J. Augustin is dishing 4.5 assists and Joffrey Lauvergne is grabbing five rebounds. The Denver Nuggets are shooting 33.7 percent from beyond the arc and 76.8 percent from the free throw line. The Nuggets are allowing 36.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.9 rebounds per game. The Denver Nuggets have lost six of their last nine road games.
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The Orlando Magic could use a win after losing six of their last nine games. The Orlando Magic are averaging 100.6 points on 44.8 percent shooting and allowing 102.8 points on 45.5 percent shooting. Victor Oladipo is averaging 15.1 points and 3.9 assists while Evan Fournier is averaging 14.5 points and 2.9 rebounds. Aaron Gordon is grabbing 6.6 rebounds and Mario Hezonja is dishing 1.2 assists. The Orlando Magic are shooting 34.6 percent from beyond the arc and 76.2 percent from the free throw line. The Magic are allowing 36.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.1 rebounds per game. The Orlando Magic have split their last 10 home games. Elfrid Payton and Brandon Jennings are questionable.
The Nuggets are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 road games and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Magic are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 vs. Western Conference and 25-9 ATS in their last 34 vs. NBA Northwest. The Nuggets are 5-1-1 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Orlando and 9-4-1 ATS in the last 14 meetings overall.
The Nuggets are coming off a long game Monday against the Heat, while the Magic had the day off. Orlando isn't making the playoffs, but it's still a young team that would like to build some positive vibes heading into next year. I'll take the rested team at home for the cheap line.