Orlando Magic vs. Brooklyn Nets - 3/29/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Brooklyn Nets (21-51) at Orlando Magic (30-43)
NBA Basketball: Tuesday, March 29, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Amway Center)
The Line: Orlando Magic -6.5 -- Over/Under: 211.5 See the Latest Odds
The Brooklyn Nets and the Orlando Magic do battle at the Amway Center on Tuesday night.
The Nets are mired in second-last place in the Eastern Conference but that hasn't stopped them from playing some of their best basketball lately. Brook Lopez continues to be the rock for the team, averaging 22.3 points per game on 54.6 percent shooting for the month of March, Bojan Bogdanovic is averaging 18.8 points per game while players like Shane Larkin and Thaddeus Young chip in sporadically as the Nets look to cap off a disappointing season with a few upset wins.
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Meanwhile, the Magic were able to snap a six-game skid with an impressive 111-89 win over the Bulls on Saturday. Dewayne Dedmon led the team in scoring with 18 points and 13 rebounds in just 22 miinutes, Elfrid Payton added 15 points and 10 assists while Andrew Nicholson and Jason Smith had 14 points each as the Magic dominated the Bulls by 68-50 in the first half to set up the easy win at home. With the win, Orlando improves to 30-43 on the season which currrently has them in 11th place in the Eastern Conference.
In ATS trends, the Nets are 1-4 ATS in their last five road games, 1-5 ATS in teir last six games playing on zero days rest and 1-4 ATS in their last five games against a team with a losing record, while the Magic are 5-1 ATS in their last six home games and 4-1 ATS in their last five home games against a team with a losing road record.
Head to head, the Nets are 2-6 ATS in the last eight meetings and the road team is 5-2 ATS in the last seven meetings overall.
The Nets have certainly been a lot more competitive lately than they have been throughout most of the regular season, but the Magic are coming off a massive win and should be full of confidence in front of their home crowd. Orlando to pull away late and get the win and cover.