Orlando Magic vs. New Orleans Pelicans - 11/16/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
New Orleans Pelicans (2-9) at Orlando Magic (4-7)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, November 16, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Amway Center)
The Line: Orlando Magic -3.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The New Orleans Pelicans and Orlando Magic clash Wednesday night in NBA action at the Amway Center.
The New Orleans Pelicans look for another big victory after winning two of their last three games. The New Orleans Pelicans are averaging 101.7 points on 43.5 percent shooting and allowing 109.1 points on 45.3 percent shooting. Anthony Davis is averaging 30.5 points and 11.2 rebounds while E'Twaun Moore is averaging 12.5 points and 2.9 assists. Tim Frazier is the third double-digit scorer and Buddy Hield is grabbing 2.9 rebounds. The New Orleans Pelicans are shooting 28.7 percent from beyond the arc and 76.8 percent from the free throw line. The New Orleans Pelicans are allowing 36 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.2 rebounds per game. The New Orleans Pelicans have lost seven of their last eight road games.
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The Orlando Magic look for some consistency after splitting their last eight games. The Orlando Magic are averaging 92.6 points on 41.1 percent shooting and allowing 102.6 points on 46.1 percent shooting. Evan Fournier is averaging 17.4 points and 2.6 assists while Serge Ibaka is averaging 13.5 points and 6.5 rebounds. Elfrid Payton is the third double-digit scorer and Nikola Vucevic is grabbing 10.5 rebounds. The Orlando Magic are shooting 31.8 percent from beyond the arc and 71.9 percent from the free throw line. The Orlando Magic are allowing 33.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.3 rebounds per game. The Orlando Magic have won seven of their last 11 home games.
The Pelicans are 0-7 ATS in their last 7 vs. NBA Southeast and 4-10 ATS in their last 14 games overall. The Magic are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Pelicans are 2-5 ATS in the last 7 meetings and the home team is 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings.
The Magic play their best ball at home and the Pelicans still have a lot to prove before anybody can start backing them with any sort of confidence. The Magic and the small chalk has to be the play here even if its more of a fade from a lousy New Orleans club.