Magic vs. Pelicans - 2/20/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
New Orleans Pelicans (27-26) at Orlando Magic (17-39)
NBA Basketball: Friday, February 20, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Amway Center)
The Line: Orlando Magic +3.5 -- Over/Under: 195 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSN, FSFL
The New Orleans Pelicans and Orlando Magic meet Friday night at the Amway Center.
The New Orleans Pelicans hope to snap a three-game skid and get back in the playoff race. On the season, the Pelicans are averaging 99.8 points on 45.3 percent shooting and are allowing 99.7 points on 46.1 percent shooting. Tyreke Evans is averaging 16.8 points and 6.1 assists while Eric Gordon is averaging 12.6 points and 3.8 assists. Omer Asik is grabbing 9.9 rebounds and Jimmer Fredette is shooting 39.2 percent from the field. The New Orleans Pelicans are allowing 48.6 percent shooting from the field and 40.2 percent shooting from deep in their last five games. The Pelicans need to get healthy if they’re going to get back on track and become true contenders. Anthony Davis and Ryan Anderson are questionable with injuries.
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The Orlando Magic are going through the motions and have split their last four games. On the season, the Magic are averaging 95.7 points on 45.6 percent shooting and are allowing 101.7 points on 46.7 percent shooting. Nikola Vucevic is averaging 19.6 points and 11.3 rebounds while Victor Oladipo is averaging 16.6 points and 3.8 assists. Evan Fournier is dishing 2.1 assists and Elfrid Payton is shooting 42.3 percent from the field. The Orlando Magic are shooting 47 percent from the field in their last five games but shouldn’t even be trying to win games at this point. The Magic are well out of the playoff race and are 7-18 SU on their home court. Tobias Harris and Luke Ridnour are questionable with injuries.
The Pelicans are 9-3-1 ATS in their last 13 vs. NBA Southeast and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Magic are 2-5-1 ATS in their last 8 home games and 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Pelicans are 8-2-1 ATS in the last 11 meetings in Orlando and 9-2 ATS in the last 11 meetings overall.
The New Orleans Pelicans are by far the better team here and should crush a Magic team that's been worse at home than on the road. Get this line while it's still low.