Brooklyn Nets vs. Orlando Magic - 4/15/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Orlando Magic (25-56) at Brooklyn Nets (37-44)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at 8:00 pm (Barclays Center)
The Line: Brooklyn Nets -9.5 -- Over/Under: 203.5 See the Latest Odds
The Brooklyn Nets play host to the Orlando Magic at the Barclays Center on Wednesday night.
The Orlando Magic will be looking to cap off their season with a win after losing three straight including a 100-93 defeat at Miami on Monday. Tobias Harris had a nice game of 26 points on 11 of 15 shooting while Victor Oladipo scored a game-high 30 points, but the Magic were just hustled out of the game by a Heat team battling for the last spot in the playoff picture. The Magic didn't come out with enough urgency in the first half and quickly found themselves down by 57-39 going into the break which was a shame because the Magic started to really compete in the fourth quarter but just dug themselves too deep of a hole.
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Meanwhile, the Brooklyn Nets have lost four of their last six and are coming off a disappointing 113-86 loss to the Bulls. Brook Lopez scored 13 points while Deron Williams had just nine points as the Nets fell apart in a 56-36 second half which saw them drop to 37-44 and in real danger of missing out on the playoffs. In fact, the Nets' chances of making the postseason are not even in their hands now as they are now relying on the Pacers to lose their last two games to have a chance at extending their season.
In ATS trends, the Magic are 2-6 ATS in their last eight games against a team with a losing record and 1-5 ATS in their last six games following a loss, while the Nets are 4-1-1 ATS in their last six games following a loss and 5-2-1 ATS in their last eight home games.
Head to head, the Magic are 4-0 ATS in the last four meetings and the under is 20-7-2 in the last 29 meetings overall.
The line definitely looks to be a few points too high for the Nets in this one, but this is basically win or go home for the Nets so they'll come out with all guns blazing and should be good enough to get the win and cover.