Orlando Magic vs. Brooklyn Nets - 12/30/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Brooklyn Nets (9-22) at Orlando Magic (18-13)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, December 30, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Amway Center)
The Line: Orlando Magic -7.5 -- Over/Under: 199 See the Latest Odds
TV: YES, FSFL
The Brooklyn Nets and Orlando Magic square off early Wednesday night at the Amway Center.
The Brooklyn Nets look for back-to-back wins for just the third time this season. The Brooklyn Nets are averaging 97.2 points on 44.8 percent shooting and allowing 103.5 points on 46.6 percent shooting. Brook Lopez is averaging 19.3 points and 8.3 rebounds while Thaddeus Young is averaging 15.8 points and 9.3 rebounds. Jarrett Jack is dishing 7.2 assists and Joe Johnson is grabbing 4.1 rebounds. The Brooklyn Nets are shooting 32.8 percent from beyond the arc and 75 percent from the free throw line. The Nets are allowing 36.9 percent shooting from deep and are forcing 14.5 turnovers per game. The Brooklyn Nets have lost six of their last eight road games.
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The Orlando Magic look to remain hot after winning six of their last eight games. The Orlando Magic are averaging 101.1 points on 45.6 percent shooting and allowing 98.6 points on 43.7 percent shooting. Nikola Vucevic is averaging 17.3 points and 8.7 rebounds while Tobias Harris is averaging 14.5 points and 7.3 rebounds. Evan Fournier is dishing 2.5 assists and Victor Oladipo is grabbing 4.9 rebounds. The Orlando Magic are shooting 36.1 percent from beyond the arc and 76.1 percent from the free throw line. The Magic are allowing 33.9 percent shooting from deep and are forcing 15 turnovers per game. The Orlando Magic have won seven of their last 10 home games.
The Nets are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 road games and 17-7 ATS in their last 24 games overall. The Magic are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 home games and 13-3-1 ATS in their last 17 games overall. The Nets are 2-5 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Orlando and 1-5 ATS in the last 6 meetings overall.
I don't have much confidence in the Nets even though they've found ways to cover 17 of their last 24 games. You guys know how I feel about the Magic, a team I've been backing and hyping up since opening night. Orlando is head and shoulders the better team. Magic should win by double digits.