Brooklyn Nets vs. Orlando Magic - 1/8/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Orlando Magic (19-17) at Brooklyn Nets (10-25)
NBA Basketball: Friday, January 8, 2016 at 7:30 pm (Barclays Center)
The Line: Brooklyn Nets +5 -- Over/Under: 196.5 See the Latest Odds
The Orlando Magic invade the Barclays Center to take on the Brooklyn Nets tonight.
The Magic will be eager to avoid a fifth straight loss after falling to the Pacers by 95-86 on Wednesday. Victor Oladipo led the team in scoring with 20 points, Nikola Vucevic had 17 points while Evan Fournier chipped in with 13 points, but no other Magic player finished in double figures as the Magic's offensive struggles continued. Elfrid Payton remains out for the Magic who fall to19-17 on the season and 12-7 at home.
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Meanwhile, the Nets have lost six of their last eight overall and will be looking to avoid a third straight loss after falling to the Raptors by 91-74 on Wednesday. Brook Lopez had a nice game of 24 points and 13 rebounds, Bojan Bogdanovic had 12 points and Thaddeus Young added 11, but no other Nets player did much of anything as the Nets continued to struggle their way through the season. With the loss, Brooklyn falls to 10-25 on the season and 6-12 at home.
In ATS trends, the Magic are 0-5 ATS in their last five games overall and 9-2 ATS in their last 11 games against a team with a losing record, while the Nets are 5-2 ATS in their last seven games following a double digit loss at home and 19-9 ATS in their last 28 games overall.
Head to head, the Magic are 5-2 ATS in the last seven meetings and the under is 6-1 in the last seven meetings in Brooklyn.
You couldn't put your hard-earned money on either team in this one and feel too confident about it, but I think the edge goes to the Magic who have enjoyed more success ATS in this matchup.