Brooklyn Nets vs. Orlando Magic - 2/24/20 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Orlando Magic (24-32) at Brooklyn Nets (26-29)
NBA Basketball: Monday, February 24, 2020 at 7:30 pm (Barclays Center)
The Line: Brooklyn Nets -3 -- Over/Under: 212.5
TV: YES, FSFL
The Orlando Magic and Brooklyn Nets meet Monday in NBA action at the Barclays Center.
The Orlando Magic need a win after losing nine of their last 12 games. The Orlando Magic are averaging 104 points on 43.3 percent shooting and allowing 105.7 points on 45.9 percent shooting. Nikola Vucevic is averaging 19.1 points and 10.8 rebounds while Evan Fournier is averaging 18.8 points and 2.7 rebounds. Aaron Gordon is the third double-digit scorer and Terrence Ross is grabbing 3.1 rebounds. The Orlando Magic are shooting 33.4 percent from beyond the arc and 76.5 percent from the free throw line. The Orlando Magic are allowing 36.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.6 rebounds per game. The Orlando Magic have lost three of their last four road games.
The Brooklyn Nets look to stay hot after winning eight of their last 12 games. The Brooklyn Nets are averaging 110.5 points on 44.4 percent shooting and allowing 110.6 points on 44 percent shooting. Spencer Dinwiddie is averaging 21 points and 6.6 assists while Caris LeVert is averaging 15.6 points and 3.7 rebounds. Joe Harris is the third double-digit scorer and Taurean Prince is grabbing 6.1 rebounds. The Brooklyn Nets are shooting 34.1 percent from beyond the arc and 74.3 percent from the free throw line. The Brooklyn Nets are allowing 34.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 48.4 rebounds per game. The Brooklyn Nets have won five straight home games.
The Magic are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 road games, 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games playing on 2 days rest and 2-10 ATS in their last 12 games overall. The Nets are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games as a home favorite, 7-0 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 1 days rest and 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The over is 5-1-1 in Magic last 7 overall. The under is 6-2 in Nets last 8 overall.
The Orlando Magic are piling up the losses and aren't playing much defense during this losing stretch. The Brooklyn Nets have covered 16 of their 28 home games and are winning their last five games by an average of 6.2 points despite shooting just 41.7 percent from the field. The Nets seem to play their best ball without Kyrie Irving, and they should be able to get the job done again against a Magic team that's falling apart. I'll gladly lay the bucket with the better team at home.