Orlando Magic (6-6) at Brooklyn Nets (7-6)
NBA Basketball: Saturday, January 16, 2021 at 6:00 pm (Barclays Center)
The Line: Brooklyn Nets -14 -- Over/Under: 229.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Orlando Magic and Brooklyn Nets meet Saturday in NBA action at the Barclays Center.
The Orlando Magic need a win to snap a four-game losing streak. The Orlando Magic are averaging 106.1 points on 43.6 percent shooting and allowing 110.3 points on 47.9 percent shooting. Nikola Vucevic is averaging 22.5 points and 11.3 rebounds while Terrence Ross is averaging 16.5 points and 2.4 assists. Evan Fournier is the third double-digit scorer and Aaron Gordon is grabbing 6.6 rebounds. The Orlando Magic are shooting 32.5 percent from beyond the arc and 81.1 percent from the free throw line. The Orlando Magic are allowing 36.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.8 rebounds per game.
The Brooklyn Nets look for a win after splitting their last 12 games. The Brooklyn Nets are averaging 118.6 points on 48.7 percent shooting and allowing 112.9 points on 44.6 percent shooting. Kevin Durant is averaging 29.4 points and 7.2 rebounds while Kyrie Irving is averaging 27.1 points and 6.1 assists. Joe Harris is the third double-digit scorer and Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot is dishing 1.2 assists. The Brooklyn Nets are shooting 39.3 percent from beyond the arc and 79.6 percent from the free throw line. The Brooklyn Nets are allowing 36.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.4 rebounds per game.
The Magic are 13-5-1 ATS in their last 19 road games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Nets are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Saturday games and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games playing on 2 days rest. The under is 6-0-1 in Magic last 7 overall. The over is 7-0 in Nets last 7 overall. The Magic are 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings.
The Orlando Magic are getting slapped around these days, which includes a blowout loss last night to a Celtics club that's missing players. The Brooklyn Nets are still without Kyrie, but they're going to add James Harden, which makes this team an offensive buzzsaw and is sure to blow some teams off the court. The Magic are going to be the first victim, especially with them being on the end of a back to back. Steep line, but I have no choice but to lay it.