Orlando Magic (13-19) at Brooklyn Nets (21-12)
NBA Basketball: Thursday, February 25, 2021 at 7:30 pm (Barclays Center)
The Line: Brooklyn Nets -7.5 -- Over/Under: Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Orlando Magic and Brooklyn Nets meet Thursday in NBA action at the Barclays Center.
The Orlando Magic look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Orlando Magic are averaging 105.2 points on 43 percent shooting and allowing 110.7 points on 46.7 percent shooting. Nikola Vucevic is averaging 23.9 points and 11.7 rebounds while Evan Fournier is averaging 18.8 points and 3.9 assists. Terrence Ross is the third double-digit scorer and Aaron Gordon is grabbing 7.2 rebounds. The Orlando Magic are shooting 35.2 percent from beyond the arc and 78.1 percent from the free throw line. The Orlando Magic are allowing 36.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 47.2 rebounds per game.
The Brooklyn Nets look to build on their impressive seven-game winning streak. The Brooklyn Nets are averaging 121.2 points on 50.1 percent shooting and allowing 117 points on 46.9 percent shooting. Kevin Durant is averaging 29 points and 5.3 assists while Kyrie Irving is averaging 27.4 points and 4.7 rebounds. James Harden is the third double-digit scorer and Joe Harris is dishing 1.8 assists. The Brooklyn Nets are shooting 40.6 percent from beyond the arc and 80.9 percent from the free throw line. The Brooklyn Nets are allowing 36.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.5 rebounds per game.
The Magic are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 Thursday games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Nets are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games and 7-0 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The under is 4-1 in Magic last 5 overall. The over is 22-5 in Nets last 27 overall. The Magic are 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings in Brooklyn and 6-1 ATS in the last 7 meetings.
The Orlando Magic have recent wins here and there, but they're not a good basketball team and they still lose on the road by an average of 7.1 points. The Brooklyn Nets are putting things together without Durant on the floor, and they're winning their last five games by an average of 7.8 points while shooting 52.2 percent from the field and 45.6 percent from three. There's only one way I can go here, and that's laying the chalk with the Nets at home.