Denver Nuggets (25-17) at Orlando Magic (14-28)
NBA Basketball: Tuesday, March 23, 2021 at 7:00 pm (Amway Center)
The Line: Orlando Magic +6.5 -- Over/Under: 219 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Denver Nuggets and Orlando Magic meet Tuesday in NBA action at the Amway Center.
The Denver Nuggets look for a win after winning eight of their last 10 games. The Denver Nuggets are averaging 115.9 points on 48.8 percent shooting and allowing 110.7 points on 46.9 percent shooting. Nikola Jokic is averaging 27.1 points and 11.2 rebounds while Jamal Murray is averaging 21.1 points and 4.8 assists. Michael Porter Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Will Barton is grabbing 4.1 rebounds. The Denver Nuggets are shooting 38.8 percent from beyond the arc and 78.4 percent from the free throw line. The Denver Nuggets are allowing 36.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.9 rebounds per game.
The Orlando Magic need a win after losing 10 of their last 11 games. The Orlando Magic are averaging 104.5 points on 43.1 percent shooting and allowing 111.3 points on 46.8 percent shooting. Nikola Vucevic is averaging 24.6 points and 11.8 rebounds while Evan Fournier is averaging 19.1 points and 3.6 assists. Terrence Ross is the third double-digit scorer and Aaron Gordon is grabbing 6.8 rebounds. The Orlando Magic are shooting 35.7 percent from beyond the arc and 78.5 percent from the free throw line. The Orlando Magic are allowing 36.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.5 rebounds per game.
The Nuggets are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 Tuesday games. The Magic are 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 home games and 5-2-1 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The over is 23-9 in Nuggets last 32 games playing on 1 days rest. The under is 4-1 in Magic last 5 overall. The Nuggets are 3-0-1 ATS in the last 4 meetings in Orlando and 15-5-3 ATS in the last 23 meetings.
The Denver Nuggets continue to play their best ball of the season and they win in the favorite role by an average of 7.6 points. The Orlando Magic are banged up, piling up the losses and are losing their last five games by an average of 8.2 points while shooting 42.5 percent from the field. The Magic lose at home by an average of 4.1 points. These are two teams heading in different directions. I'll lay the chalk with the Nuggets.