The Orlando Magic and Brooklyn Nets meet Friday in NBA action at the Barclays Center. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.
The Orlando Magic are averaging 112 points on 47.3 percent shooting and allowing 114 points on 47.5 percent shooting. Paolo Banchero is averaging 20 points and 3.7 assists, while Franz Wagner is averaging 18.9 points and 4.1 rebounds. Wendell Carter Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Markelle Fultz is grabbing 4 rebounds. The Orlando Magic are shooting 34.9 percent from beyond the arc and 78.4 percent from the free throw line. The Orlando Magic are allowing 35.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.1 rebounds per game.
The Brooklyn Nets are averaging 113.6 points on 48.9 percent shooting and allowing 112.6 points on 46.3 percent shooting. Mikel Bridges is averaging 27.4 points and 2.8 assists, while Spencer Dinwiddie is averaging 16.9 points and 4 rebounds. Cameron Johnson is the third double-digit scorer and Nic Claxton is grabbing 9.2 rebounds. The Brooklyn Nets are shooting 38.1 percent from beyond the arc and 79.9 percent from the free throw line. The Brooklyn Nets are allowing 36.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 40.4 rebounds per game.
The Magic are 20-7 ATS in their last 27 road games and 10-1-1 ATS in their last 12 games overall. The Nets are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 Friday games and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 home games. The under is 4-0 in Magic last 4 road games. The under is 7-3 in Nets last 10 home games. The Magic are 7-1 ATS in the last 8 meetings in Brooklyn and 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
The Brooklyn Nets will be up for this one at home as they stay out of the play-in tournament with a victory. However, the Orlando Magic have been feisty these last few weeks, and they've been covering machines over the last month or so, especially on the road. The Magic also loses as underdogs by an average of just 2.3 points. Lot of points here. Give me the Magic.