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New Orleans Pelicans vs Orlando Magic Prediction 4-3-24 Picks

Orlando Magic (44-31) vs. New Orleans Pelicans (45-30)
April 3, 2024 8:00 pm EDT
The Line: New Orleans Pelicans -4.5 ; Over/Under: +210.5
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The Orlando Magic and New Orleans Pelicans meet Wednesday in NBA action at the Smoothie King Center. We will look at this from a betting perspective and determine the best bets for this game. Here’s a Magic vs Pelicans prediction.

Orlando Magic

The Orlando Magic have been in great shape as they’ve won seven of their last 10 games overall and they will be aiming for a third straight victory after sneaking past the Trail Blazers in a 104-103 win on Monday. Franz Wagner led the team with 20 points on six of 10 shooting, Wendell Carter Jr added 17 points with 13 rebounds and five assists while Paolo Banchero and Jalen Suggs each scored 15 points. As a team, the Magic shot 47 percent from the field and 11 of 32 from the 3-point line as they took control of the game with 33 points in the second quarter, before they pushed the margin out to 15 points in the third quarter.

New Orleans Pelicans

Meanwhile, the New Orleans Pelicans have been in a rut as they’ve lost three of their last four games overall and they will be hoping to snap a two-game skid after getting scorched by the Suns in a 124-111 loss on Monday. Zion Williamson led the team with 30 points and five assists, Trey Murphy added 21 points with six rebounds and four assists while CJ McCollum chipped in with 15 points and nine assists. As a team, the Pelicans shot 47 percent from the field and 11 of 27 from the 3-point line, but they didn’t come out ready to play defense and could never recover after allowing 46 points in the first quarter.

New Orleans Pelicans Team Facts

  • The underdogs have won each of the last four games between the Magic and Pelicans.
  • The Pelicans have covered the spread in each of their last four games against Eastern Conference opponents following a loss.
  • Each of the Pelicans’ last six home games against Eastern Conference opponents have gone UNDER the total points line.

Orlando Magic Team Facts

  • The Magic have lost each of their last eight road games against Southwest Division opponents following a win.
  • The Magic have covered the spread in each of their last seven road games against Western Conference opponents following a win.
  • Each of the Magic’s last five games as underdogs following a home win have gone OVER the total points line.

Magic vs Pelicans prediction

The Magic could be a little shorthanded with Caleb Houstan listed as questionable, while the Pelicans are still without Brandon Ingram and Jose Alverado. The Magic were far from convincing in their win over the lowly Trail Blazers on Monday, but they’ve been flying under the radar lately. The Pelicans have cooled off recently and just lost to the lowly Spurs in their last outing. I can see why the Pelicans are favorites at home, but I think the Magic can pull off the upset in this one behind big games from Banchero and Wagner.

Peter Tran's Free Pick: Orlando +4.5

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