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Brooklyn Nets vs. Orlando Magic - 1/23/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Orlando Magic at Brooklyn Nets
Date & Time Wednesday January 23, 2019, 7:30 PM (EST)
Location
Barclays Center
Brooklyn, New York
The Line
The Line: Brooklyn Nets -5 -- Over/Under:
TV Channel
YES, FSFL
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The Orlando Magic and Brooklyn Nets meet Wednesday in NBA action at the Barclays Center.

The Orlando Magic could use a win after losing eight of their last 12 games. The Orlando Magic are averaging 104.3 points on 44.8 percent shooting and allowing 107.8 points on 46 percent shooting. Nikola Vucevic is averaging 20.5 points and 12 rebounds while Aaron Gordon is averaging 15.8 points and 7.6 rebounds. Evan Fournier is the third double-digit scorer and Terrence Ross is grabbing 3.1 rebounds. The Orlando Magic are shooting 35.2 percent from beyond the arc and 77.5 percent from the free throw line. The Orlando Magic are allowing 36.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.1 rebounds per game. The Orlando Magic have lost five of their last six road games.

The Brooklyn Nets look to stay hot after winning eight of their last 10 games. The Brooklyn Nets are averaging 111.8 points on 45.6 percent shooting and allowing 111.7 points on 46.5 percent shooting. D'Angelo Russell is averaging 19.2 points and 6.4 assists while Spencer Dinwiddie is averaging 17 points and 2.5 rebounds. Joe Harris is the third double-digit scorer and Jarrett Allen is grabbing 8.8 rebounds. The Brooklyn Nets are shooting 36.4 percent from beyond the arc and 75.3 percent from the free throw line. The Brooklyn Nets are allowing 34.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.9 rebounds per game. The Brooklyn Nets have won their last six home games.

The Magic are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 road games, 1-5 ATS in their last 6 Wednesday games and 9-1-1 ATS in their last 11 vs. NBA Atlantic. The Nets are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 home games, 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games playing on 1 days rest and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Magic are 0-5 ATS in the last 5 meetings and the favorite is 7-2-1 ATS in the last 10 meetings. The over is 5-1 in Nets last 6 games playing on 1 days rest. The over is 5-0 in Magic last 5 overall.

The Brooklyn Nets just beat the Orlando Magic on the road a couple days ago despite trailing by 13 points at halftime. The Nets have now won five of the last seven meetings against the Magic and have covered each of the last five meetings. The Brooklyn Nets are also an impressive 6-2 ATS this season when favored by five or less points. The Magic are expected to have Aaron Gordon back, which helps, but this team still isn't one I'm trying to get behind. The Nets are playing confident basketball and have done well in these spots. I'll lay the reasonable number.

Pick:
Brooklyn Nets -5

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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