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Orlando Magic vs. Brooklyn Nets - 2/2/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Brooklyn Nets at Orlando Magic
Date & Time Saturday February 2, 2019, 7:00 PM (EST)
Location
Amway Center
Orlando, FL
The Line
The Line: Orlando -2 -- Over/Under 218
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NBA | Brooklyn Nets at Orlando Magic
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The Brooklyn Nets invade the Amway Center to battle the Orlando Magic on Saturday night.

The Brooklyn Nets have been in great form lately as they’ve won seven of their last nine games but they will be looking to bounce back after falling just short against the Spurs in a 117-114 road loss on Thursday. D’Angelo Russell led the team with 25 points and nine assists, Joe Harris and DeMarre Carroll each scored 18 points while Shabazz Napier chipped in with 15 points and seven assists. As a team, the Nets shot 47 percent from the field and 11 of 34 from the 3-point line as they took control of the game with 38 points in the third quarter before the Spurs rallied in the fourth quarter thanks to a career-high 26 points from Derrick White. With the loss, Brooklyn fell to 28-25 overall and 12-14 on the road.

Meanwhile, the Orlando Magic have been in rough shape as they’ve lost seven of their last nine games but they will be feeling a little better after snapping a four-game skid with a 107-100 home win over the shorthanded Pacers on Thursday. Terrence Ross led the team with 30 points on 11 of 18 shooting off the bench, DJ Augustin added 20 points while Nikola Vucevic added 17 points with 10 rebounds and five assists. As a team, the Magic shot 46 percent from the field and 11 of 25 from the 3-point line but they struggled to get their offense going in the second half until they outscored the Pacers by 38-27 in the fourth quarter. With the win, Orlando improved to 21-31 overall and 13-15 at home.

Looking at the betting trends, the Nets are 4-0 ATS in their last four road games, 11-3 ATS in their last 14 games against a team with a losing record and 20-8 ATS in their last 28 games overall. The Magic are 5-1-1 ATS in their last seven games against a team with a winning record, 1-3-1 ATS in their last five home games and 3-0-1 ATS in their last four Saturday games.

Head to head, the road team is 4-1 ATS in the last five meetings, the Nets are 5-1 ATS in the last six meetings overall and 3-1-1 ATS in the last five meetings in Orlando.

The Magic were able to snap out of their funk with a much-needed win over the slumping Pacers on Thursday, but the Nets have been in great form lately and they are 5-1 ATS in the last six meetings overall. The Nets are also 4-0 ATS in their last four road games and 11-3 ATS in their last 14 games against a team with a losing record and I think those trends continue here as the Nets pull off the minor upset.

Pick:
Brooklyn +2

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