Denver Nuggets (16-7) at Orlando Magic (12-12)
|Date & Time||Wednesday December 5, 2018, 7:00 PM (EST)|
The Line: Orlando Magic +5 -- Over/Under: 208.5
The Denver Nuggets and Orlando Magic meet Wednesday in NBA action at the Amway Center.
The Denver Nuggets look to keep the ball rolling while building on their six-game winning streak. The Denver Nuggets are averaging 110.2 points on 46.5 percent shooting and allowing 102.7 points on 44.9 percent shooting. Jamal Murray is averaging 17.3 points and 4.7 assists while Nikola Jokic is averaging 16.7 points and 9.7 rebounds. Gary Harris is the third double-digit scorer and Paul Millsap is grabbing 7.1 rebounds. The Denver Nuggets are shooting 34.8 percent from beyond the arc and 74.5 percent from the free throw line. The Denver Nuggets are allowing 31 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 47.3 rebounds per game. The Denver Nuggets have won their last four road games.
The Orlando Magic look for another victory to get a game above a .500 record. The Orlando Magic are averaging 105.8 points on 45.5 percent shooting and allowing 108.1 points on 46.1 percent shooting. Nikola Vucevic is averaging 21 points and 11.3 rebounds while Aaron Gordon is averaging 16.1 points and 7.2 rebounds. Evan Fournier is the third double-digit scorer and Terrence Ross is grabbing three rebounds. The Orlando Magic are shooting 35 percent from beyond the arc and 78.1 percent from the free throw line. The Orlando Magic are allowing 36.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.2 rebounds per game. The Orlando Magic have won four of their last five home games.
The Nuggets are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 road games, 4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. NBA Southeast and 6-0 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Magic are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 home games, 5-1 ATS in their last 6 Wednesday games and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Nuggets are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Orlando and 5-0 ATS in the last 5 meetings. The under is 9-4 in Magic last 13 home games. The under is 6-1 in Nuggets last 7 overall.
The Denver Nuggets are starting to play like the Denver Nuggets we expected to see from the start of the season, as they've won six straight games and are outscoring teams by 13.6 points in their last five games. The Orlando Magic are on the end of a back to back and were absolutely torched by the Nuggets when they met a couple of weeks ago. The Nuggets are one of the better teams in the league when playing the way they're playing currently. I'll eat the more than reasonable chalk with the road team.