Brooklyn Nets at Orlando Magic - 3/19/21 NBA Picks and Prediction
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Orlando Magic (13-27) vs Brooklyn Nets (28-13)
Game Info: Friday, March 19, 2021 at 8:00 pm (Amway Center)
Betting Odds: Orlando Magic +8 -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Brooklyn Nets and Orlando Magic meet Friday in NBA action at the Amway Center.
The Brooklyn Nets look to stay hot after winning 14 of their last 15 games. The Brooklyn Nets are averaging 120.6 points on 50.1 percent shooting and allowing 115.43 points on 46.5 percent shooting. Kevin Durant is averaging 29 points and 5.3 assists while Kyrie Irving is averaging 27.6 points and 4.7 rebounds. James Harden is the third double-digit scorer and Joe Harris is dishing 1.7 assists. The Brooklyn Nets are shooting 40.4 percent from beyond the arc and 80 percent from the free throw line. The Brooklyn Nets are allowing 36.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.1 rebounds per game.
The Orlando Magic need a win here to snap a nine-game losing streak. The Orlando Magic are averaging 104.6 points on 43 percent shooting and allowing 111.7 points on 46.9 percent shooting. Nikola Vucevic is averaging 25 points and 11.6 rebounds while Evan Fournier is averaging 18.5 points and 3.8 assists. Terrence Ross is the third double-digit scorer and Aaron Gordon is grabbing seven rebounds. The Orlando Magic are shooting 35.5 percent from beyond the arc and 79 percent from the free throw line. The Orlando Magic are allowing 36.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.6 rebounds per game.
The Nets are 8-0 ATS in their last 8 road games and 12-3 ATS in their last 15 games overall. The Magic are 5-2-1 ATS in their last 8 home games and 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The over is 26-9 in Nets last 35 overall. The over is 9-3-1 in Magic last 13 Friday games. The Nets are 2-6 ATS in the last 8 meetings. The under is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in Orlando.
The Brooklyn Nets have comfortably won both meetings against the Magic this season and they're now playing their best ball of the season now, winning their last five games by an average of 9.8 points while shooting 51.9 percent from the field. The Orlando Magic have lost nine straight games, are losing their last five games by an average of 9.8 points and they're on the end of a back to back. This is a bad matchup for the Magic. I'll lay the chalk with the Nets.