Orlando Magic at Denver Nuggets - 2/14/22 NBA Picks and Prediction
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Denver Nuggets (31-25) vs Orlando Magic (13-45)
Game Info: Monday, February 14, 2022 at 9:00 pm (Ball Arena)
Betting Odds: Denver Nuggets -10.5 -- Over/Under: 223.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Orlando Magic and Denver Nuggets meet Monday in NBA action at the Ball Arena. The Orlando Magic need a win after losing four of their last five games. The Denver Nuggets look for a win after splitting their last eight games.
The Orlando Magic are averaging 103.1 points on 43.3 percent shooting and allowing 111.1 points on 45.8 percent shooting. Cole Anthony is averaging 17.8 points and 5.9 rebounds, while Franz Wagner is averaging 15.6 points and 4.6 rebounds. Wendell Carter Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Jalen Suggs is grabbing 3.7 rebounds. The Orlando Magic are shooting 33 percent from beyond the arc and 78.7 percent from the free throw line. The Orlando Magic are allowing 36.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.4 rebounds per game.
The Denver Nuggets are averaging 109.7 points on 47.4 percent shooting and allowing 107.6 points on 46.6 percent shooting. Nikola Jokic is averaging 25.8 points and 13.6 rebounds, while Will Barton is averaging 15.6 points and 5 rebounds. Aaron Gordon is the third double-digit scorer and Monte Morris is grabbing 2.9 rebounds. The Denver Nuggets are shooting 35.5 percent from beyond the arc and 78.6 percent from the free throw line. The Denver Nuggets are allowing 34.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.5 rebounds per game.
The Magic are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 road games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Nuggets are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 home games and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The over is 5-2 in Magic last 7 games as an underdog. The under is 4-1-1 in Nuggets last 6 overall. The Magic are 1-3-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Denver and 2-7-2 ATS in the last 11 meetings.
The Denver Nuggets are obviously clearly the better team and should be big favorites, but they're also a team that hasn't had a ton of covering success and only wins at home by an average of 4.7 points. The Nuggets aren't blowing the doors off opponents this season. The Orlando Magic don't win games, but 18 of their 25 covers this season have come on the road. Also, the Magic beat the Nuggets when these teams met back in December. Lot of points here. I'll take a stab with the Magic.
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Randy’s Pick Orlando Magic +10.5
AUTHOR: Randy Chambers
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