Magic at Pelicans Prediction - NBA Picks 2/27/23
New Orleans Pelicans (30-31) vs Orlando Magic (25-36)
Game Info: Monday, February 27, 2023 at 8:00 pm (Smoothie King Center)
Betting Odds: New Orleans Pelicans -4 -- Over/Under: 228 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Orlando Magic and New Orleans Pelicans meet Monday in NBA action at the Smoothie King Center. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.
The Orlando Magic Betting Preview
The Orlando Magic are averaging 110.8 points on 46.9 percent shooting and allowing 113.7 points on 47.5 percent shooting. Paolo Banchero is averaging 19.7 points and 3.6 assists, while Franz Wagner is averaging 19 points and 4 rebounds. Wendell Carter Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Markelle Fultz is grabbing 4 rebounds. The Orlando Magic are shooting 34.8 percent from beyond the arc and 78.8 percent from the free throw line. The Orlando Magic are allowing 34.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.8 rebounds per game.
The New Orleans Pelicans Betting Preview
The New Orleans Pelicans are averaging 114.7 points on 47.8 percent shooting and allowing 113.8 points on 47.5 percent shooting. Zion Williamson is averaging 26 points and 7 rebounds, while Brandon Ingram is averaging 22.8 points and 5 rebounds. CJ McCollum is the third double-digit scorer and Jonas Valanciunas is grabbing 9.8 rebounds. The New Orleans Pelicans are shooting 35.3 percent from beyond the arc and 78.1 percent from the free throw line. The New Orleans Pelicans are allowing 34 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44 rebounds per game.
Magic vs Pelicans Trends
The Magic are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 road games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Pelicans are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games following a ATS loss and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The under is 7-1 in Magic last 8 overall. The under is 20-7 in Pelicans last 27 Monday games. The Magic are 5-0 ATS in the last 5 meetings in New Orleans and 7-2 ATS in the last 9 meetings.
Randy’s Free Pick
The New Orleans Pelicans should be given the benefit of the doubt because they're at home, but the bottom line is they've been shaky at best since Zion went down. The Orlando Magic are a young bunch that's finding ways to win and cover games as of late, and they lose as underdogs by an average of 2.4 points. The Magic make bettors money. Give me the points.
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Randy’s Pick Orlando Magic +4
AUTHOR: Randy Chambers
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