Brooklyn Nets (5-5) vs Orlando Magic (5-4)
Game Info: Tuesday, November 14, 2023 at 7:30 pm (Barclays Center)
Betting Odds: Brooklyn Nets -2.5 -- Over/Under: 220 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Orlando Magic and the Brooklyn Nets duke it out at the Barclays Center on Tuesday night.
The Orlando Magic have been in fine form with five wins in their first nine games overall and they will be eager to stay hot after making light work of the Bucks in a 112-97 home win on Saturday. Paolo Banchero led the team with 26 points, 12 rebounds and five assists, Franz Wagner added 24 points on eight of 16 shooting, Jalen Suggs scored 20 points while Moritz Wagner chipped in with 19 points off the bench. As a team, the Magic shot 42 percent from the field and 10 of 26 from the 3-point line as they jumped all over the Bucks from the start, exploding for 36 points in the second quarter to open a 16-point halftime lead which they maintained throughout the second half.
Meanwhile, the Brooklyn Nets have won two of their last three games overall and they will be eager to build some momentum after beating the Wizards in a 102-94 win on Sunday. Mikal Bridges led the team with 27 points and 13 rebounds, Cameron Johnson added 14 points while Spencer Dinwiddie chipped in with 12 points. As a team, the Nets shot just 37 percent from the field and 12 of 49 from the 3-point line as they set the tone with their defense, holding the Wizards to just 15 points in the first quarter to take the early 17-point lead, but they couldn't hold off the Wizards and needed a 10-2 run in the final 2:03 to escape with the narrow win.
The Magic are still missing Gary Harris and Markelle Fultz, while the Nets have ruled out Ben Simmons and they are keeping an eye on Lonnie Walker who is questionable. The Magic have been solid all season and they would've taken so much confidence from their big win over the Bucks on Saturday. The Nets are in similar form, but their only notable win this season was over the Heat, so in what should be a close one, I'm leaning towards the Magic to get the job done as the road underdog here.