Nuggets vs Magic Prediction - NBA Picks 11/22/23

Orlando Magic (8-5) vs Denver Nuggets (10-4)

Game Info: Wednesday, November 22, 2023 at 7:00 pm (Amway Center)

Betting Odds: Orlando Magic +3.5 -- Over/Under: 218.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Denver Nuggets and the Orlando Magic do battle at the Amway Center on Wednesday night. Let’s preview this game and give out a Denver Nuggets vs Orlando Magic prediction.

Denver Nuggets

The Denver Nuggets have been in decent form with six wins in their last nine games and they will be eager to build some momentum after sneaking past the lowly Pistons in a 107-103 road win on Monday. Reggie Jackson led the team in scoring with 21 points and six assists, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope added 20 points while Michael Porter Jr. chipped in with 14 points and 11 rebounds. As a team, the Nuggets shot 46 percent from the field and 11 of 28 from the 3-point line as they wrestled with the Pistons in a close game right till the end as they had to learn to win without Nikola Jokic who was tossed after just 15 minutes of action.

Denver Nuggets Player Facts

  • Nikola Jokic ranks 1st amongst qualified players for rebounds per game (13.1) this season.
  • Kentavious Caldwell-Pope ranks T12th amongst qualified players for steals per game (1.6) this season.

Orlando Magic

Meanwhile, the Orlando Magic have been in great form as they've won five of their last six games overall and they will be eager to build on their four-game win streak after blowing past the Raptors in a 126-107 win last night. Paolo Banchero led the team with 25 points on 10 of 20 shooting, Jalen Suggs added 18 points while Franz Wagner chipped in with 17 points. As a team, the Magic shot 50 percent from the field and 12 of 31 from the 3-point line as they took Banchero's lead and jumped all over the Raptors early with 67 points in the first half and they just kept their foot on the gas, outscoring the Raptors in each quarter to earn the solid win at home.

Orlando Magic Player Facts

  • Paolo Banchero ranks T12th amongst qualified Forwards for assists per game (4.4) this season.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Magic rank 1st in the league for opponent assists per game this season (22.4).
  • The Magic rank 1st in the league for opponent turnovers per game this season (17.6).
  • The Nuggets rank 30th in the league for free throw percentage this season (71.4%).
  • The Nuggets rank 30th in the league for free throws made per game this season (13.6).

Peter's Pick

The Nuggets are going to be shorthanded once again with Jamal Murray still out, while the Magic are still missing Markelle Fultz and Wendell Carter Jr. The Nuggets aren't running through teams like they were at the start of the season and they were far from convincing in their narrow win over the lowly Pistons on Monday, but they have the advantage of extra rest here given that the Magic are playing their second game of a back to back set. You can make an argument for either side here, but the Magic looked great last night and I think they can cause another upset if they come out with the same mindset.

Peter’s Pick Orlando +3.5

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