Magic vs Nuggets Prediction - NBA Picks 1/5/24

Denver Nuggets (24-11) vs Orlando Magic (19-15)

Game Info: Friday, January 5, 2024 at 9:00 pm (Ball Arena)

Betting Odds: Denver Nuggets -10 -- Over/Under: 224.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Orlando Magic have lost their last 3 games. The Denver Nuggets look to stay hot after winning 8 of their last 9 games. Let’s preview this game and give out a Orlando Magic vs Denver Nuggets prediction.

Orlando Magic Betting Preview

The Orlando Magic have lost to the Suns, Warriors, and Kings during this streak. The Orlando Magic are averaging 113.6 points on 47.3 percent shooting and allowing 111.8 points on 47.3 percent shooting. Paolo Banchero is averaging 22.4 points and 4.7 assists, while Franz Wagner is averaging 20.9 points and 5.9 rebounds. Cole Anthony is the third double-digit scorer and Jalen Suggs is grabbing 3.3 rebounds. The Orlando Magic are shooting 34.4 percent from beyond the arc and 77.1 percent from the free throw line. The Orlando Magic are allowing 36.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.5 rebounds per game.

Denver Nuggets Betting Preview

The Denver Nuggets rebounded from a loss to the Thunder with wins over the Hornets and Warriors. The Denver Nuggets are averaging 115.1 points on 49 percent shooting and allowing 109.8 points on 45.9 percent shooting. Nikola Jokic is averaging 25.7 points and 12.3 rebounds, while Jamal Murray is averaging 19.7 points and 3.9 rebounds. Michael Porter Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Aaron Gordon is grabbing 6.7 rebounds. The Denver Nuggets are shooting 37.8 percent from beyond the arc and 74 percent from the free throw line. The Denver Nuggets are allowing 35.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.6 rebounds per game.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Nuggets rank 1st in the league for Q1 opponent points per game this season (25.9).
  • The Nuggets rank 2nd in the league for assists per game this season (29.6).
  • The Magic rank 2nd in the league for opponent assists per game this season (23.6).
  • The Magic rank 2nd in the league for opponent free throw percentage this season (74.9%).

Orlando Magic vs Denver Nuggets prediction

The Orlando Magic have fallen off a cliff over the last week or so, but let's pump the brakes on this line a little. The Magic are still 23-11 ATS on the year and have covered 6 of their last 10 games. The Magic also have the rest edge here, while the Nuggets played last night and are fresh off a historic comeback over the Warriors. Possible letdown spot for the Nuggets coming off an emotional high? Give me the Magic and the free points.

Randy’s Pick Orlando Magic +10

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