Nets vs Magic Prediction NBA Picks 2/27/24

Orlando Magic (32-26) vs Brooklyn Nets (21-35)

Game Info: Tuesday, February 27, 2024 at 7:00 pm (Kia Center)

Betting Odds: Orlando Magic -8.5 -- Over/Under: 217.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Brooklyn Nets invade the Amway Center to do battle with the Orlando Magic on Tuesday night. Here’s a Nets vs Magic Prediction.

Brooklyn Nets

The Brooklyn Nets have been in a real funk as they've lost seven of their last nine games overall, but they will be eager to build some momentum after snapping a four-game slide with a 111-86 road win over the Grizzlies last night. Dennis Schroder led the team with 18 points and five assists, Cam Thomas added 14 points with five assists while Dorian Finney-Smith chipped in with 13 points, nine rebounds and four assists. As a team, the Nets shot 48 percent from the field and 15 of 42 from the 3-point line as they jumped all over the depleted Grizzlies from the start and never looked in danger after taking a 66-40 lead into halftime. A total of seven Nets players finished in double figures in scoring and with the game tied up early, the Nets were able to rest their starters. The Nets will face the Hawks, Grizzlies, and 76ers after this game.

Orlando Magic

Meanwhile, the Orlando Magic have been in great shape as they've won seven of their last 10 games overall, but they will be looking to bounce back here after getting thrashed by the Hawks in a 109-92 road loss on Sunday. Franz Wagner led the team with 19 points, eight rebounds and five assists, Wendell Carter Jr added 18 points with 10 rebounds while Cole Anthony chipped in with 15 points off the bench. As a team, the Magic shot just 41 percent from the field and 14 of 38 from the 3-point line as they played great defense early on to keep the Hawks in check in the first half, only to get outscored by 38-19 in the third quarter to trail by as many as 20 points at one stage.

Brooklyn Nets Player Facts

  • Nicolas Claxton ranks 2nd in the Eastern Conference amongst qualified players for Blocks Per Game (2.2) this season.
  • Dennis Schroder ranks 23rd amongst qualified players for assists per game (5.9) this season.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Magic rank 30th in the league for three-point field goals made per game this season (11.0).
  • The Magic rank 1st in the league for opponent field goal attempts per game this season (84.9).
  • The Nets rank 29th in the league for opponent free throw percentage this season (81.2%).
  • The Nets rank 3rd in the league for opponent steals per game this season (6.6).

Nets vs Magic Prediction

The Nets will likely be without Ben Simmons and Cam Thomas for this one, while the Magic are keeping an eye on Paolo Banchero who is questionable with an illness. Based on recent form, the Magic are the clear favorites in this matchup, especially at home where they have won four of their last five. The line is hefty for this one, but I think the Magic can maintain their momentum with a big win and cover in a bounce back performance against this Nets team playing on zero days' rest.

 

Peter’s Pick Orlando -8.5

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