Brooklyn Nets at Orlando Magic NBA Pick - Odds and ATS Predictions
The Brooklyn Nets (23-23) and the Orlando Magic (19-25) will face off in an Eastern Conference collision at the Amway Center in Orlando, Florida on Friday, January 18th, 2019. The tip is scheduled for 7:00 PM ET and will be broadcasted on FSN. Brooklyn has held the upper hand in this series as of late as they have won three of the previous four meetings between these two sides. Over this span, the Nets were flawless against the spread as they are 4-0 ATS in the last four meetings between these two teams. Most recently, Brooklyn defeated Orlando 111-104 to cover as a 2.5-point favorite when both combatants last met in March of 2018 in Brooklyn.
Brooklyn Nets at Orlando Magic Overview
The Nets enter off a statement win for this franchise when they defeated the Houston Rockets in overtime in Clutch City on Wednesday. As a six-point underdog, the Nets would orchestrate a 145-142 upset to follow up an impressive 109-102 defeat of the Boston Celtics at home on Monday as a two-point underdog.
The Magic enter off a bitter overtime loss on Wednesday when they were defeated 120-115 in the Motor City by the Detroit Pistons. The Magic also failed to produce a cover as a 3.5-point underdog in the loss.
Reasons To Avoid Brooklyn
Given the caliber of the victories the Nets have pulled off recently, this is a team whose stock is very high at the moment. With respect to their most recent feat in Houston, the Nets are prone for an overreaction. The Nets remain a losing team outside of Brooklyn with an 11-12 SU away record. Nevertheless, we see this team now in the business of spotting points. Are they a good enough team to do just that? Regardless of the fact, 64% of the consensus liking the Nets in this spot would suggest that the overreaction and overlay is on.
Reasons To Back Orlando
The Magic play a better brand of defense as they give up 4.5 points less per game compared to their counterparts. Overall, Orlando surrenders 107.5 points per contest which makes them seventh in the NBA. Contrarily, Brooklyn stands 20th in the league giving up 112 points per outing. Brooklyn also plays into Orlando’s hands by committing more turnovers which will only foster their defensive operations, give the Magic momentum, and fire up the home crowd to also make them a factor. All of which work against the Nets who are in a prime let-down spot after a big win.
Nets at Magic NBA Prediction 01/18/2019
Brooklyn may have indeed made a statement on Wednesday, and there is an excellent chance that this team does find itself sneaking into the playoffs perhaps as a seven or eight seed. However, Orlando is no team to sleep on, and they have made plenty of statements of their own already this season with some of the victories they have pulled off, as they have beaten Houston and Boston on their own court as well along with a victory in San Antonio. The Magic will submarine a surging Brooklyn team and get the win here.
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