Free NBA Hoops Prediction: Magic vs Nuggets Odds
Weekly NBA betting sees the Orlando Magic taking on the Denver Nuggets Tuesday December 8 at the Pepsi Center Denver, CO. Cappers Picks provides complimentary handicapping picks on all NBA basketball matchups all season long so stay tuned for more FREE NBA hoops predictions.
Orlando Magic (11-9) vs. Denver Nuggets (8-13)
Date: Tuesday December 8
Time: 9 PM EST
Venue: Pepsi Center Denver, CO
NBA Moneyline Odds: OFF
NBA Betting Odds: Magic -3.5
NBA Betting Total: 198
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The Magic have been one of the surprise teams in the league so far at 2 games over .500 and they had their 5-game winning streak snapped in their last game. They are a 3.5-point betting favorite on the road tonight facing a Denver team is 5 games under .500, but has won 2 in a row.
The Nuggets have won their last 6 home games facing the Magic.
In their last games the Nuggets beat the Philadelphia 76ers 108-105 and the Magic lost to the L.A. Clippers 103-101.
this season the Nuggets are 3-6 at home and the Magic are 4-6 on the road.
The Magic are off to their best start since the 2011 season.
The Magic rank 12th in the league in both points per game and opponents’ points per game and in their last 5 games they are putting up more than 4 points off their season average.
The Magic are a young team that has 5 players averaging double figures led by Evan Fournier. 3rd leading scorer Victor Oladipo had been struggling on the season before being moved to the bench and since that time has averaged 18.5 ppg and in the loss to the Clippers he went for 24 points 7 boards and 5 assists.
The Magic had won 2 straight on the road before falling to the Clippers in La La Land.
The Nuggets have not looked great on both sides of the court so far on the season ranking 24th in both points per game and opponents’ points per game.
Danilo Gallinari leads the Nuggets averaging 17.7 ppg and is the only player averaging over 15 ppg. However, on the season he is only shooting 39.1% from the floor.
The Nuggets do not have a good interior defense and that may hurt them tonight facing Orlando C Nikola Vucevic, who is averaging 15.1 ppg and 8.7 rpg. Nuggets C Joffrey Lauvergne will have to body up on him and not let him have his way in the paint.
In the last meeting between these 2 teams the Nuggets beat the Magic 93-90 last January.
The Nuggets have won 12 of their last 13 games overall facing the Magic.
NBA Betting Trends:
- ORL is 5-0-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall.
- ORL is 4-0-1 ATS in their last 5 after scoring 100 points or more in their previous game.
- ORL has an Over record of 4-1 in their last 5 road games.
- DEN is 2-6-1 ATS in their last 9 games overall.
- DEN is 0-4 ATS in their last 4 home games.
Free NBA Prediction:
The Magic have not had much success facing the Nuggets in the last several seasons, but the road team is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 games between these 2 teams and that trend will continue tonight.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Magic ATS
The magic are playing well and even on the road tonight they will win and cover the spread.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Magic 102 Nuggets 96
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