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(23-23) Brooklyn Nets vs. Orlando Magic (19-25)
Date: Friday January 18
Time: 7:00 PM EST
Venue: Amway Center, Orlando, Florida
NBA Moneyline Odds: OFF
NBA Betting Odds: Magic -1.5
NBA Betting Total: 214½
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Brooklyn had approximately a one percent chance of beating the Rockets immediately after PJ Tucker hit a 3-pointer to put Houston up eight with 1:09 to go.
Just about :40 seconds later, Tucker hit a free throw to put Houston up six with :28 to go. Then, Spencer Dinwiddie hit three consecutive threes to send the game to overtime.
Houston built a seven-point lead in overtime but the never-say-die Nets finished the last 1:12 on a 10-0 run to win by three. It was Brooklyn’s second win in row after beating Boston on Monday.
The Nets are at .500 and play just another 13 games between now and February 13th, when they play for the last time before an eight-day layoff for the All-Star Break.
They are a playoff team in the East but will they have an All-Star to represent them? Likely not.
The man most worthy of an All-Star nod on Orlando may just be DJ Augustin, who is far too vanilla to ever make it, but is having a fine season at age 31.
He had another seven assists without turning it over in Orlando’s loss to Detroit on Wednesday night. His assist number have gone up in each of the three seasons he’s been with the Magic and it’s peaked at 4.8 per game this year. He turns it over approximately 1.4 times per game, which is better than 3:1.
Of course, the stat-man will argue Orlando’s most eligible All-Star is forward Nikola Vucevic. He puts up numbers but I doubt how important they are to his team’s ultimate success. He shot the ball well against Detroit (11-of-22), scored 24 points, grabbed 13 rebounds and still finished a -1 in Detroit. Others will say the easy explanation is that his team is lousy, which very well may be the easy and obvious explanation.
A 29:11 assist-to-turnover ratio out of the Magic is nifty but the Pistons cleaned up on the offensive glass. The Nets won’t do that but they can do some other things the Pistons don’t. I expect this one to be fast and fun.
NBA Betting Trends:
- BK are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games overall.
- BK are 23-8 ATS in their last 31 vs. NBA Southeast.
- Favorite is 7-1-1 ATS in the last 9 meetings.
- Over is 5-2-1 in the last 8 meetings.
Free Brooklyn Nets vs. Orlando Magic NBA Prediction: over!
I’m keen on this one being a shootout. Both teams move the ball pretty well and neither will be particularly determined to lock things down on the other end.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: OVER 214½.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Brooklyn 117 – Orlando 122
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