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(7-17) Brooklyn Nets vs. Orlando Magic (11-16)
Date: Friday Dec. 16
Time: 7:00PM EST
Venue: Amway Center, Orlando, Florida
NBA Moneyline Odds: Off
NBA Betting Odds: Orlando -7.5
NBA Betting Total: 216.5
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Friday night NBA sees two Eastern Conference opponents face off at Amway Center in Orlando, Florida.
If you’re looking for an underdog pick from Friday’s slate, this will be one to consider.
*All statistics, rankings and trends are current as of this writing at 5:30 p.m. ET on Thursday, Dec. 15.
The Booklyn Nets have played .500 basketball in their last four games, dropping two and winning two. Their most recent outing was a home game they won against the Los Angeles Lakers, 107-97.
So far this season, Brooklyn is eighth in scoring. They put up 106.5 points per game, which sounds solid. But why is their record so bad if they’re such an offensive machine?
As it turns out, this group isn’t much of a threat on that side of the court after all.
The Nets so far this season are 23rd in terms of offensive efficiency despite their raw scoring numbers.
The only reason they put up such strong-looking numbers is because they run the fastest pace in the league, according to ESPN’s Hollinger Stats.
Along with an overall putrid offense, this group is dead last in points allowed.
It gives up 114.5 points per game, and while the fast pace is certainly part of the reason why, it would be a cop out to point to that exclusively and disregard the fact that it is 29th in defensive efficiency.
The Orlando Magic are better than the Nets this season, but that’s not hard to do. Entering this contest, Orlando is struggling.
It has lost four out of its last five games, and it’s only win is against an Atlanta Hawks squad that has vastly underperformed thus far.
On the year, Orlando is averaging 96.6 points per contest. That’s only good enough for 29th in the league.
Defense is where this team has attempted to make a name for itself. It is ninth in the league in points per game allowed, giving up just 101.3 points per night.
In terms of defensive efficiency, Orlando sits in 15th place, which while not great, gives them credibility as a middle-of-the-road squad.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Nets are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 when their opponent scores 100 points or more in their previous game.
- Nets are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest.
- Nets are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall.
- Magic are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 home games.
- Magic are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 home games vs. a team with a road winning % of less than .400.
- Magic are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 home games vs. a team with a losing road record.
Free Brooklyn Nets vs. Orlando Magic NBA Prediction:
Our projection is less a testament to the Nets and more an indictment of the Magic’s struggles.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Brooklyn +7.5
Give this one to the road team, both straight up and against the spread.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Brooklyn Nets 103 – Orlando Magic 97
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