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2021 NBA Handicapping
(28-13) Brooklyn Nets vs Orlando Magic (13-26)
Date: Friday, March 19th
Time: 8:00 PM EST
Venue: Amway Center, Orlando, Florida
NBA Moneyline Odds: Brooklyn -345, Orlando +265
NBA Betting Odds: Nets -8
NBA Betting Total: O/U OFF
The Friday NBA slate is offering a matchup between two Eastern Conference teams on the opposite end of the standings spectrum. Brooklyn (28-13) is on of the hottest teams in the league winning 14 of their last 15 games despite Kevin Durant’s absence (calf) whereas Orlando (13-26) has lost 8 straight games.
This is the second matchup between the teams on the year with the first coming on February 25th. Brooklyn totally dismantled the Magic 129-97 and were powered by a 22 point advantage in the 2nd quarter and a 17 point advantage in the 4th. The large differential was courtesy of deep range shooting as Orlando shot just 25% (9/36) and Brooklyn was a scorching 44.4% (20/45).
Kyrie Irving had a great game with 27 points, 9 assists, and 5 rebounds while James Harden flirted with a triple double scoring 20 points, 9 rebounds, and 7 assists. Nikola Vucevic continues to be the lone bright spot for the Magic and recorded a 28 point 12 rebound double double.
After dropping 3 straight games in early February, including an embarrassing 122-111 loss to the conference worst Detroit Pistons, Steve Nash made a statement saying the team would only be as good as they wanted to be. The Nets seemed to have got the message and have snapped into shape rattling off 14 wins in their last 15 games.
With that run they have propelled into a tie for the top spot in the Eastern Conference with the Philadelphia 76ers. All of this has been without All-Star Kevin Durant who eventually missed the final 9 games before the break and has went on to miss the first 4 games after the break.
Luckily for Brooklyn the team has 2 other All-Stars including former Rocket James Harden who was just announced as the Eastern Conference player of the month. In his first full month in Brooklyn Harden has averaged 25.6 points, 8.8 rebounds, an East-leading 10.7 assists and 1.2 steals. His shooting splits are 49.1% from the field, 42.9% from 3-point range and 84.7% from the free-throw line.
He recorded 3 triple-doubles in the month to put him at 7 already in his short time with the Nets which is already the second most in franchise history. In his first game in March, Harden continued his high level of play, going for 30 points, 15 assists and 14 rebounds without a single turnover, the first time that’s been done in 44 years.
Orlando has slowly fallen into the basement of the Eastern Conference losing their last 8 games. The team is active in trade talks with dumping players including longtime franchise face Aaron Gordon.
The Magic’s last loss came on Sunday 102-97 at home to in state rival Miami Heat. Orlando blew a 4th quarter lead and were outscored by 9 points in the final frame, unable to snap their losing streak. Nikola Vucevic and Terence Ross combined for a staggering 69 points or 71% of the teams total points total. Nikola had a monster 38 point, 10 rebound, 6 assist double double performance and Terrence Ross added 31 points with 5 rebounds.
Nikola Vucevic is the foundation of this team and is averaging team highs in points (25), rebounds (11.6) and assists (3.8).
NBA Betting Trends:
- Brooklyn is 14-1 SU in their last 15 games
- Brooklyn is 12-3 ATS in their last 15 games
- Brooklyn OVERS are 19-9 since Harden joined
- Magic are 0-8 SU in their last 8 games
- Magic are 3-6 ATS in their last 9 games
- Magic UNDERS are 10-6 in the last 16 games
Free Brooklyn Nets vs Orlando Magic NBA Prediction
This matchup is one of the largest disparities the league could offer as Brooklyn is red hot and Orlando is ice cold. Brooklyn is a championship quality team and will not be tripped up by a team as weak as Orlando. Take Brooklyn big on the road.
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