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2021 NBA Handicapping
(10-10) Denver Nuggets vs. Orlando Magic (4-18)
Date: Wednesday, December 1st
Time: 7:00 PM (ET)
Venue: Amway Center Orlando, Orlando, Florida
NBA Moneyline Odds: Nuggets | Magic (Bet Now!) Moneyline is off as of posting
NBA Betting Odds: Nuggets -9.5
NBA Betting Total: OFF
Wednesday, December 1st finds the Denver Nuggets facing the Orlando Magic in their first meeting of the season. On Monday, Denver defeated Miami while Orlando lost to Philly.
Last season the clubs played twice with the Nuggets winning both contests and holding a current win streak of 10 in a row dating back to December 10th, 2016. The Nuggets hold the slim edge in the all-time record with 33 wins in 65 matches versus the Magic.
After missing four games due to a wrist injury the reigning MVP made his return just in time to stop the six-game losing streak for the Nuggets. Nikola Jokic led his squad with a double-double of 24 points and 15 rebounds plus seven assists.
Aaron Gordon offered 20 points, four rebounds, and five assists while starters Will Barton (14), Jeff Green (12), and Monte Morris (11) all scored in double figures.
Rookie Bones Hyland was back after missing the last two games providing quality production off the bench with 19 points connecting on five of his eight 3-point attempts.
His presence was all the more prevalent given the loss of PJ Dozier to a torn ACL and news Michael Porter Jr. will undergo another back surgery and potentially be lost for the season.
Denver is on a season-long seven-game road trip that will continue with matches against the Knicks, Bulls, Pelicans and finish with two games against the Spurs.
JaMychal Green (elbow) is questionable for Wednesday. Jamal Murray (knee) continues to rehab from his surgery with no definitive return date.
The Magic know the pain of losing streaks extending to seven with the loss to the 76ers which proved even more costly as rookie Jalen Suggs broke his thumb.
The Magic rookies provided a good deal of Orlando’s offense in the match with Franz Wagner scoring 27 points on 11 of 24 from the field although he struggled from the perimeter (1 of 5). Wagner added six rebounds, five assists, and a steal.
Suggs scored 17 points on 5 of 13 from the field adding three rebounds, five assists, and a steal prior to fracturing his thumb in the final frame.
His loss compounds the issues the Magic have at the point guard position with Cole Anthony (ankle) missing his sixth game while Markelle Fultz (knee) and Michael Carter-Willaims (ankle) have yet to play this season.
E’Twaun Moore (knee) is questionable for Wednesday. Jonathan Isaacs (knee) joins the above group with no definitive return date.
NBA Betting Trends:
- The Nuggets are 10-0 in the last 10 head to head
- The Nuggets are 7-1-2 ATS in their last 10 meetings
- Over Under is 6-4 in the teams last 10 head to head matchups
Free Denver Nuggets vs. Orlando Magic NBA Prediction
Although it takes a team to win games there is no denying how the presence of one very talented player can shift a team’s overall ability to run its schemes more effectively. Without Jokic the Nuggets struggled to score but also suffered defensively.
Michael Malone will be looking for Denver to build upon the win in Miami and rediscover the defensive focus they began the season with and the Magic are a perfect foe to focus on that part of their game.
Incredibly this is only the third time the Nuggets will face one of the teams outside the play-in bracket and in fairness, the Pacers aren’t likely to stay there. Although Denver won all three matches the point differential was between one and six points so I’m taking the Magic to keep it closer than 9.5 points.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Magic +9.5
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