Free NBA Pick: Nuggets vs Magic Lines
Looking for Denver Nuggets vs. Orlando Magic free NBA picks? NBA betting sees the Nuggets taking on the Magic on Saturday, December 10th, 2016 at the Amway Center in Orlando, Florida. Cappers Picks provides complimentary expert handicapping picks on all NBA basketball matchups so stay tuned for more FREE daily NBA hoops predictions.
(8-15) Denver Nuggets vs. Orlando Magic (10-13)
Date: Saturday December 10th
Time: 7:00 PM EST
Venue: Amway Center, Orlando, Florida
NBA Moneyline Odds: OFF
NBA Betting Odds: Denver -1.5
NBA Betting Total: 200
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The Denver Nuggets came up on the losing end of a tough loss to the lowly Washington Wizards last game, while the Orlando Magic weren’t even close in their efforts against the Boston Celtics, giving up 117 points to their adversary.
The Denver Nuggets gave up a frustrating game to the Washington Wizards in their last outing. Denver continued to stay ahead, or close for much of the game, but a fourth-quarter collapse allowed the Wizards to ultimately pull ahead.
A lot of that was due to the Nuggets continued offensive droughts. It seems sometimes the team has trouble finding baskets when they really need it most. A prime example of that was the end of the Washington game, in which they just could get the lid of the basket.
However, instead of going to one of their stars to find a bucket, the Nuggets continued playing one on one basketball.
That just can’t happen next game, because the Orlando Magic have a stingy defensive unit that does a great job forcing teams into taking tough shots.
So Denver has got to make passing a point of emphasis for the team. Or else, Orlando is going to feast of easy forced turnovers and bad shot attempts.
The Orlando Magic just came out way to lackadaisical in the second half of play against the Boston Celtics.
They got outscored 68-37 through the final two quarters of play, and that ultimately let to them getting blown out at the end with the final score 117-87 for Boston.
A lot of issues ensued within the team, but a key factor in their losing efforts was the lack of production from the Orlando Magic starting unit.
Aaron Gordon shot just 2-9 from the field, scoring 5 points, and Serge Ibaka shot just 3-10 from the field, scoring 8 points.
Those two single-handedly held back the Orlando Magic offense, because they were just so inefficient with their play. Star guard Evan Fournier didn’t help with that either, shooting a putrid 4-14 himself.
But the good thing is, the team can put this loss in the past and learn from it now.
They have another game against Denver, so Saturday they’ve got to show up in order to earn the Magic a win.
The second unit has continued to show off a nice reliability, now it just comes down to the starters picking up the slack on their end.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Over is 5-1 in Nuggets last 6 games playing on 1 days rest
- Over is 5-1 in Nuggets last 6 vs. a team with a losing straight up record
- Over is 9-2 in Nuggets last 11 road games vs. a team with a home winning % of less than .400
- Over is 7-3 in Nuggets last 10 vs. NBA Southeast
- Over is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in Orlando
Free Denver Nuggets vs. Orlando Magic NBA Prediction:
The Nuggets defense has been as inconsistent as they come. So with that said, look for both teams to go over the total of 200 points.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Over 200
Although Denver is the favorite to win this matchup, they’ve been decimated with injuries. That means the Magic should take this game, because they have more firepower coming of their bench.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Magic 102 – Nuggets 100
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