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(15-16) New Orleans Pelicans vs. Orlando Magic (11-21)
Date: Friday December 22nd
Time: 7:00PM EST
Venue: Amway Center, Orlando, Florida
NBA Moneyline Odds: off
NBA Betting Odds: Pelicans -4.5
NBA Betting Total: OFF
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It’s a full slate of games on the last Friday before Christmas. One of those games is a cross conference showdown at the Amway Center when the New Orleans Pelicans make the trip to Orlando to take on the Magic.
This will be the second match up of the year between the two teams. The first game the Magic came out ahead by a final score of 115-99.
New Orleans Pelicans
The New Orleans Pelicans have had a very up and down season so far this year. At times they have looked like a playoff bound team, and at other times they have looked at a team that needs to blow it up before the trade deadline and start a rebuild.
They come into this game having lost two games in a row and although they were underdogs in both of those games, they also failed to cover the spread.
For the Pelicans they have been a good offensive team this year, and a very bad defensive team. Coming into this one they are averaging over 110 points per game, and they are giving up 111 points per game on the defensive side.
The Magic have been an inconsistent team this year but they are a good offensive team at times. In this game the Pelicans are going to really need to step it up on the defensive side.
They really struggled on the defensive side the first time these two teams played, and that led to them losing that game.
On the other side of this match up is the Orlando Magic who got off to a good start to the season, but they have really struggled the last couple of months.
They come into this game having six games in a row, and they were only able to cove the spread in one of those games.
For the Magic they have had all kinds of injury issues. In this game they will be without Jonathan Isaac, Aaron Gordon, Evan Fournier, and Terrence Ross.
To win this game the Magic need to try and push the pace in this game. That was the key to their success in the first game, and they will need that to happen again in this game if they want to win this game.
NBA Betting Trends:
Over is 16-5 in NO last 21 overall.
ORL are 1-7 ATS in their last 8 games overall.
ORL are 16-36-1 ATS in their last 53 home games.
Under is 17-8 in ORL last 25 Fri. games.
Underdog is 20-6-1 ATS in the last 27 meetings.
Under is 20-7 in the last 27 meetings.
Free New Orleans Pelicans vs. Orlando Magic NBA Prediction:
I think this will be a very close game till the end.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: MAGIC ATS
I think the Pelicans will use their big men to win the game in the final minutes.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Pelicans 108 – Magic 106
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