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2021 NBA Handicapping
(17-32) Orlando Magic vs. Denver Nuggets (30-18)
Date: Sunday, April 4th
Time: 10:00 PM EST
Venue: Ball Arena, Denver Colorado
NBA Moneyline Odds: Magic +1075 | Nuggets -1887
NBA Betting Odds: Nuggets -13
NBA Betting Total: 215
Sunday, April 4th the Orlando Magic, and Denver Nuggets play for the second time this season. Denver won the initial match on January 9th by a score of 115-103.
Last season, the squads played twice with the teams splitting the contests. The Nuggets hold the all-time record having won 51 matches of the 91 played.
At the trade deadline, Orlando traded a huge portion of their core sending Nikola Vucevic to Chicago, Evan Fournier to Boston and the big move was sending Aaron Gordon to today’s opponent the Nuggets.
In spite of these moves and the team being mired in injury, they’ve battled and beaten two elite teams this week (Clippers, Pelicans).
But like all good things, this came to an end as the Jazz spanked the Magic 91-137 on Saturday. Now they have the tough task of playing on the second game of a back-to-back set at high altitude and while facing a player likely motivated to make a point.
Only eight players were available for Steve Clifford and six of them scored in double-figures with Wendell Carter Jr. leading the way registering a double-double of 19 points and 12 rebounds (plus two blocks).
Chuma Okeke (16), Dwayne Bacon (13), Terrence Ross (12), James Ennis (12), and R.J. Hampton (12) were the other double-figure scorers.
Khem Birch (illness), Michael Carter Williams (illness), Karim Mané (Hamstring), Gary Harris (thigh strain), Otto Porter Jr. (foot), and Cole Anthony (fractured rib) are all out.
Markelle Fultz (torn ACL) and Jonathan Isaac (knee) are both out for the season although Isaac’s rehab has progressed to on-court work.
A four-game win streak is on the line as the teams’ tip-off today. Since adding Aaron Gordon at the trade deadline the Nuggets are unbeaten and have looked invulnerable.
The greatest improvement is occurring on the defensive end with seemingly everyone buying in. In the four wins following the trade deadline, Denver has held their opponent under 100 points on average (99.75).
The most recent victory occurred versus the Clippers where the Nuggets once again held their opponent under the century mark as they won 101-94.
Jamal Murray led scorers with 23 points. It was a quieter night for Nikola Jokic who scored 14 points and joined his fellow starting lineup as each member reached double figures.
Michael Porter Jr. scored 20 points, Will Barton added 19 points, and Aaron Gordon added 14 points. No Nuggets reserve player reached double-figures as the Clippers reserves outscored them 30 to 11.
Monte Morris (quad) has missed the last 11 games and is questionable for Sunday.
NBA Betting Trends:
- The Nuggets are 9-1 in the teams last 10 head to head meetings
- The Nuggets are 7-1-2 ATS in the last 10 head to head meetings
- Over/Under is 6-4 in the teams last 10 head to head meetings
- The Magic are 0-7-2 ATS in their last 9 games against Denver.
- The Nugget sare 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games.
- The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Denver’s last 7 games.
Free Orlando Magic vs. Denver Nuggets NBA Prediction:
The Magic have eight players on the injured list and Ross playing through foot pain. They are playing in the second game of a back-to-back set and playing in altitude.
Typically this game would have “trap” written all over it but with Gordon facing his former club, it feels like this might get ugly early.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Nuggets ATS
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