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(4-1) Orlando Magic vs. New Orleans Pelicans (2-3)
Date: Monday October 40th
Time: 8:00PM EST
Venue: Smoothie King Center, New Orleans, Louisiana
NBA Moneyline Odds: off
NBA Betting Odds: New Orleans -7.5
NBA Betting Total: 224
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It’s a cross conference match up on Monday night at the Smoothie King Center. The surprising Orlando Magic come to town to take on the New Orleans Pelicans.
These are two teams who usually play in low scoring affairs when they face off.
The Orlando Magic have been one of the most surprising teams so far this year. There wasn’t high expectations placed on them but those might have to change if these results keep up.
They come into this game with a 4-2 record with wins over the Cavaliers and the Spurs. They also have had some bad losses though losing to the Nets and the Hornets.
For the Magic the one big change this year from last year is they have done a lot better job running up the score. They are currently scoring 117.2 points per game which is second in the NBA.
Frank Vogel has been known as an defensive coach, but so far that hasn’t been the case. They are currently giving up 109.3 points per game which is 24th in the NBA.
The defense has struggled but some of those stats have to do with the fact that the Magic are playing a little faster pace this year.
To win this game the defense inside is going to need to be good. The Pelicans strength is inside and the Magic need to find a way to slow that down.
New Orleans Pelicans
On the other side of this match up is the New Orleans Pelicans who will look to move above the .500 mark in this game.
They come into this game with a 3-3 record, and a lot of the success has to do with the big guys inside, especially Boogie Cousins. He comes into this game averaging 32.3 points, 13.8 rebounds, and 5.7 assists per game.
The Pelicans are a lot like the Magic in the fact they are good on offense, but really struggle on the defensive side of the floor.
To have success in this game it’s going to be pretty simple. They need Anthony Davis and Boogie Cousins to have huge games.
They need to take advantage of the Magic’s lack of defense inside and try to really exploit that mismatch.
NBA Betting Trends:
Magic are 1-4 ATS in their last five road games.
Magic are 0-5 ATS in their last five Monday games.
Pelicans are 4-1 ATS in their last five games overall.
Under is 11-3 in last 14 match ups in New Orleans.
Magic are 2-7 in last nine meetings in New Orleans.
Over is 4-1 in Pelicans last five overall.
Free Orlando Magic vs. New Orleans Pelicans NBA Prediction:
The Pelicans big men are going to be the difference in this game. I expect Boogie Cousins is going to have a huge game.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Magic +7.5
I think the Magic have enough offense though to keep it close.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Pelicans 113 – Magic 107
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