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2019 NBA Handicapping
(11-14) Orlando Magic vs. New Orleans Pelicans (6-20)
Date: Sunday, December 15th
Time: 3:30 PM EST
Venue: Smoothie King Center, New Orleans, LA.
NBA Moneyline Odds: OFF
NBA Betting Odds: Magic +2.5 | Pelicans -2.5
NBA Betting Total: 221.5
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Sunday, December 15th, finds interconference rivals the Orlando Magic and New Orleans Pelicans facing each other for the first time in the 2019-20 season.
Last season, the teams played twice with Orlando winning both contests. The Magic holds the all-time record having bested the Pelicans in 19 of their 37 matches.
The Magic are probably wishing they could’ve pressed pause after winning four in a row. Instead, they entered week eight of action with the top team from each Conference on the itinerary plus the Rockets and close out the week versus the Pelicans.
Flash forward to Friday night and Orlando has lost three in a row with James Harden dropping 54 on them. Considering the Magic often struggle to get 100 points the fact one player can score more than half that many has to be frustrating.
In the loss, five Magic players reached double-digit scoring with Evan Fournier leading the way scoring 27. Aaron Gordon (21), Terrence Ross (13), Jonathan Isaac (10) and Michael Carter-Williams (10) were the other double-figure scorers.
Evan Fournier leads the Magic in scoring with 20.2 points and field goal percentage category (48.4%) while. DJ Augustine tops the assists category with 4.6. Jonathan Isaac tops the leaderboard for rebounds (7.1), steals (1.2) and blocks (2.7).
A right lateral ankle sprain has kept Nikola Vucevic out the past 10 games but he is finally been upgraded to questionable for Sunday.
Al-Farouq Aminu is out indefinitely having sustained a torn meniscus in his right knee.
New Orleans Pelicans
JJ Redick returned to Philadelphia with his new squad the Pelicans and kept the score within reason but his team still lost which moved the only remaining unbeaten home team the 76ers to 14-0 at home. Redick scored 19 points hitting three of his five 3-pointers while adding three rebounds, three assists, and a steal.
Brandon Ingram led his team with 32 points while Jrue Holiday added 12 points and Josh Hart chipped in with 10 points.
On the season, Brandon Ingram tops the Pelicans leaderboard in scoring (25.2) and field goal percentage (49.4%). Jrue Holiday leads the team in assists (6.8) and steals (1.8). Kenrich Williams tops the rebounding category (5.8) while Jaxson Hayes is best in blocks (1.0).
Projections for Zion Williamson’s return were initially stated to be early to mid-December but now the team is saying at the end of the month.
Darius Miller (Achilles) is rehabbing from a ruptured Achilles and isn’t projected to return this season.
NBA Betting Trends:
- The Magic are 7-3 in the last 10 head to head contests.
- The Magic are 6-3-1 ATS in their last 10 games.
- Over Under is 1-9 in team’s last 10 head to head matchups.
- Pelicans are 1-9-1 ATS in their last 11 games overall.
- Under is 23-7 in the last 30 meetings.
- Underdog is 21-8-1 ATS in the last 30 meetings.
Free Orlando Magic vs. New Orleans Pelicans NBA Prediction:
The Magic will bring defense and the Pelicans can score in droves so it’ll come down to which team can best deliver on the side of the cour they don’t excel in.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Take the Magic and the points
With the Magic starting a four-game road trip they’ll be keen to erase the taste of those three consecutive losses so I’m hedging toward Orlando.
NBA Free Prediction: Magic 105 – Pelicans 103
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