Nets vs. Magic Prediction
Can the Brooklyn Nets get past their road woes tonight when they take on the Orlando Magic at 7PM ET?
503 Brooklyn Nets vs. 504 Orlando Magic
Saturday, February 2, 2019
7PM ET – Amway Center
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Magic are the slight favorite at home, as they are getting odds of -2 points against the Nets. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 218 points. The public betting for this game currently has 63 percent going on the Nets on the road. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our NBA Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Nets fall at San Antonio
Brooklyn is coming off a 117-114 loss at San Antonio on Thursday. The Nets have dropped their last two road games coming into tonight. Brooklyn is 28-25 overall, 12-14 on the road and 30-23 against the spread.
The Nets have played about even on both sides of the floor this season, as they average 111.9 points per game while allowing 111.6 per contest. Brooklyn recently lost Spencer Dinwiddie to a thumb injury. He was averaging 17.2 points and 5.0 assists per game. Leading the team this season is D’Angelo Russell, who is putting up 19.6 points and 6.4 assists per contest.
Magic end skid
Orlando is coming off a losing streak thanks to a 107-100 win at home over Indiana on Thursday night. The Magic are now 21-31 overall, 13-15 at home and 25-25-2 against the spread.
The Magic have struggled on offense this season, averaging 104.3 points per game while shooting just 44 percent as a team. Defensively, Orlando is giving up 107.8 points per game. Nikola Vucevic is leading the team with 20.6 points and 12 rebounds per game while Aaron Gordon is adding 15.8 points and 7.6 rebounds per contest.
NBA Betting Trends
The Nets have covered the spread in four straight road games and 11-3 ATS in their last 14 games against a losing team.
The Magic are 10-1-1 against the spread in their last 12 division games, but just 1-3-1 ATS in their last five home games.
The Nets have won both meetings with Orlando this season, both within recent weeks. The Nets seem to have more offense than the Magic can deal with, especially at the guard position. Orlando doesn’t have much for a frontcourt and it leads to too many offensive funks. Brooklyn is scoring in bunches thanks to the play of Russell. The Nets have also been able to cover on the road and I think they will be able to handle themselves tonight.
NBA Prediction: Brooklyn Nets +2