Magic vs. Pelicans Prediction & Odds
The Magic and Pelicans will square off in New Orleans on Monday night at 8:00 p.m. ET. With the Pelicans laying 4.5 points as a home favorite and the total sitting at 225.5, what’s the best play on the board?
Game Matchup & Betting Odds
573 Orlando Magic (+4.5) at 574 New Orleans Pelicans (-4.5); o/u 225.5
8:00 p.m. ET, Monday, February 27, 2023
Smoothie King Center, New Orleans, LA
Magic vs. Pelicans Public Betting Information
Our NBA Public Betting Information page indicates that 65% of public bettors are currently backing the Pelicans when it comes to the spread. This information is subject to change throughout the day, however, so be sure to check the link so you’re receiving the most up-to-date public betting data.
Orlando Magic DFS Spin
Paolo Banchero scored 19 points (6-of-12 FGs, 7-of-9 FTs) with six rebounds, one steal, and one blocked shot in Saturday's 121-108 loss to the Pacers, playing 33 minutes. Banchero and Franz Wagner had solid nights offensively but didn't get much help from their teammates in Saturday's loss. Plagued by foul trouble, Wendell Carter Jr. (5/11/0/1) shot 1-of-11 from the field, while Markelle Fultz (18/5/3) didn't do the majority of his damage until the outcome was no longer in doubt. Banchero is the betting favorite to win Rookie of the Year honors, but that hasn't translated into fantasy value. He's ranked outside the top 350 in 9-cat, per-game value over the last month, slipping to 200 in season-long value. That's a far cry from his Yahoo ADP of 73. Banchero will look to turn things around on Monday when the Magic open a four-game Week 19 in New Orleans.
New Orleans Pelicans DFS Spin
Larry Nance (sprained left ankle) has been ruled out for Monday's game against the Magic. Nance sprained his ankle during Saturday's loss to the Knicks, leaving Madison Square Garden with his foot in a boot and using crutches to move around. His absence will open up rotation minutes for Willy Hernangomez and Jaxson Hayes, with the former being worth a look in deeper leagues.
Magic vs. Pelicans NBA Betting Trends
Over is 6-1 in the last 7 meetings
Under is 14-5 in the last 19 meetings in New Orleans
Over is 6-1 in Pelicans last 7 vs. a team with a losing straight up record
Under is 6-0 in Magic last 6 games playing on 1 days rest
Magic vs. Pelicans NBA Prediction:
The Magic are 5-0 against the spread in their last five games at Smoothie King Center and are 7-2 against the number in their last nine games versus the Pelicans overall. They’re also 9-1 at the betting window in their last 10 road games versus a team with a home winning percentage of greater than .600 and are 5-0 against the spread in their last five games following a win of more than 10 points. On the other side, the Pelicans are just 1-4 against the spread in their last five games overall.
NBA BETTING PREDICTION: ORLANDO MAGIC +4.5