Nuggets vs. Magic Wednesday Prediction
The Denver Nuggets have won seven of their last 10 games both on the hardwood and at the betting window, but will they cover as a road favorite Wednesday night when they visit the Orlando Magic at 7:00 p.m. ET?
7:00 p.m. ET, Wednesday, December 5, 2018
Amway Center, Orlando, Florida
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers from online sportsbook BetNow.eu, the Nuggets are 5-point favorites to beat the Magic. The total, meanwhile, sits at 208.5 points and as of this writing, 76% of the public betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Nuggets to cover the point spread.
Denver Nuggets Fantasy Spin
Gary Harris (right hip) is being listed as "out" for Wednesday's game against the Magic. Harris suffered the hip injury just nine minutes into Monday's game and was ruled out pretty quickly after getting checked up in the locker room, which isn't a great sign. We still don't know the extent of his injury, as we're awaiting his MRI results, but it wouldn't be shocking to see him sit out a few games. Torrey Craig and Malik Beasley will be asked to pick up the slack in his absence, but it's tough to trust either of those guys in standard leagues.
Orlando Magic Fantasy Spin
Nikola Vucevic went off against the Suns during a 99-85 win on Friday, scoring 25 points with 15 rebounds, three assists, one steal, one block and two 3-pointers in 32 minutes. He made Deandre Ayton guard him away from the basket and obviously the rook had no answers for him. Vooch has enjoyed the West Coast trip over his last four games, averaging 26.5 points, 12.5 boards, 5.8 dimes, 1.0 steals, 1.5 blocks and 2.0 treys on a 56/42/89 shooting line. The Magic are on pace to make the postseason, which is something Vooch fantasy owners should be rooting for wholeheartedly.
NBA Betting Trends
The Nuggets are 4-1 against the spread in their last five games versus Southeast opponents.
The Magic have covered the spread in seven of their last eight games versus an opponent with a winning record.
The Nuggets have covered the spread in five straight games against the Magic and in four of their last five trips to Orlando. Denver has also covered the spread in six straight games and four consecutive road contests while the favorite in this series is 7-1 at the betting window in the last eight meetings between these to teams.
Wednesday NBA Prediction: Denver Nuggets -5