Nuggets vs. Magic Pick

NBA Predictions: Will Nuggets, Magic race past total? 12/8/17

Is the total set too low when the Denver Nuggets play at the Orlando Magic tonight at 7PM ET?

According to oddsmakers at, the Magic are a 2-point favorite on the spread line. The over-under sits at 219 points.

Denver enters with a 13-11 record and 9-15 ATS after a 123-114 loss at the Pelicans. Orlando is 11-15 overall and 9-15 ATS following a 110-106 home overtime victory over the Hawks. The Nuggets won the first meeting this season by a score of 125-107 in Denver on Nov. 11. The Nuggets are 3-0 straight up and 3-0 ATS in three meetings since the start of last season. The over is 3-0.

In the loss at New Orleans, Gary Harris led the way with 24 points along with four rebounds and two assists. Emmanuel Mudiay contributed 17 points, three assists and two rebounds off the bench. Will Barton tallied 15 points, seven rebounds and two assists. Jamal Murray added 15 points, four assists and two steals. Denver was outscored 56-48 in the second half.

Evan Fournier accounted for 27 points, four rebounds and two steals in the victory over the Hawks. Aaron Gordon registered 24 points, 15 rebounds and two assists. Nikola Vucevic added 22 points, 16 boards, four assists, four blocked shots and two steals. The Magic outscored the Hawks 14-10 in the overtime session.

Denver is 6-2-1 ATS in the last nine meetings in Orlando. The over is 4-0 in the last four meetings in Orlando. 

Bet on Nuggets vs. Magic

Both teams prefer to play an up-tempo style, which bodes well for a lot of points in this game. Orlando's offense ran efficiently against Atlanta, but going 6-of-28 from 3-point range kept its point total down. Expect a better perimeter shooting game from the hosts, while Denver is capable of getting into a shootout with anyone and is not as strong defensively with Nikola Jokic out of the lineup.


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