A pair of Eastern Conference teams looking to gain some positive momentum take the floor in search of a victory down in the Big Apple. The Orlando Magic are on the road as they make the trip to face the Brooklyn Nets Monday night. Orlando was in action at home against Philadelphia Sunday evening in the front half of a back-to-back set.
The Magic lost 107-99 to Philadelphia at home Friday night, losing outright as a 1.5-point favorite, in their previous contest. Brooklyn was at home against Portland Sunday afternoon in the front half of their back-to-back set. The Nets were dumped 128-117 by Indiana on the road Friday night, losing outright as a 3.5-point favorite.
In the all-time regular season series between the teams, the Magic own a 68-55 advantage but the Nets took three of four meetings last season, including a 150-108 road win in the most recent meeting on March 18, 2022.
Orlando fell at home to Philadelphia Friday night and got a second crack at the 76ers Sunday in the front half of their back-to-back set. The Magic entered Sunday 5-14 and in the basement of the Southeast Division, six games behind the Hawks for the top spot.
Orlando is a putrid 1-8 on the road this season while posting a -8.5-ppg scoring differential (104.1 ppg for, 112.6 ppg against) in those contests.
- Match: Brooklyn Nets vs Orlando Magic
- Date: Monday, November 28, 2022
- Time: 7:40pm EST
- Venue: Barclays Center , Brooklyn
Brooklyn Nets vs Orlando Magic Preview
The Nets enter this game 18th in the league in scoring offense as they average 111.7 points per game on the year. Brooklyn is 29th in the league in rebounding with 40.2 boards per contest and 10th in assists by dishing out 26.8 dimes a night. The Nets are 12th in the league in scoring defense by allowing 111.9 points per contest. Kevin Durant leads the team with 29.2 points plus 6.7 rebounds and 5.4 assists per game.
Kyrie Irving (25.1 points, 4.2 assists), Nic Claxton (11.7 points, 8.4 rebounds) and Royce O’Neale (10.3 points) each are solid scoring options as well. The Nets look to get production from Patty Mills, Ben Simmons, Joe Harris, Seth Curry, Day’Ron Sharpe, Markieff Morris, Edmond Sumner, Cam Thomas, Kessler Edwards and Yuta Watanabe.
Brooklyn is 1st in the league in field goal percentage as they shoot 49.4% from the field as a team on the year. The Nets are 14th in the league in three-point field goals per game as they drain 12 triples per game while they stand 9th in three-point field goal percentage by hitting 37.1% from beyond the arc.
Brooklyn Nets vs Orlando Magic Prediction
Both teams are logging their second game of a back-to-back situation and their third game in four nights overall in this contest. With that said, the Magic have been absolutely horrid on the road this season and that is something that doesn’t seem poised to change soon.
Missing Carter Jr., among others, makes things difficult when it comes to trusting Orlando. Brooklyn was in action Sunday, but it was an afternoon tilt at home, so not only do they avoid having to travel, there are a couple extra hours of a rest advantage since they tip at 3 pm ET to Orlando’s 6 pm ET start. The Nets still have Durant and Irving in the mix, which is better than what Orlando brings to the table. Take the Nets at home here as they pick up the victory.
Prediction: Brooklyn Nets
Brooklyn Nets vs Orlando Magic Lineups
Point Guard – Gary Harris | Shooting Guard – Franz Wagner | Small Forward – B.J. Johnson | Power Forward – Chuma Okeke | Center – Robin Lopez
Point Guard – Cam Thomas | Shooting Guard – David Duke Jr. | Small Forward – Kessler Edwards | Power Forward – Blake Griffin | Center – Nicholas Claxton
Brooklyn Nets vs Orlando Magic Odds
- The Nets are currently 10.5-point favorites over the Magic as of Monday morning, according to SI Sportsbook.
- The over/under for this matchup has not yet been determined.
Brooklyn Nets vs Orlando Magic Tips
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Brooklyn Nets vs Orlando Magic Betting Trends
- Magic are 1-4 in their last 5 games.
- Magic are 2-3 in their last 5 games against the spread
- Magic are 2-6 in their road games against the spread
- Nets are 3-2 in their last 5 games.
- Nets are 3-2 in their last 5 games against the spread
- Nets are 5-6 in their road games against the spread
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