Orlando Magic vs New Orleans Pelicans Prediction, Pick and Preview, January 20 (1/20): NBA

Orlando Magic vs New Orleans Pelicans Prediction, Pick and Preview, January 20 (1/20): NBA

 

Odds

Time 7:00 p.m. EST
Magic money line +110
Magic spread +2 (-110)
Pelicans money line -120
Pelicans spread -2 (-110)
Over / under 226.5

 

2022-2023 season stats

  Orlando Magic New Orleans Pelicans
Record 16-28 26-19
Home / road record 10-12 9-13
Streak L2 L2
Points per game 111.00 117.00
Points allowed per game 106.00 113.00
Rebounds per game 43.00 45.00
Rebounds allowed per game 40.00 41.00
Over / under record 21-23 25-18
 

Preview

The Orlando Magic return home to host the New Orleans Pelicans at the Amway Center on Friday night. These teams faced each other twice last season season and they tied 1-1. 

 

Orlando Magic

The Magic have lost 3 of their last 5 games and are 10-12 at home with a 16-27 record overall ranking 4th in the Southeast division. Orlando is 5-11 when it has fewer turnovers than its opponents and averages 14.9 turnovers per game.

Paolo Banchero is averaging 21.2 points, 6.8 rebounds and 3.8 assists for the Magic. Franz Wagner is averaging 2.0 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games for Orlando.

In their last 10 games the Magic are 3-7, averaging 111.1 points, 40.6 rebounds, 23.8 assists, 8.2 steals and 3.6 blocks per game while shooting 47.0% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 118.1 points per game.

New Orleans Pelicans

The Pelicans get here with a 26-19 record overall and 9-13 in road games ranking 2nd in the Southwest. New Orleans is fifth in the Western Conference with 15.2 fast break points per game led by CJ McCollum averaging 3.2.

McCollum is averaging 21.2 points and 5.9 assists for the Pelicans. Zion Williamson is averaging 16.5 points over the last 10 games for New Orleans.

In their last 10 games the Pelicans are 3-7, averaging 111.3 points, 43.2 rebounds, 23.7 assists, 7.1 steals and 4.0 blocks per game while shooting 46.8% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 116.3 points.

 

BETTING TRENDS

New Orleans are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games against Orlando.

New Orleans are 2-6 SU in their last 8 games against Orlando.

New Orleans are 3-8 ATS in their last 11 games on the road.

New Orleans are 3-6 SU in their last 9 games when playing on the road against Orlando.

Orlando are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games.

Orlando are 3-7 SU in their last 10 games.

The total has gone OVER in 5 of Orlando's last 6 games against New Orleans.

The total has gone OVER in 5 of Orlando's last 6 games at home

 

Prediction

The Magic lost 7 of their 10 games on the road but they return home where they have a 13-9 ATS record. The Pelicans have lost 3 of their last 5 games and without Zion they have been struggling in defense allowing over 117 points on the road. Orlando played well in their last game against the Nuggets as they almost beat them on the road so I think they can get away with the win on this one. Take the Magic.

 

PICK: Magic +2 (-110)

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