Magic vs. Nets Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets - Sunday, March 26, 2023

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Magic vs. Nets Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Sunday, March 26, 2023

NBA Predictions

Oddsmakers expect Mikal Bridges and the Brooklyn Nets (40-34) to matchup up well with Franz Wagner and the Orlando Magic (31-43). Orlando is a slight 1.5-point favorite for the clash on March 26, 2023. The matchup has an over/under of 226.

Magic vs. Nets Odds

  • Magic odds to win: -124
  • Nets odds to win: +105
  • Spread: Magic (-1.5)
  • Total: 226

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Game Time and Information

  • When: Sunday, March 26, 2023 at 6:00 PM ET
  • Where: Amway Center in Orlando, Florida
  • TV: BSFL and YES

Who Will Win Magic vs. Nets?

Magic and Nets Betting Trends, Records Against the Spread

The Magic have a 4-9 record against the spread when favored by 1.5 points or more this season.

In games this year in which they were an underdog by 1.5 points or more, the Nets have a 19-11 record against the spread.

The Magic and the Nets combine to average 0.8 fewer points per game than the total of 226 set for this game.

Opponents of these two teams have averaged a combined 227 points per game, one more than the point total for this game.

The Magic’s average point total in outings this year is 226, which equals the over/under in this game.

The average over/under in Brooklyn’s games this year is 0.2 more points than the point total of 226 in this outing.

Orlando’s ATS record is 40-31-3 this season.

The Nets are 40-34-0 ATS this year.

Magic Stats & Insights

The Magic are being outscored by 2.6 points per game with a -193 scoring differential overall. They put up 111.7 points per game (26th in the NBA) and allow 114.3 per contest (17th in the league).

The Magic record 42.9 rebounds per game (17th in the league) compared to the 42 of their opponents.

Orlando knocks down 10.7 three-pointers per game (26th in the league), 2.2 fewer than its opponents (12.9). It is shooting 34.7% from beyond the arc (24th in the NBA) while allowing opponents to shoot 35.2%.

The Magic score 109.4 points per 100 possessions (27th in the league), while allowing 111.8 points per 100 possessions (15th in the NBA).

So far in 2022-23, the Magic’s offense has been significantly better at home, where they score 114.4 points per game, compared to on the road, where they record 108.9 per game. On the defensive side of the ball, they have been worse in home games, where they surrender 115.2 points per game, versus on the road, where they allow their opponents to score 113.4 per game.

Nets Stats & Insights

The Nets score 113.5 points per game (19th in NBA) and concede 112.7 (11th in league) for a +58 scoring differential overall.

Brooklyn loses the rebound battle by 4.5 boards on average. It collects 40.4 rebounds per game, 29th in the league, while its opponents grab 44.9.

The Nets make 12.8 three-pointers per game (ninth-most in the league), while their opponents have made 12.1 on average.

The Nets’ 114.6 points per 100 possessions on offense rank sixth in the NBA, and the 112.4 points they allow per 100 possessions rank 18th in the league.

At home, Brooklyn averages 113.4 points per game. Away, it scores 113.6.

Magic Key Players to Watch

The Magic active scoring leader is Wagner, who averages 18.7 per contest to go with four rebounds and 3.6 assists.

Markelle Fultz is averaging 14 points, 5.7 assists and four rebounds a game, while Wendell Carter Jr. adds 15.6 points, 2.4 assists and 8.9 rebounds per matchup.

Wagner makes more threes per game than any other (active) member of the Magic, knocking down shots from beyond the arc at a clip of 1.7 per contest.

Fultz averages 1.5 steals per game, while Bol Bol swats 1.2 shots per contest.

Nets Key Players to Watch

Bridges puts up 19.4 points per game. He also contributes 4.4 rebounds and 3.3 assists per game this season.

This season, Nicolas Claxton has a statline of 12.6 points, 1.8 assists and 9.2 rebounds per game.

Spencer Dinwiddie averages 2.4 made threes per game.

Bridges’ 1.1 steals and Claxton’s 2.5 blocks per game are vital to the Nets’ defensive production.

Magic vs. Nets Prediction

  • Pick ATS: Nets (+ 1.5)
  • Pick OU:

    Over (226)

  • Prediction:
    Nets 114 – Magic 112

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