The Brooklyn Nets (26-29) welcome the Orlando Magic (24-32) to Barclays Center as they look to extend their five-game home winning streak. The game can be seen on YES Network at 7:30 p.m. ET on Monday, February 24, 2020.
Brooklyn is a 3-point favorite on the opening line, while the game’s Over/Under (O/U) opened at 212.5 points at BetMGM Sportsbook.
Orlando Magic vs. Brooklyn Nets ATS Prediction
The Magic are hoping for a better outcome after not being able to cover as 4-point underdogs in their 122-106 loss to the Dallas Mavericks in their last matchup. The combined points for the game (228) were over the O/U total of 221. Dallas was successful at getting to and converting from the free throw line. The Mavericks made 21 of their 26 free throws (80.8 percent), while the Magic were 15-19 (78.9 percent). Orlando’s Nikola Vucevic had a good game, recording 27 points and 12 rebounds.
The last time the Nets took the court, they easily got past the Charlotte Hornets, 115-86, comfortably covering as 4.5-point favorites. The game’s total points (201) came in under the O/U total of 210. The Nets, who came into the game averaging an effective field goal percentage of 0.513, had a superb mark of 0.580 and held the Hornets to an offensive rebounding percentage of 16.7 (below their season average of 24.0). With 15 points and 11 rebounds, Brooklyn’s Garrett Temple put together a solid outing.
This is the second game of the season between these two teams. In the first, Vucevic recorded 11 points and 24 rebounds and the Magic beat the Nets 101-89, covering as 4.5-point favorites. The game finished with a total of 190 points, which was 22.5 points below the projected point total of 212.5 points. The Magic made 23 of their 31 free throws (74.2 percent) and had a better effective field goal percentage (0.481 vs. 0.385).
Orlando heads into the contest with records of 24-32 straight up (SU) and 23-29-4 against the spread (ATS). Games including the Magic have finished under the O/U total 53.6 percent of the time.
Meanwhile, Brooklyn owns records of 26-29 SU and 27-26-2 ATS. Much like Orlando, just over half of Nets games have finished under the total.
Looking at effective field goal percentage, Brooklyn figures to have a significant edge. The Nets defense ranks third in effective field goal percentage allowed (0.503), while the Orlando offense is ranked 30th in effective field goal percentage (0.493). Moreover, the Magic rank third in turnover percentage (12.0 percent), while the Nets rank 26th in opponents’ turnover percentage (12.0 percent).
Orlando Magic at Brooklyn Nets Free Pick
Free Pick: ATS Winner – Nets, O/U – Under
On the road, Orlando is 13-12-2 ATS with 14 overs, 12 unders and 1 push.
Brooklyn is 16-12 ATS at home with 14 unders, 13 overs and 1 push.
Brooklyn is 8-1 when they hold opponents below 100 points, while Orlando is 12-4.
When reaching 100 points, the Magic are 20-13 and the Nets are 26-22.
Orlando ranks third in steals per game (8.6) while Brooklyn ranks 26th (6.7).
The Nets rank fifth in points in the paint per game (49.9) while the Magic rank 26th (44.6).
Brooklyn ranks second in rebounds per game (48.4) while Orlando ranks 21st in rebounds allowed per game (46.0).
The Magic rank first in points off turnovers allowed per game (13.9) while the Nets rank 19th (17.2).
Orlando blocks 5.8 opponent shots per game, which is ranked fifth in the league. Brooklyn ranks 22nd in blocks allowed per game (5.5).
The Magic rank first in second chance points allowed per game (11.4) while the Nets rank 17th (13.3).
Orlando ranks fourth in fast break points allowed per game (11.7) while Brooklyn ranks 16th (13.3).
The Nets rank second in assists allowed per game (22.0) while the Magic rank 13th (24.0).
Brooklyn averages 37.5 three pointers per game, which ranks sixth in the league. Orlando ranks 12th in three pointers allowed per game (33.0).
In its last five outings, Orlando is 1-4 ATS with 3 overs, 1 under and 1 push.
Brooklyn is 4-0-1 ATS with 4 unders and 1 over over its last five games.
The Magic’s average margin of defeat in their last five games has been 4.2, up from 1.8 for the season.
During their last five games, the Nets have scored an average of 108.8 points per game (1.7 below their season average) and allowed an average of 102.6 points per game (8.0 below their season average).