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Magic vs Nets Prediction, Game Preview, Live Stream, Odds and Picks

Nets, Magic Meeting in Orlando

Nets Hoping to Fill Them

The Brooklyn Nets are trying to avoid the play-in tournament in the Eastern Conference, and can do so with a victory over the Orlando Magic on Friday.

NBA lines have the Nets at -12½ to beat the Magic, who come off two disappointing losses to the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Magic vs Nets Prediction, Game Preview, Live Stream, Odds and Picks
Magic vs Nets Prediction, Game Preview, Live Stream, Odds and Picks

It’s tough to know what Magic team will turn up, but as the sportsbook suggests, the onus is with the home side.

Magic Hitting the Wall

NBA betting markets aren’t giving the visitors much chance of beating the Nets on Good Friday, which is a reflection of their recent losses.

Despite looking good when beating the likes of Washington and Detroit last week, they didn’t show up against the Cavaliers, including a 118-94 loss on Thursday.

Now they face a back-to-back situation, which isn’t ideal for a young team. We don’t know which players will take to the floor, but we expect most of their younger stars to be sitting out and preparing for the off season.

Online gambling markets have them at +12½, which is a healthy line. They have been a good bet, with a 45-32-2 against the spread record, but with only a few games left, they become a dangerous wager.

Some teams are doing their best not to win games, and the Magic could fall into this category. However, they beat the Nets last month as the -1½ favorite, so recent history is on their side.

Nets Overachieving

Given what the Nets lost during the season, they have done well to post a 44-36 record to date.

They lost a host of superstar talent, but it has been the likes of Nick Claxton and Mikal Bridges who have led the way.

They have a 40-38-2 ATS record, and although that’s only just a winning record, they are often paying value NBA odds, so they could be worth backing against the Magic.

Giving away 12½ points won’t make it easy on Friday, but the Nets have more to play for. They’re trying to hold off the closing Miami Heat for the sixth spot, so bettors should expect a top effort.

We liked what we saw in the 123-108 win over the Detroit Pistons earlier this week.

“We just had to stay locked in down the stretch,” Bridges said. “We knew they made a big run against Miami last night, so we were expecting them to make it tough on us, too.

We just had everything going and Spencer was finding everybody. They kept over helping and we were able to get a lot of good looks.”

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Magic vs Nets Head-to-Head

The Magic have a good record at covering spreads against the Nets. They are 6-4 ATS in the last 10 get-togethers, winning the most recent meeting 119-106.

They were +11½ underdogs when losing 109-102 in November, which is a similar sports betting line to what they’re faced with on Friday.

Magic vs Nets Game Information

  • Game: Magic (34-46) vs Nets (44-36)
  • Day/Time: Friday, April 7th, 7:30 p.m. ET
  • Location: Barclays Center, Brooklyn, N.Y.
  • Magic vs Nets Live Stream: NBA Game Pass

Magic vs Nets Betting Lines

Magic vs Nets Picks and Prediction

We can’t bet on the Magic given the players missing from the lineup. Therefore, we’re taking the Nets to come away with the victory.

They should be able to cover the spread, given what’s on the line, so expect a focused effort from the home side.

It could be a high-scoring game, so include the over in your NBA selections.

Orlando is listed at +750 in our Vegas NBA lines. This means that if you wager $100 on the Magic, there’s a chance to win $XXX. Brooklyn is -1200, offering a chance to win $8 on a $100 wager.

The implied probability attached to the betting lines gives Orlando an 11.76% chance to win, with the Nets at 92.31%.

Magic vs Nets Edge

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Magic vs Nets Game Summary

Nets vs Magic Previous Game (Mar 26, 2023)

If you are looking to make some NBA picks on Sunday, then you are going to find plenty of opportunities to do so. The Brooklyn Nets are on the road in Orlando to face the Magic, and the road team needs a win.

Brooklyn comes into this game with an overall record of 40-34, but the Nets have slipped to 6th place in the Eastern Conference. The Nets were able to pick up a win on Saturday night in Miami, but that could also leave them fatigued in this game.

Orlando is a team that is not going to make the playoffs this year, but that was never the plan for the Magic. This team does come into this game with some momentum, as the Magic have won three of their last four games.

The NBA lines for this game have the Orlando Magic as 2-point betting favorites,

Nets vs Magic Game Summary

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