Nuggets Finding Gold
The Denver Nuggets have found their best basketball and are now looking to beat the Orlando Magic on Thursday.
NBA odds have the Nuggets favored to win, which isn’t surprising following a 146-112 win over the Timberwolves on Tuesday.
The Nuggets and Magic have been profitable wagers so far, so it’s an intriguing contest.
Let’s check the latest NBA news, stats, injury report and NBA lines for Nuggets vs Magic. We’ve got plenty of NBA picks for you to consider.
Nuggets Scoring at Will
The Nuggets have scored totals of 122, 134, 128, and 146 points over their last five games, so the offense has hit top gear.
They scored only 98 in Sunday’s 128-98 loss to the Timberwolves, but they rebounded in the second game with a 146-point effort, which should give bettors confidence in the 38-17 team.
We expected the Nuggets to be in the thick of the action in the Western Conference and they haven’t disappointed. They are 9½ games clear of Minnesota in the Northwest and bettors have cashed in.
They are 30-25 against the spread (ATS) following four covers from their last five games. The only game they didn’t cover came as a +8½ underdog, so when they’re favored with the sportsbook, the Nuggets are tough to hold out.
Our only concern is their away record of 12-13. Most of their recent success has come at home, which could see the gap against the Magic close. They are 10-15 ATS on the road, so there is room for improvement and bettors could see this as a danger game.
Magic Keeping Bettors Happy
The Magic might have a losing 22-33 record, but they have been a profitable bet.
They are 31-23-1 ATS, covering three of their last five games, including outright wins over the Timberwolves and Hornets last week.
Their most recent performance was a 102-98 loss to the New York Knicks on Tuesday, which wasn’t a bad performance following a lengthy road trip.
Playing their second straight home game should have them in a better position, so the Magic could be good enough to cover the NBA betting line.
Beating the Hornets 119-113 on the road was excellent and Paulo Banchero was solid again with 22 points.
“Our guys did a really good job communicating, covering for one another and just competing,” coach Jamahl Mosley said. “It’s the last game of a long road trip, and think that’s a great way to end it.” I think we locked into our game plan when it mattered and got stops when we needed them.”
Nuggets vs Magic Game Injuries
Nuggets vs Magic Head-to-Head
The Magic have covered the last four spreads against the Nuggets, including a +11 spread earlier this year.
They lost three of those four games overall, but they keep it close against the Nuggets. They lost 119-116 in Denver in January, which was much better than expected.
It’s a 4-4-2 ATS split over the last 10 meetings.
Nuggets vs Magic Game Information
- Game: Nuggets (38-17) vs Magic (22-33)
- Day/Time: Thursday, Feb. 9th, 7:00 p.m. ET
- Location: Amway Center, Orlando, FL
- Nuggets vs Magic Live Stream: NBA Game Pass
Nuggets vs Magic Betting Lines
Nuggets vs Magic Picks & Prediction
We have to go with the statistics for this game, which favors the Magic at home.
Denver is the better team, but it struggles to get past the Magic with ease, and playing on the road has been a struggle.
Take the Magic with the points and also take the over with betting online markets in what should be a high-scoring contest.
Orlando is listed at +195 in our Vegas NBA lines. This means that if you wager $100 on the Magic, there’s a chance to win $195. Denver is -235, offering a chance to win $43 on a $100 wager.
The implied probability attached to the betting lines gives Orlando a 33.90% chance to win, with the Nuggets at 70.15%.
The odds and predictions in the article are based on the time of writing and publication. They may differ as to when the actual event takes place.
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Magic vs Nuggets Previous Game (Jan. 15, 2023)
Nikola Jokic returns to action for the Denver Nuggets on Sunday when they face the Orlando Magic and rookie sensation Paolo Banchero. The Nuggets are on a tear, while the Magic are coming off a four-point loss to the Utah Jazz.
With Jokic rested, the Magic may be under-equipped to put up much of a fight in Denver.