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On Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2021, the Brooklyn Nets (7-4) are playing the Orlando Magic (3-8) at Amway Center. Thus far, the Nets are 5-6 against the spread in the 2021-22 NBA regular season, whereas the Magic are 4-7 against the spread. BetUS odds are available below.

Brooklyn Nets vs. Orlando Magic odds, predictions, picks and game preview

Start time: 7 p.m. ET

Location: Amway Center; Orlando, Florida

TV channels: Bally Sports Florida, NBA League Pass, YES Network

Radio broadcast: WYGM-FM/AM, WFAN-AM/FM

Live stream: DIRECTV STREAM (cancel within 14 days for a full refund), Amazon Prime Video (30-day free trial)

ESPN’s Basketball Power Index: Nets have a 68.51% probability of winning

Brooklyn Nets vs. Orlando Magic news

Referencing Land of Basketball’s database, based on 120 regular season games played all-time between these two Eastern Conference teams, the Magic are 67-53 versus the Nets. However, in the past three head-to-head meetings, Brooklyn is 2-1 against Orlando. On Mar. 19, 2021, the last time these teams faced off, the Magic won 121-113 at Amway Center. This will not be an automatic win for Brooklyn. Plus, in the previous 10 head-to-head contests, these teams are 5-5 against one another.

In other news, Nets forward Kevin Durant has had 11 consecutive games this season with at least 20 point scored. The eleven-time All-Star is averaging 29.5 points, 8.7 rebounds and 5.3 assists. Durant is also shooting 56.7% from the field and 38.2% from behind the arc. Nonetheless, while the Slim Reaper is playing well, his teammates need to step their game up. Without Kyrie Irving in the lineup, James Harden and Blake Griffin have to score more baskets.

Brooklyn Nets vs. Orlando Magic betting lines and odds

Nets vs Magic Odds, Injury Report, Predictions, Preview and Picks

Nets vs Magic Odds, Injury Report, Predictions, Preview and Picks

Sportsbook: BetUS

Over/Under: 210

Point spread: Nets -9 (-110)

Best moneyline: Nets -400, Magic +320

Brooklyn Nets vs. Orlando Magic injury report

Nets: PG Kyrie Irving (out indefinitely) | C Nicolas Claxton (out indefinitely)

Magic: SG E’Twaun Moore (out) | SG Michael Carter-Williams (out) | PF Jonathan Isaac (out indefinitely) | PG Markelle Fultz (out indefinitely)

Brooklyn Nets vs. Orlando Magic preview

Furthermore, on Monday, in the Nets’ 118-95 road loss versus the Bulls, forward Kevin Durant led his team in points and rebounds, accumulating 38 points and 10 rebounds in 35 minutes of action. LaMarcus Aldridge ended his performance with 19 points and 7.0 rebounds in 23 minutes played. Durant’s teammates need to help him out. Otherwise, the Eastern Conference favorites could quickly get eliminated in the postseason.

Not only were the Nets out-rebounded 56 to 42, they were outscored 54 to 24 in the paint. To add insult to injury, Chicago outscored Brooklyn 42 to 17 in the fourth quarter. In the team’s 23-point loss, Brooklyn shot 34-for-86 (39.5%) from the field and 11-for-33 (33.3%) from behind the arc. Their five-game winning streak was snapped. Now, the Nets are 3-2 away and 2-3 ATS away.

Additionally, in the Magic’s 107-100 upset home win over the Jazz on Sunday, guard Cole Anthony scored a team-high 33 points in 32 minutes spent on the court. Forward Wendell Carter Jr. also contributed 22 points, 15 rebounds and 6.0 assists in 30 minutes played. In the fourth quarter, the Jazz were outscored 32 to 15.

Even though the Magic ended their performance with 39 rebounds, their shots were more accurate across the floor. They shot 43-for-87 (49.4%) from the floor and 12-for-32 (37.5%) from three-point range. This win snapped Orlando’s two-game losing streak. Though, they have won only three of their past 10 games. The Magic are 1-4 at home and 1-4 ATS at home.

Projected starting lineup

Nets: PG James Harden | SG Joe Harris | SF Bruce Brown | PF Kevin Durant | C Blake Griffin

Magic: PG Cole Anthony | SG Jalen Suggs | SF Franz Wagner | PF Wendell Carter Jr. | C Mo Bamba

Brooklyn Nets vs. Orlando Magic prediction

Moreover, the total for Wednesday night’s Eastern Conference mismatch is set at 210. According to the spread consensus, 72% of gamblers believe the Nets will cover the spread on the road. Regarding the point total consensus, an overwhelming favorite of 92% of bettors are predicting the total will go over 210. As of yet, Brooklyn is 7-3 as a selected favorite, 0-1 as an underdog and 3-2 away this season, while Orlando is 0-0 as a favorite, 3-8 as an underdog and 2-4 away.

For helpful betting trends, the Nets are 5-1 straight up in their last six performances. They are also 3-8 SU in their past 11 games played at Amway Center. In addition to the total going under in nine of their previous 11 contests, Brooklyn is 2-7 ATS in the team’s last nine games. Next, the total has gone under in eight of their past 10 games, and they are 6-13 ATS in their previous 19 contests versus Southeast Division opponents.

On the other side, the Magic are 5-13 ATS in their last 18 games. Also, the total has gone under in four of their past five contests. And, they are 3-15 SU in their previous 18 performances. To add to these betting statistics, the total has gone under in four of Orlando’s last six games played this season. Lastly, the Magic are 1-4 ATS in their past five games played on a Wednesday.

Brooklyn Nets vs. Orlando Magic betting pick

Pick the Nets to win on the road, the Magic will cover the spread and the total will go over 210. Brooklyn is a nine-point favorite with BetUS.

Source: Basketball Insider


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