Magic at Pelicans 2/12/19 - NBA Picks & Predictions
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Orlando Magic vs. New Orleans Pelicans
NBA: 8:00 PM EST
Feb. 12, 2019
The Smoothie King Center will play host to a Tuesday night NBA clash between the Orlando Magic and New Orleans Pelicans.
The Magic have won three straight games and are currently just 1.5 games back in the race for the final playoff spot in the East. On Sunday, Orlando outscored Atlanta by 14 points during the second quarter of a 124-108 road triumph. The Magic dominated the Hawks on the glass by a 58-40 margin and shot 47 percent overall.
All five Orlando starters scored in double figures and were led by Nikola Vucevic with 19 points. D.J. Augustin contributed 14 points and ten assists for the Magic.
The New Orleans Pelicans have fallen six games out of playoff contention in the Western Conference and are likely to lose All-Star F Anthony Davis in the near future. On Saturday, New Orleans was outscored by 13 points during the third quarter of a 99-90 road loss against Memphis. The Pelicans turned the ball over 15 times and shot just 40 percent from the field.
New Orleans F Julius Randle tallied a team high 21 points and six rebounds in 31 minutes off the bench. Jrue Holiday added 15 points and seven rebounds for the Pelicans.
Recent Betting Trends:
Magic are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 road games.
Pelicans are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall.
Over is 5-2 in Magic last 7 road games.
Under is 9-4 in Pelicans last 13 home games.
Under is 12-3 in the last 15 meetings in New Orleans.
Free Betting Pick: Orlando Magic +4.5
New Orleans C Jahlil Okafor (left ankle sprain) did not play on Saturday and is listed as questionable for this matchup. The Magic have won three straight games and rank 12 spots better than the Pelicans in defensive efficiency. Take Orlando to win as a road underdog. Final Score Prediction, Orlando Magic win in upset but grab the points just in case 114-112.