Orlando Magic at New Orleans Pelicans 3/9/22 - NBA Picks & Predictions

Game: New Orleans Pelicans vs Orlando Magic
Date & Time: 3/10/2022, 1:00 AM UTC
Location: Smoothie King Arena,
Address: New Orleans, LA
Latest Odds: NO -8.5 ; O/U 222.5
TV Channel: BSNO

The Orlando Magic complete a back to back on Wednesday when visiting New Orleans after hosting the Phoenix Suns on Tuesday. Orlando is last in the Southeast division at 16-49 and 27 ½ games behind first place Miami. Orlando was defeated by the Memphis Grizzlies 124-96 on Saturday. Cole Anthony was the leading scorer for the Magic in the loss with 19 points. The Magic shot just 43% and were out-rebounded by the Grizzlies 55-41.

Cole Anthony is leading Orlando in scoring and assists with averages of 17.4 points and 5.7 assists per game, while Wendell Carter Jr is the leading rebounder with an average of 10.4 rebounds per game. Franz Wagner is the second-leading scorer with an average of 15.6 points per game and one of seven players for Orlando averaging double-figures in scoring. As a team, the Magic are scoring an average of 103.8 points per game.

New Orleans also completes a back-to-back on Wednesday when they host Orlando after playing on the road Tuesday against the Memphis Grizzlies. New Orleans is third in the Southwest Division 27-37 and 16 games behind the first-place Grizzlies. New Orleans was defeated by the Denver Nuggets 138-130 on Sunday in overtime. Brandon Ingram was the leading scorer for New Orleans with 38 points.

CJ McCollum is leading New Orleans in scoring and assists with averages of 26.1 points at 6.1 assists per game, while Brandon Ingram is the second leading scorer with an average of 22.8 points per game. Jonas Valanciunas is the leading rebounder with an average of 11.6 rebounds per game. New Orleans has four players averaging double-figures in scoring and as a team is scoring an average of 107.7 points per game.

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Betting Trends

  • Orlando is 3-5 ATS in its last 8
  • The UNDER has cashed in 4 of the Magic’s last 5
  • New Orleans is 4-1 ATS in its last 5
  • The UNDER has cashed in 4 of the Pelicans last 5

New Orleans was defeated by Denver in its most recent outing, but the Pelicans were 4-0 straight up and ATS in their four previous games. New Orleans has an excellent scoring combo of CJ McCollum and Brandon Ingram that are scoring a combined average of 48.9 points per game and will be hard for the Orlando defense to contain. Orlando has failed to cover the number in five of its last six. Final Score Prediction, New Orleans Pelicans win and cover ATS 117-106.


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