Pelicans at Magic 3/20/19 - NBA Picks & Predictions
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New Orleans Pelicans vs. Orlando Magic
NBA: 7:00 PM EST
Mar. 20, 2019
Latest Odds : ORL -6.5 Total 225
The Wednesday night NBA action, the New Orleans Pelicans will visit the Amway Center in Orlando, Florida to face the Orlando Magic.
The Pelicans have lost 25 of their 38 road games and have been eliminated from postseason contention. On Monday, New Orleans scored 19 points during the overtime period of a 129-125 road victory against Dallas. The Pelicans connected on 12-for-39 from long distance and shot 47 percent overall.
New Orleans Forward Julius Randle poured in a game high with 30 points on a 14-for-24 shooting and grabbed nine rebounds. Anthony Davis chipped in 21 points and six rebounds in just 21 minutes for the Pelicans.
The Orlando Magic have won consecutive games and trail Miami by 1.5 games in the race for the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. On Sunday, Orlando leaned heavily on their defense during a 101-91 home victory versus Atlanta. The Magic outrebounded the Hawks by a 62-53 margin and limited them to 42 percent shooting.
All-Star Center Nikola Vucevic tallied a game high 27 points on 10-for-20 shooting and pulled down 20 rebounds. Aaron Gordon contributed 22 points and eight rebounds for the Magic.
Recent Betting Trends:
Pelicans are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games overall.
Magic are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 home games.
Over is 5-2 in Pelicans last 7 road games.
Under is 7-1 in Magic last 8 vs. a team with a losing straight up record.
Road team is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
Free Betting Pick: Orlando Magic -6.5
New Orleans G Jrue Holiday (abdominal strain) is unlikely to suit up again this season. The Magic rank ninth in the league in defensive efficiency, while the Pelicans rank 23rd in the category. Take Orlando to win by double digits at home. Final Score Prediction, Orlando Magic win and cover ATS 118-107.