Denver Nuggets vs Orlando Magic 11/02/2019 NBA Odds and Game Analysis
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
Denver Nuggets vs Orlando Magic 11/02/2019 – Both coming off separate setbacks, the Denver Nuggets (3-2) and Orlando Magic (2-3) will try to get back to their winning ways as they square it off on Saturday at Amway Center. Top online betting sites will be paying more attention to this game, given the Nuggets – one of the top favorites to come out of the West this season – is coming off back-to-back losses at the hands of the Dallas Mavericks 106-109 and the New Orleans Pelicans 107-122.
Denver Nuggets vs Orlando Magic 11/02/2019
Denver Nuggets vs Orlando Magic 11/02/2019 Betting Odds
Denver Nuggets Betting
The Nuggets came into the season as one of the truly elite teams in the West. However, their recent losses to Dallas and Pelicans have raised some red flags on their sagging defense. In the loss to the Pelicans on Thursday, seven players scored in double figures, including top rookie Michael Porter Jr. who finished with 15 points on a 5-for-8 FG clip. However, Denver allowed Pelicans to shoot 53.2 percent from the field and 45 percent from beyond the arc – not a good look for a team with championship aspirations.
Players to Watch: Jamal Murray (17.8 PPG, 5.0 RPG, 3.8 APG), Nikola Jokic (15.0 PPG, 11.2 RPG, 6.4 APG), Michael Porter, Jr. (15.0 PPG, 4.0 RPG, 1.0 APG)
Orlando Magic Betting
The Orlando Magic’s 91-123 loss to the Milwaukee Bucks only showed that they still can’t compete against the cream of the crop in the East. Evan Fournier recorded a team-high 19 points while Nikola Vucevic added 14 markers in the lopsided loss. Once again, cold shooting took the Magic out of the game as they shot 37 percent from the field and 32 percent from beyond the arc.
Players to Watch: Evan Fournier (17.8 PPG, 3.2 RPG, 2.8 APG), Nikola Vucevic (15.8 PPG, 11.0 RPG, 2.5 APG), Jonathan Isaac (11.2 PPG, 6.5 RPG, 1.5 APG)
Denver Nuggets vs Orlando Magic 11/02/2019 Betting Numbers
Denver is 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games.
Orlando is 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games.
Will Barton SG Toe is “?” Saturday vs Orlando
Michael Carter-Williams PG Hip is “?” Saturday vs Denver
Denver Nuggets vs Orlando Magic Betting Picks
The Nuggets are 8-2 against the Magic in their last 10 head-to-head games. In those games, Denver averaged 110.60 PPG on 49.47% FG while Orlando scored 101.70 PPG on 46.00% FG shooting.
Moneyline: The latest NBA betting odds indicate odds-makers are still high on the Nuggets (-175) to win this game.
ATS: The Nuggets are 2-3 against the spread this season and 7-3 in the last 10 head-to-head games with the Magic. Despite a -4 handicap, betting on Denver would still be a safe bet since they are projected to win by double figures.
TOTALs: The O/U total for this game is set at 206 points. Orlando’s inability to breach the century mark through the first five games is already a big clue that under is the safer pick.
Score Prediction: 106-95 Nuggets