New Orleans Pelicans vs Orlando Magic 4/22/2021 NBA Spread and Picks
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
New Orleans Pelicans vs Orlando Magic 4/22/2021 – The New Orleans Pelicans have a lot of grinding to do if they want to chase a play-in tournament spot. They will have a chance to get closer to that when they visit the Orlando Magic this Thursday, April 22. The game will be played inside the Amway Center in Orlando, Florida while the tip-off starts at 7:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Bally Sports Florida and Bally Sports NO share the television rights and both feeds can be viewed via online live streaming at NBA League Pass. The New Orleans Pelicans are expected by NBA odds to snap their losing streak when this game against the Orlando Magic is over.
New Orleans Pelicans vs Orlando Magic 4/22/2021
New Orleans Pelicans vs Orlando Magic 4/22/2021 Betting Odds
New Orleans Pelicans Betting
The New Orleans Pelicans playoff hopes are slowly slipping away from them as they are now on a four game-skid. The slump pushed them to a 25-33 record and their gap against the San Antonio Spurs widened to 3.5 games. In that losing streak, this team lost twice in overtime against the Washington Wizards and New York Knicks. Their last game was lost by five points against the high scoring Brooklyn Nets. Zion Williamson’s dominance has been showcased during the slump but he needs his teammates front he bench to come up and help him along with Brandon Ingram.
Players to watch: Z. Williamson PF GP 53 GS 33.1 MIN 26.9 PTS 2.6 OR 4.6 DR 7.2 REB 3.7 AST 0.9 STL 0.7 BLK 2.7 TO 2.3 PF 1.4 AST/TO 27.73 PER
B. Ingram SF 53 GP 53 GS 34.6 MIN 24.2 PTS 0.6 OR 4.4 DR 4.9 REB 4.8 AST 0.7 STL 0.7 BLK 2.5 TO 2 PF 1.9 AST/TO 19.98 PER
L. Ball PG 44 GP 44 GS 31.2 MIN 14 PTS 0.6 OR 3.6 DR 4.2 REB 5.5 AST 1.4 STL 0.6 BLK 2 TO 2 PF 2.8 AST/TO 15.3 PER.
Orlando Magic Betting
The Orlando Magic are just hanging around until the end of the season and will look forward to rebuilding their core players starting with the NBA draft. They are now second to the last in the NBA Eastern Conference and just above the Detroit Pistons by just half a game. This team only won once in their last ten games and they are coming in this matchup against the New Orleans Pelicans on a three game losing streak. Young stars like Wendell Carter Jr. and Cole Anthony have been using the time to sharpen their skills and they are looking good pieces for the future of the franchise.
Players to Watch: T. Ross SG 46 GP 2 GS 29.3 MIN 15.6 PTS 0.3 OR 3.1 DR 3.4 REB 2.3 AST 1 STL 0.5 BLK 1.6 TO 1.9 PF 1.5 AST/TO 13.32 PER
W. Carter Jr. C 13 GP 10 GS 28.1 MIN 14.5 PTS 3 OR 5.8 DR 8.8 REB 1.8 AST 1.2 STL 0.9 BLK 1.5 TO 2.3 PF 1.2 AST/TO 21.95 PER
M. Fultz PG 8 GP 8 GS 26.9 MIN 12.9 PTS 0.6 OR 2.5 DR 3.1 REB 5.4 AST 1 STL 0.3 BLK 2.3 TO 2.3 PF 2.4 AST/TO 12.11 PER.
New Orleans Pelicans vs Orlando Magic 4/22/2021 Betting Numbers
New Orleans Pelicans
New Orleans are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games.
Orlando are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games.
New Orleans Pelicans
James Johnson SF Hip is downgraded to doubtful Thursday vs Orlando
Terrence Ross SG Back is “?” Thursday vs New Orleans
New Orleans Pelicans vs Orlando Magic Betting Picks
The New Orleans Pelicans are hoping to end this NBA Eastern Conference swing on a good note and they need all the wins to chase a playoff spot. The Orlando Magic even having home court advantage are the underdogs in online betting against the Pelicans.
Moneyline: The ML given to the Pelicans as the visiting team is at -350 while the Magic are at +275.
ATS: It is 7.5 points between both teams across the spread with the Pelicans getting the -7.5 while the Magic are on the far end with +7.5.
TOTALs: The given total for both teams to reach is at 225 points. The Magic are the team going under and the Pelicans are under.
Score Prediction: 117 – 101, Pelicans