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New Orleans Pelicans vs Orlando Magic 4/22/2021 NBA Spread and Picks

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New Orleans Pelicans vs Orlando Magic 4-22-2021 NBA Spread and Picks

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

When: April 22, 2021 7:00 PM ET
Where: Amway Center, Orlando, Florida
TV: Bally Sports Florida | Bally Sports NO
Stream: NBA League Pass

New Orleans Pelicans vs Orlando Magic 4/22/2021 Betting Odds
Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
New Orleans Pelicans -7.5 (-110) 225 o (-110) -350
Orlando Magic +7.5 (-110) 225 u (-110) +275
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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

Trends

New Orleans Pelicans

New Orleans are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games.
The total has gone OVER in 8 of New Orleans’ last 12 games.
New Orleans are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games.
New Orleans are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games against Orlando.
Pelicans are 0-5 SU in their last 5 games against Orlando.
New Orleans are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games on the road.
New Orleans are 1-6 SU in their last 7 games when playing on the road against Orlando.
Pelicans are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games this season.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of New Orleans’ last 5 games against an opponent in the Eastern Conference conference.
New Orleans are 0-5 SU in their last 5 games against an opponent in the Southeast Division division.

Orlando Magic

Orlando are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Orlando’s last 5 games.
Orlando are 1-9 SU in their last 10 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Orlando’s last 14 games against New Orleans.
Orlando are 0-6 SU in their last 6 games at home.
Magic are 6-1 SU in their last 7 games when playing at home against New Orleans.
Orlando are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games this season.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Orlando’s last 5 games against an opponent in the Western Conference conference.
The total has gone OVER in 12 of Orlando’s last 15 games against an opponent in the Southwest Division division.
Orlando are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games played in April.

Injuries

New Orleans Pelicans

James Johnson SF Hip is downgraded to doubtful Thursday vs Orlando
Josh Hart SG Thumb is out indefinitely
Nickeil Alexander-Walker SG Ankle is out indefinitely

Orlando Magic

Terrence Ross SG Back is “?” Thursday vs New Orleans
Michael Carter-Williams PG Ankle is downgraded to OUT Thursday vs New Orleans
Otto Porter Jr. SF Foot is downgraded to OUT Thursday vs New Orleans
James Ennis III SF Calf is “?” Thursday vs New Orleans
Jonathan Isaac PF Knee is out for season
Markelle Fultz PG Knee is out for season

Head-to-Head
New Orleans Pelicans Orlando Magic
25-33-0 Against the Spread 28-29-1
38-20-0 Straight Up 29-28-1
115 Points per Game 104
115 Points Allowed per Game 112
48.05 Offensive FG% 43.12
73.6 Offensive FT% 77.44
34.73 Offensive 3PT% 34.52
47.35 Defensive FG% 46.97
79.18 Defensive FT% 78.92
38.87 Defensive 3PT% 37.41

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