Orlando Magic vs Brooklyn Nets 1/16/2021 Spread Picks and Previews
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
Orlando Magic vs Brooklyn Nets 1/16/2021 – The Brooklyn Nets made the biggest splash pulling a trade bringing James Harden to the team. It is still questionable if he will be playing on the team’s next game against the Orlando Magic which they will face this Saturday, January 16. Both NBA Eastern Conference squads are set to do battle in the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, and the tip-off starts at 6:00 p.m. Eastern Time. NBA TV will be the official broadcast partner while NBA League Pass carries the online live stream. The Brooklyn Nets are the heavy favorites by NBA Moneyline to win over the Orlando Magic.
Orlando Magic vs Brooklyn Nets 1/16/2021
Orlando Magic vs Brooklyn Nets 1/16/2021 Betting Odds
Orlando Magic Betting
The Orlando Magic are now on a four-game losing streak and they wish to avoid another at all costs. This team may be facing the new-look Brooklyn Nets and become the first sacrificial lamb. Their most recent match was against the Boston Celtics and they lost by a wide margin of 27 points. Nikola Vucevic did what he can but the game was already decided early on. He had help from Aaron Gordon but the two Magic mainstays are having a hard time keeping the team afloat. The team may have Evan Fournier back but expect him to shake off some rust if they decide to play him.
Players to watch: N. Vucevic C 11 GP 11 GS 31.5 MIN 22.5 PTS 2.3 OR 9 DR 11.3 REB 3.5 AST 1 STL 0.5 BLK 1.2 TO 1.2 PF 2.9 AST/TO 27 PER
T. Ross SG 10 GP 0 GS 27.3 MIN 16.5 PTS 0.3 OR 2.1 DR 2.4 REB 1.5 AST 1.4 STL 0.2 BLK 1.8 TO 1.8 PF 0.8 AST/TO 16.3 PER
E. Fournier SG 5 GP 5 GS 25.4 MIN 14.8 PTS 0.4 OR 1.2 DR 1.6 REB 2 AST 1.4 STL 0 BLK 1.8 TO 2.6 PF 1.1 AST/TO 18.23 PER.
Brooklyn Nets Betting
The Brooklyn Nets are now considered as one of the title favorites but there are a lot of ifs already. There is no word when Kyrie Irving will be back on the roster and James Harden’s weight issues have become a big internet meme. The team may be the best on paper but they will still need to prove that they can patch things together. Giving up Jarrett Allen, Caris LeVert and Taurean Prince is the price to take and this will be a huge risk for the Brooklyn Nets. Even with the doubts of having Harden and Irving out for this game, Kevin Durant will be dancing above the Magic’s defense.
Players to Watch: K. Durant PF 9 GP 9 GS 34.3 MIN 29.4 PTS 0.4 OR 6.8 DR 7.2 REB 5.8 AST 0.8 STL 0.9 BLK 3.7 TO 2 PF 1.6 AST/TO 27.68 PER
K. Irving PG 7 GP 7 GS 33 MIN 27.1 PTS 0.7 OR 4.6 DR 5.3 REB 6.1 AST 1.6 STL 0.3 BLK 2.1 TO 2.6 PF 2.9 AST/TO 27.16 PER
C. LeVert SG 12 GP 4 GS 27.8 MIN 18.5 PTS 0.8 OR 3.5 DR 4.3 REB 6 AST 1.1 STL 0.5 BLK 2.2 TO 1.7 PF 2.8 AST/TO 19.5 PER.
Orlando Magic vs Brooklyn Nets 1/16/2021 Betting Numbers
Orlando is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games.
Brooklyn is 4-2 ATS in their last 6 games.
Al-Farouq Aminu PF Knee is out indefinitely
James Harden SG Acquired is “?” Saturday vs Orlando
Orlando Magic vs Brooklyn Nets Betting Picks
The Brooklyn Nets are getting their chemistry fixed and they are not one of the fastest teams in the NBA. With or without James Harden and/or Kyrie Irving, the Nets are the best bet by Online Sportsbook to win over the Orlando Magic.
Moneyline: The ML handed to the Magic if they pull an upset is at +375 while the Nets are -500.
ATS: A very wide 14 points are between both teams for this game and the Nets own the -14 while the Magic are on the far side with +14.
TOTALs: 229.5 points is the given total for both teams to reach. Nets are going under and the Magic are over.
Score Prediction: 120 – 113, Nets