The 14-29 Orlando Magic will travel to face the 26-18 Brooklyn Nets in an NBA pro basketball game on Monday night. Tip off time from Brooklyn is set for 7:30PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by NBA TV.
The odds from this NBA pro basketball game has the home team Brooklyn Nets favored by -8 ½ points with an over under line of 194 points. There has been a ½ point move on the side of the Magic and under as the game opened Brooklyn favored by -9 points with a total of 194 ½ points.
This will be the fourth and final meeting of the season between the Magic and Nets. Brooklyn has won all three games. The Nets covered two point spreads and there was one push. Trend: The under is 4-1-1 in their past six head to head meetings.
Orlando has a road mark of 6-13 on the season. The Magic losing streak has reached five games after a 104-102 home defeat on Sunday night to the Detroit Pistons as a -2 point betting favorite. The total landed over 194 ½ points. The team fails to take advantage of a +14 rebounding advantage as the Magic allowed Detroit 50% shooting along with 10 of 23 coming from three. J.J. Redick had 31 points and 6 rebounds on a hot 8 of 11 from the three point line. It marked the seventh time in eleven games for Orlando to allow 100 or more points. They have fallen to 20th in the NBA in points allowed as the Magic gives up 99 points a game.
The Brooklyn Nets are 16-7 on their home court. After winning seven of their past eight games the team has lost two straight games all on the road. They conclude a 4 game road trip on Saturday with a 119-106 road defeat to the Houston Rockets as a +4 point underdog. The total came in at over 200 ½ points. The Nets shot 45% but gave up over 49% shooting to the Rockets. Brooklyn got crushed on the glass by the undersized Rockets by a 50-31 rebounding margin. Brook Lopez had 21 points and 7 rebounds on 6 of 13 shooting. The Nets have fallen near the bottom of the league in two critical defensive categories. They are 27th in the NBA in field goal and three point defense as they allow 46.3% from the floor and 37.3% from the three point line.