Brooklyn Nets vs Orlando Magic NBA Pick – March 15

The NBA is set up with a solid slate of action on Tuesday night. Four games are up on the board throughout March 15. One of these games will be between the Brooklyn Nets and the Orlando Magic. These two teams have been struggling a bit on the season and will look to bounce back in this one. This game will tip off at around 7:00 PM Eastern time.

Brooklyn has earned a record of 35-33 throughout this season, which has them sitting in eighth place of the Eastern Conference. The Nets have won three games in a row after losing four in a row. Brooklyn is two and a half games out of the seventh seed in the Eastern Conference. The Nets will look to bounce back with a big win in this one.

The Magic have put up a record of 18-51 so far this season, which has them in last place of the Eastern Conference. Orlando is coming off a loss in their last game, but have won five of their last nine. The Magic have been eliminated from the playoffs, but will look to play spoiler late. Orlando will look to grab another big win at home in this one.

These two teams are on opposite sides of the standings entering this matchup, but will look for a big win in this one. The Nets have struggled at times this season, but have picked up their play as of late. Orlando will look to continue to pull off the upset in this one. If either team can come out fast in this one, it could be enough for the win.

Game Overview

The following odds are courtesy of BetOnline:

Teams Spread Money Line Total
Brooklyn Nets -9 (-110) Over 230 (-110)
Orlando Magic +9 (-110) Under 230 (-110)

 

Team Data Brooklyn Nets Orlando Magic
Overall Record 35-33 18-51
Away/ Home Record 21-15 8-24
PPG 111.3 104.2
PPG Away/ Home 114.6 104.0
PAPG 111.7 111.7
PAPG Away/ Home 111.9 112.1

Betting Trends

Brooklyn Nets

  • 26-39 ATS this season
  • 13-28 ATS as a favorite
  • 20-14 ATS in road games
  • 3-2 ATS in March
  • 3-7 ATS on Tuesday nights
  • 7-6 ATS against Southeast division
  • 4-9 ATS after a divisional game
  • 3-5 ATS after three or more straight wins
  • 10-16 ATS against team with a losing record

Orlando Magic

  • 32-36 ATS this season
  • 29-35 ATS as an underdog
  • 11-20 ATS in home games
  • 5-2 ATS in March
  • 2-2 ATS on Tuesday nights
  • 9-6 ATS against Atlantic division
  • 18-20 ATS against team with a winning record

These two teams have met up three times throughout this season. Kevin Durant dropped 30 points in the first meeting as the Nets earned a 123-90 win on the road. James Harden has scored 36 points, 10 rebounds and 8 assists as Brooklyn won the second game 115-113. Robin Lopez put up 20 points and 10 rebounds as the Magic earned a 100-93 win in the third matchup.

Field Goal Shooting

The Nets have been strong shooting the ball throughout this season. Brooklyn has made 46.9 percent of their shots from the field, which is 6th in the league. The Nets have shot 35.4 percent from behind the arc, which is 12th in the NBA. Brooklyn has sunk 79.8 percent of their shots from the charity stripe, which is 6th in the league.

Orlando has struggled shooting the ball so far this season. The Magic have been shooting 43.4 percent from the field, which is 28th in the NBA. Orlando has made 33 percent of their shots from deep, which is 27th in the league. The Magic have drained 79.1 percent of their shots from the free throw line, which is 8th in the NBA this season.

Brooklyn has been the better team shooting the ball and have been better on defense. The Nets have held their opponents to a 45.3 percent from the field, which is 12th in the league. The Magic have allowed opposing teams to shoot 45.7 percent, which is 16th in the NBA. Both teams will look for their defense to step up early in this one.

Top Performers

Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving have been the leaders for Brooklyn this season. Durant is averaging 29.6 points, 7.3 rebounds and 5.9 assists per game. Kyrie Irving has averaged 25.9 points per game. Seth Curry is averaging 15.8 points per game since joining the Nets. Patty Mills has averaged 12.4 points, while Andre Drummond is averaging 10.7 points and 9.3 rebounds per game.

Cole Anthony has been solid for the Magic so far this season. Anthony has averaged 17.3 points and 5.7 assists per game. Franz Wagner has averaged 15.2 points, while Wendell Carter Jr. is averaging 14.6 points and 10.4 rebounds. Jalen Suggs has averaged 12.1 points and Gary Harris is averaging 11.4 points per game. Mo Bamba, Terrence Ross and Markelle Fultz have all averaged around 10 points per game.

The Nets have been led by their stars throughout this season, while Orlando has been led by their depth. The Magic could be without Ross in this one, while Curry is questionable for the Nets. Both teams will look for their stars to step up early in this one. If either team can grab a fast start on Tuesday night, it could be enough for the win.

Pick Overview

These two teams have been up and down throughout this season, but will look for a big win in this one. The Magic have picked up their play as of late, but Brooklyn has been the better team on the season. The Nets will look for their stars to step up early in this one. If Brooklyn can grab an early lead, I like their chances to grab a big win.

BetOnline has the Nets listed as a -9 against the spread in this one. This gives a solid edge to Brooklyn at home in this one. I agree with this line as the Nets have been the better team this season and are very strong on the season. Brooklyn will look to step up early in this one as they look to make a push. I like the value on the Nets to come out strong and cover the spread.

The Bet
Brooklyn Nets -9
-110
Andruw Burling / Author

Andruw Burling has been writing sports picks since 2017, covering mainly NHL and NBA content, but doing work in other sports as well. Andruw grew up in Las Vegas and has been around sports since a young age. He grew up a huge NHL and NBA fan and continues to use that knowledge in his content today.

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