New Orleans Pelicans vs Orlando Magic | Tip & Odds (27.02.2023)

New Orleans Pelicans against Orlando Magic on Feb 27, 2023, at 08:00 PM. New Orleans Pelicans vs Orlando Magic betting tips - NBA predictions. Stats comparison, H2H, odds, and Basketball analysis from our experts.
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27.02.2023 Smoothie King Center (New Orleans) 08:00 PM
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New Orleans Pelicans vs Orlando Magic betting tips and predictions for Monday’s NBA game at Smoothie King Center. The Pels return home after a 4-game road trip as they try to end a 3-game losing streak vs the Magic in the 2nd and final meeting between the two teams this season. Read on for all our free predictions and betting tips.

New Orleans Pelicans

New Orleans PelicansNew Orleans needs a win badly, the teams behind them in the standings are winning and the pressure is mounting as we enter the final 20 games of the regular season. No Zion Williamson has ruined everything good this team has done over the first couple of months of the season, they are now a fringe play-in tournament team in their conference.

Brandon Ingram and C.J. McCollum are trying to hold down the fort, but it has been anything but easy over the past several weeks. Tonight’s game against Orlando may look easier on paper, but the Pelicans have actually struggled in head-to-head meetings winning just 7 of the last 9 played, while also covering the spread just twice. They’ve also gone 3-6 SU in their last 9 home games overall, so things could get tricky here if they aren’t careful.

Orlando Magic

Orlando MagicThe Magic really have nothing to lose here, they are 3.5 games behind the 10th seeded Wizards, with a low chance of making it into the postseason. But, unlike the teams below them they are actually trying to win games. They’re 1-1 SU since the break, and having won the first meeting of the season 123-110 at home it’s no wonder their fans are optimistic ahead of tonight’s game.

This team has been a pleasant surprise on the road lately, covering the spread 8 times in their last 11 games. They are one of the most consistent teams against the spread this year, helping bettors win a lot of money with their 33-25-3 record ATS. Jonathan Isaac is their only player ruled out for tonight’s game, so we can expect a almost fully healthy Magic squad here.

Despite the Magic dominance in head-to-head meetings, I still have to lean slightly towards the Pelicans here. With a playoff berth on the line, they should be taking this game a lot more seriously than the young and inexperienced Magic. Let’s back the home team to cover the spread here.

New Orleans Pelicans vs Orlando Magic Predictions & Odds

We don’t see a ton of defense in either of these two teams’ games lately. Both of them have allowed 120+ points in 2 of their last 3 games, and with the first meeting producing 233 points between them I think we could see a similar outcome tonight. Orlando has gone over the total 11 times in 15 games vs Western Conference teams, plus head-to-head meetings vs New Orleans have gone 6-1 on the O/U in the last 7 played.

They are fairly mediocre defensively, ranking just 14th in defensive efficiency. The Pelicans are a top 10 team by that metric, however without Zion teams are just bullying them on the inside. With an average of 225.5 points per game scored over the last 10 meetings, I think the best way to approach tonight’s game is to back the over, so let’s do just that.

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