Denver Nuggets vs Orlando Magic betting tips and predictions for Wednesday’s NBA game. Nikola Jokic and the Denver Nuggets continue their Florida trip as they take on the Orlando Magic. Read on for all our free predictions and betting tips.
Getting back the Serbian big man Nikola Jokic did wonders for the Nuggets in their latest game against the Miami Heat as they came out on top 120-11 on Monday. It was exactly what this team needed after they found out they’ll have to do the rest of the season without one of their best players Michael Porter Jr. who has been ruled out with a back injury. Jokic returned and was an instant impact with 24 points, 15 rebounds and 7 assists helping Denver end a 6-game losing streak. The Nuggets sped up the tempo quite a bit in that game and were able to score at a high rate finishing the game with 58% shots made from the field and 51% from three-point land. They go up against a team they’ve beaten in 10 games in a row, however they’ve only covered once in their last 6 visits to Orlando.
The Magic are in a funk once again having lost 7 games in a row, which is currently tied with the Detroit Pistons for the longest losing streak in the NBA. Injuries have just riddled this team in November, however they did receive some good news on that front with Cole Anthony being updated to ‘probable’ as he recovers from an ankle injury. He leads the team in scoring with almost 20 points per game, so getting him back will be a major boost to their confidence. Still, this team has lost Jalen Suggs to a thumb injury, Jonathan Isaac isn’t playing because of a knee issue and Michael Carter-Williams is questionable with an ankle sprain. It’s hard to win in the NBA even when you have all your players available, Orlando is far from that at the moment. They’ve won just once in their last 11 home games and are 0-5 SU in their last 5 at home vs Denver.
With a healthy MVP Jokić back in the thick of things, it’s hard to go against the Nuggets in this one. They’ve dominated the Magic for years now and tonight’s game should be another easy win for them. Back Denver to cover.
Orlando Magic – Denver Nuggets Odds
Orlando Magic – Denver Nuggets Predictions
Nuggets -8.5 Point Spread is available at -110 odds on bet365
Denver plays the slowest paced basketball in the NBA right now averaging just 96.2 possessions per game, however they have been very efficient in their last game against Miami scoring 120. Against Orlando they’ve averaged 114.3 per game in the last 10 meetings, while the Magic are at 102.5 during that stretch. Getting back Cole Anthony will certainly be a boost for the offense of Orlando which has averaged just 92 points per game over their last 3 contest. At home this season they are scoring just 94.6 per game, the lowest mark out of every team in the NBA by far. The over has cashed in 5 straight for the Nuggets and in 7 of their last 8 games. I think they’ll try to once again speed things up, which should hopefully give the Magic enough opportunities to at least get to 100 here. If that’s the case, Denver will finish in the 110s and land us the over in this one. Back the points here.
Over 207.5 Total Points is available at -110 odds on bet365