The Denver Nuggets (38-17) and the Orlando Magic (22-33) will square off at Amway Center in a matchup on Thursday, February 9, 2023 at 7:00 PM ET on BSF. The Nuggets are 6-point favorites in the game. The matchup’s over/under is set at 231.5.
How to bet Nuggets vs. Magic
Denver Nuggets vs. Orlando Magic Odds
The spread for this matchup is set at 6 points, with oddsmakers listing the Nuggets as the favorites.
As for the moneyline, the Nuggets have -238 odds to pick up the win, while the Magic are listed at +194 to claim victory.
Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 231.5 points.
Nuggets vs. Magic Game Time and How to Watch
- Game Day: Thursday, February 9, 2023
- Game Time: 7:00 PM ET
- TV Channel: BSF
- Location: Orlando, Florida
- Arena: Amway Center
Nuggets vs. Magic Betting Trends
The Nuggets are 29-24-2 against the spread this year. Denver has come away with 32 wins in the 42 contests it has been listed as the favorite in this season. Nuggets games this year have hit the over 27 times in 55 opportunities (49.1%).
The Magic have played 55 games, with 31 wins against the spread. Orlando has been the moneyline underdog 46 total times this season. Orlando has gone 18-28 in those games. Magic games this year have eclipsed the over/under 50.9% of the time (28 out of 55 games with a set point total).
Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players
|Michael Porter Jr.||38||16.9||5.4||1.1||0.7||0.5||2.8|
|Wendell Carter Jr.||35||15.1||8.8||2.6||0.3||0.6||1.2|
Nuggets vs. Magic Injury Report
Magic: Gary Harris: Questionable (Adductor), Mohamed Bamba: Out (Suspension)
What you need to know about the Denver Nuggets
Denver has been led by its offense, as it ranks fifth-best in the NBA by posting 117.4 points per game. It ranks 13th in the league in points allowed (113 per contest). Offensively the Nuggets have fared better at home this season, putting up 121.4 points per game, compared to 112.5 per game away from home. The Nuggets’ offense has been better over their last 10 games, putting up 117.8 points per contest compared to the 117.4 they’ve averaged this year.
Denver is draining 12.3 treys per game this year (13th-ranked in NBA), and it owns a 39.7% three-point percentage (best). So far this season, the Nuggets have taken 64.1% two-pointers, accounting for 72.1% of the team’s baskets. They have shot 35.9% threes (27.9% of the team’s baskets).
What you need to know about the Orlando Magic
Offensively, Orlando is the fourth-worst team in the league (111.1 points per game). On defense, it is 17th (114.2 points conceded per game). At home, the Magic average 113.9 points per game. Away, they average 108.5. While the Magic are posting 111.1 points per game in 2022-23, they have bettered that mark over their previous 10 games, producing 112.8 a contest.
Beyond the arc, Orlando is 25th in the league in 3-pointers made per game (10.7). It is 21st in 3-point percentage at 34.9%. The Magic take 63.8% percent of their shots from inside the 3-point line, and 36.2% percent from beyond it. In terms of makes, 73.2% of the Magic’s baskets are 2-pointers, and 26.8% are 3-pointers.
Our pick to win this game is the Nuggets, and we predict that Magic will cover the spread (Nuggets -6). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 231.5 points.
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