Nuggets vs Magic Prediction: Picks, Live Odds & Moneyline – Sunday, January 15, 2023

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The Denver Nuggets (29-13) are 10.5-point favorites against the Orlando Magic (16-27) on January 15, 2023 at Ball Arena. The Nuggets are flying, having won five in a row while going 8-2 over their past 10 games. The point total is 234.5 points for this outing.

How to bet Nuggets vs. Magic

Denver Nuggets vs. Orlando Magic Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 10.5 points, with oddsmakers listing the Nuggets as the favorites.

Moneyline

As for the moneyline, the Nuggets have -532 odds to pick up the win, while the Magic are listed at +399 to claim victory.

Over/Under

Finally, the total for the game is set at 234.5 points.

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Nuggets vs. Magic Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Sunday, January 15, 2023
  • Game Time: 8:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: ALT
  • Location: Denver, Colorado
  • Arena: Ball Arena

Nuggets vs. Magic Betting Trends

The Nuggets are 22-18-2 against the spread this year. Denver has won 23, or 71.9%, of the 32 contests in which it was the favorite this year. Nuggets games this year have eclipsed the over/under 20 times in 43 opportunities (46.5%).

The Magic have played 43 games, with 23 wins against the spread. Orlando has won 14 of the 36 games it was the underdog on the moneyline this season (38.9%). Magic games this season have hit the over on 22 of 43 set point totals (51.2%).

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Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players

Nuggets

Nuggets Leaders
Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Nikola Jokic 38 24.9 11 9.7 1.4 0.6 0.9
Jamal Murray 35 18.6 4 5.3 0.9 0.2 2.1
Aaron Gordon 37 16.5 6.8 2.4 0.9 0.8 0.9
Michael Porter Jr. 28 16.3 5.8 1.3 0.6 0.5 2.7
Nah’Shon Hyland 34 13.4 2.3 3.2 0.7 0.3 2.5

Magic

Magic Leaders
Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Paolo Banchero 36 21.2 6.8 3.8 1.1 0.5 1.3
Franz Wagner 42 20.3 3.9 3.4 0.9 0.2 1.7
Wendell Carter Jr. 24 16.1 8.7 2.9 0.5 0.7 1.3
Moritz Wagner 22 11.9 6.2 2 0.9 0.2 1.2
Bol Bol 38 11.8 7 0.9 0.5 1.5 0.7
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Nuggets vs. Magic Injury Report

Magic: R.J. Hampton: Out (Not With Team), Chuma Okeke: Out (Knee)

What you need to know about the Denver Nuggets

Denver is averaging 117 points per game (seventh-ranked in NBA) this season, while surrendering 113 points per contest (14th-ranked). Offensively the Nuggets have played better at home this season, putting up 119.8 points per game, compared to 114.2 per game in road games. The Nuggets have seen an increase in scoring recently, racking up 120.3 points per game in their last 10 outings, 3.3 points more than the 117 they’ve scored this season.

Denver is sinking 12.3 threes per game this season (11th-ranked in NBA), and it owns a 40.1% three-point percentage (best). The Nuggets have taken 64.3% two-pointers and 35.7% from three-point land this season. Of the team’s buckets, 71.9% are two-pointers and 28.1% are three-pointers.

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What you need to know about the Orlando Magic

In 2022-23, Orlando is fourth-worst in the league on offense (110.3 points scored per game) and 17th defensively (114.2 points conceded). The Magic score 113.9 points per game at home, and 106.7 on the road. The Magic are scoring 112.8 points per game over their previous 10 games, compared to their season average of 110.3.

Orlando is 25th in the NBA in 3-pointers made (10.8 per game) and 21st in 3-point percentage (34.5%). In 2022-23, the Magic have taken 36.7% percent of their shots from behind the 3-point line, and 63.3% percent from inside it. In terms of made shots, 27% of the Magic’s baskets have been 3-pointers, and 73% have been 2-pointers.

Our prediction to win this contest is the Nuggets, and we predict that Nuggets will cover the spread (Nuggets -10.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 234.5 points.

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WRITTEN BY

Luis Escalante

Luis has been a regular contributor to 4for4 since 2014 and is currently the Director of Strategy at Betsperts Group. Luis comes from an analytics background, leveraging his data skills with multiple years of experience in NFL, fantasy football, daily fantasy sports, and betting.

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