Pelicans vs Magic Prediction: Odds, Picks, Best Bets – Monday, February 27, 2023

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The New Orleans Pelicans (30-31) take on the Orlando Magic (25-36) as 4-point favorites on Monday, February 27, 2023 at 8:00 PM ET on BSNO. The point total is 227.5 points in this contest.

How to bet Pelicans vs. Magic

New Orleans Pelicans vs. Orlando Magic Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 4 points, with sportsbooks listing the Pelicans as the favorites.


As for the moneyline, the Pelicans have -177 odds to pick up the win, while the Magic are listed at +150 to claim victory.


Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 227.5 points.

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Pelicans vs. Magic Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Monday, February 27, 2023
  • Game Time: 8:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: BSNO
  • Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Arena: Smoothie King Center

Pelicans vs. Magic Betting Trends

The Pelicans have played 61 games, with 28 wins against the spread. New Orleans has won 20, or 69%, of the 29 contests in which it was the favorite this year. Pelicans games this year have hit the over 33 times in 61 opportunities (54.1%).

The Magic are 33-26-2 against the spread this season. Orlando has won 20 of the 50 games it was the underdog on the moneyline this season (40%). The Magic have hit the over 47.5% of the time this season (29 of 61 games with a set point total).

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Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players


Pelicans Leaders
Brandon Ingram 26 22.8 5 4.7 0.7 0.5 1.7
CJ McCollum 54 21 4.3 5.9 0.9 0.6 2.8
Jonas Valančiūnas 60 14.3 9.8 1.7 0.3 0.5 0.5
Trey Murphy III 58 12.8 3.6 1.3 1 0.5 2.2
Josh Richardson 46 11.4 2.8 3.2 1.2 0.3 1.7


Magic Leaders
Paolo Banchero 54 19.7 6.6 3.6 0.9 0.5 1.1
Franz Wagner 60 19 4 3.5 0.9 0.2 1.7
Wendell Carter Jr. 41 15.1 8.7 2.6 0.4 0.6 1.2
Markelle Fultz 40 13.2 4 5.5 1.5 0.4 0.4
Cole Anthony 41 12 4.5 4.1 0.6 0.6 1.1
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Pelicans vs. Magic Injury Report

Magic: Patrick Beverley: Out (Trade Pending), Jonathan Isaac: Out (Injury Management), R.J. Hampton: Out (Not With Team)

What you need to know about the New Orleans Pelicans

New Orleans is posting 114.7 points per game (15th-ranked in NBA) this year, while ceding 113.8 points per contest (17th-ranked). The Pelicans are posting 115.5 points per game when playing at home. In away games, they are averaging 113.9 points per contest. On the offensive side of the ball, the Pelicans have had a hard time putting the ball in the basket over their last 10 games, scoring 113 points per contest over that span compared to the 114.7 they’ve put up over the course of this year.

With 10.8 three-pointers per game, New Orleans ranks 22nd in the NBA. It owns a 35.3% shooting percentage from three-point land, which ranks 20th in the league. This year, the Pelicans have taken 65.5% two-pointers, accounting for 74.5% of the team’s buckets. They have shot 34.5% threes (25.5% of the team’s baskets).

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What you need to know about the Orlando Magic

Orlando is the third-worst squad in the league in points scored (110.8 per game) and 16th in points conceded (113.7). The Magic are putting up more points at home (113.2 per game) than away (108.4). The Magic are averaging 108.5 points per game over their last 10 games, which is 2.3 fewer points than their average for the season (110.8).

Beyond the arc, Orlando is 25th in the league in 3-pointers made per game (10.7). It is 22nd in 3-point percentage at 34.8%. The Magic take 35.9% percent of their shots from behind the 3-point line, and 64.1% percent from inside it. In terms of makes, 26.6% of the Magic’s buckets are 3-pointers, and 73.4% are 2-pointers.

Our prediction to win this contest is the Pelicans, and we project that Pelicans will cover the spread (Pelicans -4). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 227.5 points.

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Austin Harper

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