Starting off, everyone knows both of these teams are absolute trash and this game is going to be pretty shitty. Nevertheless, we all can still make money on these brutally awful teams. With only a few games left in the season, neither of these teams want to end with the amount of wins they currently have (Nets w/ 19 & Magic w/ 27), so they’ll be playing for a win. I’m just going to dish out the numbers and trends, which ultimately lead me to my pick.
While playing away the Nets are 22-15-2 ATS, and are 21-15-2 while being the underdog away. In their last 10 games they are 7-3 ATS. Based on the Nets’ last 5 away games they are averaging 117.6 pts/g, with a 3-2 SU record. The Nets are currently on a 3 game winning streak.
While playing at home the Magic are 11-25-2 ATS, and are 3-9-2 while being the favorites at home. In their last 10 games they are 3-7 ATS. Based on the Magic’s last 5 home games they are averaging 113.2 pts/g, with a 2-3 SU record. The Magic are currently on a 5 game losing streak.
Finally, these teams have already met twice this season each taking a win, and both teams winning at home. The average score based on these two games is 116-114.5 in favor of the Nets, where the Nets are 1-0-1 ATS in these meetings. The Nets opened up as favorites at -1 and are now getting some reverse steam putting them at +2, which I’m having a love/hate relationship with. Though, based on these numbers and how the trends have been going the past few games, my pick is…….
Nets +2 @ -110
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