Orlando Magic VS New Orleans Pelicans

NBA Basketball 07:00 PM EST

Saturday

03/20/2019

FSF

Spread: Orlando Magic -5.5

Over/Under: 225.5

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New Orleans Pelicans vs Orlando Magic 3/20/2019 Picks Predictions Previews

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The New Orleans Pelicans got nine more games in the postseason and will go for the battle against the Magic at the Amway Center in Orlando on Wednesday evening. New Orleans snapped out of its 6-game slide after slugging it out with the Mavericks on a score of 129-125 in overtime at the American Airlines Center in Dallas Monday night. PG Elfrid Payton made his fifth straight triple-double with 19 points, 11 assists, and 10 boards following PF Julius Randle who made 30 points to attain the win for the Pelicans with a 47% shooting average and 12 of 39 from the 3-point range.

New Orleans is still dropping in 116.0 ppg at 47.5% from the field but lets other teams score up to 116.1 ppg. The Pelicans got 47.3 rebounds, 27.2 assists, 5.5 blocks, and 7.5 steals per outing. PF Anthony Davis is still on an NBA  limited time playing protocol, is the leader in scoring for the Pelicans with 26.2 ppg, 51.8% in FG shooting, and 79.4% from the charity stripe. The team is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 matches on the road and 2-5-1 ATS against the Pelicans in its last 8 games. New Orleans is eliminated on the 12th spot in the West with a 31-42 win/loss summary and now ranks 22nd in the League.

New Orleans Pelicans vs Orlando Magic Predictions 3/20/2019

While in Orlando,  for the Magic to stay in contention for a playoff spot, they should win this match against the Pelicans. Orlando earlier defeated the visiting Atlanta Hawks for its second win in a row at a score of 101-91 Sunday night. The Magic is 1½  games behind the Miami Heat and will lose its chance for a playoff berth if they drop any of its matches left in the final stretch. Center Nikola Vucevic delivered 27 points and 20 rebounds followed by SF Aaron Gordon with 22 and 8 boards off the rim. The Magic signed in the services of PG Michael Carter-Williams to a 10-day contract last Friday and deployed him immediately against the Cavaliers.

Orlando is keeping their hopes alive with 105.7 ppg at 45.0% from the field while allowing rival teams to score up to 106.2 ppg. The Magic has 45.0 boards, 25.0 assists, 5.5 blocked shots, and 6.5 steals per match. Vucevic is the leader in scoring of the Magic with 20.7 ppg, 52.2% in FG shooting, and 78.2% from the FT line. The team is 6-2 SU against the Pelicans in its last 8 matches and 4-1 SU in its last 5 contests  against the Pelicans at the Amway Center.

New Orleans Pelicans vs Orlando Magic. The NBA Pick for this match is Orlando Magic -5.5. This a do or die match for the Magic to stay in the competition for the last playoff berth. For the Pelicans, it will be just another match for the record. For the Magic, this is their chance to barge into the playoffs since 2012. PG Jrue Holiday of the Pelicans has an abdominal strain and will be out of this contest. Predicted to win this match is the Magic at a score of 124-112.

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NBA Starting Time: 7:00 PM- EST

Location: Amway Center, Orlando, Florida

Date: March 20, 2019

TV: FSF

NBA Odds: Orlando Magic -5.5

Totals NBA Odds: 225.5

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