Through 1 Quarter
Although the Orlando Magic came into the contest as underdogs, they’re on track to steal the victory from the Brooklyn Nets. Orlando is in control with a 41-25 lead over Brooklyn. The Magic have been led by shooting guard Jalen Suggs, who so far has 17 points and two assists along with one block.
Suggs has led the way so far for Orlando, as he has 17 points and two assists in addition to one block. Note that this was a full 41% of Orlando’s points.
Orlando has yet to string together two consecutive wins, but this may be their chance. For now, all signs point to yes.
Orlando @ Brooklyn
Current Records: Orlando 4-11; Brooklyn 11-5
What to Know
The Orlando Magic will face off against the Brooklyn Nets on the road at 7:30 p.m. ET Friday at Barclays Center. Both teams seek to continue their momentum from their previous wins.
The Magic didn’t have too much breathing room in their matchup with the New York Knicks on Wednesday, but they still walked away with a 104-98 victory. Shooting guard Terrence Ross (19 points) was the top scorer for Orlando.
Meanwhile, Brooklyn beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 109-99 on Wednesday. Brooklyn’s point guard James Harden did his thing and dropped a double-double on 27 points and ten rebounds along with seven assists.
Orlando is expected to lose this next one by 9.5. Those who got lucky with them against the spread on Wednesday might want to hold off on placing bets this time since the team has yet to string together back-to-back wins against the spread.
Orlando is now 4-11 while the Nets sit at 11-5. Two stats to keep in the back of your head while watching: The Magic have only been able to knock down 41.70% percent of their shots, which is the third lowest field goal percentage in the league. Brooklyn’s defense has more to brag about, as they they have been holding their opponents to a field goal percentage of 42.90%, which places them third in the league. So the cards are definitely stacked in their favor.
How To Watch
When: Friday at 7:30 p.m. ETWhere: Barclays Center — Brooklyn, New YorkTV: Bally Sports FloridaOnline streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)Follow: CBS Sports AppTicket Cost: $20.00
The Nets are a big 9.5-point favorite against the Magic, according to the latest NBA odds.
The line on this game has moved quite a bit since it opened, as it started out with the Nets as a 12.5-point favorite.
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Orlando have won 12 out of their last 22 games against Brooklyn.
Nov 10, 2021 – Brooklyn 123 vs. Orlando 90Mar 19, 2021 – Orlando 121 vs. Brooklyn 113Feb 25, 2021 – Brooklyn 129 vs. Orlando 92Jan 16, 2021 – Brooklyn 122 vs. Orlando 115Aug 11, 2020 – Brooklyn 108 vs. Orlando 96Jul 31, 2020 – Orlando 128 vs. Brooklyn 118Feb 24, 2020 – Orlando 115 vs. Brooklyn 113Jan 06, 2020 – Orlando 101 vs. Brooklyn 89Feb 02, 2019 – Orlando 102 vs. Brooklyn 89Jan 23, 2019 – Brooklyn 114 vs. Orlando 110Jan 18, 2019 – Brooklyn 117 vs. Orlando 115Mar 28, 2018 – Brooklyn 111 vs. Orlando 104Jan 01, 2018 – Brooklyn 98 vs. Orlando 95Oct 24, 2017 – Orlando 125 vs. Brooklyn 121Oct 20, 2017 – Brooklyn 126 vs. Orlando 121Apr 06, 2017 – Orlando 115 vs. Brooklyn 107Apr 01, 2017 – Brooklyn 121 vs. Orlando 111Dec 16, 2016 – Orlando 118 vs. Brooklyn 111Mar 29, 2016 – Orlando 139 vs. Brooklyn 105Jan 08, 2016 – Orlando 83 vs. Brooklyn 77Dec 30, 2015 – Orlando 100 vs. Brooklyn 93Dec 14, 2015 – Orlando 105 vs. Brooklyn 82
Injury Report for Brooklyn
David Duke: Game-Time Decision (Hip)Paul Millsap: Out (Personal)Kevin Durant: Out (Shoulder)Joe Harris: Out (Ankle)Nicolas Claxton: Out (Illness)Kyrie Irving: Out (Not Injury Related)
Injury Report for Orlando
E’Twaun Moore: Out (Knee)Michael Carter-Williams: Out (Ankle)Jonathan Isaac: Out (Knee)Markelle Fultz: Out (Knee)