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Denver Nuggets @ Orlando Magic Betting Preview

The Denver Nuggets are looking to bounce back after a frustrating loss against the New Orleans Pelicans, with this matchup against Orlando being the first of the road trip. The game will tip-off at 5 p.m. MST, and Denver Sports Betting is here to take a look at the game from a betting perspective.

Injury Report: 

Denver:

  • Monte Morris – out
  • Gary Harris – out
  • Greg Whittington – questionable

ORL:

  • Chasson Randle – questionable
  • Terrence Ross – questionable
  • Mo Bamba – questionable
  • Cole Anthony – out
  • Markelle Fultz – out
  • Jonathan Isaac – out

Betting Lines (Subject to change): 

  • DEN – 7 favorites
    • ORL +7.5
  • O/U at 216.5
  • DEN ML -275
    • ORL +245

Covers.com trends: 

  • Nuggets are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games
  • Over is 16-5 in Nuggets’ last 21 road games vs. a team with a losing home record
  • Under is 4-0 in Magic last 4 after allowing 100 points or more in their previous game
  • Nuggets are 3-0-1 ATS in the last 4 meetings in Orlando
  • Over is 5-2 in the last 7 meetings in Orlando

The breakdown: 

At 14-28, Orlando sits two games ahead of the last-place Detroit Pistons in the East. This should, theoretically, be a straight-forward game from a Denver perspective. While the Nuggets might be showing worrying signs of the early season Denver that we saw, should the points total stay around 216-220, I would go with the over here. Orlando averages around 105 points per game, and Denver sits at about 116, even those averages add up. On average, Orlando allows 111 points per game but looks for that to be closer to 120-125.

The fact that in the last 7 meetings between these two teams should only encourage further the over tonight in Orlando.

Another over to take should be Nikola Jokic over 26.5 points in the game. Nikola Vucevic will be up for the task but won’t be able to contain the far superior Nikola on the floor. Ultimately, it will be up to Jokic if he goes for over 26.5 points, and after a 29 point game against the Pelicans, look for the Joker to drop similar stats.

Bottom line, Denver should come out on top tonight in Orlando to start their road trip and get back on track. Nikola Jokic has an MVP case to continue to demonstrate, and coach Malone should have had a field day after the game in the locker room talking to the team after Denver got dominated on the glass by Stephen Adams. Denver will be eager to correct those wrongs and get that win.

Hope your brackets are still in contention and that there’s still money left in the pot for some Nuggets basketball!

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