Orlando Magic vs New Orleans Pelicans Odds, Lines, Picks & Predictions – NBA, Mar. 9

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BetMGM Betting @BETMGM Mar 09, 2022, 5:24 PM
  • The Pelicans (23-36) are -8.5 favorites vs. the Magic (13-47)
  • Total (Over/Under): 220.5 points
  • Wednesday, March 9, 2022 at 8:00pm EST
  • Watch the game on BSNO & BSFL

The Orlando Magic visit Smoothie King Center to take on the New Orleans Pelicans on Wednesday. Tipoff is scheduled for 8:00pm EST in New Orleans.

The Pelicans are betting favorites in this NBA matchup, with the spread sitting at -8.5 (-110).

So far this NBA season, the Magic are 30-36 against the spread, while the Pelicans are 32-32 against the spread.

The Magic vs Pelicans Over/Under is 220.5 total points for the game.


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Magic vs. Pelicans Odds, Over/Under & Moneyline

SpreadOver / UnderMoneyline
Orlando Magic+8.5 -110O 220.5 -110290
New Orleans Pelicans -8.5 -110U 220.5 -110-375

Against the spread this NBA season, the Magic have gone:

  • 30-36 against the Spread (-9.55 Units / -13.16% ROI)
  • 16-50 against the Moneyline (-8.7 Units / -12.81% ROI)
  • 33-32 against the Over for game total points (-2.2 Units / -3.03% ROI)
  • 32-33 against the Under for game total points (-4.3 Units / -5.92% ROI)
  • The Orlando Magic have covered the 2H Moneyline in 17 of their last 35 away games (+12.52 Units / 36% ROI)
  • The Orlando Magic have covered the 2Q Game Total Under in 14 of their last 18 away games (+9.60 Units / 48% ROI)
  • The Orlando Magic have covered the Team Total Over in 21 of their last 33 away games (+6.97 Units / 18% ROI)
  • The Orlando Magic have covered the 4Q Game Total Over in 22 of their last 36 away games (+6.59 Units / 17% ROI)
  • The Orlando Magic have covered the 1H Game Total Under in 13 of their last 20 away games (+6.49 Units / 29% ROI)
  • The Orlando Magic have only covered the 1H Moneyline in 17 of their last 66 games (-20.51 Units / -30% ROI)
  • The Orlando Magic have only covered the 1Q Game Total Over in 28 of their last 65 games (-12.03 Units / -17% ROI)
  • The Orlando Magic have only covered the 2Q Game Total Over in 9 of their last 28 away games (-11.90 Units / -39% ROI)
  • The Orlando Magic have only covered the Team Total Under in 13 of their last 35 away games (-11.73 Units / -30% ROI)
  • The Orlando Magic have only covered the 4Q Game Total Under in 14 of their last 36 away games (-10.31 Units / -26% ROI)

Against the spread this NBA season, the Pelicans have gone:

  • 32-32 against the Spread (-3.25 Units / -4.54% ROI)
  • 27-38 against the Moneyline (+1.75 Units / 2.21% ROI)
  • 27-38 against the Over for game total points (-14.75 Units / -20.64% ROI)
  • 38-27 against the Under for game total points (+8.3 Units / 11.6% ROI)
  • The New Orleans Pelicans have covered the 3Q Spread in 27 of their last 39 games (+13.83 Units / 32% ROI)
  • The New Orleans Pelicans have covered the Moneyline in 24 of their last 46 games (+13.60 Units / 23% ROI)
  • The New Orleans Pelicans have covered the 3Q Game Total Over in 25 of their last 37 games (+12.84 Units / 32% ROI)
  • The New Orleans Pelicans have covered the 1H Game Total Under in 39 of their last 65 games (+11.57 Units / 16% ROI)
  • The New Orleans Pelicans have covered the 2Q Game Total Under in 38 of their last 63 games (+11.46 Units / 16% ROI)
  • The New Orleans Pelicans have only covered the 1H Game Total Over in 25 of their last 65 games (-17.65 Units / -25% ROI)
  • The New Orleans Pelicans have only covered the 2Q Game Total Over in 24 of their last 63 games (-17.53 Units / -25% ROI)
  • The New Orleans Pelicans have only covered the 3Q Game Total Under in 11 of their last 37 games (-16.53 Units / -41% ROI)
  • The New Orleans Pelicans have only covered the Team Total Under in 17 of their last 46 games (-15.71 Units / -30% ROI)
  • The New Orleans Pelicans have only covered the Game Total Over in 27 of their last 65 games (-14.75 Units / -21% ROI)

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Orlando Magic: Keys to the Game vs. the New Orleans Pelicans

The Magic are 7-30 (.189) when they lose the turnover margin this season — lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: .439

The Magic were 3-16 (.158) when allowing fewer than 8 offense rebounds last season — 2nd lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: .512

The Magic are 6-21 (.222) when grabbing fewer than 8 offense rebounds since the start of the 2020-21 season — 3rd lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: .502

The Magic were 7-27 (.206) when they lose the turnover margin last season — 2nd lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: .446

New Orleans Pelicans: Keys to the Game vs. the Orlando Magic

The Pelicans are 6-28 (.176) when losing the rebounding margin since the start of the 2020-21 season — 4th lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: .297

The Pelicans were 6-17 (.261) when allowing fewer than 10 second chance points last season — 2nd lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: .553

The Pelicans are 12-31 (.279) when allowing fewer than 10 second chance points since the start of the 2020-21 season — 3rd lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: .540

The Pelicans are 14-32 (.304) when allowing fewer than 8 offense rebounds since the start of the 2020-21 season — 4th lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: .493

Injury Report: Pelicans vs. Magic - Wednesday's Game, Mar. 09

  • Larry Nance Jr. (Pelicans): Nance Jr. had setback from recovering from his knee injury and will be re-evaluated, according to Jay Allen of Rip City Radio 620. There is no timetable for his return.
  • Kira Lewis Jr. (Pelicans): The Pelicans announced that Lewis Jr. suffered a torn ACL and a grade 2 MCL sprain.
  • Zion Williamson (Pelicans): Williamson is cleared to progress in basketball activities, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic.
  • Brandon Ingram (Pelicans): Ingram did not play in Tuesday's game (Mar. 8) against Memphis.
  • Jonathan Isaac (Magic): Isaac is making progress with his rehab but is still without a timetable to return, according to David Aldridge of The Athletic.
  • Bol Bol (Magic): Bol is having surgery on his foot and will be sidelined 8-12 weeks, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic.
  • Jalen Suggs (Magic): Suggs did not play in Tuesday's game (Mar. 8) against Phoenix.

Orlando Magic Offensive Stats & Trends

The Magic have averaged 48.4 points per game (2,226 points/46 games) in the first half this season — lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: 54.4

The Magic have averaged 49.8 points per game (5,874 points/118 games) in the first half since the start of the 2020-21 season — lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: 55.7

The Magic shot 43% (2,754/6,423) last season — lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: 47%

The Magic have averaged 1.08 points per shot (2,226 points/2,059 shots) in the first half this season — lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: 1.22

New Orleans Pelicans Offensive Stats & Trends

The Pelicans had 26.1 free throw attempts per game last season — 2nd best among NBA teams; League Avg: 21.8

The Pelicans averaged 11.7 offensive rebounds per game (845 rebounds/72 games) last season — best among NBA teams; League Avg: 9.8

The Pelicans averaged 29% free throw attempts for every field goal attempt (1,878 free throw attempts/6,412 field goal attempts) last season — tied for highest among NBA teams; League Avg: 25%

The Pelicans have an eFG% of 50% this season — 5th lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: 52%

Orlando Magic Defensive Stats & Trends

The Magic averaged 6.9 steals per game (496 steals/72 games) last season — tied for 5th lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: 7.5

The Magic have averaged 6.8 steals per game (314 steals/46 games) this season — tied for 3rd lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: 7.6

The Magic have averaged 6.8 steals per game (438 steals/64 games) on the road since the start of the 2020-21 season — 4th lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: 7.6

New Orleans Pelicans Defensive Stats & Trends

The Pelicans averaged 35.7 defensive rebounds per game (2,568 rebounds/72 games) last season — tied for 3rd best among NBA teams; League Avg: 34.4

The Pelicans have averaged 4.2 blocks per game (493 blocks/116 games) since the start of the 2020-21 season — tied for 3rd lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: 4.9

The Pelicans have averaged 35.1 defensive rebounds per game (4,074 rebounds/116 games) since the start of the 2020-21 season — tied for 5th best among NBA teams; League Avg: 34.3

The Pelicans have averaged 4.0 blocks per game (178 blocks/44 games) this season — 4th lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: 4.8


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