Orlando Magic vs New Orleans Pelicans: Preview & Picks 02/27/2023

Orlando Magic vs New Orleans Pelicans: Preview & Picks 02/27/2023

February 27, 2023



Game Preview

At the Smoothie King Center on Monday, the Orlando Magic will play against the New Orleans Pelicans. While the Magic are 25-36 overall and 10-20 on the road, New Orleans is 30-31 overall and 20-10 at home. When the two teams faced off last month, the Magic surprised everyone by winning 123–110 at home despite being 1-point favorites. But as of Monday night, neither team has covered the spread in any of its previous three contests.
he Pelicans were defeated by the New York Knicks on Saturday, 128-106. With the score at 73-52 at the half, New Orleans was in a very difficult situation. Point guard CJ McCollum finished the game with 13 points on 6-for-19 shooting in his 33 minutes on the field, which was a rather forgettable performance.
Despite having a team field goal percentage of just 39.2% in that contest, New Orleans did have five players score in double figures. The Pelicans will be hopeful that they can get back on track and keep their spot in the NBA play-in tournament if McCollum and Brandon Ingram can snap out of their current shooting slumps.
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On February 25, Orlando was defeated by the Indiana Pacers by a score of 121-108 at home. For the losing team, guard Franz Wagner contributed 21 points and six rebounds, and forward Paolo Banchero contributed 19 points and six rebounds. They are the two hottest rising stars in Orlando, and they will continue to be game-changers going forward.
This season, Banchero is averaging 19.7 points, 6.6 rebounds, and 3.6 assists per game, and Wagner is averaging 19.0 points, 4.0 rebounds, and 3.5 assists per game while shooting 48.6% from the field. The game strategy needs to once again center on Banchero, who is the front-runner to win NBA Rookie of the Year.

Orlando Magic vs New Orleans Pelicans Game Information

  • Date: 02/27/2023
  • Time: 07:40 PM ET
  • Location: Smoothie King Center, New Orleans, LA
  • How to Watch Magic vs Pelicans: Bally Sports Florida
  • Live Stream: NBA Game Pass


Magic vs Pelicans Betting Lines

Magic are +155 according to our Vegas NBA Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $155. On the other side, Pelicans are -180 according to the Vegas NBA Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $56.

The implied probability for these two teams attached to the betting lines have Magic at a 39.22% chance of winning the game, meanwhile Pelicans have 64.29% probability of finishing the game with the W.


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