Brooklyn Nets at Orlando Magic odds, picks and predictions

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The Brooklyn Nets (35-33) go for their fourth straight win Tuesday as they visit the Orlando Magic (18-51). Tip-off is 7 p.m. ET at Amway Center. Below, we look at the Nets vs. Magic odds and lines, and make our expert NBA picks, predictions and bets.

The Nets, after losing four games in a row, are riding a three-game winning streak. PG Kyrie Irving, only eligible to play in road games (excluding Toronto), averaged 30.9 points per game in his last seven appearances. The Nets are in eighth place in the Eastern Conference, which would make them part of the Play-In Tournament to determine the final two seeds of the conference. They are four games behind the sixth-place Cleveland Cavaliers with 14 games left on the schedule.

The Magic are in last place in the East and are tied for the second-fewest wins in the NBA. However, they have won two of their last three games and are 5-4 in their last nine.

Nets at Magic odds, spread and lines

Odds provided by Tipico Sportsbook; access USA TODAY Sports Scores and Sports Betting Odds hub for a full list. Lines last updated at 12:13 p.m. ET.

  • Money line: Nets -540 (bet $540 to win $100) | Magic +380 (bet $100 to win $380)
  • Against the spread (ATS): Nets -10.5 (-107) | Magic +10.5 (-115)
  • Over/Under (O/U): 230.5 (O: -115 | U: -107)

Nets at Magic key injuries

Nets

  • C LaMarcus Aldridge (hip) out
  • SG Seth Curry (ankle) questionable
  • PG Ben Simmons (back, reconditioning) out
  • SG Cam Thomas (back) questionable

Magic

  • SG Gary Harris (knee) available
  • SG Jalen Suggs (ankle) out

Nets at Magic odds, lines, picks and predictions

Prediction

Nets 119, Magic 106

Money line

PASS.

The Magic have the worst home record in the NBA at 8-24 and the Nets are playing well right now. Betting the Magic (+380) to win is just a bad bet and betting the Nets (-540) isn’t worth the price.

The only way to bet the Nets on the money line to make any sense is to include it in a parlay bet.

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Author: Lucy Green