Orlando puts road win streak on the line against Brooklyn

Sat, Dec 2, 2023
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Orlando puts road win streak on the line against Brooklyn

Orlando Magic (14-5, second in the Eastern Conference) vs. Brooklyn Nets (9-9, 10th in the Eastern Conference)

New York; Saturday, 7 p.m. EST

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK NBA LINE: Nets -2.5; over/under is 224.5

BOTTOM LINE: Orlando will try to keep its three-game road win streak alive when the Magic play Brooklyn.

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The Nets are 8-8 against conference opponents. Brooklyn ranks third in the NBA averaging 15.3 made 3-pointers per game while shooting 38.9% from deep. Dorian Finney-Smith leads the team averaging 2.7 makes while shooting 45.4% from 3-point range.

The Magic are 9-2 against Eastern Conference opponents. Orlando ranks eighth in the Eastern Conference with 11.5 offensive rebounds per game led by Wendell Carter Jr. averaging 2.2.

The 116.0 points per game the Nets average are 7.1 more points than the Magic give up (108.9). The Magic are shooting 47.9% from the field, 2.5% higher than the 45.4% the Nets' opponents have shot this season.

The teams meet for the second time this season. The Nets won 124-104 in the last matchup on Nov. 15.

TOP PERFORMERS: Mikal Bridges is averaging 21.8 points, 6.3 rebounds and 3.9 assists for the Nets. Spencer Dinwiddie is averaging 17.1 points over the last 10 games for Brooklyn.

Paolo Banchero is averaging 19.5 points, 6.7 rebounds and 4.7 assists for the Magic. Franz Wagner is averaging 22.7 points, 5.6 rebounds and 3.6 assists over the last 10 games for Orlando.

LAST 10 GAMES: Nets: 5-5, averaging 116.5 points, 49.2 rebounds, 25.4 assists, 6.5 steals and 5.2 blocks per game while shooting 47.2% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 114.7 points per game.

Magic: 9-1, averaging 119.3 points, 43.2 rebounds, 27.1 assists, 8.5 steals and 5.9 blocks per game while shooting 50.2% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 111.5 points.

INJURIES: Nets: Noah Clowney: out (shoulder), Dariq Whitehead: out (foot), Lonnie Walker IV: out (hamstring), Dennis Smith Jr.: day to day (back), Ben Simmons: out (hip).

Magic: Markelle Fultz: out (knee), Wendell Carter Jr.: out (hand), Jonathan Isaac: day to day (ankle).

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.

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