Pelicans vs Magic Game Breakdown & Projections – Thu, Mar 21st 2024

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New Orleans Pelicans

Pelicans

42W-26L

New Orleans Pelicans

March 21, 2024

07:00PM EST

Odds: 207.5 o/u

Magic

41W-28L

Orlando Magic
Orlando Magic

Hey hoop heads, buckle up for a barnburner tonight as the high-flying New Orleans Pelicans swoop into the Amway Center, ready to ruffle some feathers against the magical Orlando Magic squad. Both teams are neck and neck in their respective conferences, not a single game behind, and are looking to continue their winning streaks after sending the Hornets and Nets packing in their last outings. The bookies have the over/under set at a tantalizing 207.5, with the Pelicans just nudging ahead at -1.5, while the Magic are trailing slightly at 1.5. With both teams coming off solid victories, it’s all set for a showdown under the Florida sky at 7PM EST. So, whether you’re a fan of the Big Easy or the City Beautiful, get ready as tonight, we witness a clash of sorcery and feathers. It’s certainly not going to be a ‘pelican-drum’ affair, and one thing’s for sure, it’s going to take more than just a ‘magic’ trick to win this duel!

Game Breakdown

Game Time: March 21, 2024 07:00PM EST
Location: Amway Center, Orlando

Vegas Odds

NOP ML ORL ML Over/Under Line
Open -125 +105 210.0 -1.5/1.5
Recent -145 +125 207.5 -3.0/3.0
Difference -20 +20 -2.5

Team Performance

nop Team Logo
LAST 10
8W-2L
AWAY
22W-13L

59.2% Win Probability

orl Team Logo
LAST 10
8W-2L
HOME
23W-9L

40.8% Win Probability

Previous Matchups

Date Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 OT Final O/U ATS
02/27/23 Orlando Magic ORL 36 14 29 22 101 Under
New Orleans Pelicans NOP 25 24 25 19 93
01/20/23 New Orleans Pelicans NOP 30 30 31 19 110 Over
Orlando Magic ORL 23 33 32 35 123
03/09/22 Orlando Magic ORL 30 26 25 27 108 Over
New Orleans Pelicans NOP 17 24 32 29 102
12/23/21 New Orleans Pelicans NOP 32 23 28 27 110 Over
Orlando Magic ORL 17 26 35 26 104

Pelicans Vs Over/Under

Magic Vs Over/Under

Pelicans Recent Games

Date vsOpp Result Reb Ast Tov Shots
03/19 vs BRO 104-91W 48 29 13 83
03/16 @ POR 126-109W 39 36 9 99
03/15 @ LAC 112-104W 40 28 8 88
03/13 @ CLE 95-116L 43 22 11 80
03/10 vs ATL 116-103W 43 32 12 75
03/08 vs PHI 103-95W 48 22 12 83
03/05 vs TOR 139-98W 62 38 11 106
03/01 @ IND 129-102W 47 25 17 87
02/28 vs IND 114-123L 40 26 10 90
02/27 vs NYK 115-92W 44 23 14 78

Magic Recent Games

Date vsOpp Result Reb Ast Tov Shots
03/19 @ CHA 112-92W 41 32 16 81
03/17 @ TOR 111-96W 39 22 13 85
03/15 vs TOR 113-103W 39 25 14 80
03/13 @ BRO 114-106W 34 29 12 77
03/10 @ IND 97-111L 46 18 12 88
03/08 vs NYK 74-98L 37 12 13 80
03/06 vs WAS 119-109W 42 21 15 84
03/05 vs CHA 101-89W 41 23 17 74
03/03 @ DET 113-91W 48 24 20 72
02/29 @ UTA 115-107W 45 27 15 78

Starting Lineups

Pelicans Notable Injuries

  • Matt Ryan (SG/SF): Avg: 7.4pts, 2.0reb, 0.8ast, 17.7 minutes. Last game: 03/13/24. Impact: 1.5

Magic Notable Injuries

  • Chuma Okeke (SF): Avg: 2.5pts, 1.9reb, 0.5ast, 10.0 minutes. Last game: 03/19/24. Impact: 0.3
  • Jett Howard (SF): Avg: 1.6pts, 0.4reb, 0.2ast, 3.7 minutes. Last game: 03/17/24. Impact: 0.4
  • Admiral Schofield (PF): Avg: 1.1pts, 0.6reb, 0.3ast, 3.5 minutes. Last game: 03/19/24. Impact: 0.5

Top Player Props

This article, published more than 6 hours prior to game time, focuses exclusively on Over prop bets due to the propensity for NBA teams to make last-minute injury adjustments. For the most current prop bets, including any updates closer to tip-off, please refer to the link provided below the table.

Pelicans Defense vs

Position Pts Reb Ast Overall vs NBA
C #12 #25 #1 #15 -1.0%
PF #10 #10 #8 #8 -6.4%
PG #5 #19 #17 #7 -9.2%
SF #4 #28 #19 #16 -0.1%
SG #17 #2 #15 #13 -3.0%

Magic Defense vs

Position Pts Reb Ast Overall vs NBA
C #1 #1 #14 #1 -26.6%
PF #11 #1 #2 #2 -14.1%
PG #21 #14 #26 #23 7.1%
SF #5 #3 #7 #2 -27.5%
SG #8 #3 #9 #4 -9.0%
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Team Comparison

Team Logo
Points per Game
113.9
106.9
Rebounds per Game
46.2
41.4
Assists per Game
27.8
23.4
Steals per Game
7.4
7.9
Blocks per Game
5.6
5.3
Shots per Game
89.1
80.6
3-Pointers Made per Game
13.2
11.2
2-Pt Percentage per Game
54.3
56.5
3-Pt Percentage per Game
39.1
37.2
Turnovers per Game
12.3
14.6
Fouls per Game
16.9
17.6

Recent Trends

  • Kevon Harris (SF): 3 Game Minutes avg dropped 48.3% to 10.9, 21.2 min average previous 3 games.
  • The Magic have a 2-game winning streak at home. Overall, they are on a 4-game winning streak.

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