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Brooklyn Nets vs Orlando Magic Prediction

Brooklyn Nets vs Orlando Magic Prediction

Brooklyn Nets

Brooklyn Nets

Jul 31

18:30

118 : 128

Orlando Magic

Orlando Magic

Mosope Ominiyi

Mosope Ominiyi

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The 2019-20 NBA campaign resumes play this week and two Eastern Conference playoff hopefuls clash in what promises to be a compelling encounter from Disney World in Orlando, Florida.

Can Steve Clifford's men leapfrog Brooklyn into the seventh seed, albeit having played a game extra? Or will a depleted Nets side take advantage to prevail against their closest rivals and spring an early surprise as the season resumes in the bubble?

Read my basketball preview, for the best betting odds ahead of this interesting H2H matchup.

Brooklyn Nets vs Orlando Magic preview

There couldn't be a more tightly-contested fixture for both these sides to return with, than against their direct conference rivals this weekend.

Brooklyn (30-34) and Orlando (30-35) are both well-placed to finish in the East's top eight seeds, barring a major collapse.

After all, the Washington Wizards (24-40) are the East's only representative outside the current playoff picture invited to the 22-team resumption.

Key players to watch out for:

Brooklyn: Caris LeVert - The small forward turned shooting guard is enjoying career-highs in points (17.7), rebounds (4.1) and three-point percentage (38.1%).

After his determined display against Utah in their final scrimmage, it's clear that he'll be key if they have any chance of winning here.

Orlando: Jonathan Isaac - A lot has been said about Markelle Fultz's progression over the past twelve months, but the Magic largely had him and Isaac to thank for beating Denver in their last scrimmage. He's been sidelined for almost eight months and the third-year forward was quietly impressive beforehand. They'll need a big display from him here, presumably off the bench.

Brooklyn Nets vs Orlando Magic head to head

A lot has been said about the Nets' injury crisis. Kevin Durant (Achilles) and Kyrie Irving (shoulder) are still not available until the 2020-21 season, while influential guard Spencer Dinwiddie and others are also sidelined.

It means Orlando go into this game as favourites, given Brooklyn's depleted roster as it stands - though that's a double-edged sword in itself.

Considering they've won three of their last four H2H encounters, dating back to February 2019, the Magic will target another here.

Form is rendered obsolete after a near five-month hiatus and although scrimmages have helped players gain some semblance of match sharpness, it's always difficult to predict how some will react to such unprecedented circumstances.

Given their ever-increasing offensive creativity and the fact they've scored less than 100 points just once in 13 previous matches, it'd be a safe bet to predict the Magic to record 100 or more here too. However, Brooklyn will relish the chance to silence critics here.

Main prediction

Orlando Magic to win

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Brooklyn Nets vs Orlando Magic Head to Head (H2H) stats

24.06.21
121 : 113
Orlando Magic
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Brooklyn Nets
24.06.21
129 : 92
Brooklyn Nets
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Orlando Magic
24.06.21
122 : 115
Brooklyn Nets
-
Orlando Magic
24.06.21
96 : 108
Orlando Magic
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Brooklyn Nets
24.06.21
118 : 128
Brooklyn Nets
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Orlando Magic

Last matches

Brooklyn Nets Brooklyn Nets
24.06.21
L
111 - 115
Brooklyn Nets
-
Milwaukee Bucks
24.06.21
L
104 - 89
Milwaukee Bucks
-
Brooklyn Nets
24.06.21
W
114 - 108
Brooklyn Nets
-
Milwaukee Bucks
24.06.21
L
107 - 96
Milwaukee Bucks
-
Brooklyn Nets
24.06.21
L
86 - 83
Milwaukee Bucks
-
Brooklyn Nets
24.06.21
W
125 - 86
Brooklyn Nets
-
Milwaukee Bucks
24.06.21
W
115 - 107
Brooklyn Nets
-
Milwaukee Bucks
24.06.21
D
0 - 0
Brooklyn Nets
-
Boston Celtics
24.06.21
W
126 - 141
Boston Celtics
-
Brooklyn Nets
24.06.21
D
0 - 0
Boston Celtics
-
Brooklyn Nets
Orlando Magic Orlando Magic
24.06.2021
D
0 - 0
Philadelphia 76ers
-
Orlando Magic
24.06.2021
L
122 - 97
Philadelphia 76ers
-
Orlando Magic
24.06.2021
L
116 - 93
Atlanta Hawks
-
Orlando Magic
24.06.2021
D
0 - 0
Milwaukee Bucks
-
Orlando Magic
24.06.2021
D
0 - 0
Orlando Magic
-
Minnesota Timberwolves
24.06.2021
D
0 - 0
Charlotte Hornets
-
Orlando Magic
24.06.2021
L
96 - 132
Orlando Magic
-
Boston Celtics
24.06.2021
D
0 - 0
Detroit Pistons
-
Orlando Magic
24.06.2021
W
112 - 111
Orlando Magic
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Memphis Grizzlies
24.06.2021
D
0 - 0
Memphis Grizzlies
-
Orlando Magic

Brooklyn Nets vs Orlando Magic Predicted Lineup

Brooklyn Nets vs Orlando Magic Predicted Lineup

Caris LeVert

Lance Thomas

Chris Chiozza

Jarrett Allen

Joe Harris

Evan Fournier

Aaron Gordon

D.J. Augustin

Nikola Vucevic

James Ennis III

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