Orlando Magic vs. Brooklyn Nets odds, picks and best bets The Orlando Magic (30-35) run with the Brooklyn Nets (30-34) Friday at the HP Field House in Orlando, Fla., for a 2:30 p.m. ET tip-off. We analyze the Magic-Nets NBA betting odds and lines, with picks and best bets.
The Magic (-286) aren’t a great value on the moneyline, as you have to risk nearly three times your potential return. The Nets (+230), on the other hand, are huge underdogs and look attractive on paper. But they’ll essentially be fielding a team resembling more of a G-League roster as several players have opted out after dealing with coronavirus. Even up until last week they had just one player on the active roster taller than 6-feet-9 before plugging holes with a bunch of lanky retreads.
This is an important game in the Eastern Conference standings with Orlando just a half-game back of the Nets for the seventh seed. Brooklyn could fall completely out of the picture after the COVID-19 absolutely gutted their roster.
New to sports betting? A $10 bet on the Magic returns a profit of just $3.50 if they win. A $10 bet on the Nets returns a profit of $23 if they pull off the upset.