Pelicans vs. Magic Player Props, Odds & Predictions – Wednesday, Apr 3

Dec 2, 2023; Chicago, Illinois, USA; New Orleans Pelicans forward Brandon Ingram (14) shoots a free throw against the Chicago Bulls during the first half at United Center.
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The Pelicans are set to face the Orlando Magic on Wednesday, Apr 3. The game is scheduled for 8:00 ET while airing on BSNO. New Orleans enters this game as 4-point favorites with the total set at 208. How will this one play out? Let’s dive into the Pelicans vs Magic predictions below.

Pelicans vs. Magic Odds

  • Spread: Pelicans -4
  • Total 208

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Game Info

  • Date: Wednesday, Apr 3
  • Time: 8:00 ET
  • Location: Smoothie King Center, New Orleans LA
  • TV: BSNO

Magic Betting Trends

  • Over their last five games, the Magic have an over/under record of 0-5 and are 1-4 vs. the spread.
  • The Magic are 3-2 ATS in their last road games and 3-2 straight-up.
  • In their last ten games as the betting underdog, the Magic have a straight up record of 4-6 and an ATS mark of 5-5.

Pelicans Betting Trends

  • In their last five games, the Pelicans have an over/under record of 3-2 and are 2-3 vs. the spread.
  • Across their three previous home games, New Orleans has an ATS mark of 1-2. Their straight up record in these matchups was 2-1 while averaging 110 points per game.
  • Spanning across their last ten games as the betting favorite, the Pelicans have gone 5-4-1 vs the spread. Their overall record in these games was 7-3.

Will the Magic Find a Way to Win in New Orleans?

The Magic have gone 33-42 on the over/under this season, and their games have averaged 218.6 points per game. Today’s O/U line of 208 is lower than 69 of their previous games, and Orlando has hit the under in their last five games.

Orlando’s ATS record for the season is 48-27, including a road ATS record of 22-14. As the underdog, they are 24-18 vs. the spread on the road and 17-25 straight-up as the underdog.

In their last game, the Magic defeated the Trail Blazers by a score of 104-103. The O/U line for that game was 210.5, and Orlando was favored by 17.5 points going into the game.

With a record of 44-31, the Magic are currently the 4th seed in the Eastern Conference. Against other Eastern Conference teams, they are 30-17 and 14-14 in non-conference games. On the road, they have a record of 17-19.

On the season, the Magic are 26th in scoring at 110.4 points per game. On the road, they average 108.1 points per game.

So far, the Magic have outscored the NBA scoring average in just 34.7% of their games. In terms of pace, they are 26th in the league at 96.7 possessions per game.

Despite being 14th in field goal percentage at 47%, the Magic are just 21st in three-point shooting at 35%. On average, they make 11.1 threes per game, which is 29th in the league.

On defense, the Magic come into the game ranked 3rd in the league in points allowed at 108.2 per game. Over their last three games, the team is allowing 97 points per contest (7th). The Magic defense is coming off a game in which they held the Trail Blazers offense to just 47.4% shooting. Overall, they gave up 103 points to Portland.

Can the Pelicans Grab a Win at Home?

In their most recent game, the Pelicans were favored by 1.5 points against the Suns but lost by a score of 124-111. The O/U line for that game was 222.5, and the teams combined for 235 points.

Today, the Pelicans are favored by 4 points against the Magic. This season, they have been favored in 46 of their 75 games, going 30-16 straight-up and 23-22 against the spread. As the favorite, they have an average scoring margin of +7.8 points per game.

For the season, the Pelicans are 40-34 ATS and have failed to cover the spread in their last two games. At home, they are 20-17 against the spread and have an average scoring margin of +4.5 points per game.

In the Western Conference, the Pelicans are currently in 6th place with a record of 45-30. Against other Western Conference teams, they are 26-20 and 19-10 in non-conference games. On the road, the Pelicans are 24-14 compared to 21-16 at home.

The Pelicans have an O/U record of 32-43 for the season, with an average over/under line of 227.9. In their games, the average combined scoring is 225.7 points per game. Today’s O/U line is set at 208 points.

So far this season, the Pelicans are averaging 115.2 points per game, which is 13th in the NBA. At home, they are averaging 115.4 points per game.

When it comes to field goal percentage, the Pelicans are 8th in the league at 48%. They are also 8th in three-point shooting at 37%.

Overall, the Pelicans are 12th in assists with an average of 27 per game. In terms of pace, they are 18th at 97.3 possessions per game.

This season, the Pelicans defense has been impressive, holding the 8th position in the league while permitting an average of 110.5 points per contest. In terms of two point field goal attempts, the Pelicans defense has allowed a shooting percentage of 55.1% while allowing 34.7% from downtown.

Pelicans vs. Magic Player Prop

When looking at a player prop for this game, Zion Williamson has a points prop of 26.5 with both the over and under paying out at -117. Our model predicts that Zion Williamson will finish the game going 10/18 from the field and scoring 27 points. Our suggested wager is to bet on the over for his prop bet, which comes with a payout of -117.

  • The Prop: Zion Williamson Over 26.5 Points (-117)

Pelicans vs. Magic Predictions

The Pelicans is our pick to not only win with a projected score of 117-110. But we also favor them to cover the spread. Our bet is on the Pelicans at -4.

Right now, the over/under line for the game is sitting at 208 and given that our model is projecting 227 points between the teams, we like the over.

The Pick: Pelicans -4 | at Fanduel Sportsbook