Dinwiddie vs. Dumbfounded: Nets to Cover on Road vs. Magic

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 3:23 PM UTC

Wednesday, Mar. 28, 2018 3:23 PM UTC

Spencer Dinwiddie has sparked Brooklyn's strong performance against the point spread. That should continue tonight against Orlando -- one of the few teams worse than them. 

<h2 style="text-align:center"><a href="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/betting-odds/nba-basketball/brooklyn-nets-vs-orlando-magic-3264090/" title="Nets vs. Magic">NBA Betting: Nets (42-31-1 ATS) vs. Magic (34-38-1 ATS)</a></h2><h2 style="text-align:center">Free NBA Pick: Nets -2</h2><h2 style="text-align:center">Best Line Offered: <a href="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/Sportsbook/?v=4427&amp;book=BOVADA" rel="nofollow" title="Top Rated Sportsbook">Bovada</a></h2><p>[/]{"component":"oddswidget", "eventId":3264090, "sportsbooksIds":[999996,238,19,1275,169], "LineTypeId":1, "PeriodTypeId":1}[/]</p><p>Brooklyn already has won 23 games this season after winning only 20 times all of last season. One reason the Nets have been a tough out for opponents is the emergence of Spencer Dinwiddie as an impact player. Dinwiddie is having a career season with a PER (player efficiency rating) of 20.61, stemming from his 11 points, 5.6 assists and 3.1 rebounds per game. The thing that makes Dinwiddie so effective is his combination of above-average ball-handling ability and size that allows him to carve through defenses to initiate offense and find open teammates.</p><p>The Nets are averaging 32 points and shooting 52.2 percent, including 46.4 percent from 3-point range, in the first quarter of games. Since being held to 25 points in the opening quarter of a loss to Philadelphia on March 11, the Nets (23-51 SU) have led at the end of the first period in seven straight games.</p><p>The problem with the Nets is the fact they don't finish games strong. In the last three fourth quarters, the Nets are averaging 21.3 points on 34.4-percent shooting. In their last five defeats, they are averaging 23.2 points on 36.3-percent shooting in the final 12 minutes.</p><p>Luckily for the Nets, tonight's opponent knows how to lose games just as much as they do.</p><p>[/]{"component": "embedHTML", "code": "&lt;blockquote class=\"twitter-tweet\" data-lang=\"en\"&gt;&lt;p lang=\"en\" dir=\"ltr\"&gt;In their updated injury report, the Magic say Jonathan Isaac, Jonathon Simmons, Evan Fournier and Terrence Ross will not play Wednesday night against the Brooklyn Nets.&lt;/p&gt;— Josh Robbins (@JoshuaBRobbins) &lt;a href=\"https://twitter.com/JoshuaBRobbins/status/978696582819385344?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw\"&gt;March 27, 2018&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/blockquote&gt;\n&lt;script async src=\"https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js\" charset=\"utf-8\"&gt;&lt;/script&gt;\n"}[/]</p><p>Orlando is 2-8 in their last 10 games and its production has slumped of late, averaging 95 points on 42.1-percent shooting. Unlike the Nets, the Magic are struggling in the opening quarter by averaging 24.6 points.</p><p>The Nets are small road favorites on tonight's <a href="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/betting-odds/nba-basketball/" title="NBA Odds">NBA odds board</a>, and with your <a href="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/picks/nba/" title="Free NBA Picks">NBA picks</a> look for them to jump on the Magic early and improve on their 42-31-1 ATS record.</p>
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