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Pelicans vs. Magic Odds & Picks: Big Money Backing New Orleans On Thursday

Pelicans vs. Magic Odds & Picks: Big Money Backing New Orleans On Thursday article feature image

Sean Gardner/Getty Images. Pictured: New Orleans Pelicans star Zion Williamson.

  • Can Zion Williamson and New Orleans get back on track in Thursday's NBA game against Orlando?
  • Sharp bettors clearly think so and have put up some big money to prove it.
  • Check out the latest betting odds and trends for this contest below.

NBA Odds: Pelicans vs. Magic

Pelicans Odds -9
Magic Odds +9
Over/Under 222
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The New Orleans Pelicans, who have have been struggling immensely as of late, are looking to secure a spot in the NBA play-in tournament. New Orleans has lost four consecutive games, including two tough matchups that went to overtime.

Orlando has actually been better than expected following its “tear-it-all-down” rebuilding trade at the league’s deadline. The Magic are surprisingly seven games back of the last spot and the 10th seed for the Eastern Conference play-in tournament.

Of course, it’s not likely the Magic go on some insane run and lock up a play-in spot. The biggest takeaway from their place in the standings is that this Steve Clifford-led Orlando squad will still try to win every night, even to their long-term detriment.

With that in mind, you would expect the Magic to put up a tough fight in Thursday’s game. However, with Stan Van Gundy hell-bent on getting this young Pelicans team some postseason experience, the potential is there for a blowout win.

Our latest PRO Report shows that sharp bettors are expecting big things from New Orleans, with the Pelicas having a clear edge. Let’s take a look.

NBA Picks: Pelicans vs. Magic 

Sharp Action

The line for Pelicans vs. Magic opened at Pelicans -7.5 before it was pushed up to -9 ahead of the Southwestern vs. Southeastern Conference showdown.

Since this morning, there have been two Action Labs Bet Signals triggered on the Pelicans. This action is an indicator of the sharp action driving up the spread for the contest.

Big Money

At the time of this writing, the 46% of bettors backing New Orleans have generated 96% of the money wagered on the game. This is a sign of the sharp action backing Stan Van Gundy’s squad.

PRO Report Pick: Pelicans -9

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