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New Orleans Pelicans vs Orlando Magic Preview, NBA 2023-24

New Orleans Pelicans vs Orlando Magic Preview, NBA 2023-24

NOP vs ORL Dream11 Prediction: In the inter-conference showdown, the New Orleans Pelicans will square up against Orlando Magic tomorrow at the Smoothie King Center. This marks the second battle between them as the initial one was won by Magic (106-121). Magic has a four-game winning streak against the Pelicans and they will try to continue in this road game.

On the other side, the New Orleans Pelicans are losing their momentum lately, as they have a decent record at home of 21-16, they will seek revenge and try to skid this losing streak against Magic.

NOP vs ORL Basketball Game Info

  • Date: Thursday 04th April 2024
  • Time:5:30 AM IST
  • How to Watch Live: Sports 18, Jio Cinema
  • Location: Dave Dixon Dr, New Orleans
  • Arena: Smoothie King Center

New Orleans Pelicans vs Orlando Magic Prediction

New Orleans Pelicans (45-30)

The New Orleans Pelicans are currently sitting in 6th position in the conference league table. The Pelicans have improved their game as they won six out of their last ten matches but are currently on a two-game losing streak. They lost their last match at home against Suns by 124-111, Zion Willamson taking responsibility, scored 30 points but was still unable to secure a win for the team.

Pelicans have decent offense ranks 13th in the league averaging 115.2 PPG, while defense is their strong point as ranks 8th in the league allowing opponents to score 110.5 PPG. Zion Williamson led New Orleans averaging 22.9 points with 58.3% from the field. Following him, Brandon Ingram put emerging performances of 20.9 points and 5.8 treys.

Orlando Magic (44-31)

The Orlando Magic rose to the 4th place in the conference league table, indicating that they are becoming better as the play-offs is arriving. They have won six games out of their previous ten games, currently on a two-game winning streak. Magic won the close match against Blazers by 103-104 at home recently, as Wandell Cartel Jr. scored a double-double of 17 points and 13 rebounds.

The Magic’s strong defense ranks them third-best in the NBA by restricting opponents to an average of 108.2 points per game, while their offense is a bit of a problem as they are 5th worst in the league averaging 110.4 points per game. Leading the Orlando Magic in points (22.3 PPG), and assists (5.3 APG), Paolo Banchero is an effective player. Wandell Cartel Jr’s 11.2 points, with a team-high 7.2 rebounds with 52.5% from the field and 37.3% from behind the arc become an emerging player for the team.

NOP vs ORL Lineups Today

New Orleans Pelicans: Jose Alvarado, Dyson Daniels, Jordan Hawkins, Brandon Ingram, Herbert Jones, Kira Lewis Jr., E.J. Liddell, Naji Marshall, CJ McCollum, Trey Murphy III, Larry Nance Jr., Jeremiah Robinson-Earl, Matt Ryan, Dereon Seabron, Jonas Valanciunas, Zion Williamson, Cody Zeller

ORL (Magic): Paolo Banchero, Franz Wagner, Cole Anthony, Jalen Suggs, Markelle Fultz, Moritz Wagner, Wendell Carter Jr., Goga Bitadze, Gary Harris, Jonathan Isaac, Anthony Black, Joe Ingles, Caleb Houstan, Jett Howard, Chuma Okeke, Admiral Schofield, Trevelin Queen

New Orleans Pelicans vs Orlando Magic Injury News

NOP (Pelicans): Jose Alvarado (injured), Brandon Ingram (injured)

ORL (Magic): No Injuries Update

NOP vs ORL Head To Head (Last 10 matchups)

New Orleans Pelicans: 2 games won

ORL (Magic): 8 games won

New Orleans Pelicans vs Orlando Magic Fantasy Leaders

Points: Zion Williamson (22.3) vs Paolo Banchero (22.3)

Rebounds: Jonas Valanciunas (9.7) vs Wendell Carter Jr. (7.2)

Assists: Brandon Ingram (5.4) vs Paolo Banchero (5.3)

Steals: Dyson Daniels (1.4) vs Jalen Suggs (1.4)

Blocks: Jonas Valanciunas (1.2) vs Goga Bitadze (1.2)

Free Throw%: Matt Ryan (92.9) vs Franz Wagner (84.5)

Field Goal Percentage%: Zion Williamson (58.4) vs Moritz Wagner (60.0)

Three Point Percentage%: Norman Powell (46.0) vs Jalen Suggs (40.0)

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