Magic vs. Pelicans NBA Preview (4/3/24): Odds, Lineups & Injuries

Written By Editorial Team on April 3, 2024 - Last Updated on April 10, 2024
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Magic vs. Pelicans

The Orlando Magic are scheduled to play against the New Orleans Pelicans on Tuesday, April 3. The game is set for 8:00 p.m. at the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans, LA, and will be broadcast on BSNO. NBA odds include a point spread of -4.0 in favor of the Pelicans and an over/under of 207.5.

Magic vs. Pelicans pregame odds for Wednesday night

The pregame NBA betting odds for the Magic vs. Pelicans game are available from various sportsbooks. New Orleans is the consensus -4-point favorite over the Magic, with the over/under set at around 207.5 points. Current odds at Massachusetts sports betting apps are as follows:

  • DraftKings: Pelicans -4.5, over/under 207.5
  • FanDuel: Pelicans -4, over/under 207.5
  • Caesars: Pelicans -4, over/under 208.5
  • BetMGM: Pelicans -4.5, over/under 207.5

Odds are subject to change and may vary between sportsbooks for the Magic vs Pelicans. 

Magic vs. Pelicans projected starting lineups (4/3/24)

Magic starting lineup tonight

PG: Markelle Fultz
SG: Jalen Suggs
SF: Franz Wagner
PF: Paolo Banchero
C: Wendell Carter Jr.

Pelicans starting lineup tonight

PG: CJ McCollum
SG: Herbert Jones
SF: Trey Murphy III
PF: Zion Williamson
C: Jonas Valanciunas

Projected lineups and injuries are pulled from

Magic vs. Pelicans injuries tonight

  • Brandon Ingram (NO – SF) is out with a knee injury since March 21.
  • Jose Alvarado (NO – PG) will not play against Orlando due to a hip injury from March 27.
  • Caleb Houstan (ORL – SG) is questionable for Wednesday’s game with an ankle injury from April 1.

Team standings and stats for Wednesday’s game

An enticing matchup takes place tonight between two strong defensive teams looking to improve their record in the standings.

Orlando Magic team stats ahead of tonight’s game

The Orlando Magic stand with 44-31, placing them fourth in the Eastern Conference and first in the Southeast Division. Their recent victory over the Portland Trail Blazers showcased their ability to take care of weaker teams. The Magic’s season stats are:

  • PPG For: 110.4
  • PPG Against: 108.2
  • Rebounds per game: 42.5
  • Assists per game: 24.7
  • FG%: 47.7
  • 3PT%: 35.5

New Orleans Pelicans team stats ahead of tonight’s game

The New Orleans Pelicans, with a record of 45-30, are currently sixth in the Western Conference and second in the Southwest Division. Their performance in the last game against the Phoenix Suns resulted in a loss, with the Suns winning 124-11. The Pelicans’ season averages are:

  • PPG For: 115.2
  • PPG Against: 110.5
  • Rebounds per game: 44.3
  • Assists per game: 27.0
  • FG%: 48.7
  • 3PT%: 37.9

Player stats for Magic vs. Pelicans for April 3

Orlando Magic leaders prior to Wednesday’s game

As the Magic prepare for their road game against the Pelicans, key players like Paolo Banchero and Franz Wagner have been pivotal in their recent performance against Portland:

  • Paolo Banchero (PF): 15 PTS, 4 RBS, 4 ASTS
  • Franz Wagner (SF): 20 PTS, 6 RBS, 1 AST
  • Wendell Carter Jr. (C): 17 PTS, 13 RBS, 5 ASTS
  • Jalen Suggs (SG): 15 PTS, 3 RBS, 7 ASTS
  • Gary Harris (SG): 14 PTS, 4 RBS, 2 ASTS

Looking at the season, the Magic players have exceeded expectations. After beating the Pelicans, Orlando plays the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday, April 10. Here are their season leaders:

  • Paolo Banchero: 22.3 PPG, 6.8 RPG, 5.3 APG
  • Franz Wagner: 19.6 PPG, 5.3 RPG, 3.8 APG
  • Wendell Carter Jr.: 11.2 PPG, 7.2 RPG, 1.8 APG
  • Cole Anthony: 11.9 PPG, 4.0 RPG, 3.0 APG
  • Jalen Suggs: 12.4 PPG, 3.1 RPG, 2.7 APG

New Orleans Pelicans leaders prior to Wednesday’s game

The Pelicans are gearing up for their home game against the Magic, showcasing their recent performance against Phoenix. Zion Williamson and CJ McCollum led the charge in their last outing:

  • Zion Williamson (PF): 30 PTS, 2 RBS, 5 ASTS
  • CJ McCollum (PG): 15 PTS, 5 RBS, 9 ASTS
  • Trey Murphy III (SF): 21 PTS, 6 RBS, 4 ASTS
  • Jonas Valanciunas (C): 11 PTS, 7 RBS, 1 AST
  • Dyson Daniels (PG): 9 PTS, 7 RBS, 5 ASTS

Throughout the season, the Pelicans have shown consistent performance. It didn’t help in the loss to the Magic, but the Pelicans play the San Antonio Spurs on Friday. Here are their season leaders:

  • Zion Williamson: 22.9 PPG, 5.8 RPG, 5.0 APG
  • Brandon Ingram: 20.9 PPG, 5.1 RPG, 5.8 APG
  • Jonas Valanciunas: 12.4 PPG, 9.1 RPG, 2.1 APG
  • CJ McCollum: 18.8 PPG, 4.2 RPG, 4.6 APG
  • Trey Murphy III: 14.1 PPG, 4.7 RPG, 2.1 APG
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