Monday, December 28, 2015
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The New Orleans Pelicans travel to Amway Center to play the Orlando Magic on Monday, December 28, 2015. The opening line for this game has Orlando as 3.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 205.
The Pelicans come into this game with an overall record of 10-20 and a road record of 3-14. They are 5th in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -4.6 as they are averaging 102.5 points per game while giving up 107.1 per contest. The Magic have an overall record of 17-13 and a home record of 10-6. They currently are 3rd in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 101 points per game and surrendering 98.9, good for a point differential of 2.1.
Anthony Davis comes into this contest averaging 23.6 points per game while playing 36.4 minutes per night so far this season for the Pelicans. He pulls down 11 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage is currently at 76%. Ryan Anderson averages 17.3 points per game in 31.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.1 assists per contest and 6.4 rebounds per game for New Orleans. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 88%.
Victor Oladipo averages 12.6 points per game while playing 29.1 minutes per contest this year for the Magic. He grabs 5.1 rebounds per game and has 3.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 39% and his free throw percentage currently is at 79%. Tobias Harris averages 14.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.2 rebounds per contest and 1.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 82%.
New Orleans averages 102.5 points per contest this season which ranks them 8th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -4.6 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 14th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 7th in the league. They average 49.8 rebounds per game and 21.4 assists per game which ranks them 26th and 16th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 7th with 14 per game. The Pelicans allow 107.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 29th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 39% average from behind the arc ranking them 23rd and 29th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 52.9 rebounds a game which ranks 18th and they give up 22.2 assists per contest which puts them in 19th place in the league. They force 13.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 27th in the league.
Orlando averages 101 points per game this year which ranks them 17th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 2.1 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 9th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 8th in the NBA. They average 52.2 rebounds per game and 22.6 assists per contest which ranks them 14th and 9th respectively. In the turnover department the Magic rank 15th with 14.6 per game. The Magic allow 98.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 7th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 11th and 13th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 51.9 rebounds a game which ranks 12th and they give up 22.4 assists per contest which puts them in 20th place in the league. The Magic force 15.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 10th in the NBA.
New Orleans Pelicans Betting Trends
The New Orleans Pelicans are 12-18-0 against the spread
The New Orleans Pelicans are 13-16-1 against the over/under
Orlando Magic Betting Trends
The Orlando Magic are 20-9-1 against the spread
The Orlando Magic are 15-15-0 against the over/under
New Orleans Pelicans Injuries
10/26/15 F/G Quincy Pondexter Knee out indefinitely
Orlando Magic Injuries
12/13/15 PG C.J. Watson Calf out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take New Orleans
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