Thursday, February 25, 2016
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The Golden State Warriors travel to Amway Center to play the Orlando Magic on Thursday, February 25, 2016. The opening line for this game has Golden State as 9 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 221.
The Warriors come into this game with an overall record of 50-5 and a road record of 26-5. They are 1st in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of 11.5 as they are averaging 115 points per game while giving up 103.5 per contest. Golden State is 13-0 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 30-3. They are 9-1 in their last 10 games. The Magic have an overall record of 25-30 and a home record of 15-14. They currently are 5th in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 100.1 points per game and surrendering 101.2, good for a point differential of -1.1. Orlando has a division record of 3-8 and a conference record of 14-20. In their last 10 games they are 5-5.
Stephen Curry comes into this contest averaging 29.8 points per game while playing 33.8 minutes per night so far this season for the Warriors. He pulls down 5.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 6.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 51% while his free throw percentage is currently at 91%. Draymond Green averages 14.1 points per game in 34.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 7.3 assists per contest and 9.7 rebounds per game for Golden State. His field goal percentage is 49% for the year while his free throw percentage is 68%.
Nikola Vucevic averages 17.5 points per game while playing 32.2 minutes per contest this year for the Magic. He grabs 9.1 rebounds per game and has 2.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage currently is at 77%. Victor Oladipo averages 14.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.8 rebounds per contest and 4.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 84%.
Golden State averages 115 points per contest this season which ranks them 1st in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 11.5 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a team which has them ranked 2nd. Behind the arc they shoot 42% which is good for 1st in the league. They average 54.5 rebounds per game and 29.1 assists per game which ranks them 5th and 1st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 24th with 15.3 per game. The Warriors allow 103.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 20th in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc ranking them 2nd and 1st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 52.7 rebounds a game which ranks 21st and they give up 21.6 assists per contest which puts them in 13th place in the league. They force 14.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 14th in the league.
Orlando averages 100.1 points per game this year which ranks them 22nd in the league. Their average scoring margin is -1.1 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 14th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 13th in the NBA. They average 51.7 rebounds per game and 23.1 assists per contest which ranks them 17th and 7th respectively. In the turnover department the Magic rank 16th with 14.7 per game. The Magic allow 101.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 12th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 17th and 19th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 51.9 rebounds a game which ranks 14th and they give up 22.9 assists per contest which puts them in 22nd place in the league. The Magic force 15 turnovers per game which ranks them 12th in the NBA.
The Warriors average 115.4 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 107.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 8.2 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -6.3 per contest. The Warriors have an offensive rating of 114.3 and a defensive rating of 102.9. In terms of pace they average 99.9 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 56%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 59% and they shoot 3 pointers on 35% of their shots. Golden State turns the ball over an average of 13.6 times per 100 possessions and they force 12.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 47%.
The Magic score 101.5 ppg at home and they have averaged 112 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of 4 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 1.1 points per game. The Magic rating on offense is 103.9 and they have a defensive rating of 105.1. They get 94.7 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 49%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they attempt 3 pointers on 26% of their shot attempts. Orlando turns the ball over on 13.4 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 13.9 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 50%.
Golden State Warriors Betting Trends
The Golden State Warriors are 30-22-3 against the spread
The Golden State Warriors are 31-24-0 against the over/under
Orlando Magic Betting Trends
The Orlando Magic are 31-23-1 against the spread
The Orlando Magic are 28-27-0 against the over/under
Golden State Warriors Injuries
02/23/16 F Anderson Varejao Acquired "?" Wednesday vs. Miami
02/18/16 F James Michael McAdoo Toe out indefinitely
02/06/16 C Festus Ezeli Knee out indefinitely
Orlando Magic Injuries
No key injuries to report
Guy's Pick: Take Golden State
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