Tuesday, December 20, 2016
American Airlines Arena
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The Orlando Magic travel to American Airlines Arena to play the Miami Heat on Tuesday, December 20, 2016. The Magic come into this game with an overall record of 12-17. They are 4th in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of -5.1 as they are averaging 96.8 points per game while giving up 101.9 per contest. The Heat have an overall record of 9-19. They currently are 5th in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 97.3 points per game and surrendering 100.4, good for a point differential of -3.1.
Nikola Vucevic comes into this contest averaging 12.4 points per game while playing 27.5 minutes per night so far this season for the Magic. He pulls down 10.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is currently at 62%. Evan Fournier averages 17.4 points per game in 32.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.4 assists per contest and 2.8 rebounds per game for Orlando. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 85%.
Hassan Whiteside averages 17.6 points per game while playing 33.4 minutes per contest this year for the Heat. He grabs 14.8 rebounds per game and has 0.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 54% and his free throw percentage currently is at 53%. Goran Dragic averages 19.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.1 rebounds per contest and 6.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 81%.
Orlando averages 96.8 points per contest this season which ranks them 28th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -5.1 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them ranked 28th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 23rd in the league. They average 52.3 rebounds per game and 21.6 assists per game which ranks them 20th and 20th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 7th with 12.7 per game. The Magic allow 101.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 9th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 21st and 13th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 53.8 rebounds a game which ranks 22nd and they give up 21.7 assists per contest which puts them in 13th place in the league. They force 12.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 27th in the league.
Miami averages 97.3 points per game this year which ranks them 27th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -3.1 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 26th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 28th in the NBA. They average 54.5 rebounds per game and 20.5 assists per contest which ranks them 5th and 25th respectively. In the turnover department the Heat rank 9th with 13.2 per game. The Heat allow 100.4 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 8th and 6th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 53.1 rebounds a game which ranks 21st and they give up 20 assists per contest which puts them in 3rd place in the league. The Heat force 13 turnovers per game which ranks them 25th in the NBA.
The Magic have an offensive rating of 102.1 and a defensive rating of 107.5. In terms of pace they average 94.8 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 48%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 51% and they shoot 3 pointers on 30% of their shots. Orlando turns the ball over an average of 11.9 times per 100 possessions and they force 11.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%.
The Heat rating on offense is 103 and they have a defensive rating of 106.3. They get 94.1 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 48%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 51% and they attempt 3 pointers on 29% of their shot attempts. Miami turns the ball over on 12.1 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 12.1 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 49%.
Orlando Magic Betting Trends
The Orlando Magic are 11-16-2 against the spread
The Orlando Magic are 12-17-0 against the over/under
Miami Heat Betting Trends
The Miami Heat are 14-14-0 against the spread
The Miami Heat are 12-16-0 against the over/under
Orlando Magic Injuries
No key injuries to report
Miami Heat Injuries
12/19/16 F Justise Winslow Head probable Tuesday vs. Orlando
12/19/16 G Wayne Ellington Hamstring "?" Tuesday vs. Orlando
11/30/16 G Dion Waiters Groin expected to miss 2-4 weeks
10/22/16 F Chris Bosh Blood Clot out for season
Josh's Pick: Take Miami
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