Saturday, March 12, 2016
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The Orlando Magic travel to Moda Center to play the Portland Trail Blazers on Saturday, March 12, 2016. The opening line for this game has Portland as 4 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 206.
The Magic come into this game with an overall record of 27-36 and a road record of 10-20. They are 5th in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of -1.7 as they are averaging 100.8 points per game while giving up 102.5 per contest. Orlando is 3-8 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 16-21. They are 3-7 in their last 10 games. The Trail Blazers have an overall record of 34-31 and a home record of 20-12. They currently are 2nd in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 103.8 points per game and surrendering 102.9, good for a point differential of 0.9. Portland has a division record of 9-3 and a conference record of 23-16. In their last 10 games they are 6-4.
Nikola Vucevic comes into this contest averaging 17.8 points per game while playing 31.8 minutes per night so far this season for the Magic. He pulls down 9 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 50% while his free throw percentage is currently at 77%. Victor Oladipo averages 15 points per game in 32.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.9 assists per contest and 4.9 rebounds per game for Orlando. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 83%.
Damian Lillard averages 26.1 points per game while playing 36.1 minutes per contest this year for the Trail Blazers. He grabs 4.3 rebounds per game and has 6.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage currently is at 88%. C.J. McCollum averages 20.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 35 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.4 rebounds per contest and 4.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 83%.
Orlando averages 100.8 points per contest this season which ranks them 21st in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -1.7 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 15th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 18th in the league. They average 51.6 rebounds per game and 23.2 assists per game which ranks them 18th and 7th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 16th with 14.5 per game. The Magic allow 102.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 14th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 19th and 20th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 52.1 rebounds a game which ranks 14th and they give up 23 assists per contest which puts them in 22nd place in the league. They force 15.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 10th in the league.
Portland averages 103.8 points per game this year which ranks them 8th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 0.9 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 36% which is good for 5th in the NBA. They average 54.1 rebounds per game and 21.1 assists per contest which ranks them 5th and 20th respectively. In the turnover department the Trail Blazers rank 18th with 14.7 per game. The Trail Blazers allow 102.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 17th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 15th and 21st in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 52.2 rebounds a game which ranks 15th and they give up 21.1 assists per contest which puts them in 9th place in the league. The Trail Blazers force 13.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 25th in the NBA.
The Magic average 99.3 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 98.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -4.3 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -11 per contest. The Magic have an offensive rating of 103.9 and a defensive rating of 105.7. In terms of pace they average 95.6 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 49%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they shoot 3 pointers on 26% of their shots. Orlando turns the ball over an average of 13.2 times per 100 possessions and they force 14 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%.
The Trail Blazers score 107.2 ppg at home and they have averaged 111.3 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of -5 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 4.4 points per game. The Trail Blazers rating on offense is 108.1 and they have a defensive rating of 107.2. They get 95.4 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 51%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they attempt 3 pointers on 33% of their shot attempts. Portland turns the ball over on 13.3 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 50%.
Orlando Magic Betting Trends
The Orlando Magic are 34-28-1 against the spread
The Orlando Magic are 32-31-0 against the over/under
Portland Trail Blazers Betting Trends
The Portland Trail Blazers are 37-28-0 against the spread
The Portland Trail Blazers are 36-28-1 against the over/under
Orlando Magic Injuries
03/10/16 C Nikola Vucevic Groin is downgraded to expected to miss Friday vs. Sacramento
Portland Trail Blazers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Tony's Pick: Take Portland
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