Friday, March 4, 2016
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The Phoenix Suns travel to Amway Center to play the Orlando Magic on Friday, March 4, 2016. The opening line for this game has Orlando as 12.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 217.5.
The Suns come into this game with an overall record of 15-45 and a road record of 4-24. They are 4th in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of -7.3 as they are averaging 100.5 points per game while giving up 107.9 per contest. Phoenix is 3-7 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 10-27. They are 1-9 in their last 10 games. The Magic have an overall record of 27-33 and a home record of 17-15. They currently are 5th in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 100.9 points per game and surrendering 102.2, good for a point differential of -1.3. Orlando has a division record of 3-8 and a conference record of 16-21. In their last 10 games they are 5-5.
Devin Booker comes into this contest averaging 10.7 points per game while playing 24.1 minutes per night so far this season for the Suns. He pulls down 2.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is currently at 83%. P.J. Tucker averages 7.1 points per game in 30.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.9 assists per contest and 5.7 rebounds per game for Phoenix. His field goal percentage is 40% for the year while his free throw percentage is 72%.
Nikola Vucevic averages 17.8 points per game while playing 31.9 minutes per contest this year for the Magic. He grabs 8.9 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 78%. Victor Oladipo averages 14.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.8 rebounds per contest and 3.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 83%.
Phoenix averages 100.5 points per contest this season which ranks them 22nd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -7.3 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 28th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 8th in the league. They average 51.7 rebounds per game and 20.5 assists per game which ranks them 17th and 24th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 29th with 16.9 per game. The Suns allow 107.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 29th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc ranking them 30th and 30th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 52.6 rebounds a game which ranks 19th and they give up 22.3 assists per contest which puts them in 17th place in the league. They force 15.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 9th in the league.
Orlando averages 100.9 points per game this year which ranks them 21st in the league. Their average scoring margin is -1.3 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 15th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 13th in the NBA. They average 51.6 rebounds per game and 23.3 assists per contest which ranks them 19th and 7th respectively. In the turnover department the Magic rank 16th with 14.5 per game. The Magic allow 102.2 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 statistics. Opponents average 51.8 rebounds a game which ranks 12th and they give up 23.1 assists per contest which puts them in 23rd place in the league. The Magic force 15 turnovers per game which ranks them 12th in the NBA.
The Suns average 97.3 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 103 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -13.2 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -13 per contest. The Suns have an offensive rating of 102.3 and a defensive rating of 109.7. In terms of pace they average 98.1 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 30% of their shots. Phoenix turns the ball over an average of 15.1 times per 100 possessions and they force 14 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%.
The Magic score 102.8 ppg at home and they have averaged 113.3 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of 4.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 1.3 points per game. The Magic rating on offense is 104.3 and they have a defensive rating of 105.6. They get 95.3 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 50%. 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 13.2 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 13.8 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%.
Phoenix Suns Betting Trends
The Phoenix Suns are 23-37-0 against the spread
The Phoenix Suns are 32-28-0 against the over/under
Orlando Magic Betting Trends
The Orlando Magic are 33-26-1 against the spread
The Orlando Magic are 31-29-0 against the over/under
Phoenix Suns Injuries
12/29/15 PG Eric Bledsoe Knee out for season
02/02/16 F T.J. Warren Ankle out for season
01/23/16 PG Brandon Knight Groin out indefinitely
Orlando Magic Injuries
03/03/16 G Evan Fournier Wrist "?" Friday vs. Phoenix
Tony's Pick: Take Orlando
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