Boston Celtics at Orlando Magic NBA Picks & Predictions 11/5/2017
Sunday, November 5, 2017
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The Boston Celtics travel to Amway Center to play the Orlando Magic on Sunday, November 5, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Boston as 3 point favorites.
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The Celtics come into this game with an overall record of 7-2. They are 1st in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of 9.0 as they are averaging 102.8 points per game while giving up 93.8 per contest. The Magic have an overall mark of 6-3. They currently are 1st in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 111.3 points per contest and giving up 106.6, which is a point differential of 4.7.
Valuable Boston Celtics Betting Trends
The Boston Celtics are 8-1-0 against the spread
The Boston Celtics are 3-6-0 against the over/under
Important Orlando Magic Betting Trends
The Orlando Magic are 5-4-0 against the spread
The Orlando Magic are 4-5-0 against the over/under
Key Boston Celtics Injuries
10/17/17 SF Gordon Hayward Ankle is out indefinitely
Key Orlando Magic Injuries
11/04/17 PG D.J. Augustin Hamstring is OUT Sunday vs. Boston
11/03/17 PG Elfrid Payton Hamstring is "?" Sunday vs. Boston
Al Horford comes into this contest averaging 14.7 points per game while playing 32.1 minutes per night so far this season for the Celtics. He pulls down 9 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 54% while his free throw percentage is currently at 82%. Kyrie Irving averages 22.1 points per game in 33.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 5.7 assists per contest and 3.4 rebounds per game for Boston. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 90%.
Nikola Vucevic averages 18.4 points per game while playing 30.7 minutes per contest this year for the Magic. He grabs 7.7 rebounds per game and has 2.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage currently is at 71%. Evan Fournier averages 21.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.8 rebounds per contest and 3.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 55% and his free throw percentage is 96%.
Useful Team Statistics
Boston averages 102.8 points per contest this season, which ranks them 23rd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 9 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 21st. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 10th in the league. They average 47.3 rebounds per game and 22.4 assists per game, which ranks them 5th and 12th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 22nd with 14.8 per game. The Celtics allow 93.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 1st in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc, ranking them 6th and 3rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 41.8 rebounds a game which ranks 3rd and they give up 20.6 assists per contest, which puts them in 6th place in the league. They force 15.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 10th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Orlando is 5th in the league with 111.3 points per game this year. They are 4th in the league in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 4.78. They shoot 42% from 3-point range, which is good for 1st in the NBA. They are 18th in the league in rebounding with 43.1 boards per game, and 3rd in assists per contest with 25. The Magic are 10th in turnovers per game with 16.3. The Magic surrender 106.6 points per contest, which ranks them 17th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 45% shooting percentage and a 31% average from 3-point range, ranking them 12th and 1st in those defensive statistics. They rank 20th with 23.2 assists allowed per contest and 25th with 46.1 rebounds surrendered per game. The Magic are 24th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 16.7 per game this season.
The Celtics are 14th in the NBA in offensive rating with 107.3, and their defensive rating of 97.9 is ranked 30th. In terms of pace they are 26th in the league with 95.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 19th. As a team they are 17th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 10th in the league. Boston is 19th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 48%, which is 28th in the league.
Orlando is 11th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 49%, which is 24th in the NBA. The Magic are 11th in the league in defensive rating with 104, and their offensive rating of 108.7 is ranked 18th. They are 4th in the NBA in pace with 102.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 55% is 2nd. As a unit they are 2nd in the league in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 16th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Celtics/Magic NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Boston -3
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