Denver Nuggets at Orlando Magic NBA Picks & Predictions 12/8/2017
Friday, December 8, 2017
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The Denver Nuggets travel to Amway Center to play the Orlando Magic on Friday, December 8, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Orlando as 2 point favorites.
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The Nuggets come into this game with an overall record of 13-11. They are 3rd in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -0.6 as they are averaging 107.1 points per game while giving up 107.7 per contest. The Magic have an overall mark of 11-15. They currently are 3rd in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 107.5 points per contest and giving up 110.8, which is a point differential of -3.3.
Valuable Denver Nuggets Betting Trends
The Denver Nuggets are 9-15-0 against the spread
The Denver Nuggets are 11-13-0 against the over/under
Important Orlando Magic Betting Trends
The Orlando Magic are 12-14-0 against the spread
The Orlando Magic are 14-12-0 against the over/under
Key Denver Nuggets Injuries
12/03/17 C Nikola Jokic Ankle is out indefinitely
11/21/17 F Paul Millsap Wrist is out indefinitely
Key Orlando Magic Injuries
12/07/17 G Evan Fournier Ankle left last game, is doubtful Friday vs Denver
12/07/17 F Jonathan Isaac Ankle is doubtful Friday vs Denver
11/30/17 G Terrence Ross Knee is out indefinitely
Will Barton averages 15.8 points per game in 30.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.9 assists per contest and 5.3 rebounds per game for Denver. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 70%. Gary Harris comes into this contest averaging 15.3 points per game while playing 33.5 minutes per night so far this season for the Nuggets. He pulls down 2.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is currently at 77%.
Aaron Gordon averages 18.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 8.3 rebounds per contest and 2.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is 77%. Nikola Vucevic averages 16.7 points per game while playing 30.1 minutes per contest this year for the Magic. He grabs 8.8 rebounds per game and has 3.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage currently is at 81%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Nuggets allow 107.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 22nd in the league. They also allow a 48% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc, ranking them 29th and 28th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 41.9 rebounds a game which ranks 8th, and they give up 24.6 assists per contest which puts them in 27th place in the league. They force 15.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 23rd in the league. Denver averages 107.1 points per contest this season, which ranks them 12th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -0.54 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 11th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 9th in the league. They average 44.9 rebounds per game and 23.1 assists per game, which ranks them 8th and 9th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 11th with 15.6 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Magic surrender 110.8 points per contest, which ranks them 28th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 21st and 15th in those defensive statistics. They rank 29th with 24.9 assists allowed per contest, and 30th with 46.7 rebounds surrendered per game. The Magic are 14th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15.1 per game this season. Orlando is 11th in the league with 107.5 points per game this year. They are 9th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is -3.31. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 11th in the NBA. They are 23rd in the league in rebounding with 42 boards per game and 5th in assists per contest with 23.5. The Magic are 14th in turnovers per game with 15.3.
The Nuggets are 6th in the NBA in offensive rating with 109.6, and their defensive rating of 110.1 is ranked 7th. In terms of pace they are 13th in the league with 97.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 10th. As a team they are 12th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 15th in the league. Denver is 12th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 55%, which is 2nd in the league.
Orlando is 17th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 15th in the league. The Magic are 18th in the NBA in offensive rating with 106.6, and their defensive rating of 109.9 is ranked 9th. In terms of pace they are 7th in the league with 100.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 8th. As a team they are 10th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 13th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Nuggets/Magic NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Orlando -2
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