Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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The Oklahoma City Thunder head to Amway Center to take on the Orlando Magic on Wednesday, March 29, 2017. The opening line for this game has Oklahoma City as 5 point favorites.
The Thunder come into this game with an overall record of 42-31. They are 2nd in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 0.9 as they are averaging 107.0 points per game while giving up 106.1 per contest. The Magic have an overall record of 27-47. They currently are 5th in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 100.5 points per game and surrendering 106.6, good for a point differential of -6.1.
Valuable Oklahoma City Thunder Betting Trends
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 40-32-1 against the spread
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 31-36-6 against the over/under
Important Orlando Magic Betting Trends
The Orlando Magic are 29-43-2 against the spread
The Orlando Magic are 34-40-0 against the over/under
Key Oklahoma City Thunder Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Orlando Magic Injuries
03/28/17 F Jeff Green Back is downgraded to expected to miss Wednesday vs. Oklahoma City
Russell Westbrook comes into this game averaging 31.4 points per contest while playing 34.7 minutes per night so far this year for the Thunder. He pulls down 10.5 rebounds per contest and dishes out 10.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is currently at 84%. Steven Adams averages 11.7 points per game in 30.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.1 assists per contest and 7.6 rebounds per game for Oklahoma City. His field goal percentage is 58% for the year while his free throw percentage is 62%.
Elfrid Payton averages 12.5 points per game while playing 29.2 minutes per contest this year for the Magic. He grabs 4.6 rebounds per game and has 6.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage currently is at 69%. Nikola Vucevic averages 14.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 28.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 10.3 rebounds per contest and 2.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 67%.
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Useful Team Statistics
Oklahoma City averages 107 points per contest this season which ranks them 11th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 0.84 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 15th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 29th in the league. They average 46.2 rebounds per game and 21.1 assists per game which ranks them 2nd and 24th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 8th with 15.1 per game. The Thunder allow 106.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 18th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 19th and 17th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 40.6 rebounds a game which ranks 4th and they give up 21.5 assists per contest which puts them in 7th place in the league. They force 13.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 13th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Orlando averages 100.5 points per game this year which ranks them 28th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -6.08 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 28th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 30th in the NBA. They average 43 rebounds per game and 21.9 assists per contest which ranks them 23rd and 18th respectively. In the turnover department the Magic rank 23rd with 13.3 per game. The Magic allow 106.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 20th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 25th and 24th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 45.4 rebounds a game which ranks 28th and they give up 23.3 assists per contest which puts them in 21st place in the league. The Magic force 13.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 9th in the NBA.
The Thunder have an offensive rating of 108.6 and a defensive rating of 107.8. In terms of pace they average 97.9 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 50%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they shoot 3 pointers on 29% of their shots. Oklahoma City turns the ball over an average of 13.3 times per 100 possessions and they force 12.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%.
The Magic rating on offense is 103.6 and they have a defensive rating of 109.9. They get 96.4 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 49%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 52% and they attempt 3 pointers on 30% of their shot attempts. Orlando turns the ball over on 12.2 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 52%.
Who will win tonight's Thunder/Magic NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Oklahoma City -5
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