Oklahoma City Thunder at Orlando Magic NBA Picks & Predictions 11/29/2017
Wednesday, November 29, 2017
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The Oklahoma City Thunder travel to Amway Center to play the Orlando Magic on Wednesday, November 29, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Oklahoma City as 5.5 point favorites.
The Thunder come into this game with an overall record of 8-11. They are 5th in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 3.9 as they are averaging 102.0 points per game while giving up 98.1 per contest. The Magic have an overall record of 8-13. They currently are 4th in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 107.3 points per game and surrendering 111.0, good for a point differential of -3.7.
Valuable Oklahoma City Thunder Betting Trends
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 7-11-1 against the spread
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 6-13-0 against the over/under
Important Orlando Magic Betting Trends
The Orlando Magic are 10-11-0 against the spread
The Orlando Magic are 11-10-0 against the over/under
Key Oklahoma City Thunder Injuries
11/28/17 F Paul George Illness is "?" Wednesday vs. Orlando
Key Orlando Magic Injuries
11/27/17 F Jonathan Isaac Ankle is "?" Wednesday vs Oklahoma City
Paul George comes into this contest averaging 20.4 points per game while playing 36.7 minutes per night so far this season for the Thunder. He pulls down 5.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is currently at 81%. Russell Westbrook averages 21.6 points per game in 35.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 9.7 assists per contest and 9.1 rebounds per game for Oklahoma City. His field goal percentage is 40% for the year while his free throw percentage is 73%.
Nikola Vucevic averages 16.5 points per game while playing 29.7 minutes per contest this year for the Magic. He grabs 8.5 rebounds per game and has 2.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage currently is at 78%. Evan Fournier averages 17.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.4 rebounds per contest and 3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 89%.
Useful Team Statistics
Oklahoma City averages 102 points per contest this season, which ranks them 23rd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 3.89 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 27th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 25th in the league. They average 42.4 rebounds per game and 21 assists per game, which ranks them 22nd and 22nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 19th with 15 per game. The Thunder allow 98.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 2nd in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 7th and 9th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 43.1 rebounds a game which ranks 13th and they give up 20.9 assists per contest, which puts them in 7th place in the league. They force 18.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 30th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Orlando is 12th in the league with 107.3 points per game this year. They are 11th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is -3.67. They shoot 38% from 3-point range, which is good for 5th in the NBA. They are 23rd in the league in rebounding with 42.1 boards per game, and 4th in assists per contest with 23.9. The Magic are 15th in turnovers per game with 15.2. The Magic surrender 111 points per contest, which ranks them 28th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 47% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 21st and 16th in those defensive statistics. They rank 29th with 25 assists allowed per contest and 28th with 46.6 rebounds surrendered per game. The Magic are 12th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.9 per game this season.
The Thunder are 21st in the NBA in offensive rating with 105.4, and their defensive rating of 101.4 is ranked 29th. In terms of pace they are 21st in the league with 96.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 23rd. As a team they are 25th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 9th in the league. Oklahoma City is 20th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 23rd in the league.
Orlando is 16th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 13th in the league. The Magic are 15th in the NBA in offensive rating with 106.7, and their defensive rating of 110.3 is ranked 6th. In terms of pace they are 6th in the league with 100.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 7th. 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 12th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Thunder/Magic NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Orlando +5.5
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