Orlando Magic at Boston Celtics NBA Picks & Predictions 11/24/2017
Friday, November 24, 2017
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The Orlando Magic head to TD Garden to take on the Boston Celtics on Friday, November 24, 2017. The opening line for this game has Boston as 8 point favorites.
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The Magic head into this matchup with a mark of 8-10. They are 4th in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of -1.7 as they are averaging 107.3 points per contest while giving up 109.0 per game. The Celtics have an overall mark of 16-3. They currently are 1st in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 102.6 points per contest and giving up 95.3, which is a point differential of 7.3.
Valuable Orlando Magic Betting Trends
The Orlando Magic are 10-8-0 against the spread
The Orlando Magic are 8-10-0 against the over/under
Important Boston Celtics Betting Trends
The Boston Celtics are 15-3-1 against the spread
The Boston Celtics are 8-11-0 against the over/under
Key Orlando Magic Injuries
11/23/17 F Jonathan Isaac Ankle is "?" Friday vs. Boston
Key Boston Celtics Injuries
10/17/17 SF Gordon Hayward Ankle is out indefinitely
Evan Fournier comes into this game averaging 19 points per contest while playing 32.4 minutes per night so far this year. He grabs 3.5 rebounds per contest and distributes 3.2 assists per game. His FG percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage is 91%. Nikola Vucevic averages 16.9 points per contest in 29.7 minutes per game this year. He averages 2.9 assists per game and 7.8 rebounds per contest for Orlando. His field goal percentage is 49% for the season while his free throw percentage is 81%.
Kyrie Irving has scored 22.5 points per contest while playing 31.6 minutes per game this season for the Celtics. He hauls in 3.1 rebounds per contest and has 5.2 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is at 86%. Al Horford averages 13.8 points per game this year and he's on the court an average of 32.7 minutes per game. He also brings in 8.8 rebounds per game and 4.6 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage is 80%.
Useful Team Statistics
Orlando averages 107.3 points per contest this year, which is 13th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -1.72 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a unit, which has them ranked 7th. From 3-point territory they shoot 38%, which is good for 6th in the NBA. They average 42.1 boards per contest and 24.2 assists per game, which ranks them 23rd and 4th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 13th with 15.7 per game. The Magic allow 109 points per contest which is 26th in the NBA. They also surrender a 46% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 17th and 7th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 46.4 rebounds a game which ranks 26th, and they allow 24.3 assists per game which puts them in 26th place in the league. They force 15.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 13th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Boston is 21st in the NBA with 102.6 points per contest this season. They are 28th in the league in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is 7.32. They shoot 36% from beyond the arc, which is good for 19th in the league. They are 4th in the NBA in rebounding with 47.2 boards per contest and 19th in assists per game with 21.5. The Celtics are 23rd in turnovers per contest with 14.5. The Celtics give up 95.3 points per game, which ranks them 1st in the league. Their defense is surrendering a 43% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 2nd and 2nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 6th with 20.6 dimes allowed per game and 9th with 42.4 boards surrendered per contest. The Celtics are 11th in the league in forcing turnovers with 15.2 per contest this year.
The Magic are 15th in the league in defensive rating with 108, and their offensive rating of 106.3 is ranked 14th. They are 6th in the NBA in pace with 101 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 7th. As a unit they are 7th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 12th in the NBA. Orlando is 12th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.3 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 19th in the NBA.
Boston is 25th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 48%, which is 29th in the league. The Celtics are 18th in the NBA in offensive rating with 105.7, and their defensive rating of 98.1 is ranked 30th. In terms of pace they are 21st in the league with 96.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 25th. As a team they are 23rd in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 8th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Magic/Celtics NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Orlando +8
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