Saturday, April 1, 2017
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The Orlando Magic travel to Barclays Center to play the Brooklyn Nets on Saturday, April 1, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Brooklyn as 3 point favorites.
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The Magic come into this game with an overall record of 27-48. They are 5th in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of -6.1 as they are averaging 100.6 points per game while giving up 106.7 per contest. The Nets have an overall record of 16-59. They currently are 5th in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 105.7 points per game and surrendering 112.9, good for a point differential of -7.2.
Valuable Orlando Magic Betting Trends
The Orlando Magic are 29-44-2 against the spread
The Orlando Magic are 34-41-0 against the over/under
Important Brooklyn Nets Betting Trends
The Brooklyn Nets are 36-37-2 against the spread
The Brooklyn Nets are 38-36-1 against the over/under
Key Orlando Magic Injuries
03/30/17 F Jeff Green Back doubtful Friday vs. Boston
Key Brooklyn Nets Injuries
03/05/17 G Joe Harris Concussion out indefinitely
Elfrid Payton comes into this contest averaging 12.5 points per game while playing 29.3 minutes per night so far this season for the Magic. He pulls down 4.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 6.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is currently at 68%. Nikola Vucevic averages 14.7 points per game in 28.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.8 assists per contest and 10.4 rebounds per game for Orlando. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 67%.
Sean Kilpatrick averages 13.2 points per game while playing 25.3 minutes per contest this year for the Nets. He grabs 3.9 rebounds per game and has 2.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage currently is at 84%. Brook Lopez averages 20.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.4 rebounds per contest and 2.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 81%.
Useful Team Statistics
Orlando averages 100.6 points per contest this season which ranks them 28th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -6.11 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 29th. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 30th in the league. They average 43.2 rebounds per game and 21.9 assists per game which ranks them 20th and 18th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 23rd with 13.3 per game. The Magic allow 106.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 21st in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 24th and 24th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 45.5 rebounds a game which ranks 28th and they give up 23.3 assists per contest which puts them in 21st place in the league. They force 13.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 8th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Brooklyn averages 105.7 points per game this year which ranks them 13th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -7.19 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 24th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 24th in the NBA. They average 43.8 rebounds per game and 21.2 assists per contest which ranks them 14th and 21st respectively. In the turnover department the Nets rank 2nd with 16.6 per game. The Nets allow 112.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 29th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 18th and 23rd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 47.1 rebounds a game which ranks 29th and they give up 22.9 assists per contest which puts them in 17th place in the league. The Nets force 13.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 9th in the NBA.
The Magic have an offensive rating of 103.5 and a defensive rating of 109.8. In terms of pace they average 96.5 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 49%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 52% and they shoot 3 pointers on 30% of their shots. Orlando turns the ball over an average of 12.2 times per 100 possessions and they force 12 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%.
The Nets rating on offense is 104 and they have a defensive rating of 111.1. They get 101.2 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 51%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they attempt 3 pointers on 37% of their shot attempts. Brooklyn turns the ball over on 14.8 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 11.5 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%.
Who will win tonight's Magic/Nets NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Brooklyn -3
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