Orlando Magic at Brooklyn Nets NBA Picks & Predictions 1/1/2018
Monday, January 1, 2018
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The Orlando Magic head to Barclays Center to take on the Brooklyn Nets on Monday, January 1, 2018. The opening line for this game has Brooklyn as 2 point favorites.
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The Magic head into this matchup with a mark of 12-25. They are 4th in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of -5.4 as they are averaging 105.0 points per contest while giving up 110.4 per game. The Nets have an overall mark of 13-22. They currently are 5th in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 107.5 points per contest and giving up 110.0, which is a point differential of -2.5.
Valuable Orlando Magic Betting Trends
The Orlando Magic are 14-23-0 against the spread
The Orlando Magic are 18-19-0 against the over/un=DEr
Important Brooklyn Nets Betting Trends
The Brooklyn Nets are 20-15-0 against the spread
The Brooklyn Nets are 14-20-1 against the over/un=DEr
Key Orlando Magic Injuries
12/30/17 F Jonathan Isaac Ankle is out indefinitely
12/24/17 C Nikola Vucevic Hand is out indefinitely
11/30/17 G Terrence Ross Knee is out indefinitely
Key Brooklyn Nets Injuries
12/30/17 G Caris LeVert Hip is probable Sunday vs Boston
11/13/17 PG D'Angelo Russell Knee is out indefinitely
10/19/17 PG Jeremy Lin Knee is out for season
Jonathon Simmons comes into this game averaging 14.7 points per contest while playing 29.2 minutes per night so far this year. He grabs 3.9 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.3 assists per game. His FG percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is 74%. Evan Fournier averages 18.3 points per contest in 32.6 minutes per game this year. He averages 3 assists per game and 3.3 rebounds per contest for Orlando. His field goal percentage is 48% for the season while his free throw percentage is 88%.
DeMarre Carroll has scored 12.6 points per contest while playing 28.6 minutes per game this season for the Nets. He hauls in 6.7 rebounds per contest and has 1.9 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is at 76%. Rondae Hollis-Jefferson averages 14.8 points per game this year and he's on the court an average of 27.9 minutes per game. He also brings in 6.3 rebounds per game and 2.2 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is 81%.
Useful Team Statistics
Orlando averages 105 points per contest this year, which is 15th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -5.38 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a unit, which has them ranked 11th. From 3-point territory they shoot 36%, which is good for 16th in the NBA. They average 41.4 boards per contest and 23.2 assists per game, which ranks them 23rd and 8th in those offensive categories. In the turnover =DEpartment they are 12th with 14.9 per game. The Magic allow 110.4 points per contest which is 28th in the NBA. They also surren=DEr a 47% shooting percentage and a 38% average from 3-point range, ranking them 24th and 29th in =DEfensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 46.4 rebounds a game which ranks 30th, and they allow 24.9 assists per game which puts them in 28th place in the league. They force 14.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 13th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Brooklyn is 8th in the NBA with 107.5 points per contest this season. They are 27th in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is -2.51. They shoot 35% from beyond the arc, which is good for 24th in the league. They are 5th in the NBA in rebounding with 45.5 boards per contest and 14th in assists per game with 22.7. The Nets are 4th in turnovers per contest with 15.9. The Nets give up 110 points per game, which ranks them 26th in the league. Their =DEfense is surren=DEring a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 20th and 11th in those =DEfensive statistics. They rank 10th with 21.7 dimes allowed per game and 28th with 45.7 boards surren=DEred per contest. The Nets are 2nd in the league in forcing turnovers with 13.2 per contest this year.
The Magic are 25th in the NBA in offensive rating with 105.3, and their defensive rating of 110.7 is ranked 5th. In terms of pace they are 7th in the league with 99.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 13th. As a team they are 16th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 14th in the league. Orlando is 12th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 11th in the league.
Brooklyn is 6th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 17th in the league. The Nets are 18th in the NBA in offensive rating with 106.7, and their defensive rating of 109.2 is ranked 11th. In terms of pace they are 3rd in the league with 100.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 20th. As a team they are 18th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shots, ranking 3rd in the league.
Who will win tonight's Magic/Nets NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Orlando +2
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