Orlando Magic at Brooklyn Nets NBA Picks & Predictions 10/20/2017
Friday, October 20, 2017
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The Orlando Magic head to Barclays Center to take on the Brooklyn Nets on Friday, October 20, 2017. The opening line for this game has Brooklyn as 1 point favorites.
The Magic come into this game after finishing last season with an overall record of 29-53. They were 5th in the Southeast Division. They had a point differential of -6.5 as they averaged 101.1 points per game while giving up 107.6 per contest. The Nets had an overall mark of 20-62 last year. They were 5th in the Atlantic Division. They averaged 105.8 points per contest and gave up 112.5, which was a point differential of -6.7.
Valuable Orlando Magic Betting Trends
The Orlando Magic were 32-48-2 against the spread last season
The Orlando Magic were 39-42-1 against the over/under last year
Important Brooklyn Nets Betting Trends
The Brooklyn Nets were 41-39-2 against the spread last season
The Brooklyn Nets were 40-40-2 against the over/under last year
Key Orlando Magic Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Brooklyn Nets Injuries
10/19/17 PG Jeremy Lin Leg left last game, is "?" Friday vs. Orlando
Evan Fournier comes into this game after averaging 17.2 points per contest while playing 32.9 minutes per night last year. He grabbed 3.1 rebounds per contest and distributed 3 assists per game. His FG percentage was 44% while his free throw percentage was 81%. Nikola Vucevic averaged 14.6 points per contest in 28.8 minutes per game last year. He averaged 2.8 assists per game and 10.4 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage was 47% for the season while his free throw percentage was 67%.
Sean Kilpatrick scored 13.1 points per contest while playing 25.1 minutes per game last season. He hauled in 4 rebounds per contest and had 2.2 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage was 42% and his free throw percentage finished at 84%. Allen Crabbe averaged 10.7 points per game last year and he saw the court an average of 28.5 minutes per game. He also brought in 2.9 rebounds per game and had 1.2 assists per contest. His field goal percentage was 47% and his free throw percentage was 85%.
Useful Team Statistics
Orlando averaged 101.1 points per contest last year, which was 27th in the league. Their average scoring margin was -6.57 and their shooting percentage was 44% as a unit, which had them ranked 29th. From 3-point territory they shot 33%, which was good for 29th in the NBA. They averaged 43.2 boards per contest and 22.2 assists per game, which ranked them 19th and 18th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they were 23rd with 13.3 per game. The Magic allowed 107.6 points per contest, which was 22nd in the NBA. They also surrendered a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 25th and 24th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents averaged 45.5 rebounds a game which ranked 28th, and they allowed 23.6 assists per game which put them in 23rd place in the league. They forced 13 turnovers per game which ranked them 7th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Brooklyn was 12th in the NBA with 105.8 points per contest last season. They were 24th in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin was -6.73. They shot 34% from beyond the arc, which was good for 26th in the league. They were 10th in the NBA in rebounding with 43.9 boards per contest and 20th in assists per game with 21.4. The Nets were 2nd in turnovers per contest with 16.5. The Nets gave up 112.5 points per game, which ranked them 29th in the league. Their defense surrendered a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 16th and 21st in those defensive statistics. They ranked 16th with 23 dimes allowed per game and 29th with 47.2 boards surrendered per contest. The Nets were 10th in the league in forcing turnovers with 13.3 per contest last year.
The Magic were 29th in the NBA in offensive rating with 103.7, and their defensive rating of 110.5 was ranked 9th last season. In terms of pace they were 13th in the league with 96.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% was 29th. As a team they were 29th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shot 3 pointers on 30% of their shots, ranking 17th in the league. Orlando was 24th in turnovers, as they turned the ball over an average of 12.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season was 52%, which was 9th in the league.
Brooklyn was 2nd in the NBA in turnovers, as they turned the ball over an average of 14.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season was 51%, which was 14th in the league. The Nets were 28th in the NBA in offensive rating with 104.1, and their defensive rating of 110.7 was ranked 8th. In terms of pace they were 1st in the league with 101.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% was 17th. As a team they were 16th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 4th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Magic/Nets NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Orlando -1
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