Orlando Magic at Dallas Mavericks NBA Picks & Predictions 10/9/2017
Monday, October 9, 2017
American Airlines Center
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The Orlando Magic head to American Airlines Center to take on the Dallas Mavericks on Monday, October 9, 2017.
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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 Mavericks had an overall mark of 33-49 last year. They were 5th in the Southwest Division. They averaged 97.9 points per contest and gave up 100.8, which was a point differential of -2.9.
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 Dallas Mavericks Betting Trends
The Dallas Mavericks were 43-38-1 against the spread last season
The Dallas Mavericks were 34-48-0 against the over/under last year
Key Orlando Magic Injuries
10/4/2017 Adreian Payne F Hand Expected to be out until at least Jan 1
Key Dallas Mavericks Injuries
10/7/2017 Seth Curry G Lower Leg Questionable for start of season
10/5/2017 J.J. Barea G Rest Questionable for start of season
10/5/2017 Harrison Barnes F Rest Questionable for start of season
10/5/2017 Devin Harris G Rest Questionable for start of season
10/5/2017 Wesley Matthews G Rest Questionable for start of season
10/5/2017 Josh McRoberts F Rest Questionable for start of season
10/5/2017 Nerlens Noel F Rest Questionable for start of season
10/5/2017 Dirk Nowitzki F Rest Questionable for start of season
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%.
Dirk Nowitzki scored 14.2 points per contest while playing 26.4 minutes per game last season. He hauled in 6.5 rebounds per contest and had 1.5 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage was 44% and his free throw percentage finished at 88%. Harrison Barnes averaged 19.2 points per game last year and he saw the court an average of 35.5 minutes per game. He also brought in 5 rebounds per game and had 1.5 assists per contest. His field goal percentage was 47% and his free throw percentage was 86%.
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
Dallas was 30th in the NBA with 97.9 points per contest last season. They were 28th in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin was -2.93. They shot 36% from beyond the arc, which was good for 16th in the league. They were 30th in the NBA in rebounding with 38.6 boards per contest and 27th in assists per game with 20.8. The Mavericks were 28th in turnovers per contest with 11.9. The Mavericks gave up 100.8 points per game, which ranked them 4th in the league. Their defense surrendered a 47% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 27th and 29th in those defensive statistics. They ranked 5th with 21.3 dimes allowed per game and 25th with 44.5 boards surrendered per contest. The Mavericks were 23rd in the league in forcing turnovers with 14.9 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.
The Mavericks were 25th in the league in defensive rating with 108.8, and their offensive rating of 105.6 was ranked 15th. They were 29th in the NBA in pace with 92.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% was 18th. As a unit they were 19th in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 5th in the NBA. Dallas was 28th in turnovers, as they turned the ball over an average of 11.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.4 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year was 53%, which was 4th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Magic/Mavericks NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Orlando
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