Tuesday, February 7, 2017
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The Orlando Magic head to Toyota Center to take on the Houston Rockets on Tuesday, February 7, 2017. The opening line for this game has Houston as 11.5 point favorites.
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The Magic come into this game with an overall record of 20-33. They are 5th in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of -5.8 as they are averaging 99.6 points per game while giving up 105.4 per contest. The Rockets have an overall record of 37-17. They currently are 2nd in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 114.1 points per game and surrendering 108.3, good for a point differential of 5.8.
Nikola Vucevic comes into this game averaging 14 points per contest while playing 28.4 minutes per night so far this year for the Magic. He pulls down 9.7 rebounds per contest and dishes out 2.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is currently at 62%. Serge Ibaka averages 14.9 points per game in 30.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.1 assists per contest and 6.9 rebounds per game for Orlando. His field goal percentage is 48% for the year while his free throw percentage is 84%.
Eric Gordon averages 17.3 points per game while playing 30.5 minutes per contest this year for the Rockets. He grabs 2.7 rebounds per game and has 2.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage currently is at 84%. James Harden averages 28.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 36.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 8.2 rebounds per contest and 11.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 86%.
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Orlando averages 99.6 points per contest this season which ranks them 28th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -5.8 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 26th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 28th in the league. They average 51.5 rebounds per game and 22.2 assists per game which ranks them 18th and 16th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 9th with 13.2 per game. The Magic allow 105.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 17th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 24th and 20th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 53.6 rebounds a game which ranks 26th and they give up 22.7 assists per contest which puts them in 16th place in the league. They force 13.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 24th in the league.
Houston averages 114.1 points per game this year which ranks them 2nd in the league. Their average scoring margin is 5.8 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them sitting in the 6th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 12th in the NBA. They average 52.6 rebounds per game and 25.4 assists per contest which ranks them 10th and 2nd respectively. In the turnover department the Rockets rank 25th with 15.5 per game. The Rockets allow 108.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 24th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 22nd and 10th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 51.8 rebounds a game which ranks 17th and they give up 23.1 assists per contest which puts them in 20th place in the league. The Rockets force 15.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 7th in the NBA.
The Magic have an offensive rating of 103.4 and a defensive rating of 109.3. In terms of pace they average 95.8 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 12.1 times per 100 possessions and they force 12.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%.
The Rockets rating on offense is 114.2 and they have a defensive rating of 108.3. They get 99.2 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 55%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 58% and they attempt 3 pointers on 46% of their shot attempts. Houston turns the ball over on 13.7 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 13.4 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 52%.
Orlando Magic Betting Trends
The Orlando Magic are 22-29-2 against the spread
The Orlando Magic are 24-29-0 against the over/under
Houston Rockets Betting Trends
The Houston Rockets are 30-24-0 against the spread
The Houston Rockets are 28-26-0 against the over/under
Orlando Magic Injuries
02/01/17 G CJ Wilcox Knee expected to miss 3-4 weeks
01/19/17 G Jodie Meeks Thumb out indefinitely
Houston Rockets Injuries
02/06/17 F Nene Groin is upgraded to probable Tuesday vs. Orlando
Guy's Pick: Take Houston -11.5
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