Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Smoothie King Center
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The Orlando Magic travel to Smoothie King Center to play the New Orleans Pelicans on Wednesday, January 18, 2017. The Magic come into this game with an overall record of 17-26. They are 4th in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of -4.9 as they are averaging 99.7 points per game while giving up 104.6 per contest. The Pelicans have an overall record of 16-26. They currently are 4th in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 102.2 points per game and surrendering 105.0, good for a point differential of -2.8.
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Nikola Vucevic comes into this contest averaging 13.8 points per game while playing 28.3 minutes per night so far this season for the Magic. He pulls down 10.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is currently at 61%. Serge Ibaka averages 15.5 points per game in 30.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.1 assists per contest and 7.1 rebounds per game for Orlando. His field goal percentage is 49% for the year while his free throw percentage is 81%.
Jrue Holiday averages 13.9 points per game while playing 30.7 minutes per contest this year for the Pelicans. He grabs 3.5 rebounds per game and has 7.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage currently is at 69%. Anthony Davis averages 29 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 36.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 12 rebounds per contest and 2.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is 80%.
Orlando averages 99.7 points per contest this season which ranks them 25th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -4.9 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 22nd. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 27th in the league. They average 51.7 rebounds per game and 22.3 assists per game which ranks them 19th and 16th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 7th with 13.1 per game. The Magic allow 104.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 16th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 23rd and 8th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 53.7 rebounds a game which ranks 25th and they give up 22.3 assists per contest which puts them in 15th place in the league. They force 13.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 25th in the league.
New Orleans averages 102.2 points per game this year which ranks them 22nd in the league. Their average scoring margin is -2.8 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 26th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 17th in the NBA. They average 52.6 rebounds per game and 22.7 assists per contest which ranks them 14th and 11th respectively. In the turnover department the Pelicans rank 6th with 12.8 per game. The Pelicans allow 105 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 17th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 4th and 7th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 56.9 rebounds a game which ranks 30th and they give up 23.8 assists per contest which puts them in 25th place in the league. The Pelicans force 13.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 21st in the NBA.
The Magic have an offensive rating of 103.7 and a defensive rating of 108.7. In terms of pace they average 95.7 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 times per 100 possessions and they force 12.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%.
The Pelicans rating on offense is 103 and they have a defensive rating of 105.8. They get 97.7 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 49%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they attempt 3 pointers on 30% of their shot attempts. New Orleans turns the ball over on 11.7 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 12 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 50%.
Orlando Magic Betting Trends
The Orlando Magic are 18-23-2 against the spread
The Orlando Magic are 20-23-0 against the over/under
New Orleans Pelicans Betting Trends
The New Orleans Pelicans are 20-21-1 against the spread
The New Orleans Pelicans are 18-24-0 against the over/under
Orlando Magic Injuries
01/15/17 G Evan Fournier Heel out indefinitely
New Orleans Pelicans Injuries
10/22/16 F Quincy Pondexter Knee out indefinitely
01/17/17 F Anthony Davis Hip injured last game, "?" Wednesday vs. Orlando
Tony's Pick: Take New Orleans
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