Orlando Magic at New Orleans Pelicans NBA Picks & Predictions 10/30/2017
Monday, October 30, 2017
Smoothie King Center
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The Orlando Magic travel to Smoothie King Center to play the New Orleans Pelicans on Monday, October 30, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has New Orleans as 7.5 point favorites.
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The Magic come into this game with an overall record of 4-1. They are 1st in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of 10.8 as they are averaging 118.0 points per game while giving up 107.2 per contest. The Pelicans have an overall record of 3-3. They currently are 4th in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 110.0 points per game and surrendering 108.8, good for a point differential of 1.2.
Valuable Orlando Magic Betting Trends
The Orlando Magic are 3-2-0 against the spread
The Orlando Magic are 3-2-0 against the over/under
Important New Orleans Pelicans Betting Trends
The New Orleans Pelicans are 4-2-0 against the spread
The New Orleans Pelicans are 4-2-0 against the over/under
Key Orlando Magic Injuries
10/23/17 PG Elfrid Payton Hamstring is out indefinitely
Key New Orleans Pelicans Injuries
10/20/17 C Alexis Ajinca Knee is out indefinitely
10/16/17 PG Rajon Rondo Hernia is out indefinitely
10/14/17 F Solomon Hill Hamstring is out indefinitely
Evan Fournier comes into this contest averaging 22.2 points per game while playing 32 minutes per night so far this season for the Magic. He pulls down 4.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 54% while his free throw percentage is currently at 94%. Nikola Vucevic averages 22 points per game in 30 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.6 assists per contest and 8.6 rebounds per game for Orlando. His field goal percentage is 61% for the year while his free throw percentage is 80%.
Demarcus Cousins averages 32.3 points per game while playing 37 minutes per contest this year for the Pelicans. He grabs 13.8 rebounds per game and has 5.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage currently is at 78%. Jrue Holiday averages 15.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 37.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.2 rebounds per contest and 5.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 85%.
Useful Team Statistics
Orlando averages 118 points per contest this season, which ranks them 2nd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 10.8 and their shooting percentage is 50% as a team, which has them ranked 2nd. Behind the arc they shoot 46% which is good for 1st in the league. They average 46 rebounds per game and 24.4 assists per game, which ranks them 9th and 3rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 13th with 15.8 per game. The Magic allow 107.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 19th in the league. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 27% average from behind the arc, ranking them 3rd and 1st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 46.8 rebounds a game which ranks 26th and they give up 20.8 assists per contest, which puts them in 12th place in the league. They force 16.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 20th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
New Orleans is 8th in the league with 110 points per game this year. They are 6th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 1.17. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 9th in the NBA. They are 7th in the league in rebounding with 46.3 boards per game, and 7th in assists per contest with 23.2. The Pelicans are 9th in turnovers per game with 16.5. The Pelicans surrender 108.8 points per contest, which ranks them 23rd in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 21st and 21st in those defensive statistics. They rank 21st with 22.7 assists allowed per contest and 15th with 44.3 rebounds surrendered per game. The Pelicans are 17th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 16 per game this season.
The Magic are 2nd in the NBA in offensive rating with 113.8, and their defensive rating of 103.4 is ranked 19th. In terms of pace they are 4th in the league with 103.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 57% is 2nd. As a team they are 2nd in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 61% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shots, ranking 19th in the league. Orlando is 15th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 46%, which is 29th in the league.
New Orleans is 10th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 11th in the league. The Pelicans are 9th in the NBA in offensive rating with 108.9, and their defensive rating of 107.7 is ranked 12th. In terms of pace they are 9th in the league with 101 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 3rd. As a team they are 5th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 12th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Magic/Pelicans NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take New Orleans -7.5
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