Orlando Magic at Philadelphia 76ers NBA Picks & Predictions 11/25/2017
Saturday, November 25, 2017
Wells Fargo Center
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The Orlando Magic travel to Wells Fargo Center to play the Philadelphia 76ers on Saturday, November 25, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Philadelphia as 6 point favorites.
The Magic head into this matchup with a mark of 8-10. They are 4th in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of -1.7 as they are averaging 107.3 points per contest while giving up 109.0 per game. The 76ers have an overall record of 10-7. They currently are 4th in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 108.4 points per game and surrendering 107.2, good for a point differential of 1.2.
Valuable Orlando Magic Betting Trends
The Orlando Magic are 10-8-0 against the spread
The Orlando Magic are 8-10-0 against the over/under
Important Philadelphia 76ers Betting Trends
The Philadelphia 76ers are 13-4-0 against the spread
The Philadelphia 76ers are 10-7-0 against the over/under
Key Orlando Magic Injuries
11/24/17 F Jonathan Isaac Ankle is downgraded to doubtful Friday vs. Boston
Key Philadelphia 76ers Injuries
10/25/17 PG Markelle Fultz Shoulder is out indefinitely
Nikola Vucevic comes into this contest averaging 16.9 points per game while playing 29.7 minutes per night so far this season for the Magic. He pulls down 7.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage is currently at 81%. Evan Fournier averages 19 points per game in 32.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.2 assists per contest and 3.5 rebounds per game for Orlando. His field goal percentage is 49% for the year while his free throw percentage is 91%.
Ben Simmons averages 18.5 points per game while playing 35.1 minutes per contest this year for the 76ers. He grabs 9.1 rebounds per game and has 7.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage currently is at 57%. Joel Embiid averages 22.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 11 rebounds per contest and 3.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is 76%.
Useful Team Statistics
Orlando averages 107.3 points per contest this season, which ranks them 13th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -1.72 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 7th. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 6th in the league. They average 42.1 rebounds per game and 24.2 assists per game, which ranks them 23rd and 4th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 13th with 15.7 per game. The Magic allow 109 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 26th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 17th and 7th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 46.4 rebounds a game which ranks 26th and they give up 24.3 assists per contest, which puts them in 26th place in the league. They force 15.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 13th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Philadelphia is 8th in the league with 108.4 points per game this year. They are 12th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 1.18. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 10th in the NBA. They are 1st in the league in rebounding with 48.6 boards per game, and 2nd in assists per contest with 25.9. The 76ers are 1st in turnovers per game with 18.1. The 76ers surrender 107.2 points per contest, which ranks them 20th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 43% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 3rd and 1st in those defensive statistics. They rank 5th with 20.5 assists allowed per contest and 15th with 43.8 rebounds surrendered per game. The 76ers are 9th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.8 per game this season.
The Magic are 15th in the league in defensive rating with 108, and their offensive rating of 106.3 is ranked 14th. They are 6th in the NBA in pace with 101 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 7th. As a unit they are 7th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 12th in the NBA. Orlando is 12th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.3 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 19th in the NBA.
Philadelphia is 1st in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%, which is 28th in the league. The 76ers are 20th in the NBA in offensive rating with 105.4, and their defensive rating of 104.2 is ranked 24th. In terms of pace they are 4th in the league with 102.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 10th. As a team they are 12th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 16th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Magic/76ers NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Philadelphia -6
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