Friday, March 17, 2017
US Airways Center
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The Orlando Magic travel to US Airways Center to play the Phoenix Suns on Friday, March 17, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Phoenix as 2 point favorites.
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The Magic come into this game with an overall record of 24-44. They are 5th in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of -6.4 as they are averaging 99.9 points per game while giving up 106.3 per contest. The Suns have an overall record of 22-46. They currently are 4th in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 107.5 points per game and surrendering 112.5, good for a point differential of -5.0.
Valuable Orlando Magic Betting Trends
The Orlando Magic are 27-39-2 against the spread
The Orlando Magic are 31-37-0 against the over/under
Important Phoenix Suns Betting Trends
The Phoenix Suns are 34-32-2 against the spread
The Phoenix Suns are 41-26-1 against the over/under
Key Orlando Magic Injuries
03/16/17 G Jodie Meeks Thumb out indefinitely
Key Phoenix Suns Injuries
03/16/17 PG Eric Bledsoe Knee out for season
03/15/17 PG Brandon Knight Back missed last game, "?" Friday vs Orlando
03/15/17 F Derrick Jones Jr. Hip injured last game, "?" Friday vs. Orlando
03/15/17 F Dragan Bender Ankle out indefinitely
03/15/17 G Leandro Barbosa Illness "?" Friday vs. Orlando
Nikola Vucevic comes into this contest averaging 14.6 points per game while playing 28.7 minutes per night so far this season for the Magic. He pulls down 10.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage is currently at 64%. Elfrid Payton averages 12.4 points per game in 29.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 6 assists per contest and 4.4 rebounds per game for Orlando. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 68%.
Eric Bledsoe averages 21.1 points per game while playing 33 minutes per contest this year for the Suns. He grabs 4.8 rebounds per game and has 6.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage currently is at 85%. Devin Booker averages 21.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.1 rebounds per contest and 3.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 83%.
Useful Team Statistics
Orlando averages 99.9 points per contest this season which ranks them 29th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -6.34 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 27th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 30th in the league. They average 42.9 rebounds per game and 21.8 assists per game which ranks them 24th and 18th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 24th with 13.2 per game. The Magic allow 106.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 20th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 25th and 25th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 45.1 rebounds a game which ranks 28th and they give up 23.2 assists per contest which puts them in 20th place in the league. They force 13.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 9th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Phoenix averages 107.5 points per game this year which ranks them 9th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -5.03 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 20th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 26th in the NBA. They average 44.5 rebounds per game and 19.3 assists per contest which ranks them 8th and 29th respectively. In the turnover department the Suns rank 4th with 15.6 per game. The Suns allow 112.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 29th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc ranking them 28th and 30th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 43.3 rebounds a game which ranks 13th and they give up 21.9 assists per contest which puts them in 8th place in the league. The Suns force 15.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 27th in the NBA.
The Magic have an offensive rating of 103.6 and a defensive rating of 110.1. In terms of pace they average 96.1 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 12.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%.
The Suns rating on offense is 106.8 and they have a defensive rating of 111.8. They get 99.8 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 50%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they attempt 3 pointers on 26% of their shot attempts. Phoenix turns the ball over on 13.6 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 53%.
Who will win tonight's Magic/Suns NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Phoenix -2
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