Orlando Magic at Portland Blazers NBA Picks & Predictions 11/15/2017
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
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The Orlando Magic head to Moda Center to take on the Portland Blazers on Wednesday, November 15, 2017. The opening line for this game has Portland as 5.5 point favorites.
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The Magic head into this matchup with a mark of 8-6. They are 2nd in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of 2.0 as they are averaging 109.8 points per contest while giving up 107.8 per game. The Blazers have an overall mark of 7-6. They currently are 3rd in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 105.0 points per contest and giving up 99.2, which is a point differential of 5.8.
Valuable Orlando Magic Betting Trends
The Orlando Magic are 8-6-0 against the spread
The Orlando Magic are 6-8-0 against the over/under
Important Portland Blazers Betting Trends
The Portland Blazers are 5-7-1 against the spread
The Portland Blazers are 4-9-0 against the over/under
Key Orlando Magic Injuries
11/13/17 F Jonathan Isaac Ankle is "?" Wednesday vs. Portland
11/09/17 PG D.J. Augustin Hamstring is out indefinitely
Key Portland Blazers Injuries
11/03/17 F Al-Farouq Aminu Ankle is out indefinitely
Nikola Vucevic comes into this game averaging 17.9 points per contest while playing 29.8 minutes per night so far this year. He grabs 7.3 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.9 assists per game. His FG percentage is 51% while his free throw percentage is 81%. Evan Fournier averages 19.6 points per contest in 32.6 minutes per game this year. He averages 3.5 assists per game and 3.8 rebounds per contest for Orlando. His field goal percentage is 51% for the season while his free throw percentage is 91%.
C.J. McCollum has scored 22.4 points per contest while playing 35.8 minutes per game this season for the Blazers. He hauls in 4.1 rebounds per contest and has 2.5 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is at 84%. Damian Lillard averages 24.4 points per game this year and he's on the court an average of 36.2 minutes per game. He also brings in 5.6 rebounds per game and 6.5 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is 93%.
Useful Team Statistics
Orlando averages 109.8 points per contest this year, which is 6th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 2 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a unit, which has them ranked 7th. From 3-point territory they shoot 40%, which is good for 2nd in the NBA. They average 41.2 boards per contest and 25.2 assists per game, which ranks them 24th and 4th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 19th with 15.3 per game. The Magic allow 107.8 points per contest which is 23rd in the NBA. They also surrender a 46% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 20th and 2nd in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 46.5 rebounds a game which ranks 26th, and they allow 24.1 assists per game which puts them in 24th place in the league. They force 16.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 25th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Portland is 17th in the NBA with 105 points per contest this season. They are 23rd in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is 5.77. They shoot 38% from beyond the arc, which is good for 8th in the league. They are 3rd in the NBA in rebounding with 47.8 boards per contest and 29th in assists per game with 18.8. The Blazers are 17th in turnovers per contest with 15.5. The Blazers give up 99.2 points per game, which ranks them 3rd in the league. Their defense is surrendering a 43% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 3rd and 4th in those defensive statistics. They rank 1st with 16.8 dimes allowed per game and 3rd with 40.4 boards surrendered per contest. The Blazers are 3rd in the league in forcing turnovers with 13.9 per contest this year.
The Magic are 10th in the league in defensive rating with 106.2, and their offensive rating of 108.2 is ranked 15th. They are 6th in the NBA in pace with 101.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 4th. As a unit they are 5th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 16th in the NBA. Orlando is 17th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.3 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 21st in the NBA.
Portland is 18th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 48%, which is 29th in the league. The Blazers are 13th in the NBA in offensive rating with 107.5, and their defensive rating of 101.6 is ranked 28th. In terms of pace they are 22nd in the league with 96.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 24th. As a team they are 19th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shots, ranking 24th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Magic/Blazers NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Portland -5.5
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