Monday, March 13, 2017
Sleep Train Arena
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The Orlando Magic travel to Sleep Train Arena to play the Sacramento Kings on Monday, March 13, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Orlando as 1 point favorites.
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The Magic come into this game with an overall record of 24-43. They are 5th in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of -6.4 as they are averaging 99.7 points per game while giving up 106.1 per contest. The Kings have an overall record of 25-41. They currently are 3rd in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 102.8 points per game and surrendering 106.1, good for a point differential of -3.3.
Nikola Vucevic comes into this contest averaging 14.5 points per game while playing 28.6 minutes per night so far this season for the Magic. He pulls down 10.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is currently at 64%. Elfrid Payton averages 12.4 points per game in 29.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 5.9 assists per contest and 4.3 rebounds per game for Orlando. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 68%.
Darren Collison averages 13.4 points per game while playing 30.8 minutes per contest this year for the Kings. He grabs 2.2 rebounds per game and has 4.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage currently is at 85%. Buddy Hield averages 9.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 21.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 3 rebounds per contest and 1.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 88%.
Orlando averages 99.7 points per contest this season which ranks them 29th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -6.36 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 26th. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 29th in the league. They average 42.9 rebounds per game and 21.7 assists per game which ranks them 23rd and 20th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 24th with 13.2 per game. The Magic allow 106.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 18th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 23rd and 24th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 45.2 rebounds a game which ranks 28th and they give up 23.2 assists per contest which puts them in 22nd place in the league. They force 13.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 9th in the league.
Sacramento averages 102.8 points per game this year which ranks them 22nd in the league. Their average scoring margin is -3.33 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 15th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 9th in the NBA. They average 41.1 rebounds per game and 22.5 assists per contest which ranks them 28th and 15th respectively. In the turnover department the Kings rank 10th with 14.6 per game. The Kings allow 106.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 19th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 24th and 25th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 42.7 rebounds a game which ranks 11th and they give up 23.3 assists per contest which puts them in 23rd place in the league. The Kings force 14.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 18th in the NBA.
The Magic have an offensive rating of 103.4 and a defensive rating of 110. In terms of pace they average 96 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 12.2 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 Kings rating on offense is 107.3 and they have a defensive rating of 110.8. They get 94.5 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 51%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they attempt 3 pointers on 30% of their shot attempts. Sacramento turns the ball over on 13.6 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 13.5 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 53%.
Orlando Magic Betting Trends
The Orlando Magic are 27-38-2 against the spread
The Orlando Magic are 30-37-0 against the over/under
Sacramento Kings Betting Trends
The Sacramento Kings are 33-32-1 against the spread
The Sacramento Kings are 28-38-0 against the over/under
Orlando Magic Injuries
03/12/17 G Jodie Meeks Thumb out indefinitely
Sacramento Kings Injuries
02/16/17 G Malachi Richardson Hamstring out indefinitely
01/19/17 F Rudy Gay Achilles out for season
Tony's Pick: Take Sacramento +1
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