Saturday, January 14, 2017
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The Orlando Magic travel to EnergySolutions Arena to play the Utah Jazz on Saturday, January 14, 2017. The Magic come into this game with an overall record of 16-24. They are 4th in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of -4.9 as they are averaging 98.8 points per game while giving up 103.8 per contest. The Jazz have an overall record of 24-16. They currently are 1st in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 98.4 points per game and surrendering 94.9, good for a point differential of 3.4.
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Nikola Vucevic comes into this contest averaging 13.2 points per game while playing 28.1 minutes per night so far this season for the Magic. He pulls down 10.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is currently at 59%. Evan Fournier averages 17.3 points per game in 33.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.3 assists per contest and 3.1 rebounds per game for Orlando. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 83%.
Gordon Hayward averages 22.2 points per game while playing 35.1 minutes per contest this year for the Jazz. He grabs 5.9 rebounds per game and has 3.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage currently is at 88%. Rodney Hood averages 13.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.6 rebounds per contest and 2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 76%.
Orlando averages 98.8 points per contest this season which ranks them 27th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -4.9 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 25th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 27th in the league. They average 52 rebounds per game and 22.1 assists per game which ranks them 18th and 16th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 8th with 12.9 per game. The Magic allow 103.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 12th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 22nd and 11th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 53.8 rebounds a game which ranks 25th and they give up 22 assists per contest which puts them in 11th place in the league. They force 13.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 24th in the league.
Utah averages 98.4 points per game this year which ranks them 28th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 3.5 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 8th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 8th in the NBA. They average 50 rebounds per game and 19.1 assists per contest which ranks them 24th and 29th respectively. In the turnover department the Jazz rank 17th with 13.9 per game. The Jazz allow 94.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 1st in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 1st and 17th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 49.1 rebounds a game which ranks 4th and they give up 17.6 assists per contest which puts them in 1st place in the league. The Jazz force 12 turnovers per game which ranks them 29th in the NBA.
The Magic have an offensive rating of 103.1 and a defensive rating of 108.2. In terms of pace they average 95.4 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 11.9 times per 100 possessions and they force 12.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%.
The Jazz rating on offense is 108.2 and they have a defensive rating of 104.4. They get 90.9 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 53%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they attempt 3 pointers on 34% of their shot attempts. Utah turns the ball over on 13.8 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 11.6 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 48%.
Orlando Magic Betting Trends
The Orlando Magic are 16-22-2 against the spread
The Orlando Magic are 17-23-0 against the over/under
Utah Jazz Betting Trends
The Utah Jazz are 18-21-1 against the spread
The Utah Jazz are 18-22-0 against the over/under
Orlando Magic Injuries
01/12/17 F Serge Ibaka Shoulder "?" Friday vs. Portland
Utah Jazz Injuries
No key injuries to report
Josh's Pick: Take Utah
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