Sunday, March 5, 2017
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The Orlando Magic head to Verizon Center to take on the Washington Wizards on Sunday, March 5, 2017. The opening line for this game has Washington as 10.5 point favorites.
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The Magic come into this game with an overall record of 23-39. They are 5th in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of -6.0 as they are averaging 99.7 points per game while giving up 105.7 per contest. The Wizards have an overall record of 36-24. They currently are 1st in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 107.9 points per game and surrendering 105.5, good for a point differential of 2.4.
Elfrid Payton comes into this game averaging 12.3 points per contest while playing 28.8 minutes per night so far this year for the Magic. He pulls down 4 rebounds per contest and dishes out 5.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is currently at 67%. Nikola Vucevic averages 14.4 points per game in 28.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.7 assists per contest and 10.1 rebounds per game for Orlando. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 65%.
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Bradley Beal averages 22.7 points per game while playing 34.6 minutes per contest this year for the Wizards. He grabs 3 rebounds per game and has 3.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage currently is at 81%. John Wall averages 22.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 36.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.5 rebounds per contest and 10.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 82%.
Orlando averages 99.7 points per contest this season which ranks them 29th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -6 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 27th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 28th in the league. They average 42.8 rebounds per game and 21.9 assists per game which ranks them 24th and 17th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 20th with 13.4 per game. The Magic allow 105.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 18th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 22nd and 20th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 45.3 rebounds a game which ranks 28th and they give up 22.8 assists per contest which puts them in 18th place in the league. They force 13.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 11th in the league.
Washington averages 107.9 points per game this year which ranks them 8th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 2.35 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them sitting in the 4th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 5th in the NBA. They average 43 rebounds per game and 23.7 assists per contest which ranks them 22nd and 8th respectively. In the turnover department the Wizards rank 11th with 14.4 per game. The Wizards allow 105.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 17th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 19th and 12th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 43.1 rebounds a game which ranks 13th and they give up 22.5 assists per contest which puts them in 14th place in the league. The Wizards force 15.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 30th in the NBA.
The Magic have an offensive rating of 103.1 and a defensive rating of 109.3. In terms of pace they average 96.2 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 12.3 times per 100 possessions and they force 12.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%.
The Wizards rating on offense is 110.2 and they have a defensive rating of 107.8. They get 97.1 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 28% of their shot attempts. Washington turns the ball over on 13 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 14.2 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 52%.
Orlando Magic Betting Trends
The Orlando Magic are 25-35-2 against the spread
The Orlando Magic are 27-35-0 against the over/under
Washington Wizards Betting Trends
The Washington Wizards are 34-26-0 against the spread
The Washington Wizards are 35-24-1 against the over/under
Orlando Magic Injuries
02/01/17 G CJ Wilcox Knee expected to miss 3-4 weeks
01/19/17 G Jodie Meeks Thumb out indefinitely
Washington Wizards Injuries
03/04/17 F Markieff Morris Thigh probable Sunday vs. Orlando
Guy's Pick: Take Orlando +10.5
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