Orlando Magic at Washington Wizards NBA Picks & Parlay 12/23/2017
Saturday, December 23, 2017
Capital One Arena
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The Orlando Magic head to Capital One Arena to take on the Washington Wizards on Saturday, December 23, 2017.
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The Magic head into this matchup with a mark of 11-21. They are 4th in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of -4.6 as they are averaging 105.7 points per contest while giving up 110.3 per game. The Wizards have an overall mark of 17-14. They currently are 1st in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 105.6 points per contest and giving up 103.1, which is a point differential of 2.5.
Valuable Orlando Magic Betting Trends
The Orlando Magic are 13-19-0 against the spread
The Orlando Magic are 16-16-0 against the over/under
Important Washington Wizards Betting Trends
The Washington Wizards are 15-16-0 against the spread
The Washington Wizards are 10-21-0 against the over/under
Key Orlando Magic Injuries
12/21/17 F Aaron Gordon Calf is doubtful Friday vs New Orleans
12/21/17 G Evan Fournier Ankle is downgraded to doubtful Friday vs New Orleans
12/21/17 F Jonathan Isaac Ankle injured last game, is doubtful Friday vs New Orleans
11/30/17 G Terrence Ross Knee is out indefinitely
Key Washington Wizards Injuries
12/22/17 G Bradley Beal Ankle is probable Friday vs Brooklyn
12/21/17 F Otto Porter Jr. Hip is "?" Friday vs Brooklyn
Nikola Vucevic averages 17.8 points per contest in 30.8 minutes per game this year. He averages 3.4 assists per game and 9.6 rebounds per contest for Orlando. His field goal percentage is 50% for the season while his free throw percentage is 83%. Aaron Gordon comes into this game averaging 18.3 points per contest while playing 33.3 minutes per night so far this year. He grabs 8 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.2 assists per game. His FG percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage is 74%.
John Wall averages 19.3 points per game this year and he's on the court an average of 33.7 minutes per game. He also brings in 3.9 rebounds per game and 8.6 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 71%. Bradley Beal has scored 23.8 points per contest while playing 35.5 minutes per game this season for the Wizards. He hauls in 4.3 rebounds per contest and has 3.5 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is at 79%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Magic allow 110.3 points per contest which is 27th in the NBA. They also surrender a 47% shooting percentage and a 38% average from 3-point range, ranking them 23rd and 28th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 46.4 rebounds a game which ranks 29th, and they allow 25.1 assists per game which puts them in 28th place in the league. They force 14.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 12th in the NBA. Orlando averages 105.7 points per contest this year, which is 13th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -4.59 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a unit, which has them ranked 11th. From 3-point territory they shoot 37%, which is good for 15th in the NBA. They average 41.8 boards per contest and 23.7 assists per game, which ranks them 21st and 6th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 14th with 14.9 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Wizards give up 103.1 points per game, which ranks them 11th in the league. Their defense is surrendering a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 7th and 1st in those defensive statistics. They rank 9th with 21.5 dimes allowed per game and 24th with 44 boards surrendered per contest. The Wizards are 22nd in the league in forcing turnovers with 15.5 per contest this year. Washington is 14th in the NBA with 105.6 points per contest this season. They are 14th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 2.45. They shoot 36% from beyond the arc, which is good for 18th in the league. They are 16th in the NBA in rebounding with 43.4 boards per contest and 17th in assists per game with 22.2. The Wizards are 25th in turnovers per contest with 14.
The Magic are 22nd in the league in defensive rating with 110.1, and their offensive rating of 105.5 is ranked 7th. They are 7th in the NBA in pace with 99.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 11th. As a unit they are 16th in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 13th in the NBA. Orlando is 17th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.9 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 11th in the NBA.
Washington is 27th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 26th in the league. The Wizards are 11th in the NBA in offensive rating with 108.1, and their defensive rating of 105.6 is ranked 23rd. In terms of pace they are 15th in the league with 97 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 18th. As a team they are 17th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shots, ranking 20th in the league.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Orlando and over 0 total points
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