Portland Blazers at Orlando Magic NBA Picks & Parlay 12/15/2017
Friday, December 15, 2017
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The Portland Blazers head to Amway Center to take on the Orlando Magic on Friday, December 15, 2017. The opening line for this game has Portland as 4 point favorites.
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The Blazers come into this game with an overall record of 14-13. They are 3rd in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 2.0 as they are averaging 103.3 points per game while giving up 101.3 per contest. The Magic have an overall mark of 11-18. They currently are 3rd in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 106.6 points per contest and giving up 110.6, which is a point differential of -4.0.
Valuable Portland Blazers Betting Trends
The Portland Blazers are 11-14-2 against the spread
The Portland Blazers are 8-19-0 against the over/under
Important Orlando Magic Betting Trends
The Orlando Magic are 12-17-0 against the spread
The Orlando Magic are 15-14-0 against the over/under
Key Portland Blazers Injuries
12/14/17 PG Damian Lillard Ankle is probable Friday vs Orlando
12/14/17 C Jusuf Nurkic Ankle is "?" Friday vs Orlando
12/14/17 F Meyers Leonard Illness is "?" Friday vs Orlando
Key Orlando Magic Injuries
12/14/17 F Aaron Gordon Concussion is "?" Friday vs Portland
12/14/17 G Arron Afflalo Back is "?" Friday vs Portland
12/14/17 G Evan Fournier Ankle is "?" Friday vs Portland
12/08/17 F Jonathan Isaac Ankle is out indefinitely
11/30/17 G Terrence Ross Knee is out indefinitely
C.J. McCollum averages 21.3 points per contest in 36.6 minutes per game this year. He averages 2.7 assists per game and 4.2 rebounds per contest for Portland. His field goal percentage is 46% for the season while his free throw percentage is 88%. Damian Lillard comes into this game averaging 26.3 points per contest while playing 37.2 minutes per night so far this year. He grabs 5 rebounds per contest and distributes 6.1 assists per game. His FG percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is 93%.
Nikola Vucevic averages 17.2 points per game this year and he's on the court an average of 30.4 minutes per game. He also brings in 9.3 rebounds per game and 3.3 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is 82%. Aaron Gordon has scored 18.5 points per contest while playing 33.7 minutes per game this season for the Magic. He hauls in 8.1 rebounds per contest and has 2.2 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is at 76%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Blazers allow 101.3 points per contest which is 5th in the NBA. They also surrender a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 5th and 8th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 41.2 rebounds a game which ranks 4th, and they allow 18.3 assists per game which puts them in 1st place in the league. They force 13.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 2nd in the NBA. Portland averages 103.3 points per contest this year, which is 21st in the league. Their average scoring margin is 1.96 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a unit, which has them ranked 25th. From 3-point territory they shoot 37%, which is good for 9th in the NBA. They average 45.6 boards per contest and 17.9 assists per game, which ranks them 6th and 30th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 17th with 14.8 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Magic give up 110.6 points per game, which ranks them 28th in the league. Their defense is surrendering a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 23rd and 24th in those defensive statistics. They rank 29th with 25 dimes allowed per game and 29th with 46.5 boards surrendered per contest. The Magic are 14th in the league in forcing turnovers with 14.7 per contest this year. Orlando is 11th in the NBA with 106.6 points per contest this season. They are 10th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is -4.07. They shoot 37% from beyond the arc, which is good for 14th in the league. They are 23rd in the NBA in rebounding with 42 boards per contest and 4th in assists per game with 23.9. The Magic are 13th in turnovers per contest with 15.
The Blazers are 18th in the NBA in offensive rating with 106.6, and their defensive rating of 104.6 is ranked 24th. In terms of pace they are 18th in the league with 96.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 25th. As a team they are 22nd in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shots, ranking 25th in the league. Portland is 20th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 28th in the league.
Orlando is 15th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 13th in the league. The Magic are 20th in the NBA in offensive rating with 106.2, and their defensive rating of 110.2 is ranked 6th. In terms of pace they are 7th in the league with 100 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 10th. As a team they are 13th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 13th in the league.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Portland -4 and over 204 total points
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