San Antonio Spurs at Orlando Magic Free NBA Picks & Odds 2-15-2017
by Guy Bruhn - 2/14/2017
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
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The San Antonio Spurs travel to Amway Center to play the Orlando Magic on Wednesday, February 15, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has San Antonio as 10.5 point favorites.
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The Spurs come into this game with an overall record of 42-13. They are 1st in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 8.0 as they are averaging 106.7 points per game while giving up 98.7 per contest. The Magic have an overall record of 21-36. They currently are 5th in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 99.9 points per game and surrendering 106.1, good for a point differential of -6.2.
Kawhi Leonard comes into this contest averaging 25.9 points per game while playing 33.7 minutes per night so far this season for the Spurs. He pulls down 5.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage is currently at 90%. Lamarcus Aldridge averages 17.4 points per game in 32.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.1 assists per contest and 7.4 rebounds per game for San Antonio. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 82%.
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Serge Ibaka averages 15.1 points per game while playing 30.5 minutes per contest this year for the Magic. He grabs 6.8 rebounds per game and has 1.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage currently is at 85%. Nikola Vucevic averages 13.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 28.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 10 rebounds per contest and 2.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 61%.
San Antonio averages 106.7 points per contest this season which ranks them 10th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 8 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team which has them ranked 4th. Behind the arc they shoot 40% which is good for 1st in the league. They average 43.7 rebounds per game and 23.8 assists per game which ranks them 17th and 7th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 22nd with 13.2 per game. The Spurs allow 98.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 2nd in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 4th and 3rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 41.2 rebounds a game which ranks 4th and they give up 21.2 assists per contest which puts them in 6th place in the league. They force 14.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 18th in the league.
Orlando averages 99.9 points per game this year which ranks them 29th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -6.21 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 25th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 28th in the NBA. They average 42.9 rebounds per game and 22.2 assists per contest which ranks them 22nd and 17th respectively. In the turnover department the Magic rank 21st with 13.4 per game. The Magic allow 106.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 20th 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 45.1 rebounds a game which ranks 26th and they give up 22.9 assists per contest which puts them in 19th place in the league. The Magic force 13.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 10th in the NBA.
The Spurs have an offensive rating of 112.3 and a defensive rating of 103.9. In terms of pace they average 94.6 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 53%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 57% and they shoot 3 pointers on 27% of their shots. San Antonio turns the ball over an average of 12.4 times per 100 possessions and they force 13.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%.
The Magic rating on offense is 103.3 and they have a defensive rating of 109.7. They get 96.2 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 49%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 52% and they attempt 3 pointers on 30% of their shot attempts. Orlando turns the ball over on 12.3 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 12.2 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 52%.
San Antonio Spurs Betting Trends
The San Antonio Spurs are 31-24-0 against the spread
The San Antonio Spurs are 31-23-1 against the over/under
Orlando Magic Betting Trends
The Orlando Magic are 23-32-2 against the spread
The Orlando Magic are 27-30-0 against the over/under
San Antonio Spurs Injuries
01/19/17 C Pau Gasol Hand out indefinitely
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
Guy's Pick: Take Orlando +10.5
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