Utah Jazz at Orlando Magic NBA Picks & Predictions 11/18/2017
Saturday, November 18, 2017
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The Utah Jazz travel to Amway Center to play the Orlando Magic on Saturday, November 18, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Orlando as 3 point favorites.
The Jazz come into this game with an overall record of 6-9. They are 5th in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -2.2 as they are averaging 98.5 points per game while giving up 100.7 per contest. The Magic have an overall record of 8-7. They currently are 2nd in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 108.7 points per game and surrendering 107.2, good for a point differential of 1.5.
Valuable Utah Jazz Betting Trends
The Utah Jazz are 7-8-0 against the spread
The Utah Jazz are 6-8-1 against the over/under
Important Orlando Magic Betting Trends
The Orlando Magic are 9-6-0 against the spread
The Orlando Magic are 6-9-0 against the over/under
Key Utah Jazz Injuries
11/16/17 PG Ricky Rubio Achilles is "?" Friday vs. Brooklyn
11/12/17 C Rudy Gobert Tibia is out indefinitely
10/31/17 G Joe Johnson Wrist is out indefinitely
10/06/17 PG Dante Exum Shoulder is out indefinitely
Key Orlando Magic Injuries
11/17/17 F Jonathan Isaac Ankle is "?" Saturday vs. Utah
11/09/17 PG D.J. Augustin Hamstring is out indefinitely
Rodney Hood comes into this contest averaging 16.8 points per game while playing 27.8 minutes per night so far this season for the Jazz. He pulls down 2.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 40% while his free throw percentage is currently at 95%. Donovan Mitchell averages 14.9 points per game in 27.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.4 assists per contest and 2.6 rebounds per game for Utah. His field goal percentage is 39% for the year while his free throw percentage is 83%.
Evan Fournier averages 19.7 points per game while playing 32.9 minutes per contest this year for the Magic. He grabs 3.7 rebounds per game and has 3.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage currently is at 91%. Nikola Vucevic averages 17.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.5 rebounds per contest and 3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is 81%.
Useful Team Statistics
Utah averages 98.5 points per contest this season, which ranks them 28th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -2.2 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team, which has them ranked 26th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 15th in the league. They average 40.1 rebounds per game and 19.5 assists per game, which ranks them 27th and 27th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 7th with 16.6 per game. The Jazz allow 100.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 5th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 39% average from behind the arc, ranking them 13th and 30th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 44.3 rebounds a game which ranks 19th and they give up 18.3 assists per contest, which puts them in 3rd place in the league. They force 17.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 29th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Orlando is 7th in the league with 108.7 points per game this year. They are 7th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 1.53. They shoot 40% from 3-point range, which is good for 3rd in the NBA. They are 24th in the league in rebounding with 41.2 boards per game, and 4th in assists per contest with 24.8. The Magic are 16th in turnovers per game with 15.3. The Magic surrender 107.2 points per contest, which ranks them 22nd in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 46% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 21st and 5th in those defensive statistics. They rank 24th with 23.9 assists allowed per contest and 25th with 46.1 rebounds surrendered per game. The Magic are 24th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 16.3 per game this season.
The Jazz are 26th in the NBA in offensive rating with 101.9, and their defensive rating of 104.2 is ranked 25th. In terms of pace they are 26th in the league with 95.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 24th. As a team they are 21st in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 9th in the league. Utah is 3rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 16th in the league.
Orlando is 15th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 20th in the NBA. The Magic are 12th in the league in defensive rating with 106.4, and their offensive rating of 107.9 is ranked 16th. They are 6th in the NBA in pace with 100.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 5th. As a unit they are 6th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 16th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Jazz/Magic NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Orlando -3
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