Brooklyn Nets at Orlando Magic NBA Picks & Predictions 3/28/2018
Wednesday, March 28, 2018
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The Brooklyn Nets travel to Amway Center to play the Orlando Magic on Wednesday, March 28, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Orlando as 1 point favorites.
The Nets come into this game with an overall record of 23-51. They are 5th in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of -4.2 as they are averaging 106.4 points per game while giving up 110.6 per contest. The Magic have an overall record of 22-51. They currently are 4th in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 104.3 points per game and surrendering 109.1, good for a point differential of -4.8.
Valuable Brooklyn Nets Betting Trends
The Brooklyn Nets are 41-31-2 against the spread
The Brooklyn Nets are 33-40-1 against the over/under
Important Orlando Magic Betting Trends
The Orlando Magic are 34-38-1 against the spread
The Orlando Magic are 31-42-0 against the over/under
Key Brooklyn Nets Injuries
10/19/17 PG Jeremy Lin Knee is out for season
Key Orlando Magic Injuries
11/30/17 G Terrence Ross Knee is out indefinitely
03/27/18 F Jonathan Isaac Foot is downgraded to doubtful Wednesday vs Brooklyn
03/24/18 F Jonathon Simmons Wrist is out indefinitely
03/09/18 G Evan Fournier Knee is out indefinitely
D'Angelo Russell comes into this contest averaging 16.1 points per game while playing 26 minutes per night so far this season for the Nets. He pulls down 4 rebounds per game and dishes out 5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 41% while his free throw percentage is currently at 74%. DeMarre Carroll averages 13.7 points per game in 30 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2 assists per contest and 6.6 rebounds per game for Brooklyn. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 77%.
Nikola Vucevic averages 17.1 points per game while playing 30.1 minutes per contest this year for the Magic. He grabs 8.9 rebounds per game and has 3.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage currently is at 81%. Aaron Gordon averages 18.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 8.5 rebounds per contest and 2.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 70%.
Useful Team Statistics
Brooklyn averages 106.4 points per contest this season, which ranks them 14th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -4.18 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 28th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 24th in the league. They average 44.6 rebounds per game and 23.2 assists per game, which ranks them 6th and 12th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 6th with 15.1 per game. The Nets allow 110.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 28th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 20th and 24th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 46.6 rebounds a game which ranks 30th and they give up 21.7 assists per contest, which puts them in 6th place in the league. They force 12.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 1st in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Orlando is 19th in the league with 104.3 points per game this year. They are 17th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is -4.77. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 20th in the NBA. They are 26th in the league in rebounding with 41.2 boards per game, and 11th in assists per contest with 23.4. The Magic are 10th in turnovers per game with 14.9. The Magic surrender 109.1 points per contest, which ranks them 24th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 47% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 25th and 14th in those defensive statistics. They rank 24th with 24.3 assists allowed per contest and 27th with 45.5 rebounds surrendered per game. The Magic are 15th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.3 per game this season.
The Nets are 21st in the league in defensive rating with 111.1, and their offensive rating of 106.9 is ranked 5th. They are 7th in the NBA in pace with 98.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 22nd. As a unit they are 19th in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shot attempts, ranking 2nd in the NBA. Brooklyn is 10th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 19th in the NBA.
Orlando is 9th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 11th in the NBA. The Magic are 25th in the league in defensive rating with 110.7, and their offensive rating of 105.9 is ranked 10th. They are 9th in the NBA in pace with 98.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 16th. As a unit they are 17th in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 14th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Nets/Magic NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Orlando -1
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