Dallas Mavericks at Orlando Magic NBA Picks & Predictions 4/4/2018
Wednesday, April 4, 2018
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The Dallas Mavericks head to Amway Center to take on the Orlando Magic on Wednesday, April 4, 2018. The opening line for this game has Orlando as 1 point favorites.
The Mavericks head into this matchup with a mark of 23-54. They are 4th in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -2.6 as they are averaging 102.3 points per contest while giving up 104.9 per game. The Magic have an overall record of 22-54. They currently are 4th in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 103.8 points per game and surrendering 108.7, good for a point differential of -4.9.
Valuable Dallas Mavericks Betting Trends
The Dallas Mavericks are 39-37-1 against the spread
The Dallas Mavericks are 34-43-0 against the over/under
Important Orlando Magic Betting Trends
The Orlando Magic are 34-41-1 against the spread
The Orlando Magic are 31-45-0 against the over/under
Key Dallas Mavericks Injuries
04/02/18 F Dirk Nowitzki Ankle is "?" Tuesday vs Portland
04/02/18 F Dwight Powell Knee is "?" Tuesday vs Portland
04/01/18 G Jose Juan Barea Personal is probable Tuesday vs Portland
03/11/18 G Wesley Matthews Leg is out indefinitely
02/06/18 G Seth Curry Tibia is out for season
Key Orlando Magic Injuries
11/30/17 G Terrence Ross Knee is out indefinitely
04/02/18 F Jonathan Isaac Ankle injured last game, is "?" Tuesday vs New York
03/24/18 F Jonathon Simmons Wrist is out indefinitely
03/09/18 G Evan Fournier Knee is out indefinitely
Harrison Barnes comes into this game averaging 18.9 points per contest while playing 34.1 minutes per night so far this year. He grabs 6.2 rebounds per contest and distributes 2 assists per game. His FG percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is 83%. Dennis Smith averages 15.2 points per contest in 29.5 minutes per game this year. He averages 5 assists per game and 3.7 rebounds per contest for Dallas. His field goal percentage is 39% for the season while his free throw percentage is 70%.
Nikola Vucevic has scored 17 points per contest while playing 30.2 minutes per game this season for the Magic. He hauls in 9.2 rebounds per contest and has 3.3 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is at 82%. Aaron Gordon averages 18 points per game this year and he's on the court an average of 33.7 minutes per game. He also brings in 8.3 rebounds per game and 2.4 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 71%.
Useful Team Statistics
Dallas averages 102.3 points per contest this year, which is 28th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -2.65 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a unit, which has them ranked 26th. From 3-point territory they shoot 36%, which is good for 14th in the NBA. They average 41.1 boards per contest and 22.6 assists per game, which ranks them 27th and 17th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 30th with 12.4 per game. The Mavericks allow 104.9 points per contest which is 12th in the NBA. They also surrender a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 20th and 16th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 45.6 rebounds a game which ranks 26th, and they allow 23.2 assists per game which puts them in 13th place in the league. They force 13.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 8th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Orlando is 20th in the NBA with 103.8 points per contest this season. They are 19th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -4.86. They shoot 35% from beyond the arc, which is good for 25th in the league. They are 26th in the NBA in rebounding with 41.5 boards per contest and 12th in assists per game with 23.3. The Magic are 13th in turnovers per contest with 14.6. The Magic give up 108.7 points per game, which ranks them 22nd in the league. Their defense is surrendering a 47% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 25th and 14th in those defensive statistics. They rank 24th with 24.4 dimes allowed per game and 28th with 45.7 boards surrendered per contest. The Magic are 17th in the league in forcing turnovers with 14.3 per contest this year.
The Mavericks are 24th in the league in defensive rating with 109.2, and their offensive rating of 106.4 is ranked 14th. They are 25th in the NBA in pace with 95.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 17th. As a unit they are 21st in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shot attempts, ranking 3rd in the NBA. Dallas is 28th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.9 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 9th in the NBA.
Orlando is 12th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 12th in the NBA. The Magic are 25th in the league in defensive rating with 110.5, and their offensive rating of 105.5 is ranked 11th. They are 11th in the NBA in pace with 98.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 19th. As a unit they are 20th in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 13th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Mavericks/Magic NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Dallas +1
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