Denver Nuggets at Orlando Magic NBA Picks & Predictions 12/5/2018
Wednesday, December 5, 2018
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The Denver Nuggets head to Amway Center to take on the Orlando Magic on Wednesday, December 5, 2018. The opening line for this game has Denver as 4.5 point favorites.
The Nuggets have a record of 16-7. They are 1st in the Northwest Division. They have a point differential of 7.5 as they average 110.2 points per game while giving up 102.7 per contest. The Magic have an overall record of 11-12 this season. They are 2nd in the Southeast Division. They average 105.8 points per game and surrender 108.1, good for a point differential of -2.3.
Valuable Denver Nuggets Betting Trends
The Denver Nuggets are 13-9-0 against the spread this season
The Denver Nuggets are 8-14-0 against the over/under this year
Important Orlando Magic Betting Trends
The Orlando Magic are 14-8-1 against the spread this season
The Orlando Magic are 9-14-0 against the over/under this year
Key Denver Nuggets Injuries
12/04/18 G Gary Harris Hip is questionable Wednesday vs Orlando
10/22/18 G Will Barton Hip is out indefinitely
10/11/18 G Isaiah Thomas Hip is out indefinitely
Key Orlando Magic Injuries
11/30/18 C Timofey Mozgov Knee is out indefinitely
Gary Harris comes into this game averaging 16.6 points per contest while playing 32.3 minutes per night this year. He grabs 3.2 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.9 assists per game. His FG percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is 79%. Nikola Jokic averages 16.7 points per contest in 29.7 minutes per game. He averages 7.5 assists per game and 9.7 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 48% for the season while his free throw percentage is 83%.
Nikola Vucevic scores 21.0 points per contest while playing 30.8 minutes per game. He hauls in 11.3 rebounds per contest and has 3.8 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 55% and his free throw percentage is at 84%. Aaron Gordon averages 16.1 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 32.2 minutes per game. He also brings in 7.2 rebounds per game and has 2.6 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is 70%.
Useful Team Statistics
Denver averages 110.2 points per contest, which is 14th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 7.5 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a unit, which has them ranked 9th. From 3-point territory they shoot 35%, which is good for 17th in the NBA. They average 47.3 boards per contest and 26.8 assists per game, which ranks them 8th and 4th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 21st with 13.8 per game. The Nuggets allow 102.7 points per contest, which is 2nd in the NBA. They also surrender a 45% shooting percentage and a 31% average from 3-point range, ranking them 10th and 1st in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 41.6 rebounds a game which ranks 1st, and they allow 23.1 assists per game which puts them in 11th place in the league. They force 14.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 13th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Orlando is 25th in the NBA with 105.8 points per contest this season. They are 19th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is -2.3. They shoot 35% from beyond the arc, which is good for 16th in the league. They are 24th in the NBA in rebounding with 42.2 boards per contest and 6th in assists per game with 26.2. The Magic are 27th in turnovers per contest with 12.9. The Magic give up 108.1 points per game, which ranks them 7th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 17th and 22nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 10th with 23.1 dimes allowed per game and 23rd with 46.3 boards surrendered per contest. The Magic are 14th in the league in forcing turnovers with 14.4 per contest this year.
The Nuggets are 9th in the league in defensive rating with 105, and their offensive rating of 112.7 is ranked 4th. They are 27th in the NBA in pace with 97.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 13th. As a unit they are 17th in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shot attempts, ranking 21st in the NBA. Denver is 20th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.1 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 24th in the NBA.
Orlando is 24th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 13th in the NBA. The Magic are 24th in the league in defensive rating with 109.8, and their offensive rating of 107.5 is ranked 15th. They are 23rd in the NBA in pace with 98.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 20th. As a unit they are 21st in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 16th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Nuggets/Magic NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Denver -4.5
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