Indiana Pacers at Orlando Magic NBA Picks & Predictions 12/7/2018
Friday, December 7, 2018
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The Indiana Pacers travel to Amway Center to play the Orlando Magic on Friday, December 7, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Indiana as 1.5 point favorites.
The Pacers have a record of 14-10. They are 3rd in the Central Division. They have a point differential of 3.6 as they average 105.8 points per game while giving up 102.1 per contest. The Magic have an overall mark of 12-13. They currently are 1st in the Southeast Division. They total 106.3 points per contest and give up 108.0, which is a point differential of -1.8.
Valuable Indiana Pacers Betting Trends
The Indiana Pacers are 10-13-1 against the spread
The Indiana Pacers are 10-14-0 against the over/under
Important Orlando Magic Betting Trends
The Orlando Magic are 15-9-1 against the spread
The Orlando Magic are 10-15-0 against the over/under
Key Indiana Pacers Injuries
12/03/18 G Victor Oladipo Knee is out indefinitely
Key Orlando Magic Injuries
11/30/18 C Timofey Mozgov Knee is out indefinitely
Bojan Bogdanovic averages 15.9 points per game in 31.3 minutes per contest. He averages 1.4 assists per contest and 3.8 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 53% for the year while his free throw percentage is 79%. Domantas Sabonis comes into this contest averaging 14.3 points per game while playing 24.9 minutes per night. He pulls down 10.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 64% while his free throw percentage is at 75%.
Aaron Gordon averages 16.4 points per game and he sees the court an average of 32.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.4 rebounds per contest and 2.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 70%. Nikola Vucevic averages 21.0 points per game while playing 31.2 minutes per contest. He grabs 11.4 rebounds per game and has 3.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 55% and his free throw percentage is at 83%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Pacers allow 102.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 1st in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc, ranking them 7th and 29th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 42.3 rebounds a game which ranks 4th, and they give up 23.3 assists per contest which puts them in 11th place in the league. They force 15.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 25th in the league. Indiana averages 105.8 points per contest this season, which ranks them 26th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 3.6 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team, which has them ranked 5th. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 5th in the league. They average 42.3 rebounds per game and 24.4 assists per contest, which ranks them 24th and 12th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 11th with 14.7 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Magic surrender 108.0 points per contest, which ranks them 8th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 17th and 25th in those defensive statistics. They rank 14th with 23.4 assists allowed per contest, and 20th with 46.2 rebounds surrendered per game. The Magic are 14th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.2 per game. Orlando is 25th in the league with 106.3 points per game this year. They are 19th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is -1.8. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 11th in the NBA. They are 25th in the league in rebounding with 42.2 boards per game and 6th in assists per contest with 26.2. The Magic are 28th in turnovers per game with 12.7.
The Pacers are 21st in the league in defensive rating with 104.4, and their offensive rating of 108.1 is ranked 3rd. They are 25th in the NBA in pace with 97.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 8th. As a unit they are 12th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shot attempts, ranking 27th in the NBA. Indiana is 6th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.5 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 19th in the NBA.
Orlando is 28th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 13th in the league. The Magic are 22nd in the NBA in offensive rating with 108.1, and their defensive rating of 109.9 is ranked 15th. In terms of pace they are 26th in the league with 97.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 16th. As a team they are 21st in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 15th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Pacers/Magic NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Orlando +1.5
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