Orlando Magic at Boston Celtics NBA Picks & Predictions 10/22/2018
Monday, October 22, 2018
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The Orlando Magic travel to TD Garden to play the Boston Celtics on Monday, October 22, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Boston as 12 point favorites.
The Magic head into this matchup with a mark of 1-2. They are 2nd in the Southeast Division. They have a point differential of -10 as they average 102.3 points per contest while giving up 112.3 per game. The Celtics have an overall record of 2-1 this season. They are 2nd in the Atlantic Division. They average 103 points per game and surrender 100.3, good for a point differential of 2.7.
Valuable Orlando Magic Betting Trends
The Orlando Magic are 2-1-0 against the spread
The Orlando Magic are 1-2-0 against the over/under
Important Boston Celtics Betting Trends
The Boston Celtics are 1-2-0 against the spread
The Boston Celtics are 1-2-0 against the over/under
Key Orlando Magic Injuries
10/20/18 SF Jonathon Simmons Personal is questionable Monday vs Boston
10/20/18 C Timofey Mozgov Knee is questionable Monday vs Boston
Key Boston Celtics Injuries
10/21/18 C Aron Baynes Hamstring left last game, is questionable Monday vs Orlando
10/20/18 SF Gordon Hayward Ankle is questionable Monday vs Orlando
Nikola Vucevic comes into this contest averaging 17 points per game while playing 29.3 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 9.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 6.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 53% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 88%. Aaron Gordon averages 17 points per game in 31.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.3 assists per contest and 12.7 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 69%.
Kyrie Irving averages 14.7 points per game while playing 32.3 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 3.0 rebounds per game and has 6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 34% and his free throw percentage is at 89%. Jayson Tatum averages 21 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 10.7 rebounds per contest and 1.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 92%.
Useful Team Statistics
Orlando averages 102.3 points per contest this season, which ranks them 29th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -10 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team, which has them ranked 26th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 23rd in the league. They average 48 rebounds per game and 23 assists per game, which ranks them 11th and 16th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 14th with 13.7 per game. The Magic allow 112.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 15th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 41% average from behind the arc, ranking them 14th and 23rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 51.0 rebounds a game which ranks 25th and they give up 27 assists per contest, which puts them in 25th place in the league. They force 13.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 14th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Boston is 27th in the league with 103 points per game this year. They are 28th in the league in shooting at 41%, while their average scoring margin is 2.7. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 21st in the NBA. They are 5th in the league in rebounding with 50.3 boards per game, and 14th in assists per contest with 23.7. The Celtics are 10th in turnovers per game with 14.3. The Celtics surrender 100.3 points per contest, which ranks them 3rd in the NBA. Their defense allows a 43% shooting percentage and a 31% average from 3-point range, ranking them 7th and 5th in those defensive statistics. They rank 8th with 21.7 assists allowed per contest and 18th with 47.3 rebounds surrendered per game. The Celtics are 19th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.7 per game.
The Magic are 28th in the NBA in offensive rating with 102.4, and their defensive rating of 112.4 is ranked 16th. In terms of pace they are 25th in the league with 100 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 47% is 29th. As a team they are 29th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 50% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shots, ranking 21st in the league. Orlando is 14th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 14th in the league.
Boston is 10th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.9 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 48%, which is 26th in the NBA. The Celtics are 27th in the league in defensive rating with 99.8, and their offensive rating of 102.4 is ranked 2nd. They are 19th in the NBA in pace with 100.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 48% is 27th. As a unit they are 27th in the league in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 14th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Boston -12
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