Orlando Magic at Dallas Mavericks NBA Picks & Predictions 1/9/2018
Tuesday, January 9, 2018
American Airlines Center
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The Orlando Magic travel to American Airlines Center to play the Dallas Mavericks on Tuesday, January 9, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Dallas as 5.5 point favorites.
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The Magic head into this matchup with a mark of 12-28. They are 4th in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of -5.6 as they are averaging 105.1 points per contest while giving up 110.7 per game. The Mavericks have an overall record of 13-28. They currently are 4th in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 102.0 points per game and surrendering 104.4, good for a point differential of -2.4.
Valuable Orlando Magic Betting Trends
The Orlando Magic are 15-25-0 against the spread
The Orlando Magic are 19-21-0 against the over/under
Important Dallas Mavericks Betting Trends
The Dallas Mavericks are 20-20-1 against the spread
The Dallas Mavericks are 19-22-0 against the over/under
Key Orlando Magic Injuries
12/30/17 F Jonathan Isaac Ankle is out indefinitely
12/24/17 C Nikola Vucevic Hand is out indefinitely
11/30/17 G Terrence Ross Knee is out indefinitely
01/06/18 F Jonathon Simmons Back is "?" Tuesday vs Dallas
Key Dallas Mavericks Injuries
12/06/17 F Nerlens Noel Thumb is out indefinitely
11/14/17 F Dorian Finney-Smith Knee is out indefinitely
10/07/17 G Seth Curry Stress Fracture is out indefinitely
Jonathon Simmons averages 14.3 points per game in 28.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.3 assists per contest and 3.9 rebounds per game for Orlando. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 74%. Evan Fournier comes into this contest averaging 17.9 points per game while playing 32.7 minutes per night so far this season for the Magic. He pulls down 3.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is currently at 89%.
Wesley Matthews averages 12.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.1 rebounds per contest and 2.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 82%. Harrison Barnes averages 18.7 points per game while playing 34.8 minutes per contest this year for the Mavericks. He grabs 6.6 rebounds per game and has 2.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage currently is at 82%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Magic allow 110.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 27th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 39% average from behind the arc, ranking them 23rd and 28th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 46.6 rebounds a game which ranks 30th, and they give up 24.7 assists per contest which puts them in 28th place in the league. They force 14.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 15th in the league. Orlando averages 105.1 points per contest this season, which ranks them 16th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -5.6 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 14th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 22nd in the league. They average 42 rebounds per game and 23 assists per game, which ranks them 20th and 10th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 12th with 14.9 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Mavericks surrender 104.4 points per contest, which ranks them 12th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 20th and 16th in those defensive statistics. They rank 16th with 22.8 assists allowed per contest, and 26th with 45.2 rebounds surrendered per game. The Mavericks are 9th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.1 per game this season. Dallas is 23rd in the league with 102 points per game this year. They are 21st in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -2.41. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 9th in the NBA. They are 26th in the league in rebounding with 40.5 boards per game and 14th in assists per contest with 22.6. The Mavericks are 30th in turnovers per game with 12.9.
The Magic are 26th in the NBA in offensive rating with 105.2, and their defensive rating of 110.8 is ranked 4th. In terms of pace they are 7th in the league with 99.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 17th. As a team they are 18th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 15th in the league. Orlando is 15th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 12th in the league.
Dallas is 28th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.3 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 9th in the NBA. The Mavericks are 18th in the league in defensive rating with 109.1, and their offensive rating of 106.6 is ranked 13th. They are 22nd in the NBA in pace with 95.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 12th. As a unit they are 17th in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shot attempts, ranking 5th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Magic/Mavericks NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Dallas -5.5
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