Orlando Magic at Denver Nuggets NBA Picks & Predictions 11/23/2018
Friday, November 23, 2018
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The Orlando Magic travel to Pepsi Center to play the Denver Nuggets on Friday, November 23, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Orlando as 8.5 point favorites.
The Magic head into this matchup with a mark of 9-9. They are 2nd in the Southeast Division. They have a point differential of -2.1 as they average 106.6 points per contest while giving up 108.6 per game. The Nuggets have an overall mark of 11-7. They currently are 3rd in the Northwest Division. They total 110.1 points per contest and give up 104.3, which is a point differential of 5.8.
Valuable Orlando Magic Betting Trends
The Orlando Magic are 10-7-1 against the spread
The Orlando Magic are 7-11-0 against the over/under
Important Denver Nuggets Betting Trends
The Denver Nuggets are 9-9-0 against the spread
The Denver Nuggets are 7-11-0 against the over/under
Key Orlando Magic Injuries
11/07/18 F Jonathan Isaac Ankle is out indefinitely
Key Denver Nuggets Injuries
11/21/18 F Paul Millsap Facial injured last game, is questionable Friday vs Orlando
10/22/18 G Will Barton Hip is out indefinitely
10/11/18 G Isaiah Thomas Hip is out indefinitely
Aaron Gordon comes into this contest averaging 17.1 points per game while playing 32.8 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 7.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 69%. Nikola Vucevic averages 20.0 points per game in 30.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.6 assists per contest and 11.2 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 55% for the year while his free throw percentage is 82%.
Nikola Jokic averages 17.2 points per game while playing 30.2 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 10.1 rebounds per game and has 7.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is at 82%. Gary Harris averages 17.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.4 rebounds per contest and 3.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 80%.
Useful Team Statistics
Orlando averages 106.6 points per contest this season, which ranks them 23rd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -2.1 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 15th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 19th in the league. They average 43.0 rebounds per game and 26.1 assists per game, which ranks them 23rd and 5th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 26th with 13.0 per game. The Magic allow 108.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 9th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 18th and 18th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 46.6 rebounds a game which ranks 23rd and they give up 22.8 assists per contest, which puts them in 6th place in the league. They force 14.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 18th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Denver is 14th in the league with 110.1 points per game this year. They are 9th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 5.8. They shoot 34% from 3-point range, which is good for 22nd in the NBA. They are 12th in the league in rebounding with 46.3 boards per game, and 6th in assists per contest with 26.1. The Nuggets are 22nd in turnovers per game with 13.9. The Nuggets surrender 104.3 points per contest, which ranks them 4th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 46% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 12th and 6th in those defensive statistics. They rank 12th with 23.3 assists allowed per contest and 1st with 41.2 rebounds surrendered per game. The Nuggets are 17th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.6 per game.
The Magic are 22nd in the league in defensive rating with 109.8, and their offensive rating of 107.7 is ranked 14th. They are 22nd in the NBA in pace with 98.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 18th. As a unit they are 20th in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 16th in the NBA. Orlando is 27th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 14th in the NBA.
Denver is 20th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.4 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 18th in the NBA. The Nuggets are 8th in the league in defensive rating with 106.6, and their offensive rating of 112.5 is ranked 7th. They are 27th in the NBA in pace with 97.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 11th. As a unit they are 15th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 17th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Magic/Nuggets NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Orlando -8.5
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