Orlando Magic at Miami Heat NBA Picks & Predictions 2/5/2018
Monday, February 5, 2018
American Airlines Arena
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The Orlando Magic travel to American Airlines Arena to play the Miami Heat on Monday, February 5, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Miami as 5 point favorites.
The Magic head into this matchup with a mark of 15-36. They are 4th in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of -4.9 as they are averaging 105.5 points per contest while giving up 110.4 per game. The Heat have an overall record of 29-24. They currently are 2nd in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 100.3 points per game and surrendering 101.1, good for a point differential of -0.8.
Valuable Orlando Magic Betting Trends
The Orlando Magic are 23-28-0 against the spread
The Orlando Magic are 23-28-0 against the over/under
Important Miami Heat Betting Trends
The Miami Heat are 25-25-3 against the spread
The Miami Heat are 20-31-2 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
02/04/18 F Aaron Gordon Hip is "?" Monday vs Miami
Key Miami Heat Injuries
02/04/18 C Hassan Whiteside Illness is "?" Monday vs Orlando
01/12/18 G Dion Waiters Ankle is out for season
Jonathon Simmons averages 13.7 points per game in 28.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.3 assists per contest and 3.4 rebounds per game for Orlando. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 76%. Evan Fournier comes into this contest averaging 17.9 points per game while playing 32.5 minutes per night so far this season for the Magic. He pulls down 3.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is currently at 90%.
Hassan Whiteside averages 14.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 25.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 11.7 rebounds per contest and 0.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 56% and his free throw percentage is 74%. Goran Dragic averages 17.2 points per game while playing 31.7 minutes per contest this year for the Heat. He grabs 4 rebounds per game and has 4.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage currently is at 76%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Magic allow 110.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 28th in the league. They also allow a 48% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 28th and 25th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 45.5 rebounds a game which ranks 28th, and they give up 24.4 assists per contest which puts them in 26th place in the league. They force 14.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 14th in the league. Orlando averages 105.5 points per contest this season, which ranks them 15th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -4.88 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 14th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 20th in the league. They average 41.4 rebounds per game and 23.3 assists per game, which ranks them 24th and 10th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 12th with 14.9 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Heat surrender 101.1 points per contest, which ranks them 3rd in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 7th and 9th in those defensive statistics. They rank 2nd with 20 assists allowed per contest, and 6th with 42 rebounds surrendered per game. The Heat are 4th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 13.5 per game this season. Miami is 28th in the league with 100.3 points per game this year. They are 20th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -0.81. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 19th in the NBA. They are 20th in the league in rebounding with 42.4 boards per game and 23rd in assists per contest with 21.9. The Heat are 11th in turnovers per game with 15.
The Magic are 21st in the league in defensive rating with 111.6, and their offensive rating of 106.6 is ranked 4th. They are 8th in the NBA in pace with 98.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 15th. As a unit they are 15th in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 15th in the NBA. Orlando is 14th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 9th in the NBA.
Miami is 3rd in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 24th in the league. The Heat are 26th in the NBA in offensive rating with 105.3, and their defensive rating of 106.2 is ranked 26th. In terms of pace they are 28th in the league with 94.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 14th. As a team they are 18th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shots, ranking 5th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Magic/Heat NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Miami -5
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