Orlando Magic at Philadelphia 76ers NBA Picks & Predictions 10/20/2018
Saturday, October 20, 2018
Wells Fargo Center
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The Orlando Magic head to Wells Fargo Center to take on the Philadelphia 76ers on Saturday, October 20, 2018. The opening line for this game has Philadelphia as 11 point favorites.
The Magic have a regular season record of 1-0. They are 1st in the Southeast Division. They have a point differential of 3 as they average 104 points per game while giving up 101 per contest. The 76ers have an overall record of 1-1 this season. They are 4th in the Atlantic Division. They average 107 points per game and surrender 106.5, good for a point differential of 0.5.
Valuable Orlando Magic Betting Trends
The Orlando Magic are 1-0-0 against the spread this season
The Orlando Magic are 0-1-0 against the over/under this year
Important Philadelphia 76ers Betting Trends
The Philadelphia 76ers are 1-1-0 against the spread this season
The Philadelphia 76ers are 1-1-0 against the over/under this year
Key Orlando Magic Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Philadelphia 76ers Injuries
10/16/18 F Mike Muscala Ankle is out indefinitely
Nikola Vucevic averages 12 points per contest in 28 minutes per game this year. He averages 4 assists per game and 8 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 33% for the season while his free throw percentage is 80%. Aaron Gordon comes into this game averaging 26 points per contest while playing 38 minutes per night. He grabs 16 rebounds per contest and distributes 2 assists per game. His FG percentage is 50% while his free throw percentage is 67%.
Ben Simmons averages 16 points per game and he sees the court an average of 38 minutes per game. He also hauls in 14 rebounds per game and dishes 9.5 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 55% and his free throw percentage is 57%. Joel Embiid scores 26.5 points per contest while playing 35 minutes per game. He hauls in 11 rebounds per contest and has 2.5 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is at 84%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Magic allow 101 points per contest which is 7th in the NBA. They also surrender a 39% shooting percentage and a 27% average from 3-point range, ranking them 6th and 7th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 52 rebounds a game which ranks 21st, and they allow 16 assists per game which puts them in 2nd place in the league. They force 16 turnovers per game which ranks them 23rd in the NBA. Orlando averages 104 points per contest, which is 24th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 3 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a unit, which has them ranked 24th. From 3-point territory they shoot 28%, which is good for 22nd in the NBA. They average 51 boards per contest and 20 assists per game, which ranks them 11th and 23rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 18th with 12 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The 76ers give up 106.5 points per game, which ranks them 10th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 43% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 14th and 12th in those defensive statistics. They rank 21st with 24.5 dimes allowed per game and 18th with 47 boards surrendered per contest. The 76ers are 13th in the league in forcing turnovers with 13 per contest. Philadelphia is 18th in the NBA with 107 points per contest this season. They are 18th in the league in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is 0.5. They shoot 27% from beyond the arc, which is good for 24th in the league. They are 10th in the NBA in rebounding with 51.0 boards per contest and 9th in assists per game with 24. The 76ers are 12th in turnovers per contest with 14.5.
The Magic are 24th in the league in defensive rating with 97.6, and their offensive rating of 100.5 is ranked 4th. They are 10th in the NBA in pace with 103.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 45% is 24th. As a unit they are 28th in the league in true shooting percentage with 48% and they shoot 3-pointers on 27% of their shot attempts, ranking 25th in the NBA. Orlando is 21st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 10 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 44%, which is 26th in the NBA.
Philadelphia is 9th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%, which is 16th in the league. The 76ers are 22nd in the NBA in offensive rating with 100.6, and their defensive rating of 100.2 is ranked 8th. In terms of pace they are 6th in the league with 106.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 48% is 20th. As a team they are 17th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 13th in the league.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Orlando +11 and over 217 total points
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