Orlando Magic at Portland Blazers NBA Picks & Predictions 11/28/2018
Wednesday, November 28, 2018
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The Orlando Magic travel to Moda Center to play the Portland Blazers on Wednesday, November 28, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Portland as 7 point favorites.
The Magic head into this matchup with a mark of 10-11. They are 2nd in the Southeast Division. They have a point differential of -3.0 as they average 105.9 points per contest while giving up 108.9 per game. The Blazers have an overall mark of 12-8. They currently are 3rd in the Northwest Division. They total 112.7 points per contest and give up 110.7, which is a point differential of 2.0.
Valuable Orlando Magic Betting Trends
The Orlando Magic are 11-8-1 against the spread
The Orlando Magic are 7-13-0 against the over/under
Important Portland Blazers Betting Trends
The Portland Blazers are 11-9-0 against the spread
The Portland Blazers are 11-9-0 against the over/under
Key Orlando Magic Injuries
11/07/18 F Jonathan Isaac Ankle is out indefinitely
Key Portland Blazers Injuries
11/25/18 C Jusuf Nurkic Shoulder left last game, is questionable
Nikola Vucevic comes into this contest averaging 20.8 points per game while playing 30.9 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 11.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 55% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 85%. Aaron Gordon averages 16.1 points per game in 32.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.6 assists per contest and 7.3 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 48% for the year while his free throw percentage is 69%.
CJ McCollum averages 21.1 points per game while playing 33.7 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 3.9 rebounds per game and has 2.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is at 83%. Damian Lillard averages 26.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.2 rebounds per contest and 6.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 90%.
Useful Team Statistics
Orlando averages 105.9 points per contest this season, which ranks them 25th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -3.1 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 18th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 20th in the league. They average 42.4 rebounds per game and 26.3 assists per game, which ranks them 23rd and 5th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 27th with 12.9 per game. The Magic allow 108.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 8th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 19th and 19th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 46.5 rebounds a game which ranks 24th and they give up 23.1 assists per contest, which puts them in 9th place in the league. They force 14.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 18th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Portland is 11th in the league with 112.7 points per game this year. They are 19th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 2.0. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 17th in the NBA. They are 2nd in the league in rebounding with 50.3 boards per game, and 27th in assists per contest with 20.5. The Blazers are 14th in turnovers per game with 14.2. The Blazers surrender 110.7 points per contest, which ranks them 15th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 11th and 20th in those defensive statistics. They rank 13th with 23.4 assists allowed per contest and 16th with 45.2 rebounds surrendered per game. The Blazers are 1st in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 11.7 per game.
The Magic are 25th in the NBA in offensive rating with 107, and their defensive rating of 110.1 is ranked 17th. In terms of pace they are 23rd in the league with 98.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 20th. As a team they are 21st in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 16th in the league. Orlando is 25th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 11th in the league.
Portland is 16th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 10.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 20th in the league. The Blazers are 9th in the NBA in offensive rating with 111.8, and their defensive rating of 109.8 is ranked 15th. In terms of pace they are 12th in the league with 100.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 18th. As a team they are 15th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 15th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Magic/Blazers NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Portland -7
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