Orlando Magic at Sacramento Kings NBA Picks & Predictions 3/9/2018
Friday, March 9, 2018
Golden 1 Center
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The Orlando Magic head to Golden 1 Center to take on the Sacramento Kings on Friday, March 9, 2018. The opening line for this game has Sacramento as 1 point favorites.
The Magic head into this matchup with a mark of 20-45. They are 4th in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of -4.3 as they are averaging 105.4 points per contest while giving up 109.7 per game. The Kings have an overall record of 20-45. They currently are 4th in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 99.2 points per game and surrendering 107.1, good for a point differential of -7.9.
Valuable Orlando Magic Betting Trends
The Orlando Magic are 31-33-1 against the spread
The Orlando Magic are 28-37-0 against the over/under
Important Sacramento Kings Betting Trends
The Sacramento Kings are 28-33-4 against the spread
The Sacramento Kings are 35-29-1 against the over/under
Key Orlando Magic Injuries
11/30/17 G Terrence Ross Knee is out indefinitely
03/08/18 G Evan Fournier Knee left last game, is doubtful Friday vs Sacramento
Key Sacramento Kings Injuries
03/08/18 G De'Aaron Fox Back left last game, is "?" Friday vs Orlando
03/08/18 C Willie Cauley-Stein Back is "?" Friday vs Orlando
02/11/18 G Iman Shumpert Plantar Fasciitis is out indefinitely
Aaron Gordon comes into this game averaging 18.3 points per contest while playing 33.7 minutes per night so far this year. He grabs 8.4 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.3 assists per game. His FG percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is 70%. Jonathon Simmons averages 13.4 points per contest in 29.1 minutes per game this year. He averages 2.5 assists per game and 3.5 rebounds per contest for Orlando. His field goal percentage is 47% for the season while his free throw percentage is 76%.
Buddy Hield has scored 12.8 points per contest while playing 24.4 minutes per game this season for the Kings. He hauls in 3.7 rebounds per contest and has 1.6 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is at 89%. De'Aaron Fox averages 11.4 points per game this year and he's on the court an average of 27.2 minutes per game. He also brings in 2.6 rebounds per game and 4.2 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 74%.
Useful Team Statistics
Orlando averages 105.4 points per contest this year, which is 16th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -4.26 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a unit, which has them ranked 15th. From 3-point territory they shoot 36%, which is good for 17th in the NBA. They average 41.3 boards per contest and 23.6 assists per game, which ranks them 25th and 10th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 13th with 14.7 per game. The Magic allow 109.7 points per contest which is 26th in the NBA. They also surrender a 47% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 27th and 15th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 45.3 rebounds a game which ranks 26th, and they allow 24.6 assists per game which puts them in 26th place in the league. They force 14.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 12th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Sacramento is 29th in the NBA with 99.2 points per contest this season. They are 20th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -7.89. They shoot 38% from beyond the arc, which is good for 2nd in the league. They are 29th in the NBA in rebounding with 40.4 boards per contest and 28th in assists per game with 21.2. The Kings are 19th in turnovers per contest with 14. The Kings give up 107.1 points per game, which ranks them 19th in the league. Their defense is surrendering a 48% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 28th and 30th in those defensive statistics. They rank 22nd with 24.2 dimes allowed per game and 22nd with 44 boards surrendered per contest. The Kings are 21st in the league in forcing turnovers with 14.8 per contest this year.
The Magic are 19th in the NBA in offensive rating with 106.9, and their defensive rating of 111.2 is ranked 4th. In terms of pace they are 8th in the league with 98.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 13th. As a team they are 14th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 13th in the league. Orlando is 13th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 11th in the league.
Sacramento is 17th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 55%, which is 1st in the NBA. The Kings are 30th in the league in defensive rating with 112.2, and their offensive rating of 104 is ranked 2nd. They are 28th in the NBA in pace with 95.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 26th. As a unit they are 30th in the league in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 27% of their shot attempts, ranking 28th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Magic/Kings NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Sacramento -1
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