Orlando Magic at San Antonio Spurs NBA Picks & Predictions 11/4/2018
Sunday, November 4, 2018
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The Orlando Magic travel to AT&T Center to play the San Antonio Spurs on Sunday, November 4, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has San Antonio as 8.5 point favorites.
The Magic have a record of 2-6. They are 3rd in the Southeast Division. They have a point differential of -12.0 as they average 99.9 points per game while giving up 111.9 per contest. The Spurs have an overall mark of 5-2. They currently are 1st in the Southwest Division. They total 114.6 points per contest and give up 113.0, which is a point differential of 1.6.
Valuable Orlando Magic Betting Trends
The Orlando Magic are 3-5-0 against the spread
The Orlando Magic are 2-6-0 against the over/under
Important San Antonio Spurs Betting Trends
The San Antonio Spurs are 4-3-0 against the spread
The San Antonio Spurs are 5-2-0 against the over/under
Key Orlando Magic Injuries
11/02/18 F Jonathan Isaac Ankle is questionable Sunday vs San Antonio
11/02/18 SF Jonathon Simmons Wrist is questionable Sunday vs San Antonio
Key San Antonio Spurs Injuries
10/08/18 G Dejounte Murray ACL is out indefinitely
Aaron Gordon comes into this contest averaging 14.0 points per game while playing 31.4 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 7.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 63%. Nikola Vucevic averages 19.0 points per game in 29.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.1 assists per contest and 10.9 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 55% for the year while his free throw percentage is 82%.
DeMar DeRozan averages 27.9 points per game while playing 37.3 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 5.7 rebounds per game and has 7.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage is at 87%. LaMarcus Aldridge averages 20.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 35.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 9.1 rebounds per contest and 3.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 75%.
Useful Team Statistics
Orlando averages 99.9 points per contest this season, which ranks them 30th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -12.0 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a team, which has them ranked 30th. Behind the arc they shoot 30% which is good for 29th in the league. They average 45.3 rebounds per game and 24.4 assists per game, which ranks them 15th and 14th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 25th with 12.6 per game. The Magic allow 111.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 15th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc, ranking them 18th and 23rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 50.8 rebounds a game which ranks 29th and they give up 24.3 assists per contest, which puts them in 19th place in the league. They force 14.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 14th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
San Antonio is 9th in the league with 114.6 points per game this year. They are 11th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 1.6. They shoot 39% from 3-point range, which is good for 6th in the NBA. They are 13th in the league in rebounding with 46.0 boards per game, and 15th in assists per contest with 24.3. The Spurs are 29th in turnovers per game with 12.0. The Spurs surrender 113.0 points per contest, which ranks them 18th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 48% shooting percentage and a 38% average from 3-point range, ranking them 21st and 25th in those defensive statistics. They rank 16th with 23.7 assists allowed per contest and 10th with 44.3 rebounds surrendered per game. The Spurs are 17th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.6 per game.
The Magic are 30th in the league in defensive rating with 112, and their offensive rating of 99.9 is ranked 19th. They are 18th in the NBA in pace with 99.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 47% is 30th. As a unit they are 30th in the league in true shooting percentage with 50% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 19th in the NBA. Orlando is 26th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.5 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 12th in the NBA.
San Antonio is 29th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 10.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 54%, which is 9th in the NBA. The Spurs are 8th in the league in defensive rating with 111.2, and their offensive rating of 112.8 is ranked 18th. They are 25th in the NBA in pace with 98.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 16th. As a unit they are 14th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 24% of their shot attempts, ranking 30th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Orlando -8.5
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