Orlando Magic at San Antonio Spurs NBA Picks & Predictions 3/13/2018
Tuesday, March 13, 2018
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The Orlando Magic travel to AT&T Center to play the San Antonio Spurs on Tuesday, March 13, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has San Antonio as 8 point favorites.
The Magic head into this matchup with a mark of 20-47. They are 4th in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of -4.4 as they are averaging 105.1 points per contest while giving up 109.5 per game. The Spurs have an overall mark of 37-29. They currently are 3rd in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 102.3 points per contest and giving up 99.6, which is a point differential of 2.7.
Valuable Orlando Magic Betting Trends
The Orlando Magic are 32-34-1 against the spread
The Orlando Magic are 29-38-0 against the over/under
Important San Antonio Spurs Betting Trends
The San Antonio Spurs are 33-31-2 against the spread
The San Antonio Spurs are 30-36-0 against the over/under
Key Orlando Magic Injuries
3/12/2018 Evan Fournier SG Knee Game Time Decision
3/12/2018 Aaron Gordon PF Concussion Game Time Decision
3/10/2018 Terrence Ross SG Knee Expected to be out until at least Mar 13
Key San Antonio Spurs Injuries
3/11/2018 LaMarcus Aldridge PF Knee Expected to be out until at least Mar 13
3/11/2018 Manu Ginobili SG Rest Expected to be out until at least Mar 13
3/11/2018 Kawhi Leonard SF Quadriceps Expected to be out until at least Mar 15
Nikola Vucevic comes into this contest averaging 17.3 points per game while playing 30.2 minutes per night so far this season for the Magic. He pulls down 9.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 50% while his free throw percentage is currently at 79%. Jonathon Simmons averages 13.7 points per game in 29.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.5 assists per contest and 3.5 rebounds per game for Orlando. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 76%.
Patty Mills averages 9.6 points per game while playing 24.5 minutes per contest this year for the Spurs. He grabs 1.8 rebounds per game and has 2.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage currently is at 88%. Rudy Gay averages 11.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 22.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.1 rebounds per contest and 1.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 78%.
Useful Team Statistics
Orlando averages 105.1 points per contest this season, which ranks them 17th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -4.34 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 15th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 17th in the league. They average 41 rebounds per game and 23.5 assists per game, which ranks them 27th and 11th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 12th with 14.7 per game. The Magic allow 109.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 25th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 27th and 16th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 45.3 rebounds a game which ranks 25th and they give up 24.5 assists per contest, which puts them in 26th place in the league. They force 14.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 13th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
San Antonio is 28th in the league with 102.3 points per game this year. They are 16th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 2.65. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 22nd in the NBA. They are 10th in the league in rebounding with 44.2 boards per game, and 13th in assists per contest with 23. The Spurs are 26th in turnovers per game with 13.5. The Spurs surrender 99.6 points per contest, which ranks them 1st in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 6th and 5th in those defensive statistics. They rank 8th with 21.7 assists allowed per contest and 12th with 42.5 rebounds surrendered per game. The Spurs are 7th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 13.9 per game this season.
The Magic are 21st in the NBA in offensive rating with 106.8, and their defensive rating of 111.2 is ranked 4th. In terms of pace they are 8th in the league with 98.2 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 12.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 10th in the league.
San Antonio is 25th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 25th in the NBA. The Spurs are 17th in the league in defensive rating with 104.7, and their offensive rating of 107.5 is ranked 29th. They are 29th in the NBA in pace with 95.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 22nd. As a unit they are 22nd in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shot attempts, ranking 26th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Magic/Spurs NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Orlando +8
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