Orlando Magic at Toronto Raptors NBA Picks & Predictions 4/8/2018
Sunday, April 8, 2018
Air Canada Centre
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The Orlando Magic travel to Air Canada Centre to play the Toronto Raptors on Sunday, April 8, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Toronto as 7 point favorites.
The Magic head into this matchup with a mark of 24-55. They are 4th in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of -4.8 as they are averaging 103.7 points per contest while giving up 108.5 per game. The Raptors have an overall mark of 57-22. They currently are 1st in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 111.7 points per contest and giving up 103.8, which is a point differential of 7.9.
Valuable Orlando Magic Betting Trends
The Orlando Magic are 36-42-1 against the spread
The Orlando Magic are 33-46-0 against the over/under
Important Toronto Raptors Betting Trends
The Toronto Raptors are 42-37-0 against the spread
The Toronto Raptors are 39-39-1 against the over/under
Key Orlando Magic Injuries
11/30/17 G Terrence Ross Knee is out indefinitely
04/07/18 F Aaron Gordon Calf is "?" Sunday vs Toronto
04/07/18 F Jonathan Isaac Ankle is out for season
04/07/18 C Nikola Vucevic Back is "?" Sunday vs Toronto
03/24/18 F Jonathon Simmons Wrist is out indefinitely
03/09/18 G Evan Fournier Knee is out indefinitely
Key Toronto Raptors Injuries
No key injuries to report
Aaron Gordon averages 17.9 points per game in 33.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.4 assists per contest and 8.1 rebounds per game for Orlando. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 71%. Nikola Vucevic comes into this contest averaging 16.9 points per game while playing 30 minutes per night so far this season for the Magic. He pulls down 9.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage is currently at 82%.
DeMar DeRozan averages 23.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.9 rebounds per contest and 5.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 83%. Kyle Lowry averages 16.2 points per game while playing 32.2 minutes per contest this year for the Raptors. He grabs 5.6 rebounds per game and has 6.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage currently is at 85%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Magic allow 108.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 22nd in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 24th and 15th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 45.7 rebounds a game which ranks 28th, and they give up 24.4 assists per contest which puts them in 24th place in the league. They force 14.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 15th in the league. Orlando averages 103.7 points per contest this season, which ranks them 21st in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -4.77 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 20th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 26th in the league. They average 41.6 rebounds per game and 23.4 assists per game, which ranks them 26th and 12th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 14th with 14.5 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Raptors surrender 103.8 points per contest, which ranks them 8th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 5th and 11th in those defensive statistics. They rank 7th with 21.7 assists allowed per contest, and 10th with 42.4 rebounds surrendered per game. The Raptors are 21st in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.6 per game this season. Toronto is 3rd in the league with 111.7 points per game this year. They are 9th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 7.9. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 18th in the NBA. They are 15th in the league in rebounding with 43.9 boards per game and 6th in assists per contest with 24.3. The Raptors are 26th in turnovers per game with 13.3.
The Magic are 25th in the NBA in offensive rating with 105.5, and their defensive rating of 110.4 is ranked 11th. In terms of pace they are 12th in the league with 98 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 19th. As a team they are 22nd in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 14th in the league. Orlando is 15th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.2 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 13th in the league.
Toronto is 27th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 28th in the league. The Raptors are 3rd in the NBA in offensive rating with 113.8, and their defensive rating of 105.8 is ranked 26th. In terms of pace they are 14th in the league with 97.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 5th. As a team they are 4th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shots, ranking 5th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Magic/Raptors NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Orlando +7
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