Orlando Magic at Utah Jazz NBA Picks & Predictions 3/5/2018
Monday, March 5, 2018
Vivint Smart Home Arena
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The Orlando Magic head to Vivint Smart Home Arena to take on the Utah Jazz on Monday, March 5, 2018. The opening line for this game has Utah as 9.5 point favorites.
The Magic head into this matchup with a mark of 20-43. They are 4th in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of -4.2 as they are averaging 105.8 points per contest while giving up 110.0 per game. The Jazz have an overall mark of 33-30. They currently are 5th in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 102.8 points per contest and giving up 101.3, which is a point differential of 1.5.
Valuable Orlando Magic Betting Trends
The Orlando Magic are 30-32-1 against the spread
The Orlando Magic are 28-35-0 against the over/under
Important Utah Jazz Betting Trends
The Utah Jazz are 32-30-1 against the spread
The Utah Jazz are 29-33-1 against the over/under
Key Orlando Magic Injuries
11/30/17 G Terrence Ross Knee is out indefinitely
Key Utah Jazz Injuries
10/06/17 PG Dante Exum Shoulder is out indefinitely
01/13/18 F Thabo Sefolosha Knee is out for season
Evan Fournier comes into this game averaging 18 points per contest while playing 32.5 minutes per night so far this year. He grabs 3.2 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.9 assists per game. His FG percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is 87%. Jonathon Simmons averages 13.6 points per contest in 29 minutes per game this year. He averages 2.4 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 77%.
Donovan Mitchell has scored 19.9 points per contest while playing 32.6 minutes per game this season for the Jazz. He hauls in 3.5 rebounds per contest and has 3.5 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is at 84%. Rudy Gobert averages 13.1 points per game this year and he's on the court an average of 31.6 minutes per game. He also brings in 10.2 rebounds per game and 1.4 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 60% and his free throw percentage is 69%.
Useful Team Statistics
Orlando averages 105.8 points per contest this year, which is 15th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -4.16 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 16th in the NBA. They average 41.3 boards per contest and 23.6 assists per game, which ranks them 25th and 9th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 13th with 14.7 per game. The Magic allow 110 points per contest which is 27th in the NBA. They also surrender a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 26th and 19th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 45.4 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
Utah is 25th in the NBA with 102.8 points per contest this season. They are 17th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 1.54. They shoot 37% from beyond the arc, which is good for 9th in the league. They are 22nd in the NBA in rebounding with 42.3 boards per contest and 25th in assists per game with 21.4. The Jazz are 14th in turnovers per contest with 14.5. The Jazz give up 101.3 points per game, which ranks them 3rd in the league. Their defense is surrendering a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 13th and 23rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 1st with 20.1 dimes allowed per game and 7th with 42 boards surrendered per contest. The Jazz are 22nd in the league in forcing turnovers with 15 per contest this year.
The Magic are 19th in the NBA in offensive rating with 107.2, and their defensive rating of 111.4 is ranked 4th. In terms of pace they are 8th in the league with 98.4 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 14th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 11th in the league.
Utah is 12th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.1 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 19th in the NBA. The Jazz are 18th in the league in defensive rating with 105.8, and their offensive rating of 107.4 is ranked 27th. They are 26th in the NBA in pace with 95.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 14th. As a unit they are 13th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 9th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Magic/Jazz NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Orlando +9.5
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