Phoenix Suns at Orlando Magic NBA Picks & Predictions 12/26/2018
Wednesday, December 26, 2018
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The Phoenix Suns travel to Amway Center to play the Orlando Magic on Wednesday, December 26, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Orlando as 4 point favorites.
The Suns have a record of 8-26. They are 5th in the Pacific Division. They have a point differential of -8.8 as they average 104.6 points per game while giving up 113.4 per contest. The Magic have an overall mark of 14-18. They currently are 3rd in the Southeast Division. They total 10.2 points per contest and give up 107.1, which is a point differential of -96.9.
Valuable Phoenix Suns Betting Trends
The Phoenix Suns are 15-19-0 against the spread
The Phoenix Suns are 14-20-0 against the over/under
Important Orlando Magic Betting Trends
The Orlando Magic are 16-14-2 against the spread
The Orlando Magic are 12-20-0 against the over/under
Key Phoenix Suns Injuries
12/17/18 PG Austin Rivers Waived is out indefinitely
Key Orlando Magic Injuries
12/21/18 SF Jonathon Simmons Ankle is questionable Sunday vs Miami
Devin Booker averages 24.8 points per game in 36.0 minutes per contest. He averages 7.0 assists per contest and 3.9 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 85%. T.J. Warren comes into this contest averaging 18.3 points per game while playing 30.8 minutes per night. He pulls down 4.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 50% while his free throw percentage is at 83%.
Aaron Gordon averages 15.5 points per game and he sees the court an average of 32.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.4 rebounds per contest and 3.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 68%. Nikola Vucevic averages 20.1 points per game while playing 30.9 minutes per contest. He grabs 11.8 rebounds per game and has 3.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage is at 82%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Suns allow 113.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 24th in the league. They also allow a 48% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 28th and 11th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 46.1 rebounds a game which ranks 24th, and they give up 25.5 assists per contest which puts them in 25th place in the league. They force 15.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 22nd in the league. Phoenix averages 104.6 points per contest this season, which ranks them 26th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -8.8 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 19th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 26th in the league. They average 41.3 rebounds per game and 24.0 assists per contest, which ranks them 28th and 18th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 2nd with 15.7 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Magic surrender 107.1 points per contest, which ranks them 8th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 18th and 27th in those defensive statistics. They rank 11th with 23.5 assists allowed per contest, and 21st with 45.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Magic are 10th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 13.6 per game. Orlando is 30th in the league with 10.2 points per game this year. They are 27th in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is -4.7. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 15th in the NBA. They are 25th in the league in rebounding with 42.3 boards per game and 12th in assists per contest with 24.6. The Magic are 24th in turnovers per game with 13.2.
The Suns are 28th in the league in defensive rating with 112.8, and their offensive rating of 104.1 is ranked 27th. They are 19th in the NBA in pace with 99 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 21st. As a unit they are 22nd in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 18th in the NBA. Phoenix is 2nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 54%, which is 6th in the NBA.
Orlando is 21st in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 13th in the league. The Magic are 27th in the NBA in offensive rating with 105.3, and their defensive rating of 110.1 is ranked 14th. In terms of pace they are 26th in the league with 97 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 24th. As a team they are 25th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 13th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Suns/Magic NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Orlando -4
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