Phoenix Suns at Orlando Magic NBA Picks & Predictions 3/24/2018
Saturday, March 24, 2018
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The Phoenix Suns travel to Amway Center to play the Orlando Magic on Saturday, March 24, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Orlando as 1 point favorites.
The Suns come into this game with an overall record of 19-53. They are 5th in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of -9.7 as they are averaging 104.2 points per game while giving up 113.9 per contest. The Magic have an overall record of 21-51. They currently are 4th in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 104.3 points per game and surrendering 109.2, good for a point differential of -4.9.
Valuable Phoenix Suns Betting Trends
The Phoenix Suns are 31-38-3 against the spread
The Phoenix Suns are 35-37-0 against the over/under
Important Orlando Magic Betting Trends
The Orlando Magic are 34-37-1 against the spread
The Orlando Magic are 31-41-0 against the over/under
Key Phoenix Suns Injuries
10/14/17 PG Brandon Knight Knee is out for season
03/22/18 G Devin Booker Hand is "?" Friday vs Cleveland
03/22/18 F TJ Warren Knee is doubtful Friday vs Cleveland
03/22/18 C Tyson Chandler Neck is out indefinitely
01/31/18 G Isaiah Canaan Foot is out for season
Key Orlando Magic Injuries
11/30/17 G Terrence Ross Knee is out indefinitely
03/22/18 F Jonathan Isaac Foot is "?" Saturday vs Phoenix
03/22/18 F Jonathon Simmons Wrist is "?" Saturday vs Phoenix
03/09/18 G Evan Fournier Knee is out indefinitely
T.J. Warren comes into this contest averaging 19.6 points per game while playing 33 minutes per night so far this season for the Suns. He pulls down 5.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 50% while his free throw percentage is currently at 76%. Devin Booker averages 24.9 points per game in 34.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.7 assists per contest and 4.5 rebounds per game for Phoenix. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 88%.
Jonathon Simmons averages 13.9 points per game while playing 29.4 minutes per contest this year for the Magic. He grabs 3.5 rebounds per game and has 2.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage currently is at 77%. Nikola Vucevic averages 16.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30 minutes per contest. He also averages 8.9 rebounds per contest and 3.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is 80%.
Useful Team Statistics
Phoenix averages 104.2 points per contest this season, which ranks them 21st in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -9.72 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 28th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 30th in the league. They average 44.1 rebounds per game and 21.1 assists per game, which ranks them 12th and 29th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 3rd with 15.8 per game. The Suns allow 113.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 30th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 28th and 26th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 45.8 rebounds a game which ranks 29th and they give up 23 assists per contest, which puts them in 13th place in the league. They force 13.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 4th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Orlando is 20th in the league with 104.3 points per game this year. They are 17th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is -4.92. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 20th in the NBA. They are 26th in the league in rebounding with 41.1 boards per game, and 11th in assists per contest with 23.3. The Magic are 11th in turnovers per game with 14.8. The Magic surrender 109.2 points per contest, which ranks them 24th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 25th and 18th in those defensive statistics. They rank 24th with 24.4 assists allowed per contest and 27th with 45.5 rebounds surrendered per game. The Magic are 15th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.3 per game this season.
The Suns are 30th in the league in defensive rating with 113.3, and their offensive rating of 103.6 is ranked 1st. They are 2nd in the NBA in pace with 100.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 30th. As a unit they are 28th in the league in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shot attempts, ranking 22nd in the NBA. Phoenix is 5th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 8th in the NBA.
Orlando is 11th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 10th in the NBA. The Magic are 25th in the league in defensive rating with 110.9, and their offensive rating of 105.9 is ranked 7th. They are 10th in the NBA in pace with 98.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 17th. As a unit they are 17th in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 14th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Suns/Magic NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Phoenix +1
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