Portland Blazers at Orlando Magic NBA Picks & Predictions 10/25/2018
Thursday, October 25, 2018
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The Portland Blazers head to Amway Center to take on the Orlando Magic on Thursday, October 25, 2018. The opening line for this game has Portland as 3.5 point favorites.
The Blazers head into this matchup with a mark of 2-1. They are 2nd in the Northwest Division. They have a point differential of 7 as they average 124.3 points per contest while giving up 117.3 per game. The Magic have an overall record of 2-2 this season. They are 2nd in the Southeast Division. They average 100.0 points per game and surrender 106.8, good for a point differential of -6.8.
Valuable Portland Blazers Betting Trends
The Portland Blazers are 2-1-0 against the spread this season
The Portland Blazers are 3-0-0 against the over/under this year
Important Orlando Magic Betting Trends
The Orlando Magic are 3-1-0 against the spread this season
The Orlando Magic are 1-3-0 against the over/under this year
Key Portland Blazers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Orlando Magic Injuries
No key injuries to report
Damian Lillard comes into this game averaging 28.7 points per contest while playing 35.3 minutes per night this year. He grabs 5.3 rebounds per contest and distributes 7 assists per game. His FG percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is 94%. CJ McCollum averages 19.3 points per contest in 33.3 minutes per game. He averages 2.3 assists per game and 3.7 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 35% for the season while his free throw percentage is 91%.
Aaron Gordon scores 16 points per contest while playing 33.5 minutes per game. He hauls in 10.3 rebounds per contest and has 2.5 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is at 67%. Nikola Vucevic averages 18.8 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 30.3 minutes per game. He also brings in 10.3 rebounds per game and has 5.3 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 55% and his free throw percentage is 80%.
Useful Team Statistics
Portland averages 124.3 points per contest, which is 3rd in the league. Their average scoring margin is 7 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a unit, which has them ranked 18th. From 3-point territory they shoot 36%, which is good for 16th in the NBA. They average 56.7 boards per contest and 22.3 assists per game, which ranks them 1st and 20th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 10th with 15.7 per game. The Blazers allow 117.3 points per contest, which is 21st in the NBA. They also surrender a 44% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 9th and 16th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 46.7 rebounds a game which ranks 16th, and they allow 25 assists per game which puts them in 16th place in the league. They force 10.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 2nd in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Orlando is 29th in the NBA with 100 points per contest this season. They are 26th in the league in shooting at 42%, while their average scoring margin is -6.75. They shoot 33% from beyond the arc, which is good for 23rd in the league. They are 9th in the NBA in rebounding with 48.3 boards per contest and 15th in assists per game with 24.3. The Magic are 22nd in turnovers per contest with 12.5. The Magic give up 106.8 points per game, which ranks them 7th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 44% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 8th and 15th in those defensive statistics. They rank 23rd with 25.5 dimes allowed per game and 28th with 51.0 boards surrendered per contest. The Magic are 14th in the league in forcing turnovers with 13.3 per contest this year.
The Blazers are 6th in the league in defensive rating with 108.7, and their offensive rating of 115.2 is ranked 12th. They are 5th in the NBA in pace with 104.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 19th. As a unit they are 10th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 13th in the NBA. Portland is 11th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 8.5 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 23rd in the NBA.
Orlando is 20th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 20th in the NBA. The Magic are 28th in the league in defensive rating with 107.8, and their offensive rating of 101 is ranked 9th. They are 27th in the NBA in pace with 99.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 47% is 28th. As a unit they are 29th in the league in true shooting percentage with 49% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shot attempts, ranking 19th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Portland -3.5
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