San Antonio Spurs at Orlando Magic NBA Picks & Predictions 12/19/2018
Wednesday, December 19, 2018
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The San Antonio Spurs head to Amway Center to take on the Orlando Magic on Wednesday, December 19, 2018. The opening line for this game has San Antonio as 1 point favorites.
The Spurs head into this matchup with a mark of 16-15. They are 4th in the Southwest Division. They have a point differential of 0.1 as they average 110.6 points per contest while giving up 110.5 per game. The Magic have an overall record of 14-15 this season. They are 2nd in the Southeast Division. They average 104.0 points per game and surrender 106.7, good for a point differential of -2.7.
Valuable San Antonio Spurs Betting Trends
The San Antonio Spurs are 15-14-1 against the spread this season
The San Antonio Spurs are 17-13-0 against the over/under this year
Important Orlando Magic Betting Trends
The Orlando Magic are 16-11-2 against the spread this season
The Orlando Magic are 10-19-0 against the over/under this year
Key San Antonio Spurs Injuries
11/11/18 C Pau Gasol Foot is out indefinitely
10/08/18 G Dejounte Murray ACL is out for season
Key Orlando Magic Injuries
No key injuries to report
LaMarcus Aldridge comes into this game averaging 18.9 points per contest while playing 32.6 minutes per night this year. He grabs 9.6 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.1 assists per game. His FG percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage is 82%. DeMar DeRozan averages 23.5 points per contest in 35.1 minutes per game. He averages 6.2 assists per game and 5.5 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 48% for the season while his free throw percentage is 85%.
Nikola Vucevic scores 20.6 points per contest while playing 30.8 minutes per game. He hauls in 11.7 rebounds per contest and has 3.7 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 54% and his free throw percentage is at 84%. Aaron Gordon averages 15.7 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 32.6 minutes per game. He also brings in 7.2 rebounds per game and has 3.0 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 69%.
Useful Team Statistics
San Antonio averages 110.6 points per contest, which is 16th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 0.1 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a unit, which has them ranked 8th. From 3-point territory they shoot 39%, which is good for 1st in the NBA. They average 44.4 boards per contest and 23.9 assists per game, which ranks them 17th and 17th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 29th with 12.1 per game. The Spurs allow 110.5 points per contest, which is 15th in the NBA. They also surrender a 47% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 26th and 17th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 43.9 rebounds a game which ranks 10th, and they allow 24.7 assists per game which puts them in 21st place in the league. They force 12.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 5th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Orlando is 26th in the NBA with 104.0 points per contest this season. They are 22nd in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -2.69. They shoot 35% from beyond the arc, which is good for 13th in the league. They are 25th in the NBA in rebounding with 42.6 boards per contest and 7th in assists per game with 25.3. The Magic are 24th in turnovers per contest with 13.2. The Magic give up 106.7 points per game, which ranks them 7th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 14th and 23rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 10th with 23.2 dimes allowed per game and 21st with 46.0 boards surrendered per contest. The Magic are 13th in the league in forcing turnovers with 14.0 per contest this year.
The Spurs are 9th in the NBA in offensive rating with 112.2, and their defensive rating of 112.1 is ranked 23rd. In terms of pace they are 25th in the league with 97.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 14th. As a team they are 9th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 27% of their shots, ranking 30th in the league. San Antonio is 29th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 10.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 5th in the league.
Orlando is 20th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 17th in the league. The Magic are 27th in the NBA in offensive rating with 106.1, and their defensive rating of 108.8 is ranked 13th. In terms of pace they are 26th in the league with 97.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 20th. As a team they are 24th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 14th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Spurs/Magic NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take San Antonio -1
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