Toronto Raptors at Orlando Magic NBA Picks & Predictions 11/20/2018
Tuesday, November 20, 2018
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The Toronto Raptors travel to Amway Center to play the Orlando Magic on Tuesday, November 20, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Toronto as 6.5 point favorites.
The Raptors have a record of 13-4. They are 1st in the Atlantic Division. They have a point differential of 8.4 as they average 116.8 points per game while giving up 108.4 per contest. The Magic have an overall mark of 9-8. They currently are 1st in the Southeast Division. They total 107.5 points per contest and give up 109.5, which is a point differential of -2.1.
Valuable Toronto Raptors Betting Trends
The Toronto Raptors are 9-8-0 against the spread
The Toronto Raptors are 11-6-0 against the over/under
Important Orlando Magic Betting Trends
The Orlando Magic are 9-7-1 against the spread
The Orlando Magic are 7-10-0 against the over/under
Key Toronto Raptors Injuries
11/19/18 PG Kyle Lowry Ankle injured last game, is probable Tuesday vs Orlando
11/17/18 SF CJ Miles Ankle is questionable Tuesday vs Orlando
11/17/18 SF OG Anunoby Wrist is questionable Tuesday vs Orlando
11/06/18 SF Norman Powell Shoulder is out indefinitely
Key Orlando Magic Injuries
11/07/18 F Jonathan Isaac Ankle is out indefinitely
Kawhi Leonard averages 24.8 points per game in 33.6 minutes per contest. He averages 3.3 assists per contest and 8.4 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 87%. Kyle Lowry comes into this contest averaging 15.5 points per game while playing 34.0 minutes per night. He pulls down 4.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 10.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is at 82%.
Nikola Vucevic averages 20.4 points per game and he sees the court an average of 30.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 10.8 rebounds per contest and 3.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 56% and his free throw percentage is 81%. Aaron Gordon averages 17.1 points per game while playing 32.5 minutes per contest. He grabs 7.5 rebounds per game and has 2.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is at 67%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Raptors allow 108.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 11th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 7th and 12th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 43.9 rebounds a game which ranks 11th, and they give up 23.9 assists per contest which puts them in 20th place in the league. They force 15.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 23rd in the league. Toronto averages 116.8 points per contest this season, which ranks them 4th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 8.4 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a team, which has them ranked 2nd. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 23rd in the league. They average 46.9 rebounds per game and 24.9 assists per contest, which ranks them 8th and 8th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 18th with 14.4 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Magic surrender 109.5 points per contest, which ranks them 13th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 17th and 23rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 9th with 22.8 assists allowed per contest, and 23rd with 46.8 rebounds surrendered per game. The Magic are 16th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.6 per game. Orlando is 21st in the league with 107.5 points per game this year. They are 12th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is -2.1. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 19th in the NBA. They are 23rd in the league in rebounding with 42.6 boards per game and 5th in assists per contest with 26.2. The Magic are 27th in turnovers per game with 12.9.
The Raptors are 3rd in the league in defensive rating with 106, and their offensive rating of 114.2 is ranked 6th. They are 8th in the NBA in pace with 101.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 55% is 3rd. As a unit they are 3rd in the league in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 13th in the NBA. Toronto is 14th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.3 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 25th in the NBA.
Orlando is 28th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 10th in the league. The Magic are 16th in the NBA in offensive rating with 108.5, and their defensive rating of 110.5 is ranked 19th. In terms of pace they are 20th in the league with 99.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 13th. As a team they are 20th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 15th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Raptors/Magic NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Toronto -6.5
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