Toronto Raptors at Orlando Magic NBA Picks & Predictions 2/28/2018
Wednesday, February 28, 2018
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The Toronto Raptors travel to Amway Center to play the Orlando Magic on Wednesday, February 28, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Toronto as 8 point favorites.
The Raptors come into this game with an overall record of 42-17. They are 1st in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of 8.7 as they are averaging 112.2 points per game while giving up 103.5 per contest. The Magic have an overall record of 18-42. They currently are 4th in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 105.7 points per game and surrendering 110.1, good for a point differential of -4.4.
Valuable Toronto Raptors Betting Trends
The Toronto Raptors are 33-26-0 against the spread
The Toronto Raptors are 31-27-1 against the over/under
Important Orlando Magic Betting Trends
The Orlando Magic are 29-31-0 against the spread
The Orlando Magic are 27-33-0 against the over/under
Key Toronto Raptors Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Orlando Magic Injuries
11/30/17 G Terrence Ross Knee is out indefinitely
02/26/18 F Jonathan Isaac Ankle is "?" Wednesday vs Toronto
02/26/18 F Marreese Speights Personal is "?" Wednesday vs Toronto
DeMar DeRozan comes into this contest averaging 23.8 points per game while playing 34 minutes per night so far this season for the Raptors. He pulls down 3.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is currently at 83%. Kyle Lowry averages 16.6 points per game in 32.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 6.4 assists per contest and 5.7 rebounds per game for Toronto. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 86%.
Jonathon Simmons averages 13.8 points per game while playing 29.1 minutes per contest this year for the Magic. He grabs 3.5 rebounds per game and has 2.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage currently is at 78%. Evan Fournier averages 18 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.2 rebounds per contest and 2.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 88%.
Useful Team Statistics
Toronto averages 112.2 points per contest this season, which ranks them 3rd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 8.64 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 7th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 20th in the league. They average 43.5 rebounds per game and 23.6 assists per game, which ranks them 17th and 8th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 27th with 13.3 per game. The Raptors allow 103.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 7th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 4th and 7th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 42.8 rebounds a game which ranks 14th and they give up 21.9 assists per contest, which puts them in 10th place in the league. They force 15.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 25th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Orlando is 15th in the league with 105.7 points per game this year. They are 14th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is -4.42. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 18th in the NBA. They are 25th in the league in rebounding with 41.2 boards per game, and 11th in assists per contest with 23.4. The Magic are 13th in turnovers per game with 14.7. The Magic surrender 110.1 points per contest, which ranks them 28th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 47% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 27th and 15th in those defensive statistics. They rank 26th with 24.5 assists allowed per contest and 27th with 45.5 rebounds surrendered per game. The Magic are 12th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.2 per game this season.
The Raptors are 4th in the NBA in offensive rating with 113.8, and their defensive rating of 105 is ranked 28th. In terms of pace they are 12th in the league with 98 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 5th. As a team they are 5th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 6th in the league. Toronto is 27th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 28th in the league.
Orlando is 14th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 11th in the league. The Magic are 19th in the NBA in offensive rating with 107, and their defensive rating of 111.5 is ranked 4th. In terms of pace they are 8th in the league with 98.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 13th. As a team they are 14th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 13th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Raptors/Magic NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Toronto -8
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