Toronto Raptors at Orlando Magic NBA Picks & Predictions 3/20/2018
Tuesday, March 20, 2018
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The Toronto Raptors travel to Amway Center to play the Orlando Magic on Tuesday, March 20, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Toronto as 8 point favorites.
The Raptors come into this game with an overall record of 52-18. They are 1st in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of 8.6 as they are averaging 112.5 points per game while giving up 103.9 per contest. The Magic have an overall record of 21-49. They currently are 4th in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 104.7 points per game and surrendering 109.3, good for a point differential of -4.6.
Valuable Toronto Raptors Betting Trends
The Toronto Raptors are 40-30-0 against the spread
The Toronto Raptors are 35-34-1 against the over/under
Important Orlando Magic Betting Trends
The Orlando Magic are 33-36-1 against the spread
The Orlando Magic are 30-40-0 against the over/under
Key Toronto Raptors Injuries
03/18/18 G Fred VanVleet Wrist is "?" Tuesday vs Orlando
Key Orlando Magic Injuries
11/30/17 G Terrence Ross Knee is out indefinitely
03/19/18 F Aaron Gordon Concussion is upgraded to probable Tuesday vs Toronto
03/09/18 G Evan Fournier Knee is out indefinitely
DeMar DeRozan comes into this contest averaging 23.7 points per game while playing 34.1 minutes per night so far this season for the Raptors. He pulls down 4 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is currently at 83%. Kyle Lowry averages 16.4 points per game in 32 minutes per contest this season. He averages 6.7 assists per contest and 5.6 rebounds per game for Toronto. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 85%.
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 17.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 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
Toronto averages 112.5 points per contest this season, which ranks them 3rd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 8.61 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 7th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 21st in the league. They average 43.8 rebounds per game and 24 assists per game, which ranks them 16th and 6th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 27th with 13.3 per game. The Raptors allow 103.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 6th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 5th and 7th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 42.5 rebounds a game which ranks 11th and they give up 21.9 assists per contest, which puts them in 9th place in the league. They force 14.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 22nd in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Orlando is 18th in the league with 104.7 points per game this year. They are 15th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is -4.67. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 19th in the NBA. They are 27th in the league in rebounding with 41 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 109.3 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 26th and 18th in those defensive statistics. They rank 24th with 24.4 assists allowed per contest and 26th with 45.4 rebounds surrendered per game. The Magic are 13th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.2 per game this season.
The Raptors are 3rd in the league in defensive rating with 105.6, and their offensive rating of 114.4 is ranked 27th. They are 14th in the NBA in pace with 97.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 5th. As a unit they are 4th in the league in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 5th in the NBA. Toronto is 27th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.5 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 27th in the NBA.
Orlando is 12th 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 11th in the NBA. The Magic are 25th in the league in defensive rating with 111, and their offensive rating of 106.3 is ranked 6th. They are 10th in the NBA in pace with 98.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 14th. As a unit they are 14th in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 13th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Raptors/Magic NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Orlando +8
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