Washington Wizards at Orlando Magic NBA Picks & Predictions 11/9/2018
Friday, November 9, 2018
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The Washington Wizards travel to Amway Center to play the Orlando Magic on Friday, November 9, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Washington as 3 point favorites.
The Wizards have a record of 2-8. They are 5th in the Southeast Division. They have a point differential of -10.3 as they average 110.2 points per game while giving up 120.5 per contest. The Magic have an overall mark of 4-7. They currently are 3rd in the Southeast Division. They total 101.3 points per contest and give up 109.8, which is a point differential of -8.5.
Valuable Washington Wizards Betting Trends
The Washington Wizards are 2-8-0 against the spread
The Washington Wizards are 6-4-0 against the over/under
Important Orlando Magic Betting Trends
The Orlando Magic are 4-7-0 against the spread
The Orlando Magic are 3-8-0 against the over/under
Key Washington Wizards Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Orlando Magic Injuries
11/07/18 F Jonathan Isaac Ankle is out indefinitely
Bradley Beal comes into this contest averaging 22.6 points per game while playing 34.1 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 4.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 79%. John Wall averages 21.5 points per game in 35.0 minutes per contest this season. He averages 7.6 assists per contest and 3.1 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 71%.
Aaron Gordon averages 16.0 points per game while playing 32.2 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 8.2 rebounds per game and has 2.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is at 65%. Nikola Vucevic averages 17.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 10.4 rebounds per contest and 3.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage is 76%.
Useful Team Statistics
Washington averages 110.2 points per contest this season, which ranks them 17th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -10.3 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 23rd. Behind the arc they shoot 31% which is good for 26th in the league. They average 39.8 rebounds per game and 22.3 assists per game, which ranks them 29th and 24th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 17th with 14.3 per game. The Wizards allow 120.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 30th in the league. They also allow a 48% shooting percentage and a 39% average from behind the arc, ranking them 24th and 29th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 51.2 rebounds a game which ranks 30th and they give up 27.1 assists per contest, which puts them in 29th place in the league. They force 16.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 26th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Orlando is 28th in the league with 101.3 points per game this year. They are 28th in the league in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is -8.6. They shoot 31% from 3-point range, which is good for 27th in the NBA. They are 19th in the league in rebounding with 44.1 boards per game, and 10th in assists per contest with 24.9. The Magic are 25th in turnovers per game with 13.1. The Magic surrender 109.8 points per contest, which ranks them 14th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 17th and 22nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 14th with 23.6 assists allowed per contest and 28th with 49.2 rebounds surrendered per game. The Magic are 16th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.5 per game.
The Wizards are 22nd in the league in defensive rating with 116.1, and their offensive rating of 106.2 is ranked 28th. They are 8th in the NBA in pace with 102.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 24th. As a unit they are 19th in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shot attempts, ranking 8th in the NBA. Washington is 16th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 54%, which is 4th in the NBA.
Orlando is 26th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 15th in the league. The Magic are 29th in the NBA in offensive rating with 102, and their defensive rating of 110.6 is ranked 19th. In terms of pace they are 20th in the league with 99.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 48% is 29th. As a team they are 30th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 17th in the league.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Orlando +3
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