Chicago Bulls at Orlando Magic NBA Picks 2/22/2019
Friday, February 22, 2019
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The Chicago Bulls travel to Amway Center to play the Orlando Magic on Friday, February 22, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Orlando as 8 point favorites.
The Bulls head into this matchup with a mark of 14-44. They are 4th in the Central Division. They have a point differential of -8.4 as they average 103.2 points per contest while giving up 111.6 per game. The Magic have an overall mark of 27-32. They currently are 3rd in the Southeast Division. They total 105.8 points per contest and give up 106.9, which is a point differential of -1.1.
Valuable Chicago Bulls Betting Trends
The Chicago Bulls are 25-31-2 against the spread
The Chicago Bulls are 25-33-0 against the over/under
Important Orlando Magic Betting Trends
The Orlando Magic are 31-25-3 against the spread
The Orlando Magic are 27-32-0 against the over/under
Key Chicago Bulls Injuries
10/20/18 G Denzel Valentine Ankle is out for season
02/15/19 PG Kris Dunn Back is probable Friday vs Orlando
01/26/19 SF Chandler Hutchison Knee is out indefinitely
01/16/19 F Wendell Carter Jr. Thumb is out indefinitely
Key Orlando Magic Injuries
11/20/18 PG Markelle Fultz Shoulder is out indefinitely
02/05/19 C Mohamed Bamba Leg is out indefinitely
Zach Lavine averages 23.0 points per game in 34.0 minutes per contest. He averages 4.4 assists per contest and 4.5 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 86%. Otto Porter comes into this contest averaging 13.5 points per game while playing 29.6 minutes per night. He pulls down 5.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.0 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage is at 77%.
Nikola Vucevic averages 20.5 points per game and he sees the court an average of 31.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 12.1 rebounds per contest and 3.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage is 78%. Aaron Gordon averages 15.8 points per game while playing 33.5 minutes per contest. He grabs 7.3 rebounds per game and has 3.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is at 73%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Bulls allow 111.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 17th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 21st and 18th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 46.5 rebounds a game which ranks 26th, and they give up 25.2 assists per contest which puts them in 21st place in the league. They force 13.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 13th in the league. Chicago averages 103.2 points per contest this season, which ranks them 28th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -8.5 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 21st. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 11th in the league. They average 42.1 rebounds per game and 22.0 assists per contest, which ranks them 26th and 27th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 10th with 14.7 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Magic surrender 106.9 points per contest, which ranks them 6th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 10th and 15th in those defensive statistics. They rank 7th with 23.1 assists allowed per contest, and 20th with 45.3 rebounds surrendered per game. The Magic are 5th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 13.1 per game. Orlando is 25th in the league with 105.8 points per game this year. They are 22nd in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -1.1. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 13th in the NBA. They are 21st in the league in rebounding with 44.4 boards per game and 12th in assists per contest with 24.9. The Magic are 25th in turnovers per game with 13.5.
The Bulls are 30th in the league in defensive rating with 112, and their offensive rating of 103.5 is ranked 22nd. They are 21st in the NBA in pace with 98.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 27th. As a unit they are 26th in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shot attempts, ranking 27th in the NBA. Chicago is 8th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.3 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 7th in the NBA.
Orlando is 22nd in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 20th in the league. The Magic are 22nd in the NBA in offensive rating with 107.2, and their defensive rating of 108.3 is ranked 9th. In terms of pace they are 26th in the league with 98.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 22nd. As a team they are 24th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 15th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Bulls/Magic NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Orlando -8
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