Dallas Mavericks at Orlando Magic NBA Game Picks 3/8/2019
Friday, March 8, 2019
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The Dallas Mavericks head to Amway Center to take on the Orlando Magic on Friday, March 8, 2019. The opening line for this game has Orlando as 6.5 point favorites.
The Mavericks head into this matchup with a mark of 27-37. They are 4th in the Southwest Division. They have a point differential of -1.7 as they average 108.2 points per contest while giving up 109.8 per game. The Magic have an overall record of 30-36 this season. They are 2nd in the Southeast Division. They average 105.9 points per game and surrender 106.8, good for a point differential of -1.0.
Valuable Dallas Mavericks Betting Trends
The Dallas Mavericks are 36-28-0 against the spread this season
The Dallas Mavericks are 28-35-0 against the over/under this year
Important Orlando Magic Betting Trends
The Orlando Magic are 34-29-3 against the spread this season
The Orlando Magic are 29-37-0 against the over/under this year
Key Dallas Mavericks Injuries
10/11/18 F Kristaps Porzingis Knee is out indefinitely
03/06/19 F Maxi Kleber Knee is questionable Friday vs Orlando
01/12/19 PG J.J. Barea Achilles is out for season
Key Orlando Magic Injuries
11/20/18 PG Markelle Fultz Shoulder is out indefinitely
03/06/19 G Terrence Ross Achilles is questionable Friday vs Dallas
02/05/19 C Mohamed Bamba Leg is out indefinitely
Tim Hardaway comes into this game averaging 18.4 points per contest while playing 31.8 minutes per night this year. He grabs 3.4 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.5 assists per game. His FG percentage is 39% while his free throw percentage is 84%. Luka Doncic averages 21.1 points per contest in 32.1 minutes per game. He averages 5.6 assists per game and 7.3 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 43% for the season while his free throw percentage is 72%.
Nikola Vucevic scores 20.6 points per contest while playing 31.2 minutes per game. He hauls in 12.0 rebounds per contest and has 3.9 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage is at 77%. Aaron Gordon averages 16.0 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 33.7 minutes per game. He also brings in 7.4 rebounds per game and has 3.6 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 72%.
Useful Team Statistics
Dallas averages 108.2 points per contest, which is 22nd in the league. Their average scoring margin is -1.7 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a unit, which has them ranked 27th. From 3-point territory they shoot 34%, which is good for 26th in the NBA. They average 45.1 boards per contest and 22.7 assists per game, which ranks them 17th and 25th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 8th with 14.9 per game. The Mavericks allow 109.8 points per contest, which is 11th in the NBA. They also surrender a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 15th and 9th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 44.5 rebounds a game which ranks 11th, and they allow 24.5 assists per game which puts them in 15th place in the league. They force 13.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 7th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Orlando is 25th in the NBA with 105.9 points per contest this season. They are 21st in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -0.95. They shoot 35% from beyond the arc, which is good for 13th in the league. They are 21st in the NBA in rebounding with 44.6 boards per contest and 13th in assists per game with 25.0. The Magic are 26th in turnovers per contest with 13.4. The Magic give up 106.8 points per game, which ranks them 6th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 11th and 15th in those defensive statistics. They rank 5th with 23.1 dimes allowed per game and 19th with 45.2 boards surrendered per contest. The Magic are 4th in the league in forcing turnovers with 12.9 per contest this year.
The Mavericks are 21st in the league in defensive rating with 110.3, and their offensive rating of 108.6 is ranked 16th. They are 19th in the NBA in pace with 99.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 19th. As a unit they are 18th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shot attempts, ranking 3rd in the NBA. Dallas is 7th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 14th in the NBA.
Orlando is 21st in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 21st in the league. The Magic are 24th in the NBA in offensive rating with 107.4, and their defensive rating of 108.3 is ranked 9th. In terms of pace they are 26th in the league with 98.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 23rd. 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 14th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Mavericks/Magic NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Dallas +6.5
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