Denver Nuggets vs Orlando Magic NBA Picks 11/2/2019
Saturday, November 2, 2019
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Jamal Murray and the Denver Nuggets (3-2, 3rd in the Northwest Division) are headed to Amway Center on Saturday where they'll meet the Orlando Magic (2-2, 2nd in the Southeast Division). Orlando opens this game as 2.5 point underdogs. The total has been set at 206.
The Nuggets are covering 40.0% of the time, having gone 2-3-0 ATS. Orlando is covering 25.0% of the time, going 1-3-0 against the spread.
Key Denver Nuggets Injuries
10/31/2019 Will Barton SF Toe Expected to be out until at least Nov 2
Key Orlando Magic Injuries
10/31/2019 Mo Bamba C Rest Expected to be out until at least Nov 2
Nikola Jokic averages 15.0 points per game in 30.6 minutes per contest. He averages 6.4 assists per contest and 11.2 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 48% for the year while his free throw percentage is 82%. Jamal Murray comes into this contest averaging 17.8 points per game while playing 33.0 minutes per night. He pulls down 5.0 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is at 86%.
Evan Fournier averages 17.8 points per game and he sees the court an average of 28.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.3 rebounds per contest and 2.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 79%. Nikola Vucevic averages 15.8 points per game while playing 31.0 minutes per contest. He grabs 11.3 rebounds per game and has 2.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 37% and his free throw percentage is at 85%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Nuggets allow 106.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 10th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 13th and 13th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 45.8 rebounds a game which ranks 15th, and they give up 24.4 assists per contest which puts them in 20th place in the league. They force 15.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 8th in the league. Denver averages 106.0 points per contest this season, which ranks them 22nd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -0.4 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team, which has them ranked 23rd. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 16th in the league. They average 45.8 rebounds per game and 22.4 assists per contest, which ranks them 18th and 19th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 24th with 14.4 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Magic surrender 93.8 points per contest, which ranks them 2nd in the NBA. Their defense allows a 41% shooting percentage and a 26% average from 3-point range, ranking them 5th and 2nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 4th with 20.0 assists allowed per contest, and 26th with 50.5 rebounds surrendered per game. The Magic are 10th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15.5 per game. Orlando is 30th in the league with 95.8 points per game this year. They are 30th in the league in shooting at 40%, while their average scoring margin is 2.0. They shoot 29% from 3-point range, which is good for 29th in the NBA. They are 9th in the league in rebounding with 47.8 boards per game and 24th in assists per contest with 21.3. The Magic are 28th in turnovers per game with 12.0.
The Nuggets are 17th in the NBA in offensive rating with 106.4, and their defensive rating of 106.8 is ranked 15th. In terms of pace they are 30th in the league with 97.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 48% is 23rd. As a team they are 24th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 23rd in the league. Denver is 22nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 18th in the league.
Orlando is 28th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 10.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 47%, which is 26th in the league. The Magic are 28th in the NBA in offensive rating with 98.1, and their defensive rating of 96 is ranked 3rd. In terms of pace they are 29th in the league with 97.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 45% is 30th. As a team they are 30th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 49% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 19th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Nuggets/Magic NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Orlando +2.5
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