Golden State Warriors at Orlando Magic Expert NBA Picks 2/28/2019
Thursday, February 28, 2019
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The Golden State Warriors head to Amway Center to take on the Orlando Magic on Thursday, February 28, 2019. The opening line for this game has Golden State as 8 point favorites.
The Warriors have a record of 43-17. They are 1st in the Pacific Division. They have a point differential of 6.9 as they average 118.8 points per game while giving up 112.0 per contest. The Magic have an overall record of 28-34 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 -0.9.
Valuable Golden State Warriors Betting Trends
The Golden State Warriors are 25-34-1 against the spread this season
The Golden State Warriors are 32-28-0 against the over/under this year
Important Orlando Magic Betting Trends
The Orlando Magic are 32-26-3 against the spread this season
The Orlando Magic are 28-33-0 against the over/under this year
Key Golden State Warriors Injuries
12/02/18 C Damian Jones Shoulder is out indefinitely
02/25/19 F Jordan Bell Illness is questionable Wednesday vs Miami
Key Orlando Magic Injuries
11/20/18 PG Markelle Fultz Shoulder is out indefinitely
02/05/19 C Mohamed Bamba Leg is out indefinitely
Kevin Durant comes into this game averaging 27.5 points per contest while playing 35.5 minutes per night this year. He grabs 7.0 rebounds per contest and distributes 5.8 assists per game. His FG percentage is 52% while his free throw percentage is 89%. Stephen Curry averages 28.4 points per contest in 34.3 minutes per game. He averages 5.3 assists per game and 5.2 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 49% for the season while his free throw percentage is 92%.
Aaron Gordon scores 15.8 points per contest while playing 33.4 minutes per game. He hauls in 7.3 rebounds per contest and has 3.6 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is at 72%. Nikola Vucevic averages 20.6 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 31.1 minutes per game. He also brings in 12.0 rebounds per game and has 3.9 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage is 77%.
Useful Team Statistics
Golden State averages 118.8 points per contest, which is 1st in the league. Their average scoring margin is 6.9 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a unit, which has them ranked 1st. From 3-point territory they shoot 38%, which is good for 2nd in the NBA. They average 46.5 boards per contest and 29.6 assists per game, which ranks them 8th and 1st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 18th with 14.0 per game. The Warriors allow 112.0 points per contest, which is 19th in the NBA. They also surrender a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 5th and 11th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 43.8 rebounds a game which ranks 7th, and they allow 24.3 assists per game which puts them in 13th place in the league. They force 13.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 8th 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 -0.85. They shoot 35% from beyond the arc, which is good for 13th in the league. They are 20th 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 13.5. The Magic give up 106.8 points per game, which ranks them 5th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 10th and 16th in those defensive statistics. They rank 5th with 23.0 dimes allowed per game and 19th with 45.2 boards surrendered per contest. The Magic are 4th in the league in forcing turnovers with 13.0 per contest this year.
The Warriors are 1st in the league in defensive rating with 110, and their offensive rating of 116.8 is ranked 15th. They are 10th in the NBA in pace with 101.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 56% is 1st. As a unit they are 1st in the league in true shooting percentage with 60% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shot attempts, ranking 9th in the NBA. Golden State is 19th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 28th in the NBA.
Orlando is 20th 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 23rd in the NBA in offensive rating with 107.3, and their defensive rating of 108.2 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 14th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Warriors/Magic NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Golden State -8
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