New Orleans Pelicans at Orlando Magic Expert NBA Picks 3/20/2019
Wednesday, March 20, 2019
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The New Orleans Pelicans head to Amway Center to take on the Orlando Magic on Wednesday, March 20, 2019. The opening line for this game has Orlando as 6 point favorites.
The Pelicans have a record of 31-42. They are 3rd in the Southwest Division. They have a point differential of -0.1 as they average 116.0 points per game while giving up 116.1 per contest. The Magic have an overall record of 33-38 this season. They are 2nd in the Southeast Division. They average 105.7 points per game and surrender 106.2, good for a point differential of -0.5.
Valuable New Orleans Pelicans Betting Trends
The New Orleans Pelicans are 35-37-1 against the spread this season
The New Orleans Pelicans are 39-33-0 against the over/under this year
Important Orlando Magic Betting Trends
The Orlando Magic are 36-32-3 against the spread this season
The Orlando Magic are 30-41-0 against the over/under this year
Key New Orleans Pelicans Injuries
03/07/19 G E'Twaun Moore Quad is out indefinitely
03/07/19 PG Jrue Holiday Abdominal is out indefinitely
Key Orlando Magic Injuries
11/20/18 PG Markelle Fultz Shoulder is out indefinitely
03/11/19 PG Isaiah Briscoe Knee is out indefinitely
02/05/19 C Mohamed Bamba Leg is out indefinitely
Julius Randle comes into this game averaging 21.3 points per contest while playing 30.7 minutes per night this year. He grabs 8.8 rebounds per contest and distributes 3.2 assists per game. His FG percentage is 53% while his free throw percentage is 73%. Anthony Davis averages 26.2 points per contest in 33.3 minutes per game. He averages 3.9 assists per game and 12.0 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 52% for the season while his free throw percentage is 79%.
Nikola Vucevic scores 20.7 points per contest while playing 31.3 minutes per game. He hauls in 12.1 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 78%. Aaron Gordon averages 16.1 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 33.6 minutes per game. He also brings in 7.4 rebounds per game and has 3.6 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 73%.
Useful Team Statistics
New Orleans averages 116.0 points per contest, which is 3rd in the league. Their average scoring margin is -0.1 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a unit, which has them ranked 5th. From 3-point territory they shoot 35%, which is good for 24th in the NBA. They average 47.3 boards per contest and 27.2 assists per game, which ranks them 5th and 3rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 9th with 14.6 per game. The Pelicans allow 116.1 points per contest, which is 28th in the NBA. They also surrender a 47% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 22nd and 21st in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 45.3 rebounds a game which ranks 19th, and they allow 26.5 assists per game which puts them in 29th place in the league. They force 13.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 15th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Orlando is 26th in the NBA with 105.7 points per contest this season. They are 23rd in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -0.52. They shoot 35% from beyond the arc, which is good for 14th in the league. They are 18th in the NBA in rebounding with 45.0 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 106.2 points per game, which ranks them 4th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 10th and 10th in those defensive statistics. They rank 2nd with 22.8 dimes allowed per game and 18th 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 Pelicans are 11th in the league in defensive rating with 112.1, and their offensive rating of 112 is ranked 23rd. They are 3rd in the NBA in pace with 103.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 10th. As a unit they are 11th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shot attempts, ranking 24th in the NBA. New Orleans is 15th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 9th in the NBA.
Orlando is 23rd in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 23rd in the NBA. The Magic are 26th in the league in defensive rating with 107.8, and their offensive rating of 107.3 is ranked 9th. They are 24th in the NBA in pace with 98.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 22nd. As a unit they are 25th in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 14th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Pelicans/Magic NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take New Orleans +6
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