Oklahoma City Thunder at Orlando Magic NBA Picks 1/29/2019
Tuesday, January 29, 2019
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The Oklahoma City Thunder travel to Amway Center to play the Orlando Magic on Tuesday, January 29, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Oklahoma City as 6 point favorites.
The Thunder head into this matchup with a mark of 31-18. They are 2nd in the Northwest Division. They have a point differential of 4.9 as they average 114.2 points per contest while giving up 109.3 per game. The Magic have an overall record of 20-30 this season. They are 4th in the Southeast Division. They average 104.0 points per game and surrender 107.6, good for a point differential of -3.5.
Valuable Oklahoma City Thunder Betting Trends
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 26-22-0 against the spread
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 24-23-0 against the over/under
Important Orlando Magic Betting Trends
The Orlando Magic are 23-23-3 against the spread
The Orlando Magic are 22-27-0 against the over/under
Key Oklahoma City Thunder Injuries
10/04/18 G Andre Roberson Knee is out indefinitely
01/28/19 C Steven Adams Ankle is probable Tuesday vs Orlando
Key Orlando Magic Injuries
01/28/19 C Mohamed Bamba Illness is questionable Tuesday vs Oklahoma City
Russell Westbrook averages 21.6 points per game in 35.4 minutes per contest. He averages 10.7 assists per contest and 10.8 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 41% for the year while his free throw percentage is 65%. Paul George comes into this contest averaging 27.1 points per game while playing 36.0 minutes per night. He pulls down 8.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.0 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is at 83%.
Aaron Gordon averages 15.9 points per game and he sees the court an average of 33.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.7 rebounds per contest and 3.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 73%. Nikola Vucevic averages 20.6 points per game while playing 31.2 minutes per contest. He grabs 12.0 rebounds per game and has 3.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage is at 77%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Thunder allow 109.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 11th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 13th and 8th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 45.4 rebounds a game which ranks 20th, and they give up 24.9 assists per contest which puts them in 21st place in the league. They force 17.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 30th in the league. Oklahoma City averages 114.2 points per contest this season, which ranks them 5th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 4.9 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 16th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 24th in the league. They average 48.2 rebounds per game and 23.2 assists per contest, which ranks them 3rd and 22nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 12th with 14.0 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Magic surrender 107.6 points per contest, which ranks them 7th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 16th and 24th in those defensive statistics. They rank 8th with 23.2 assists allowed per contest, and 21st with 45.5 rebounds surrendered per game. The Magic are 7th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 12.8 per game. Orlando is 27th in the league with 104.0 points per game this year. They are 24th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -3.5. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 19th in the NBA. They are 24th in the league in rebounding with 43.5 boards per game and 14th in assists per contest with 24.5. The Magic are 26th in turnovers per game with 13.0.
The Thunder are 16th in the league in defensive rating with 105.7, and their offensive rating of 110.5 is ranked 4th. They are 3rd in the NBA in pace with 102.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 21st. As a unit they are 24th in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shot attempts, ranking 23rd in the NBA. Oklahoma City is 21st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 19th in the NBA.
Orlando is 20th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 14th in the NBA. The Magic are 25th in the league in defensive rating with 110.1, and their offensive rating of 106.5 is ranked 14th. They are 26th in the NBA in pace with 97.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 24th. As a unit they are 25th in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 15th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Thunder/Magic NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Orlando +6
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