Orlando Magic at Brooklyn Nets NBA Picks 1/23/2019
Wednesday, January 23, 2019
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The Orlando Magic travel to Barclays Center to play the Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday, January 23, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Brooklyn as 5 point favorites.
The Magic head into this matchup with a mark of 20-27. They are 4th in the Southeast Division. They have a point differential of -3.5 as they average 104.3 points per contest while giving up 107.8 per game. The Nets have an overall record of 25-23 this season. They are 4th in the Atlantic Division. They average 111.8 points per game and surrender 111.7, good for a point differential of 0.1.
Valuable Orlando Magic Betting Trends
The Orlando Magic are 21-22-3 against the spread
The Orlando Magic are 20-26-0 against the over/under
Important Brooklyn Nets Betting Trends
The Brooklyn Nets are 26-21-0 against the spread
The Brooklyn Nets are 24-22-0 against the over/under
Key Orlando Magic Injuries
01/21/19 F Aaron Gordon Back is questionable Wednesday vs Brooklyn
Key Brooklyn Nets Injuries
11/12/18 G Caris LeVert Foot is out indefinitely
01/21/19 SF Jared Dudley Hamstring is out indefinitely
01/02/19 G Allen Crabbe Knee is out indefinitely
Nikola Vucevic averages 20.5 points per game in 31.1 minutes per contest. He averages 3.8 assists per contest and 12.0 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 52% for the year while his free throw percentage is 78%. Aaron Gordon comes into this contest averaging 15.8 points per game while playing 33.5 minutes per night. He pulls down 7.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is at 73%.
Spencer Dinwiddie averages 17.0 points per game and he sees the court an average of 28.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.5 rebounds per contest and 5.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 79%. D'Angelo Russell averages 19.2 points per game while playing 29.6 minutes per contest. He grabs 3.7 rebounds per game and has 6.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is at 81%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Magic allow 107.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 9th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 15th and 22nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 45.8 rebounds a game which ranks 24th, and they give up 23.2 assists per contest which puts them in 9th place in the league. They force 12.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 5th in the league. Orlando averages 104.3 points per contest this season, which ranks them 27th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -3.5 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 24th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 16th in the league. They average 43.1 rebounds per game and 24.6 assists per contest, which ranks them 24th and 13th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 26th with 12.9 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Nets surrender 111.7 points per contest, which ranks them 18th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 47% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 20th and 10th in those defensive statistics. They rank 5th with 22.9 assists allowed per contest, and 14th with 44.4 rebounds surrendered per game. The Nets are 7th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 12.8 per game. Brooklyn is 15th in the league with 111.8 points per game this year. They are 17th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 0.1. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 7th in the NBA. They are 11th in the league in rebounding with 45.9 boards per game and 20th in assists per contest with 23.6. The Nets are 7th in turnovers per game with 14.5.
The Magic are 25th in the NBA in offensive rating with 106.6, and their defensive rating of 110.2 is ranked 14th. In terms of pace they are 26th in the league with 97.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 22nd. As a team they are 25th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 15th in the league. Orlando is 19th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 14th in the league.
Brooklyn is 8th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.3 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 18th in the NBA. The Nets are 13th in the league in defensive rating with 111.5, and their offensive rating of 111.6 is ranked 19th. They are 20th in the NBA in pace with 98.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 13th. As a unit they are 11th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shot attempts, ranking 5th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Magic/Nets NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Brooklyn -5
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