Orlando Magic at Indiana Pacers Expert NBA Picks 3/2/2019
Saturday, March 2, 2019
Bankers Life Fieldhouse
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The Orlando Magic head to Bankers Life Fieldhouse to take on the Indiana Pacers on Saturday, March 2, 2019. The opening line for this game has Indiana as 4.5 point favorites.
The Magic have a record of 29-34. They are 1st in the Southeast Division. They have a point differential of -0.7 as they average 105.9 points per game while giving up 106.6 per contest. The Pacers have an overall record of 41-22 this season. They are 2nd in the Central Division. They average 108.7 points per game and surrender 103.6, good for a point differential of 5.1.
Valuable Orlando Magic Betting Trends
The Orlando Magic are 33-27-3 against the spread this season
The Orlando Magic are 28-35-0 against the over/under this year
Important Indiana Pacers Betting Trends
The Indiana Pacers are 32-30-1 against the spread this season
The Indiana Pacers are 27-36-0 against the over/under this year
Key Orlando Magic Injuries
11/20/18 PG Markelle Fultz Shoulder is out indefinitely
02/05/19 C Mohamed Bamba Leg is out indefinitely
Key Indiana Pacers Injuries
03/01/19 F Domantas Sabonis Ankle is questionable Saturday vs Orlando
02/28/19 G Tyreke Evans Illness is questionable Saturday vs Orlando
01/24/19 G Victor Oladipo Knee is out for season
Nikola Vucevic comes into this game averaging 20.5 points per contest while playing 31.1 minutes per night this year. He grabs 12.1 rebounds per contest and distributes 4.0 assists per game. His FG percentage is 52% while his free throw percentage is 77%. Aaron Gordon averages 15.9 points per contest in 33.4 minutes per game. He averages 3.6 assists per game and 7.4 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 45% for the season while his free throw percentage is 73%.
Myles Turner scores 13.2 points per contest while playing 28.2 minutes per game. He hauls in 6.8 rebounds per contest and has 1.6 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is at 72%. Darren Collison averages 10.7 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 28.1 minutes per game. He also brings in 3.1 rebounds per game and has 6.0 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 85%.
Useful Team Statistics
Orlando averages 105.9 points per contest, which is 26th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -0.7 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a unit, which has them ranked 21st. From 3-point territory they shoot 35%, which is good for 13th in the NBA. They average 44.7 boards per contest and 25.0 assists per game, which ranks them 20th and 13th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 26th with 13.5 per game. The Magic allow 106.6 points per contest, which is 3rd in the NBA. They also surrender a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 9th and 15th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 45.3 rebounds a game which ranks 19th, and they allow 22.9 assists per game which puts them in 4th place in the league. They force 13.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 4th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Indiana is 22nd in the NBA with 108.7 points per contest this season. They are 2nd in the league in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 5.06. They shoot 38% from beyond the arc, which is good for 4th in the league. They are 24th in the NBA in rebounding with 43.1 boards per contest and 7th in assists per game with 26.2. The Pacers are 18th in turnovers per contest with 13.9. The Pacers give up 103.6 points per game, which ranks them 1st in the league. Their defense surrenders a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 4th and 16th in those defensive statistics. They rank 12th with 24.2 dimes allowed per game and 3rd with 43.1 boards surrendered per contest. The Pacers are 27th in the league in forcing turnovers with 16.2 per contest this year.
The Magic are 24th in the league in defensive rating with 108, and their offensive rating of 107.2 is ranked 8th. They are 25th in the NBA in pace with 98.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 23rd. As a unit they are 24th 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. Orlando is 17th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 22nd in the NBA.
Indiana is 13th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.6 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. The Pacers are 15th in the league in defensive rating with 105.3, and their offensive rating of 110.5 is ranked 2nd. They are 26th in the NBA in pace with 98.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 5th. As a unit they are 13th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shot attempts, ranking 28th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Magic/Pacers NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Orlando +4.5
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