Orlando Magic at Miami Heat NBA Picks 3/26/2019
Tuesday, March 26, 2019
American Airlines Arena
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The Orlando Magic travel to American Airlines Arena to play the Miami Heat on Tuesday, March 26, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Miami as 5 point favorites.
The Magic head into this matchup with a mark of 35-38. They are 2nd in the Southeast Division. They have a point differential of -0.1 as they average 106.1 points per contest while giving up 106.3 per game. The Heat have an overall mark of 36-37. They currently are 1st in the Southeast Division. They total 105.8 points per contest and give up 105.9, which is a point differential of -0.1.
Valuable Orlando Magic Betting Trends
The Orlando Magic are 37-33-3 against the spread
The Orlando Magic are 31-42-0 against the over/under
Important Miami Heat Betting Trends
The Miami Heat are 39-33-1 against the spread
The Miami Heat are 38-34-0 against the over/under
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
Key Miami Heat Injuries
03/24/19 SF Justise Winslow Thigh is questionable Tuesday vs Orlando
03/24/19 G Rodney McGruder Knee is questionable Tuesday vs Orlando
Aaron Gordon averages 16.0 points per game in 33.6 minutes per contest. He averages 3.7 assists per contest and 7.3 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 73%. Nikola Vucevic comes into this contest averaging 20.7 points per game while playing 31.4 minutes per night. He pulls down 12.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 52% while his free throw percentage is at 78%.
Josh Richardson averages 16.7 points per game and he sees the court an average of 35.0 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.7 rebounds per contest and 4.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 86%. Hassan Whiteside averages 12.3 points per game while playing 23.9 minutes per contest. He grabs 11.6 rebounds per game and has 0.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 55% and his free throw percentage is at 45%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Magic allow 106.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 5th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 8th and 8th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 45.3 rebounds a game which ranks 18th, and they give up 22.9 assists per contest which puts them in 2nd place in the league. They force 13.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 4th in the league. Orlando averages 106.1 points per contest this season, which ranks them 25th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -0.1 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 23rd. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 14th in the league. They average 45.3 rebounds per game and 25.1 assists per contest, which ranks them 16th and 13th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 26th with 13.3 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Heat surrender 105.9 points per contest, which ranks them 3rd in the NBA. Their defense allows a 44% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 2nd and 20th in those defensive statistics. They rank 4th with 23.1 assists allowed per contest, and 7th with 43.6 rebounds surrendered per game. The Heat are 18th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.1 per game. Miami is 26th in the league with 105.8 points per game this year. They are 21st in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -0.1. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 13th in the NBA. They are 9th in the league in rebounding with 46.2 boards per game and 17th in assists per contest with 24.1. The Heat are 7th in turnovers per game with 14.8.
The Magic are 25th in the NBA in offensive rating with 107.6, and their defensive rating of 107.7 is ranked 6th. In terms of pace they are 24th in the league with 98.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 21st. As a team they are 25th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 14th in the league. Orlando is 23rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.1 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 23rd in the league.
Miami is 6th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 22nd in the NBA. The Heat are 22nd in the league in defensive rating with 107.9, and their offensive rating of 107.8 is ranked 8th. They are 25th in the NBA in pace with 98 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 20th. As a unit they are 28th in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 13th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Magic/Heat NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Miami -5
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