Orlando Magic at Oklahoma City Thunder NBA Picks & Predictions 2/5/2019
Tuesday, February 5, 2019
Chesapeake Energy Arena
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The Orlando Magic travel to Chesapeake Energy Arena to play the Oklahoma City Thunder on Tuesday, February 5, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Oklahoma City as 10.5 point favorites.
The Magic head into this matchup with a mark of 22-31. They are 4th in the Southeast Division. They have a point differential of -3.1 as they average 104.3 points per contest while giving up 107.4 per game. The Thunder have an overall record of 33-19 this season. They are 2nd in the Northwest Division. They average 114.8 points per game and surrender 109.8, good for a point differential of 5.0.
Valuable Orlando Magic Betting Trends
The Orlando Magic are 26-24-3 against the spread
The Orlando Magic are 23-30-0 against the over/under
Important Oklahoma City Thunder Betting Trends
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 29-23-0 against the spread
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 27-24-0 against the over/under
Key Orlando Magic Injuries
02/03/19 SF Jonathon Simmons Abdominal is questionable Tuesday vs Oklahoma City
02/03/19 C Mohamed Bamba Leg is questionable Tuesday vs Oklahoma City
Key Oklahoma City Thunder Injuries
10/04/18 G Andre Roberson Knee is out indefinitely
Nikola Vucevic averages 20.7 points per game in 31.3 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 33.7 minutes per night. He pulls down 7.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is at 72%.
Paul George averages 27.8 points per game and he sees the court an average of 36.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.9 rebounds per contest and 4.0 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 83%. Russell Westbrook averages 21.5 points per game while playing 35.5 minutes per contest. He grabs 10.9 rebounds per game and has 11.0 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is at 64%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Magic allow 107.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 8th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 16th and 21st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 45.5 rebounds a game which ranks 22nd, and they give up 23.2 assists per contest which puts them in 8th place in the league. They force 13.3 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 -3.1 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 25th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 18th in the league. They average 43.8 rebounds per game and 24.5 assists per contest, which ranks them 23rd and 14th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 24th with 13.7 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Thunder surrender 109.8 points per contest, which ranks them 12th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 14th and 11th in those defensive statistics. They rank 23rd with 25.2 assists allowed per contest, and 21st with 45.4 rebounds surrendered per game. The Thunder are 30th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 17.6 per game. Oklahoma City is 5th in the league with 114.8 points per game this year. They are 15th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 5.0. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 17th in the NBA. They are 3rd in the league in rebounding with 48.0 boards per game and 22nd in assists per contest with 23.3. The Thunder are 16th in turnovers per game with 14.2.
The Magic are 25th in the league in defensive rating with 109, and their offensive rating of 105.8 is ranked 13th. They are 26th in the NBA in pace with 98 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. Orlando is 18th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.1 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 15th in the NBA.
Oklahoma City is 26th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 17th in the league. The Thunder are 14th in the NBA in offensive rating with 110.5, and their defensive rating of 105.7 is ranked 3rd. In terms of pace they are 3rd in the league with 103.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 20th. As a team they are 22nd in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shots, ranking 23rd in the league.
Who will win tonight's Magic/Thunder NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Oklahoma City -10.5
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