Orlando Magic at Sacramento Kings NBA Picks & Predictions 1/7/2019
Monday, January 7, 2019
Golden 1 Center
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The Orlando Magic travel to Golden 1 Center to play the Sacramento Kings on Monday, January 7, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Sacramento as 4.5 point favorites.
The Magic have a record of 17-21. They are 3rd in the Southeast Division. They have a point differential of -3.6 as they average 103.6 points per game while giving up 107.2 per contest. The Kings have an overall record of 19-20 this season. They are 4th in the Pacific Division. They average 115.2 points per game and surrender 117.0, good for a point differential of -1.8.
Valuable Orlando Magic Betting Trends
The Orlando Magic are 19-17-2 against the spread
The Orlando Magic are 16-22-0 against the over/under
Important Sacramento Kings Betting Trends
The Sacramento Kings are 22-17-0 against the spread
The Sacramento Kings are 27-12-0 against the over/under
Key Orlando Magic Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Sacramento Kings Injuries
01/05/19 G Iman Shumpert Finger is questionable Monday vs Orlando
01/05/19 F Marvin Bagley III Knee is questionable Monday vs Orlando
Nikola Vucevic comes into this contest averaging 20.4 points per game while playing 30.9 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 11.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 54% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 78%. Aaron Gordon averages 15.2 points per game in 33.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.5 assists per contest and 7.5 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 68%.
Buddy Hield averages 20.5 points per game while playing 31.5 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 5.0 rebounds per game and has 2.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is at 85%. De'Aaron Fox averages 17.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.0 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.5 rebounds per contest and 7.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 72%.
Useful Team Statistics
Orlando averages 103.6 points per contest this season, which ranks them 27th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -3.6 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 23rd. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 16th in the league. They average 42.8 rebounds per game and 24.7 assists per game, which ranks them 24th and 13th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 23rd with 13.2 per game. The Magic allow 107.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 8th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 15th and 28th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 45.7 rebounds a game which ranks 21st and they give up 23.4 assists per contest, which puts them in 9th place in the league. They force 13.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 10th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Sacramento is 5th in the league with 115.2 points per game this year. They are 9th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is -1.8. They shoot 39% from 3-point range, which is good for 2nd in the NBA. They are 21st in the league in rebounding with 44.2 boards per game, and 8th in assists per contest with 25.6. The Kings are 22nd in turnovers per game with 13.2. The Kings surrender 117.0 points per contest, which ranks them 29th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 47% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 26th and 12th in those defensive statistics. They rank 24th with 25.3 assists allowed per contest and 30th with 48.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Kings were 28th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 16.0 per game last season.
The Magic are 26th in the league in defensive rating with 109.9, and their offensive rating of 106.2 is ranked 14th. They are 26th in the NBA in pace with 97 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 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 15th in the NBA. Orlando is 19th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.1 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 14th in the NBA.
Sacramento is 27th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 6th in the league. The Kings are 15th in the NBA in offensive rating with 111, and their defensive rating of 112.7 is ranked 24th. In terms of pace they are 2nd in the league with 103.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 9th. As a team they are 16th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shots, ranking 22nd in the league.
Who will win tonight's Magic/Kings NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Orlando +4.5
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