Orlando Magic at Toronto Raptors Expert Game 1 Picks 4/13/2019
Saturday, April 13, 2019
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The Orlando Magic head to Scotiabank Arena to take on the Toronto Raptors on Saturday in Game 1 of their 1st round series. The opening line for this game has Toronto as 9 point favorites.
The Magic have a record of 42-40. They are 1st in the Southeast Division. They have a point differential of 0.7 as they average 107.3 points per game while giving up 106.6 per contest. The Raptors have an overall mark of 58-24. They currently are 1st in the Atlantic Division. They total 114.4 points per contest and give up 108.4, which is a point differential of 6.1.
Valuable Orlando Magic Betting Trends
The Orlando Magic are 44-35-3 against the spread this season
The Orlando Magic are 38-44-0 against the over/under this year
Important Toronto Raptors Betting Trends
The Toronto Raptors are 38-42-2 against the spread this season
The Toronto Raptors are 45-35-0 against the over/under this year
Key Orlando Magic Injuries
11/20/18 PG Markelle Fultz Shoulder is out indefinitely
04/10/19 C Nikola Vucevic Illness is downgraded to out Wednesday vs Charlotte
04/09/19 F Jonathan Isaac Jaw is downgraded to out Wednesday vs Charlotte
02/05/19 C Mohamed Bamba Leg is out indefinitely
Key Toronto Raptors Injuries
No key injuries to report
Evan Fournier comes into this game averaging 15.1 points per contest while playing 31.5 minutes per night this year. He grabs 3.2 rebounds per contest and distributes 3.6 assists per game. His FG percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is 81%. Aaron Gordon averages 16.0 points per contest in 33.8 minutes per game. He averages 3.7 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%.
Kawhi Leonard scores 26.6 points per contest while playing 34.0 minutes per game. He hauls in 7.3 rebounds per contest and has 3.3 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is at 85%. Kyle Lowry averages 14.2 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 34.0 minutes per game. He also brings in 4.8 rebounds per game and has 8.7 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 83%.
Useful Team Statistics
Orlando averages 107.3 points per contest, which is 24th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 0.7 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a unit, which has them ranked 18th. From 3-point territory they shoot 36%, which is good for 10th in the NBA. They average 45.4 boards per contest and 25.5 assists per game, which ranks them 15th and 12th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 26th with 13.2 per game. The Magic allow 106.6 points per contest, which is 5th in the NBA. They also surrender a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 12th and 10th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 44.6 rebounds a game which ranks 11th, and they allow 23.1 assists per game which puts them in 2nd place in the league. They force 13.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 5th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Toronto is 8th in the NBA with 114.4 points per contest this season. They are 5th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 6.09. They shoot 37% from beyond the arc, which is good for 6th in the league. They are 17th in the NBA in rebounding with 45.2 boards per contest and 13th in assists per game with 25.4. The Raptors are 15th in turnovers per contest with 14.0. The Raptors give up 108.4 points per game, which ranks them 9th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 5th and 8th in those defensive statistics. They rank 15th with 24.5 dimes allowed per game and 13th with 44.8 boards surrendered per contest. The Raptors are 21st in the league in forcing turnovers with 14.9 per contest this year.
The Magic are 22nd in the league in defensive rating with 108.1, and their offensive rating of 108.9 is ranked 8th. They are 25th in the NBA in pace with 98.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 20th. As a unit they are 23rd 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 23rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 21st in the NBA.
Toronto is 14th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.1 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 27th in the NBA. The Raptors are 5th in the league in defensive rating with 107.1, and their offensive rating of 113.1 is ranked 5th. They are 14th in the NBA in pace with 100.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 3rd. As a unit they are 4th in the league in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shot attempts, ranking 10th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Magic/Raptors NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Orlando +9
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