Orlando Magic at Toronto Raptors Expert NBA Picks Against the Spread 4/1/2019
Monday, April 1, 2019
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The Orlando Magic travel to Scotiabank Arena to play the Toronto Raptors on Monday, April 1, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Toronto as 8.5 point favorites.
The Magic head into this matchup with a mark of 38-39. They are 2nd in the Southeast Division. They have a point differential of 0.1 as they average 106.4 points per contest while giving up 106.3 per game. The Raptors have an overall mark of 54-23. They currently are 1st in the Atlantic Division. They total 114.3 points per contest and give up 108.4, which is a point differential of 5.9.
Valuable Orlando Magic Betting Trends
The Orlando Magic are 40-34-3 against the spread
The Orlando Magic are 33-44-0 against the over/under
Important Toronto Raptors Betting Trends
The Toronto Raptors are 34-41-2 against the spread
The Toronto Raptors are 43-33-0 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 Toronto Raptors Injuries
03/30/19 SF OG Anunoby Head is questionable Monday vs Orlando
03/30/19 SF Kawhi Leonard Personal is questionable Monday vs Orlando
03/30/19 G Patrick McCaw Thumb is questionable Monday vs Orlando
Nikola Vucevic comes into this contest averaging 20.7 points per game while playing 31.4 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 12.0 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 52% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 79%. Aaron Gordon averages 16.0 points per game in 33.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.7 assists per contest and 7.4 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 73%.
Kawhi Leonard averages 27.0 points per game while playing 34.3 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 7.4 rebounds per game and has 3.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is at 86%. Kyle Lowry averages 14.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.0 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.7 rebounds per contest and 8.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 83%.
Useful Team Statistics
Orlando averages 106.4 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 22nd. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 13th in the league. They average 45.3 rebounds per game and 25.3 assists per game, which ranks them 16th and 14th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 27th with 13.2 per game. 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 11th and 11th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 45.1 rebounds a game which ranks 15th and they give up 23.0 assists per contest, which puts them in 2nd place in the league. They force 13.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 5th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Toronto is 8th in the league with 114.3 points per game this year. They are 5th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 5.9. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 7th in the NBA. They are 17th in the league in rebounding with 45.1 boards per game, and 13th in assists per contest with 25.3. The Raptors are 14th in turnovers per game with 14.1. The Raptors surrender 108.4 points per contest, which ranks them 10th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 4th and 9th in those defensive statistics. They rank 14th with 24.4 assists allowed per contest and 13th with 44.7 rebounds surrendered per game. The Raptors are 23rd in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15.1 per game.
The Magic are 22nd in the NBA in offensive rating with 108, and their defensive rating of 108 is ranked 8th. In terms of pace they are 25th in the league with 97.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 22nd. As a team they are 23rd 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 24th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.9 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 22nd in the league.
Toronto is 12th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 27th in the NBA. The Raptors are 6th in the league in defensive rating with 107.2, and their offensive rating of 113 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 3rd 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 Toronto -8.5
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