Orlando Magic at Toronto Raptors NBA Picks & Predictions 2/24/2019
Sunday, February 24, 2019
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The Orlando Magic travel to Scotiabank Arena to play the Toronto Raptors on Sunday, February 24, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Toronto as 9.5 point favorites.
The Magic have a record of 27-33. They are 3rd in the Southeast Division. They have a point differential of -1.1 as they average 105.9 points per game while giving up 106.9 per contest. The Raptors have an overall mark of 44-16. They currently are 1st in the Atlantic Division. They total 114.4 points per contest and give up 108.8, which is a point differential of 5.6.
Valuable Orlando Magic Betting Trends
The Orlando Magic are 31-26-3 against the spread
The Orlando Magic are 28-32-0 against the over/under
Important Toronto Raptors Betting Trends
The Toronto Raptors are 26-32-2 against the spread
The Toronto Raptors are 33-27-0 against the over/under
Key Orlando Magic Injuries
11/20/18 PG Markelle Fultz Shoulder is out indefinitely
02/05/19 C Mohamed Bamba Leg is out indefinitely
Key Toronto Raptors Injuries
02/13/19 PG Fred VanVleet Thumb is out indefinitely
Nikola Vucevic averages 20.5 points per game in 31.0 minutes per contest. He averages 3.9 assists per contest and 12.1 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 52% for the year while his free throw percentage is 77%. Aaron Gordon comes into this contest averaging 15.8 points per game while playing 33.4 minutes per night. He pulls down 7.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is at 72%.
Kawhi Leonard averages 26.9 points per game and he sees the court an average of 34.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.6 rebounds per contest and 3.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is 87%. Serge Ibaka averages 15.9 points per game while playing 28.8 minutes per contest. He grabs 8.1 rebounds per game and has 1.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage is at 78%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Magic allow 106.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 6th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 10th and 17th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 45.2 rebounds a game which ranks 19th, and they give up 23.0 assists per contest which puts them in 5th place in the league. They force 13.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 5th in the league. Orlando averages 105.9 points per contest this season, which ranks them 24th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -1.1 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 20th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 13th in the league. They average 44.4 rebounds per game and 25.0 assists per contest, which ranks them 21st and 12th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 25th with 13.5 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Raptors surrender 108.8 points per contest, which ranks them 11th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 8th and 10th in those defensive statistics. They rank 16th with 24.4 assists allowed per contest, and 12th with 44.5 rebounds surrendered per game. The Raptors are 22nd in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15.3 per game. Toronto is 6th in the league with 114.4 points per game this year. They are 10th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 5.6. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 19th in the NBA. They are 14th in the league in rebounding with 45.2 boards per game and 15th in assists per contest with 24.7. The Raptors are 21st in turnovers per game with 13.8.
The Magic are 23rd in the NBA in offensive rating with 107.3, and their defensive rating of 108.3 is ranked 9th. In terms of pace they are 26th in the league with 98.2 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 22nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 20th in the league.
Toronto is 21st in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 22nd in the league. The Raptors are 5th in the NBA in offensive rating with 113.1, and their defensive rating of 107.6 is ranked 8th. In terms of pace they are 11th in the league with 100.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 7th. As a team they are 7th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 13th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Magic/Raptors NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Toronto -9.5
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