Orlando Magic at Toronto Raptors NBA Picks & Predictions 4/16/2019
Tuesday, April 16, 2019
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D.J. Augustin and the Orlando Magic visit Scotiabank Arena on Tuesday where they'll take on the Toronto Raptors in Game 2 of their series. Orlando won 104-101 in Game 1 to take a 1-0 series lead. The Magic (42-40, 1st in the Southeast Division) cover 55.6% of the time, going 45-36-2 against the spread this year. The Raptors (58-24, 1st in the Atlantic Division) have an ATS record of 37-45-1, so they cover the spread 45.1%. As a favorite Toronto covers the spread 41.8% of the time, while Orlando has covered 53.6% as an underdog this season.The opening line for this matchup has Toronto as 8.5 point favorites.
Valuable Orlando Magic Betting Trends
The Orlando Magic are 45-35-3 against the spread
The Orlando Magic are 38-45-0 against the over/under
Important Toronto Raptors Betting Trends
The Toronto Raptors are 38-43-2 against the spread
The Toronto Raptors are 45-36-0 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
04/12/19 SF OG Anunoby Appendectomy is out indefinitely
D.J. Augustin comes into this contest averaging 11.7 points per game while playing 28.0 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 2.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 87%. Jonathan Isaac averages 9.6 points per game in 26.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.1 assists per contest and 5.5 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 82%.
Marc Gasol averages 13.6 points per game while playing 30.8 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 7.9 rebounds per game and has 4.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is at 76%. Serge Ibaka averages 15.0 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 27.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 8.1 rebounds per contest and 1.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage is 76%.
Useful Team Statistics
Orlando averages 107.3 points per contest this season, which ranks them 24th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 0.7 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 18th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 10th in the league. They average 45.4 rebounds per game and 25.5 assists per game, which ranks them 15th and 12th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 26th with 13.2 per game. The Magic allow 106.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 5th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 12th and 10th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 44.6 rebounds a game which ranks 11th and they give up 23.1 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 114.4 points per game this year. They are 5th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 6.1. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 6th in the NBA. They are 17th in the league in rebounding with 45.2 boards per game, and 13th in assists per contest with 25.4. The Raptors are 15th in turnovers per game with 14.0. The Raptors surrender 108.4 points per contest, which ranks them 9th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 5th and 8th in those defensive statistics. They rank 15th with 24.5 assists allowed per contest and 13th with 44.8 rebounds surrendered per game. The Raptors are 21st in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.9 per game.
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?
Tony's Pick: Take Toronto -8.5
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