Orlando Magic at Utah Jazz NBA Picks & Predictions 1/9/2019
Wednesday, January 9, 2019
Vivint Smart Home Arena
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The Orlando Magic travel to Vivint Smart Home Arena to play the Utah Jazz on Wednesday, January 9, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Utah as 9 point favorites.
The Magic have a record of 17-23. They are 3rd in the Southeast Division. They have a point differential of -4.1 as they average 103.2 points per game while giving up 107.3 per contest. The Jazz have an overall record of 20-21 this season. They are 4th in the Northwest Division. They average 107.9 points per game and surrender 105.9, good for a point differential of 2.0.
Valuable Orlando Magic Betting Trends
The Orlando Magic are 19-18-2 against the spread
The Orlando Magic are 16-23-0 against the over/under
Important Utah Jazz Betting Trends
The Utah Jazz are 20-19-1 against the spread
The Utah Jazz are 21-19-0 against the over/under
Key Orlando Magic Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Utah Jazz Injuries
01/08/19 PG Raul Neto Hamstring is questionable Wednesday vs Orlando
01/07/19 PG Dante Exum Ankle is out indefinitely
01/07/19 PG Ricky Rubio Thigh left last game, is questionable Wednesday vs Orlando
Nikola Vucevic comes into this contest averaging 20.2 points per game while playing 30.7 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 12.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 53% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 78%. Aaron Gordon averages 15.1 points per game in 33.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.3 assists per contest and 7.4 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 68%.
Donovan Mitchell averages 20.4 points per game while playing 32.7 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 3.6 rebounds per game and has 3.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is at 80%. Ricky Rubio averages 12.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.6 rebounds per contest and 6.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is 85%.
Useful Team Statistics
Orlando averages 103.2 points per contest this season, which ranks them 27th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -4.1 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 26th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 17th in the league. They average 43.1 rebounds per game and 24.5 assists per game, which ranks them 24th and 15th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 22nd with 13.2 per game. The Magic allow 107.3 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 16th and 29th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 46.2 rebounds a game which ranks 24th and they give up 23.4 assists per contest, which puts them in 8th place in the league. They force 13.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 8th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Utah is 21st in the league with 107.9 points per game this year. They are 13th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 2.0. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 24th in the NBA. They are 22nd in the league in rebounding with 44.3 boards per game, and 12th in assists per contest with 24.8. The Jazz are 6th in turnovers per game with 15.0. The Jazz surrender 105.9 points per contest, which ranks them 7th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 19th and 24th in those defensive statistics. They rank 1st with 21.0 assists allowed per contest and 2nd with 42.5 rebounds surrendered per game. The Jazz were 21st in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.7 per game last season.
The Magic are 26th in the league in defensive rating with 109.7, and their offensive rating of 105.5 is ranked 14th. They are 26th in the NBA in pace with 97.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 24th. 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 11.9 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 15th in the NBA.
Utah is 4th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.3 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 17th in the NBA. The Jazz are 20th in the league in defensive rating with 106.5, and their offensive rating of 108.5 is ranked 5th. They are 15th in the NBA in pace with 99.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 12th. As a unit they are 11th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shot attempts, ranking 7th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Magic/Jazz NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Orlando +9
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