Orlando Magic at Washington Wizards Expert NBA Picks 3/13/2019
Wednesday, March 13, 2019
Capital One Arena
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The Orlando Magic head to Capital One Arena to take on the Washington Wizards on Wednesday, March 13, 2019. The opening line for this game has Washington as 2.5 point favorites.
The Magic head into this matchup with a mark of 31-37. They are 2nd in the Southeast Division. They have a point differential of -1.0 as they average 105.8 points per contest while giving up 106.8 per game. The Wizards have an overall record of 28-39 this season. They are 4th in the Southeast Division. They average 114.6 points per game and surrender 117.2, good for a point differential of -2.6.
Valuable Orlando Magic Betting Trends
The Orlando Magic are 34-31-3 against the spread this season
The Orlando Magic are 30-38-0 against the over/under this year
Important Washington Wizards Betting Trends
The Washington Wizards are 29-35-2 against the spread this season
The Washington Wizards are 42-24-0 against the over/under this year
Key Orlando Magic Injuries
11/20/18 PG Markelle Fultz Shoulder is out indefinitely
03/11/19 F Aaron Gordon Ribs injured last game, is probable Wednesday vs Washington
03/11/19 PG Isaiah Briscoe Knee is out indefinitely
02/05/19 C Mohamed Bamba Leg is out indefinitely
Key Washington Wizards Injuries
12/28/18 PG John Wall Heel is out for season
11/28/18 C Dwight Howard Gluteus is out indefinitely
Aaron Gordon comes into this game averaging 15.9 points per contest while playing 33.6 minutes per night this year. He grabs 7.4 rebounds per contest and distributes 3.6 assists per game. His FG percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is 72%. Nikola Vucevic averages 20.7 points per contest in 31.3 minutes per game. He averages 4.0 assists per game and 12.0 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 52% for the season while his free throw percentage is 77%.
Bradley Beal scores 25.8 points per contest while playing 37.6 minutes per game. He hauls in 5.3 rebounds per contest and has 5.6 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is at 82%. Trevor Ariza averages 13.0 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 35.3 minutes per game. He also brings in 5.6 rebounds per game and has 3.8 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is 80%.
Useful Team Statistics
Orlando averages 105.8 points per contest, which is 26th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -1.0 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a unit, which has them ranked 22nd. From 3-point territory they shoot 35%, which is good for 12th in the NBA. They average 44.8 boards per contest and 25.0 assists per game, which ranks them 20th and 13th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 26th with 13.5 per game. The Magic allow 106.8 points per contest, which is 5th in the NBA. They also surrender a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 11th and 13th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 45.1 rebounds a game which ranks 17th, and they allow 23.1 assists per game which puts them in 5th place in the league. They force 12.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 4th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Washington is 6th in the NBA with 114.6 points per contest this season. They are 9th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is -2.55. They shoot 35% from beyond the arc, which is good for 24th in the league. They are 28th in the NBA in rebounding with 41.7 boards per contest and 5th in assists per game with 26.8. The Wizards are 12th in turnovers per contest with 14.3. The Wizards give up 117.2 points per game, which ranks them 29th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 48% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 28th and 28th in those defensive statistics. They rank 27th with 26.0 dimes allowed per game and 29th with 47.5 boards surrendered per contest. The Wizards are 28th in the league in forcing turnovers with 16.3 per contest this year.
The Magic are 26th in the NBA in offensive rating with 107.3, and their defensive rating of 108.3 is ranked 8th. In terms of pace they are 27th in the league with 98.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 23rd. As a team they are 24th 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 51%, which is 21st in the league.
Washington is 14th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.9 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 54%, which is 3rd in the NBA. The Wizards are 13th in the league in defensive rating with 113.5, and their offensive rating of 111 is ranked 27th. They are 7th in the NBA in pace with 101.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 6th. As a unit they are 8th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shot attempts, ranking 10th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Magic/Wizards NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Orlando +2.5
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