Orlando Magic vs Indiana Pacers NBA Picks 11/23/2019
Game: Orlando Magic vs Indiana Pacers
Date: Saturday, November 23, 2019
Location: Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, IN
TV: Fox Sports Indiana
Odds/Point Spread: Indiana -2
Bankers Life Fieldhouse is the venue where Domantas Sabonis and the Indiana Pacers (8-6, 2nd in the Central Division) will play the Orlando Magic (6-8, 2nd in the Southeast Division) on Saturday. Orlando opens this contest as 2 point underdogs. The total opens at 224.
The Magic are covering 30.8% of the time, having gone 4-9-1 ATS. Indiana covers the spread 53.8% of the time, going 7-6-1 against the spread.
Key Orlando Magic Injuries
11/21/2019 Nikola Vucevic C Ankle Expected to be out until at least Dec 20
11/20/2019 Aaron Gordon PF Ankle Game Time Decision
11/20/2019 Michael Carter-Williams PG Hip Expected to be out until at least Nov 29
Key Indiana Pacers Injuries
11/18/2019 Edmond Sumner PG Hand Game Time Decision
11/18/2019 T.J PG Groin Game Time Decision
11/18/2019 Malcolm Brogdon PG Back Game Time Decision
11/18/2019 Jeremy Lamb SG Ankle Game Time Decision
10/27/2019 Victor Oladipo SG Knee Expected to be out until at least Dec 1
Aaron Gordon averages 13.1 points per game in 30.4 minutes per contest. He averages 2.9 assists per contest and 6.2 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 72%. Evan Fournier comes into this contest averaging 17.1 points per game while playing 28.9 minutes per night. He pulls down 3.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage is at 83%.
Malcolm Brogdon averages 19.2 points per game and he sees the court an average of 31.0 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.8 rebounds per contest and 8.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 98%. Domantas Sabonis averages 18.6 points per game while playing 34.1 minutes per contest. He grabs 13.8 rebounds per game and has 3.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is at 83%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Magic allow 102.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 4th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 12th and 9th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 45.3 rebounds a game which ranks 13th, and they give up 22.8 assists per contest which puts them in 10th place in the league. They force 13.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 4th in the league. Orlando averages 101.9 points per contest this season, which ranks them 30th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -0.5 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team, which has them ranked 30th. Behind the arc they shoot 30% which is good for 30th in the league. They average 47.1 rebounds per game and 22.8 assists per contest, which ranks them 7th and 22nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 29th with 13.1 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Pacers surrender 103.1 points per contest, which ranks them 5th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 43% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 8th and 11th in those defensive statistics. They rank 6th with 22.1 assists allowed per contest, and 7th with 44.2 rebounds surrendered per game. The Pacers are 16th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15.5 per game. Indiana is 20th in the league with 107.4 points per game this year. They are 12th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 4.4. They shoot 34% from 3-point range, which is good for 19th in the NBA. They are 12th in the league in rebounding with 46.6 boards per game and 10th in assists per contest with 25.1. The Pacers are 27th in turnovers per game with 13.6.
The Magic are 25th in the NBA in offensive rating with 104.4, and their defensive rating of 104.9 is ranked 11th. In terms of pace they are 30th in the league with 97.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 48% is 30th. As a team they are 30th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 20th in the league. Orlando is 28th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 18th in the league.
Indiana is 25th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 23rd in the league. The Pacers are 16th in the NBA in offensive rating with 107.4, and their defensive rating of 103 is ranked 7th. In terms of pace they are 26th in the league with 99.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 24th. As a team they are 24th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shots, ranking 29th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Magic/Pacers NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Indiana -2
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