Orlando Magic vs Oklahoma City Thunder Expert NBA Picks Against the Spread 11/5/2019
Tuesday, November 5, 2019
Chesapeake Energy Arena
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Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and the Oklahoma City Thunder (2-4, 5th in the Northwest Division) host the Orlando Magic (2-4, 4th in the Southeast Division) at Chesapeake Energy Arena on Tuesday, November 5, 2019. Oklahoma City opens this matchup as 3 point favorites. The total has been set at 207.5.
The Magic cover the spread 20.0% of the time, having gone 1-4-1 ATS. Oklahoma City covers the spread 66.7% of the time, going 4-2-0 against the spread.
Key Orlando Magic Injuries
11/3/2019 Michael Carter-Williams PG Hip Game Time Decision
11/3/2019 Melvin Frazier SG Shoulder Game Time Decision
Key Oklahoma City Thunder Injuries
11/3/2019 Andre Roberson SG Knee Game Time Decision
11/3/2019 Steven Adams C Knee Game Time Decision
Evan Fournier comes into this contest averaging 16.8 points per game while playing 27.2 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 3.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 80%. Nikola Vucevic averages 16.8 points per game in 30.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.3 assists per contest and 9.8 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 89%.
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander averages 21.8 points per game while playing 35.0 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 7.2 rebounds per game and has 3.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is at 70%. Danilo Gallinari averages 18.0 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29.0 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.8 rebounds per contest and 1.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 100%.
Useful Team Statistics
Orlando averages 93.5 points per contest this season, which ranks them 30th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -4.7 and their shooting percentage is 40% as a team, which has them ranked 30th. Behind the arc they shoot 28% which is good for 30th in the league. They average 46.3 rebounds per game and 21.3 assists per game, which ranks them 13th and 24th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 28th with 13.3 per game. The Magic allow 98.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 2nd in the league. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 29% average from behind the arc, ranking them 8th and 3rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 50.2 rebounds a game which ranks 28th and they give up 19.8 assists per contest, which puts them in 4th place in the league. They force 15.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 7th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Oklahoma City is 24th in the league with 104.3 points per game this year. They are 20th in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is 2.5. They shoot 34% from 3-point range, which is good for 15th in the NBA. They are 5th in the league in rebounding with 49.7 boards per game, and 29th in assists per contest with 18.3. The Thunder are 10th in turnovers per game with 17.5. The Thunder surrender 101.8 points per contest, which ranks them 4th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 40% shooting percentage and a 29% average from 3-point range, ranking them 3rd and 2nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 3rd with 19.7 assists allowed per contest and 19th with 46.7 rebounds surrendered per game. The Thunder are 8th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15.0 per game.
The Magic are 30th in the league in defensive rating with 100.3, and their offensive rating of 95.5 is ranked 6th. They are 29th in the NBA in pace with 97.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 45% is 30th. As a unit they are 30th in the league in true shooting percentage with 48% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 18th in the NBA. Orlando is 26th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 48%, which is 24th in the NBA.
Oklahoma City is 9th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 46%, which is 29th in the NBA. The Thunder are 26th in the league in defensive rating with 99.1, and their offensive rating of 101.5 is ranked 4th. They are 15th in the NBA in pace with 102.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 21st. As a unit they are 21st in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 20th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Magic/Thunder NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Oklahoma City -3
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