Orlando Magic vs Toronto Raptors NBA Game Picks 11/20/2019
Game: Orlando Magic vs Toronto Raptors
Date: Wednesday, November 20, 2019
Location: Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, ON
Odds/Point Spread: Toronto -4.5
Fred VanVleet and the Toronto Raptors (9-4, 2nd in the Atlantic Division) host the Orlando Magic (6-7, 2nd in the Southeast Division) at Scotiabank Arena on Wednesday, November 20, 2019. Orlando opens this matchup as 4.5 point underdogs. The over/under has been set at 209.5.
The Magic cover 33.3% of the time, having gone 4-8-1 ATS. Toronto covers the spread 61.5% of the time, going 8-5-0 against the spread.
Key Orlando Magic Injuries
11/18/2019 Michael Carter-Williams PG Hip Game Time Decision
11/18/2019 Jonathan Isaac PF Ankle Game Time Decision
Key Toronto Raptors Injuries
11/18/2019 Stanley Johnson SF Groin Expected to be out until at least Dec 3
11/18/2019 Kyle Lowry PG Thumb Expected to be out until at least Nov 25
11/18/2019 Serge Ibaka PF Ankle Game Time Decision
11/6/2019 Patrick McCaw SG Knee Expected to be out until at least Dec 14
Nikola Vucevic comes into this game averaging 18.2 points per contest while playing 32.3 minutes per night this year. He grabs 12.1 rebounds per contest and distributes 3.4 assists per game. His FG percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is 85%. Evan Fournier averages 16.8 points per contest in 28.9 minutes per game. He averages 3.5 assists per game and 3.2 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 49% for the season while his free throw percentage is 83%.
Fred VanVleet scores 17.2 points per contest while playing 37.8 minutes per game. He hauls in 4.2 rebounds per contest and has 7.6 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 38% and his free throw percentage is at 91%. Pascal Siakam averages 25.7 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 36.9 minutes per game. He also brings in 8.6 rebounds per game and has 4.2 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 83%.
Useful Team Statistics
Orlando averages 102.2 points per contest, which is 29th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 0.7 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a unit, which has them ranked 28th. From 3-point territory they shoot 31%, which is good for 29th in the NBA. They average 47.5 boards per contest and 22.5 assists per game, which ranks them 6th and 22nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 29th with 13.0 per game. The Magic allow 101.5 points per contest, which is 3rd in the NBA. They also surrender a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 10th and 12th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 45.2 rebounds a game which ranks 13th, and they allow 22.5 assists per game which puts them in 9th place in the league. They force 13.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 4th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Toronto is 9th in the NBA with 113.3 points per contest this season. They are 9th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 7.23. They shoot 41% from beyond the arc, which is good for 1st in the league. They are 12th in the NBA in rebounding with 46.6 boards per contest and 9th in assists per game with 25.5. The Raptors are 11th in turnovers per contest with 16.2. The Raptors give up 106.1 points per game, which ranks them 9th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 41% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 1st and 8th in those defensive statistics. They rank 23rd with 25.0 dimes allowed per game and 30th with 49.4 boards surrendered per contest. The Raptors are 16th in the league in forcing turnovers with 15.6 per contest this year.
The Magic are 25th in the league in defensive rating with 104, and their offensive rating of 104.7 is ranked 9th. They are 30th in the NBA in pace with 97.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 48% is 30th. As a unit they are 29th in the league in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 20th in the NBA. Orlando is 28th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 19th in the NBA.
Toronto is 11th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.1 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 48%, which is 30th in the NBA. The Raptors are 8th in the league in defensive rating with 102.9, and their offensive rating of 109.9 is ranked 5th. They are 12th in the NBA in pace with 102.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 4th. As a unit they are 3rd in the league in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shot attempts, ranking 6th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Magic/Raptors NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Orlando +4.5
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