Orlando Magic vs Washington Wizards Expert NBA Picks 12/3/2019
Game: Orlando Magic vs Washington Wizards
Date: Tuesday, December 3, 2019
Location: Capital One Arena in Washington, D.C.
TV: NBC Sports Washington
Odds/Point Spread: Orlando -1
Thomas Bryant and the Washington Wizards (6-12, 4th in the Southeast Division) host the Orlando Magic (8-11, 2nd in the Southeast Division) at Capital One Arena on Tuesday, December 3, 2019. Washington opens this matchup as 1 point dogs. The over/under is set at 227.
The Magic are covering the spread 33.3% of the time, having gone 6-12-1 ATS. Washington covers the spread 58.8% of the time, going 10-7-1 against the spread.
Key Orlando Magic Injuries
12/1/2019 Al-Farouq Aminu PF Knee Expected to be out until at least Feb 1
11/29/2019 Michael Carter-Williams PG Hip Game Time Decision
11/21/2019 Nikola Vucevic C Ankle Expected to be out until at least Dec 20
Key Washington Wizards Injuries
12/1/2019 Moe Wagner SF Ankle Expected to be out until at least Dec 3
12/1/2019 Ian Mahinmi C Achilles Expected to be out until at least Dec 3
11/27/2019 C.J SF Wrist Expected to be out until at least Dec 3
7/23/2019 John Wall PG Achilles Expected to be out until at least May 1
Evan Fournier comes into this game averaging 19.2 points per contest while playing 30.7 minutes per night this year. He grabs 3.0 rebounds per contest and distributes 3.3 assists per game. His FG percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage is 85%. Jonathan Isaac averages 13.1 points per contest in 30.6 minutes per game. He averages 1.4 assists per game and 7.5 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 46% for the season while his free throw percentage is 82%.
Thomas Bryant scores 13.9 points per contest while playing 28.4 minutes per game. He hauls in 8.5 rebounds per contest and has 2.7 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 55% and his free throw percentage is at 74%. Bradley Beal averages 28.0 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 36.5 minutes per game. He also brings in 4.3 rebounds per game and has 7.3 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 84%.
Useful Team Statistics
Orlando averages 101.0 points per contest, which is 30th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -1.0 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a unit, which has them ranked 30th. From 3-point territory they shoot 31%, which is good for 29th in the NBA. They average 45.7 boards per contest and 22.1 assists per game, which ranks them 14th and 24th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 27th with 13.5 per game. The Magic allow 101.9 points per contest, which is 2nd in the NBA. They also surrender a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 12th and 9th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 45.6 rebounds a game which ranks 15th, and they allow 22.6 assists per game which puts them in 6th place in the league. They force 14.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 8th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Washington is 3rd in the NBA with 118.8 points per contest this season. They are 4th in the league in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is -3.83. They shoot 37% from beyond the arc, which is good for 6th in the league. They are 28th in the NBA in rebounding with 42.1 boards per contest and 1st in assists per game with 28.8. The Wizards are 19th in turnovers per contest with 14.8. The Wizards give up 122.7 points per game, which ranks them 30th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 49% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 30th and 26th in those defensive statistics. They rank 29th with 26.3 dimes allowed per game and 23rd with 46.5 boards surrendered per contest. The Wizards are 23rd in the league in forcing turnovers with 16.1 per contest this year.
The Magic are 30th in the NBA in offensive rating with 103.6, and their defensive rating of 104.5 is ranked 9th. In terms of pace they are 29th in the league with 97.5 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 35% of their shots, ranking 22nd in the league. Orlando is 26th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 19th in the league.
Washington is 23rd in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 56%, which is 2nd in the league. The Wizards are 4th in the NBA in offensive rating with 112.9, and their defensive rating of 116.5 is ranked 30th. In terms of pace they are 2nd in the league with 105.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 55% is 5th. As a team they are 8th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 18th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Magic/Wizards NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Washington +1
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