Philadelphia 76ers vs Orlando Magic Expert NBA Picks 11/13/2019
Wednesday, November 13, 2019
Nikola Vucevic and the Orlando Magic (3-7, 4th in the Southeast Division) host the Philadelphia 76ers (6-3, 3rd in the Atlantic Division) at Amway Center on Wednesday, November 13, 2019. Philadelphia opens this game as 3 point favorites.
The 76ers are covering the spread 62.5% of the time, having gone 5-3-1 ATS. Orlando is covering the spread 33.3% of the time, going 3-6-1 against the spread.
Key Philadelphia 76ers Injuries
11/11/2019 Ben Simmons PG Shoulder Game Time Decision
11/11/2019 Shake Milton SG Knee Game Time Decision
11/11/2019 Al Horford C Rest Expected to be out until at least Nov 13
Key Orlando Magic Injuries
11/11/2019 Melvin Frazier SG Personal Game Time Decision
Tobias Harris comes into this game averaging 18.3 points per contest while playing 35.1 minutes per night this year. He grabs 8.6 rebounds per contest and distributes 3.2 assists per game. His FG percentage is 51% while his free throw percentage is 77%. Joel Embiid averages 22.3 points per contest in 27.7 minutes per game. He averages 3.0 assists per game and 11.8 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 46% for the season while his free throw percentage is 83%.
Nikola Vucevic scores 17.1 points per contest while playing 31.7 minutes per game. He hauls in 11.5 rebounds per contest and has 3.2 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is at 87%. Evan Fournier averages 15.5 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 28.2 minutes per game. He also brings in 3.4 rebounds per game and has 3.1 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 89%.
Useful Team Statistics
Philadelphia averages 111.0 points per contest, which is 16th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 4.8 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a unit, which has them ranked 6th. From 3-point territory they shoot 35%, which is good for 15th in the NBA. They average 47.7 boards per contest and 26.0 assists per game, which ranks them 6th and 5th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 1st with 18.8 per game. The 76ers allow 106.2 points per contest, which is 9th in the NBA. They also surrender a 46% shooting percentage and a 39% average from 3-point range, ranking them 21st and 27th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 39.2 rebounds a game which ranks 1st, and they allow 21.0 assists per game which puts them in 2nd place in the league. They force 16.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 21st in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Orlando is 30th in the NBA with 98.1 points per contest this season. They are 29th in the league in shooting at 42%, while their average scoring margin is -1.2. They shoot 28% from beyond the arc, which is good for 30th in the league. They are 9th in the NBA in rebounding with 46.9 boards per contest and 23rd in assists per game with 21.9. The Magic are 29th in turnovers per contest with 13.2. The Magic give up 99.3 points per game, which ranks them 2nd in the league. Their defense surrenders a 43% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 7th and 6th in those defensive statistics. They rank 3rd with 21.4 dimes allowed per game and 15th with 46.1 boards surrendered per contest. The Magic are 4th in the league in forcing turnovers with 14.3 per contest this year.
The 76ers are 16th in the NBA in offensive rating with 107.1, and their defensive rating of 102.5 is ranked 7th. In terms of pace they are 10th in the league with 103.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 12th. As a team they are 14th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 25th in the league. Philadelphia is 1st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 15th in the league.
Orlando is 28th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 49%, which is 24th in the NBA. The Magic are 29th in the league in defensive rating with 102.2, and their offensive rating of 100.9 is ranked 5th. They are 30th in the NBA in pace with 97.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 47% is 30th. As a unit they are 30th in the league in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 20th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's 76ers/Magic NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Philadelphia -3
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