San Antonio Spurs vs Orlando Magic Expert NBA Picks 11/15/2019
Game: San Antonio Spurs vs Orlando Magic
Date: Friday, November 15, 2019
Location: Amway Center in Orlando, FL
TV: Fox Sports Florida
Odds/Point Spread: Orlando -2
Amway Center is the site where Nikola Vucevic and the Orlando Magic (4-7, 4th in the Southeast Division) will take on the San Antonio Spurs (5-6, 3rd in the Southwest Division) on Friday. Orlando opens this game as 2 point favorites. The O/U is set at 208.5.
The Spurs cover the spread 18.2% of the time, having gone 2-9-0 ATS. Orlando is covering 40.0% of the time, going 4-6-1 against the spread.
Key San Antonio Spurs Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Orlando Magic Injuries
No key injuries to report
DeMar DeRozan comes into this game averaging 20.1 points per contest while playing 33.3 minutes per night this year. He grabs 4.9 rebounds per contest and distributes 4.8 assists per game. His FG percentage is 51% while his free throw percentage is 77%. LaMarcus Aldridge averages 17.9 points per contest in 32.1 minutes per game. He averages 2.4 assists per game and 5.9 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 52% for the season while his free throw percentage is 81%.
Nikola Vucevic scores 17.8 points per contest while playing 31.8 minutes per game. He hauls in 11.5 rebounds per contest and has 3.1 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is at 84%. Evan Fournier averages 15.3 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 28.5 minutes per game. He also brings in 3.3 rebounds per game and has 3.1 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 86%.
Useful Team Statistics
San Antonio averages 112.4 points per contest, which is 11th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -1.8 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a unit, which has them ranked 10th. From 3-point territory they shoot 34%, which is good for 19th in the NBA. They average 48.5 boards per contest and 24.0 assists per game, which ranks them 4th and 16th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 19th with 15.0 per game. The Spurs allow 114.2 points per contest, which is 23rd in the NBA. They also surrender a 48% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 26th and 19th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 43.6 rebounds a game which ranks 8th, and they allow 24.4 assists per game which puts them in 19th place in the league. They force 12.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 1st in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Orlando is 30th in the NBA with 99.4 points per contest this season. They are 29th in the league in shooting at 42%, while their average scoring margin is 0.27. They shoot 29% from beyond the arc, which is good for 30th in the league. They are 9th in the NBA in rebounding with 47.0 boards per contest and 22nd in assists per game with 22.4. The Magic are 29th in turnovers per contest with 13.2. The Magic give up 99.1 points per game, which ranks them 1st in the league. Their defense surrenders a 43% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 8th and 5th in those defensive statistics. They rank 5th with 21.7 dimes allowed per game and 17th with 46.2 boards surrendered per contest. The Magic are 4th in the league in forcing turnovers with 14.4 per contest this year.
The Spurs are 9th in the league in defensive rating with 111.2, and their offensive rating of 109.4 is ranked 22nd. They are 13th in the NBA in pace with 102.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 21st. As a unit they are 17th in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 28% of their shot attempts, ranking 29th in the NBA. San Antonio is 21st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 8th in the NBA.
Orlando is 29th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%, which is 26th in the league. The Magic are 29th in the NBA in offensive rating with 101.7, and their defensive rating of 101.4 is ranked 4th. In terms of pace they are 29th in the league with 97.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 47% is 30th. As a team they are 29th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 21st in the league.
Who will win tonight's Spurs/Magic NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take San Antonio +2
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