Toronto Raptors vs Orlando Magic NBA Picks 11/29/2019
Game: Toronto Raptors vs Orlando Magic
Date: Friday, November 29, 2019
Location: Amway Center in Orlando, FL
TV: Fox Sports Florida
Odds/Point Spread: Toronto -3
Fred VanVleet and the Toronto Raptors (13-4, 2nd in the Atlantic Division) go to Amway Center on Friday where they'll meet the Orlando Magic (7-10, 2nd in the Southeast Division). The odds on this contest have Toronto as 3 point favorites. The O/U has been set at 224.
The Raptors are covering the spread 64.7% of the time, having gone 11-6-0 ATS. Orlando is covering the spread 37.5% of the time, going 6-10-1 against the spread.
Key Toronto Raptors Injuries
11/27/2019 Dewan Hernandez C Thumb Game Time Decision
11/27/2019 Serge Ibaka PF Ankle Game Time Decision
11/26/2019 Matt Thomas SG Finger Expected to be out until at least Dec 28
11/21/2019 Kyle Lowry PG Thumb Expected to be out until at least Dec 1
11/18/2019 Stanley Johnson SF Groin Expected to be out until at least Dec 3
11/6/2019 Patrick McCaw SG Knee Expected to be out until at least Dec 14
Key Orlando Magic Injuries
11/27/2019 Aaron Gordon PF Ankle Game Time Decision
11/27/2019 Michael Carter-Williams PG Hip Game Time Decision
11/21/2019 Nikola Vucevic C Ankle Expected to be out until at least Dec 20
Pascal Siakam averages 26.0 points per game in 36.7 minutes per contest. He averages 3.9 assists per contest and 8.4 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 48% for the year while his free throw percentage is 82%. Fred VanVleet comes into this contest averaging 18.3 points per game while playing 37.6 minutes per night. He pulls down 3.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 7.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 41% while his free throw percentage is at 89%.
Evan Fournier averages 18.4 points per game and he sees the court an average of 30.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.9 rebounds per contest and 3.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 85%. Jonathan Isaac averages 13.3 points per game while playing 30.5 minutes per contest. He grabs 7.1 rebounds per game and has 1.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is at 82%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Raptors allow 105.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 8th in the league. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc, ranking them 1st and 5th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 48.2 rebounds a game which ranks 28th, and they give up 25.1 assists per contest which puts them in 21st place in the league. They force 15.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 17th in the league. Toronto averages 113.6 points per contest this season, which ranks them 10th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 8.6 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 9th. Behind the arc they shoot 40% which is good for 1st in the league. They average 46.3 rebounds per game and 25.5 assists per contest, which ranks them 11th and 9th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 14th with 15.5 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Magic surrender 103.0 points per contest, which ranks them 2nd in the NBA. Their defense allows a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 14th and 10th in those defensive statistics. They rank 6th with 22.8 assists allowed per contest, and 16th with 45.5 rebounds surrendered per game. The Magic are 9th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.7 per game. Orlando is 29th in the league with 102.1 points per game this year. They are 28th in the league in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is -0.9. They shoot 31% from 3-point range, which is good for 29th in the NBA. They are 15th in the league in rebounding with 45.2 boards per game and 24th in assists per contest with 22.4. The Magic are 30th in turnovers per game with 12.8.
The Raptors are 5th in the league in defensive rating with 103.4, and their offensive rating of 111.8 is ranked 6th. They are 16th in the NBA in pace with 101 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 55% is 4th. As a unit they are 2nd in the league in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 41% of their shot attempts, ranking 7th in the NBA. Toronto is 11th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.3 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 48%, which is 30th in the NBA.
Orlando is 29th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 15th in the league. The Magic are 27th in the NBA in offensive rating with 104.6, and their defensive rating of 105.5 is ranked 11th. In terms of pace they are 30th in the league with 97.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 48% is 30th. As a team they are 29th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 22nd in the league.
Who will win tonight's Raptors/Magic NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Orlando +3
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