Brooklyn Nets vs. Orlando Magic - 1/6/20 NBA Picks, Odds, and Prediction
Game: Brooklyn Nets vs Orlando Magic
Date: Monday, January 6, 2020
Location: Amway Center in Orlando, FL
TV: Fox Sports Florida
Odds/Point Spread: Orlando -4
Amway Center is the site where Markelle Fultz and the Orlando Magic (16-20, 2nd in the Southeast Division) will play the Brooklyn Nets (16-18, 4th in the Atlantic Division) on Monday. Brooklyn opens this game as 4 point dogs. The over/under is set at 212.5.
The Nets are covering 47.1% of the time, having gone 16-18-0 ATS. Orlando is covering the spread 44.1% of the time, going 15-19-2 against the spread.
Key Brooklyn Nets Injuries
11/21/19 PG Kyrie Irving Shoulder is out indefinitely
10/19/19 SF Kevin Durant Achilles is out indefinitely
Key Orlando Magic Injuries
12/01/19 SF Al-Farouq Aminu Knee is out indefinitely
01/03/20 PG Michael Carter-Williams Shoulder is out indefinitely
01/02/20 PF Jonathan Isaac Knee is out indefinitely
Taurean Waller-Prince comes into this game averaging 12.1 points per contest while playing 30.4 minutes per night this year. He grabs 6.7 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.1 assists per game. His FG percentage is 37% while his free throw percentage is 78%. Spencer Dinwiddie averages 22.9 points per contest in 30.7 minutes per game. He averages 6.3 assists per game and 3.0 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 43% for the season while his free throw percentage is 80%.
Markelle Fultz scores 11.0 points per contest while playing 26.4 minutes per game. He hauls in 2.9 rebounds per contest and has 4.4 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is at 74%. Evan Fournier averages 19.0 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 31.1 minutes per game. He also brings in 2.7 rebounds per game and has 3.1 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 80%.
Useful Team Statistics
Brooklyn averages 110.4 points per contest, which is 16th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -1.7 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a unit, which has them ranked 24th. From 3-point territory they shoot 33%, which is good for 28th in the NBA. They average 48.4 boards per contest and 23.8 assists per game, which ranks them 2nd and 17th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 5th with 15.9 per game. The Nets allow 112.0 points per contest, which is 19th in the NBA. They also surrender a 43% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 3rd and 16th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 46.9 rebounds a game which ranks 26th, and they allow 21.3 assists per game which puts them in 2nd place in the league. They force 13.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 6th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Orlando is 30th in the NBA with 103.3 points per contest this season. They are 27th in the league in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is -0.94. They shoot 34% from beyond the arc, which is good for 27th in the league. They are 19th in the NBA in rebounding with 44.4 boards per contest and 22nd in assists per game with 22.8. The Magic are 30th in turnovers per contest with 12.6. The Magic give up 104.2 points per game, which ranks them 2nd in the league. Their defense surrenders a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 12th and 19th in those defensive statistics. They rank 8th with 23.2 dimes allowed per game and 24th with 46.5 boards surrendered per contest. The Magic are 17th in the league in forcing turnovers with 15.1 per contest this year.
The Nets are 22nd in the league in defensive rating with 108.2, and their offensive rating of 106.7 is ranked 14th. They are 10th in the NBA in pace with 102.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 22nd. As a unit they are 22nd in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 41% of their shot attempts, ranking 6th in the NBA. Brooklyn is 8th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 27th in the NBA.
Orlando is 29th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 14th in the league. The Magic are 25th in the NBA in offensive rating with 105.6, and their defensive rating of 106.5 is ranked 9th. In terms of pace they are 27th in the league with 97.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 29th. As a team they are 29th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 22nd in the league.
Who will win tonight's Nets/Magic NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Orlando -4
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