Brooklyn Nets vs Orlando Magic Prediction, 8/11/2020 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Brooklyn Nets vs Orlando Magic
Date: Tuesday, August 11, 2020
Location: AdventHealth Arena in Orlando, Florida
TV: Fox Sports Florida
Odds/Point Spread: Orlando -10.5
Tyler Johnson and the Brooklyn Nets (34-36, 4th in the Atlantic Division) travel to AdventHealth Arena on Tuesday where they'll take on the Orlando Magic (32-39, 2nd in the Southeast Division). Orlando opens this game as 10.5-point favorites. The O/U opens at 226.
The Nets are covering the spread 50.0% of the time, having gone 35-35-0 ATS. Orlando is covering the spread 49.3% of the time, going 34-35-2 against the spread.
Key Brooklyn Nets Injuries
10/19/19 SF Kevin Durant Achilles is out for season
08/10/20 C Jarrett Allen Ankle is out Tuesday vs Orlando
08/10/20 SF Joe Harris Groin is out Tuesday vs Orlando
08/10/20 G Jamal Crawford Hamstring is downgraded to out Tuesday vs Orlando
08/10/20 SG Caris LeVert Thigh is out Tuesday vs Orlando
08/10/20 SG Garrett Temple Rest is out Tuesday vs Orlando
07/19/20 SF Michael Beasley COVID-19 is out for season
07/12/20 SF Taurean Prince COVID-19 is out for season
07/09/20 PG Spencer Dinwiddie COVID-19 is out for season
06/29/20 SF Wilson Chandler COVID-19 is out for season
06/29/20 C DeAndre Jordan COVID-19 is out for season
06/28/20 PF Nicolas Claxton Undisclosed is out for season
02/20/20 PG Kyrie Irving Shoulder is out for season
Key Orlando Magic Injuries
08/10/20 PG Michael Carter-Williams Foot is downgraded to doubtful Tuesday vs Brooklyn
08/10/20 SG Evan Fournier Illness is downgraded to doubtful Tuesday vs Brooklyn
08/10/20 PF Aaron Gordon Hamstring is downgraded to doubtful Tuesday vs Brooklyn
08/02/20 PF Jonathan Isaac Knee is out for season
01/10/20 SF Al-Farouq Aminu Knee is out indefinitely
Tyler Johnson comes into this contest averaging 6.6 points per game while playing 17.9 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 2 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 37% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 83%. Timothé Luwawu-Cabarrot averages 7.2 points per game in 17.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.5 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 84%.
Markelle Fultz averages 12 points per game while playing 27.8 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 3.3 rebounds per game and has 5.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is at 73%. Nikola Vucevic averages 19.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 11 rebounds per contest and 3.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 78%.
Useful Team Statistics
Brooklyn averages 111.5 points per contest this season, which ranks them 17th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -0.7 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 26th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 25th in the league. They average 47.9 rebounds per game and 24.4 assists per game, which ranks them 2nd and 15th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 7th with 15.3 per game. The Nets allow 112.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 19th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 6th and 10th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 45.9 rebounds a game which ranks 22nd and they give up 22.7 assists per contest, which puts them in 4th place in the league. They force 12.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 3rd in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Orlando is 25th in the league with 107.1 points per game this year. They are 27th in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is -1.0. They shoot 34% from 3-point range, which is good for 26th in the NBA. They are 15th in the league in rebounding with 44.6 boards per game, and 17th in assists per contest with 24.1. The Magic are 28th in turnovers per game with 12.8. The Magic surrender 108.0 points per contest, which ranks them 6th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 18th and 24th in those defensive statistics. They rank 17th with 24.7 assists allowed per contest and 14th with 44.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Magic are 18th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.6 per game.
The Nets are 22nd in the league in defensive rating with 109.4, and their offensive rating of 108.7 is ranked 10th. They are 9th in the NBA in pace with 101.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 23rd. As a unit they are 23rd in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shot attempts, ranking 5th in the NBA. Brooklyn is 10th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 25th in the NBA.
Orlando is 27th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.3 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 54%, which is 13th in the NBA. The Magic are 23rd in the league in defensive rating with 109.3, and their offensive rating of 108.4 is ranked 9th. They are 26th in the NBA in pace with 98.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 27th. As a unit they are 27th in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 18th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Nets/Magic NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Brooklyn +10.5
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