Magic vs Kings 1/13/2020 NBA Prediction, Pick, Tips
Game: Orlando Magic vs Sacramento Kings
Date: Monday, January 13, 2020
Location: Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, CA
TV: NBC Sports California
Odds/Point Spread: Orlando +2.5
Evan Fournier and the Orlando Magic (18-21, 2nd in the Southeast Division) are headed to Golden 1 Center on Monday where they'll meet the Sacramento Kings (15-24, 4th in the Pacific Division). The line on this game has Orlando as 2.5 point underdogs. The O/U has been set at 222.
The Magic are covering the spread 48.6% of the time, having gone 18-19-2 ATS. Sacramento is covering 51.3% of the time, going 20-19-0 against the spread.
Key Orlando Magic Injuries
01/11/20 PG D.J. Augustin Knee is questionable Monday vs Sacramento
01/11/20 PF Aaron Gordon Calf is questionable Monday vs Sacramento
01/10/20 SF Al-Farouq Aminu Knee is out for season
01/02/20 PF Jonathan Isaac Knee is out indefinitely
Key Sacramento Kings Injuries
01/11/20 SG Bogdan Bogdanovic Lower Body is questionable Monday vs Orlando
01/11/20 PF Richaun Holmes Shoulder is questionable Monday vs Orlando
01/11/20 F Marvin Bagley III Foot is questionable Monday vs Orlando
Evan Fournier comes into this game averaging 19.0 points per contest while playing 31.1 minutes per night this year. He grabs 2.6 rebounds per contest and distributes 3.2 assists per game. His FG percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is 81%. Nikola Vucevic averages 18.5 points per contest in 31.3 minutes per game. He averages 3.4 assists per game and 11.3 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 45% for the season while his free throw percentage is 77%.
Harrison Barnes scores 15.4 points per contest while playing 35.0 minutes per game. He hauls in 4.8 rebounds per contest and has 2.2 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is at 79%. Buddy Hield averages 20.3 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 34.2 minutes per game. He also brings in 5.1 rebounds per game and has 3.1 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 82%.
Useful Team Statistics
Orlando averages 103.5 points per contest, which is 30th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 0.2 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a unit, which has them ranked 28th. From 3-point territory they shoot 33%, which is good for 26th in the NBA. They average 45.1 boards per contest and 22.6 assists per game, which ranks them 18th and 22nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 28th with 13.0 per game. The Magic allow 103.3 points per contest, which is 1st in the NBA. They also surrender a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 11th and 15th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 46.3 rebounds a game which ranks 21st, and they allow 23.1 assists per game which puts them in 7th place in the league. They force 15.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 20th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Sacramento is 24th in the NBA with 106.2 points per contest this season. They are 19th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -2.79. They shoot 36% from beyond the arc, which is good for 15th in the league. They are 29th in the NBA in rebounding with 42.4 boards per contest and 23rd in assists per game with 22.6. The Kings are 7th in turnovers per contest with 15.6. The Kings give up 109.0 points per game, which ranks them 13th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 47% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 22nd and 13th in those defensive statistics. They rank 19th with 24.4 dimes allowed per game and 5th with 43.3 boards surrendered per contest. The Kings are 19th in the league in forcing turnovers with 15.2 per contest this year.
The Magic are 26th in the league in defensive rating with 105.3, and their offensive rating of 105.5 is ranked 5th. They are 27th in the NBA in pace with 98.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 29th. As a unit they are 28th in the league in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 22nd in the NBA. Orlando is 25th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.9 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 18th in the NBA.
Sacramento is 6th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 11th in the NBA. The Kings are 21st in the league in defensive rating with 110.2, and their offensive rating of 107.4 is ranked 18th. They are 28th in the NBA in pace with 97.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 19th. As a unit they are 19th in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shot attempts, ranking 13th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Magic/Kings NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Sacramento -2.5
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