Magic vs Suns 1/10/2020 NBA Prediction, Pick, Tips
Game: Orlando Magic vs Phoenix Suns
Date: Friday, January 10, 2020
Location: Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix, AZ
TV: Fox Sports Arizona
Odds/Point Spread: Phoenix -3
Kelly Oubre and the Phoenix Suns (14-23, 4th in the Pacific Division) host the Orlando Magic (18-20, 2nd in the Southeast Division) at Talking Stick Resort Arena on Friday, January 10, 2020. Phoenix opens this matchup as 3 point favorites. The O/U has been set at 218.5.
The Magic cover the spread 47.2% of the time, having gone 17-19-2 ATS. Phoenix is covering the spread 55.6% of the time, going 20-16-1 against the spread.
Key Orlando Magic Injuries
12/01/19 SF Al-Farouq Aminu Knee is out indefinitely
01/02/20 PF Jonathan Isaac Knee is out indefinitely
Key Phoenix Suns Injuries
01/04/20 PF Frank Kaminsky Knee is out indefinitely
Evan Fournier averages 18.8 points per game in 30.9 minutes per contest. He averages 3.2 assists per contest and 2.6 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 48% for the year while his free throw percentage is 81%. Nikola Vucevic comes into this contest averaging 18.6 points per game while playing 31.3 minutes per night. He pulls down 11.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is at 78%.
Devin Booker averages 26.2 points per game and he sees the court an average of 36.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.8 rebounds per contest and 6.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is 91%. Kelly Oubre averages 18.2 points per game while playing 33.8 minutes per contest. He grabs 6.1 rebounds per game and has 1.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is at 79%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Magic allow 103.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 1st in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 11th and 14th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 46.3 rebounds a game which ranks 22nd, and they give up 23.2 assists per contest which puts them in 8th place in the league. They force 15.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 18th in the league. Orlando averages 103.7 points per contest this season, which ranks them 30th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 0.3 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team, which has them ranked 27th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 27th in the league. They average 45.0 rebounds per game and 22.8 assists per contest, which ranks them 18th and 22nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 29th with 12.9 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Suns surrender 115.2 points per contest, which ranks them 26th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 48% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 27th and 26th in those defensive statistics. They rank 13th with 23.8 assists allowed per contest, and 13th with 45.1 rebounds surrendered per game. The Suns are 28th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 16.2 per game. Phoenix is 7th in the league with 113.9 points per game this year. They are 14th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is -1.2. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 23rd in the NBA. They are 25th in the league in rebounding with 43.3 boards per game and 1st in assists per contest with 28.2. The Suns are 20th in turnovers per game with 14.5.
The Magic are 25th in the league in defensive rating with 105.4, and their offensive rating of 105.7 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 27th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.9 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 16th in the NBA.
Phoenix is 20th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 55%, which is 4th in the league. The Suns are 13th in the NBA in offensive rating with 110.3, and their defensive rating of 111.5 is ranked 19th. In terms of pace they are 9th in the league with 102.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 11th. As a team they are 8th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shots, ranking 15th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Magic/Suns NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Orlando +3
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