Orlando Magic vs Brooklyn Nets Predictions, NBA Picks, Betting Tips 7/31/2020
Game: Orlando Magic vs Brooklyn Nets
Date: Friday, July 31, 2020
Location: HP Field House in Orlando, Florida
Odds/Point Spread: Brooklyn -1.5
HP Field House is the venue where Caris LeVert and the Brooklyn Nets (30-34, 4th in the Atlantic Division) will play the Orlando Magic (30-35, 2nd in the Southeast Division) on Friday. Orlando opens this contest as 1.5-point underdogs. The O/U is set at 215.5.
The Magic are covering the spread 49.2% of the time, having gone 31-32-2 ATS. Brooklyn covers the spread 48.4% of the time, going 31-33-0 against the spread.
Key Orlando Magic Injuries
07/16/20 SF James Ennis III COVID-19 is probable Friday vs Brooklyn
07/16/20 PG Markelle Fultz Personal is upgraded to probable Friday vs Brooklyn
06/06/20 PF Jonathan Isaac Knee is doubtful Friday vs Brooklyn
06/06/20 SG Evan Fournier Elbow is upgraded to probable Friday vs Brooklyn
01/10/20 SF Al-Farouq Aminu Knee is out indefinitely
Key Brooklyn Nets Injuries
10/19/19 SF Kevin Durant Achilles is out for season
07/12/20 SF Taurean Prince COVID-19 is out for season
07/09/20 SF Michael Beasley Suspension is OUT for the first 5 games of return to play
07/09/20 PG Spencer Dinwiddie COVID-19 is out for season
06/29/20 C DeAndre Jordan COVID-19 is out for season
06/29/20 SF Wilson Chandler 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
Evan Fournier averages 18.8 points per game in 31.7 minutes per contest. He averages 3.2 assists per contest and 2.6 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 82%. Nikola Vucevic comes into this contest averaging 19.5 points per game while playing 32.6 minutes per night. He pulls down 11.0 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is at 78%.
Joe Harris averages 13.9 points per game and he sees the court an average of 30.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.3 rebounds per contest and 2.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 75%. Caris LeVert averages 17.7 points per game while playing 29.0 minutes per contest. He grabs 4.1 rebounds per game and has 4.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is at 72%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Magic allow 107.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 4th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 18th and 24th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 45.1 rebounds a game which ranks 15th, and they give up 24.5 assists per contest which puts them in 14th place in the league. They force 14.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 19th in the league. Orlando averages 106.4 points per contest this season, which ranks them 27th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -1.0 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 27th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 25th in the league. They average 44.5 rebounds per game and 24.0 assists per contest, which ranks them 17th and 17th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 29th with 12.6 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Nets surrender 111.4 points per contest, which ranks them 18th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 5th and 11th in those defensive statistics. They rank 3rd with 22.4 assists allowed per contest, and 23rd with 46.0 rebounds surrendered per game. The Nets are 3rd in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 12.6 per game. Brooklyn is 18th in the league with 110.8 points per game this year. They are 26th in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is -0.6. They shoot 34% from 3-point range, which is good for 26th in the NBA. They are 2nd in the league in rebounding with 48.5 boards per game and 16th in assists per contest with 24.0. The Nets are 4th in turnovers per game with 15.5.
The Magic are 24th in the NBA in offensive rating with 108, and their defensive rating of 109 is ranked 9th. In terms of pace they are 26th in the league with 98.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 28th. As a team they are 27th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 22nd in the league. Orlando is 28th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 13th in the league.
Brooklyn is 8th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 10.9 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 27th in the NBA. The Nets are 22nd in the league in defensive rating with 108.7, and their offensive rating of 108.1 is ranked 8th. They are 10th in the NBA in pace with 101.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 23rd. As a unit they are 25th 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.
Who will win tonight's Magic/Nets NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Orlando +1.5
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