Orlando Magic vs San Antonio Spurs Predictions, NBA Picks Against the Spread 2/29/2020
Game: Orlando Magic vs San Antonio Spurs
Date: Saturday, February 29, 2020
Location: AT&T Center in San Antonio, TX
Odds/Point Spread: San Antonio -2.5
Bryn Forbes and the San Antonio Spurs (24-33, 5th in the Southwest Division) play the Orlando Magic (26-32, 2nd in the Southeast Division) at AT&T Center on Saturday, February 29, 2020. The odds on this matchup have San Antonio as 2.5 point favorites. The total opens at 224.
The Magic cover the spread 44.6% of the time, having gone 25-31-2 ATS. San Antonio is covering 42.9% of the time, going 24-32-1 against the spread.
Key Orlando Magic Injuries
01/10/20 SF Al-Farouq Aminu Knee is out for season
01/02/20 PF Jonathan Isaac Knee is out indefinitely
Key San Antonio Spurs Injuries
02/27/20 C LaMarcus Aldridge Shoulder is questionable Saturday vs Orlando
Aaron Gordon averages 14.5 points per game in 32.6 minutes per contest. He averages 3.3 assists per contest and 7.5 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 68%. Nikola Vucevic comes into this contest averaging 19.0 points per game while playing 32.3 minutes per night. He pulls down 10.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is at 77%.
DeMar DeRozan averages 22.8 points per game and he sees the court an average of 34.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.7 rebounds per contest and 5.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage is 85%. Bryn Forbes averages 11.1 points per game while playing 25.2 minutes per contest. He grabs 2.1 rebounds per game and has 1.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is at 83%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Magic allow 106.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 1st in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 16th and 22nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 46.0 rebounds a game which ranks 21st, and they give up 24.2 assists per contest which puts them in 13th place in the league. They force 14.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 19th in the league. Orlando averages 104.6 points per contest this season, which ranks them 29th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -1.5 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 28th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 26th in the league. They average 44.7 rebounds per game and 23.4 assists per contest, which ranks them 18th and 21st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 29th with 12.5 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Spurs surrender 114.5 points per contest, which ranks them 22nd in the NBA. Their defense allows a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 20th and 26th in those defensive statistics. They rank 27th with 25.7 assists allowed per contest, and 17th with 45.5 rebounds surrendered per game. The Spurs are 5th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 12.8 per game. San Antonio is 12th in the league with 112.8 points per game this year. They are 9th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is -1.7. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 9th in the NBA. They are 14th in the league in rebounding with 45.3 boards per game and 13th in assists per contest with 24.5. The Spurs are 30th in turnovers per game with 12.4.
The Magic are 25th in the league in defensive rating with 108.2, and their offensive rating of 106.6 is ranked 9th. They are 28th in the NBA in pace with 97.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 29th. As a unit they are 29th in the league in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 19th in the NBA. Orlando is 28th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.5 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 14th in the NBA.
San Antonio is 30th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.3 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 54%, which is 8th in the NBA. The Spurs are 11th in the league in defensive rating with 113.3, and their offensive rating of 111.7 is ranked 24th. They are 15th in the NBA in pace with 100 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 19th. As a unit they are 14th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shot attempts, ranking 29th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Magic/Spurs NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Orlando +2.5
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